Calendar

The calendar is now sortable by category and by tag, both at the top of the calendar. You can use the button at the foot of the calendar to add this calendar to your own (Google, Apple, Timely etc). The print button at the top will print the page you’re on. Clicking on the main calendar bar (top left) allows you to choose a date to jump to. PLEASE NOTE – where an event is marked as ‘ALL DAY’ it may be best to check with the organisers in case they have not submitted a start and/or end time to us …

To submit your event to the ECF calendar – click here. This will also enable you to submit your event to the International Rating Office for registration with FIDE if it is FIDE-rated or has a FIDE-rated section(s)* | For a PDF of the ECF Event Calendar (updated every 4-6 weeks) – click here (PDF updated December 10th 2019)
* English events or events covered by the ECF only, obviously …

Official FIDE events … http://www.fide.com/calendar … and the rest – worldwide chess events from the FIDE website – http://www.fide.com/calendar/tournaments.html

To submit your FIDE-rated event to the FIDE Events Calendar, click this link – https://www.fide.com/calendar/tournaments.html?view=calendar&task=uregister

A new badge system has been introduced whenever possible from 26/3/18 onwards. An amber wheelchair (below) means that the venue has at least some disability-friendly aspects, whereas a green wheelchair (also below) means it’s particularly so. In all cases, but especially where no badge is evident, PLEASE contact the organisers for more details …


The links to external websites within the calendar are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the ECF of any of the products and services available or opinions expressed on or accuracy of these other websites …

Nov
6
Sun
2016
Lowestoft Rapidplay @ Parkhill Hotel
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Stephen Cotterell Email: stephenjcotterell@aol.com
6 round Swiss, Open & U150. Limited to 46 players | Entry form

Nov
12
Sat
2016
65th Hertfordshire Congress @ County Hall
Nov 12 – Nov 13 all-day

Contact: Kidge Elder Email: organiser@hertfordshirechesscongress.com Web: http://www.hertschesscongress.com
5-round Weekend Chess Congress organised by Hertfordshire Chess Association. Open, U170, U140, U110. Prize Fund: £2000+. Ample free on-site parking. Cafeteria

Nov
20
Sun
2016
Basildon Junior Chess Congress @ Kingswood Primary School
Nov 20 @ 9:45 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Nathanael Lutton Email: chessorganiser@gmail.com Web: http://twokingschess.com
London Junior Chess Championship Qualifying event. U6, U8, U10, U12, U14 and U18 sections with 20 minutes each plus 10 seconds added per move | Entry form

Basildon Rapidplay Chess Congress @ Kingswood Primary School
Nov 20 @ 9:45 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Nathanael Lutton Email: chessorganiser@gmail.com Web: http://twokingschess.com
Rapidplay congress with 20 minutes each plus 10 seconds added per move. This event is run alongside the Basildon Junior Chess Congress and is combined with the Under 18 section | Entry form

Nov
26
Sat
2016
Cambridgeshire County Championship @ Peterborough Bridge Club, 1 New England Complex, Lincoln Rd, Peterborough PE1 2PE
Nov 26 @ 9:30 am – Nov 27 @ 9:00 pm

Contact: Francis Bowers Email: info@premierengravinguk.com Web: http://www.premierengravinguk.com
Five round Swiss tournament (closed event) Cambridgeshire Players only; County titles, County Under 140 titles, County Junior title. Time limit 70 minutes each plus 15 seconds per move [MAP] Entry form

Nov
27
Sun
2016
16th Woodbridge Junior Chess Open @ Woodbridge School Sports Dome, Woodbridge School, Burkitt Rd IP12 4JH
Nov 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Adam Hunt Email: ahunt@woodbridgeschool.org.uk Web: http://www.woodbridgechess.wordpress.com
Sections for Under 8, 10, 12, 14 and 18. London Junior Qualifier at Under 8, 10 and 12 level [MAP]

Jan
22
Sun
2017
Southend-on-Sea Junior Tournament @ Princes Avenue Academy Hornby Avenue Westcliff-on-Sea Essex SS0 0LG
Jan 22 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Dave Hawkins Email: davehawkins126@googlemail.com Web: http://www.ejca.co.uk [MAP]
Essex Junior Grand Prix 2016/17 Round 3 | Entry form

Jan
28
Sat
2017
South of England Junior Chess Congress @ Yateley Manor School, Reading Rd, Yateley GU46 7UQ
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am – Jan 29 @ 9:00 pm
2020 Birmingham Qualifier @ Birmingham University, Birmingham B15 2TT
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

2020Contact: Peter Hornsby Email: director@2020chess.com Web: http://www.2020chess.com
A National Rapidplay Team Championship open to all! Kindly sponsored by Chess & Bridge
Events taking place across the country including: Edinburgh: 22nd October; London: 29th October; Leeds: 12th November; York 21st January; Birmingham 28th January; February 4th February.
Leading to a Super-Final next summer to determine the best 20/20 Chess team of four in the UK with cash prizes trophies and medals up for grabs along the way! Just £10 per person to participate!
(Don’t have a team? Don’t worry, you can also sign up as an individual and be randomly allocated into a mixed Barbarians side on the day) Recognised by the English Chess Federation [MAP] Flyer

Jan
29
Sun
2017
Norfolk Rapidplay Congress @ Gas Social Club, Roundtree Way, Norwich NR7
Jan 29 @ 9:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: John Wickham Email: j.r.wickham@btinternet.com
6 round Swiss; 3 Sections: Championship, Challengers (U140), U100 [MAP] Entry form

Feb
18
Sat
2017
Northern Junior Championship @ Cheadle Hulme School, Claremont Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 6EG
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Julian Clissold Email: julian.clissold@outlook.com Web: http://www.manchesterchess.co.uk
The tournament is open to all Junior ECF members. There are sections for age groups: Under 7; Under 8; Under 9; Under 11; Under 12; Under 14; Under 16; Under 18 [MAP] Entry form

Feb
25
Sat
2017
Hull Junior Chess Congress @ Hymers College, Hymers Ave, Hull HU3 1LW
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: John Hipshon Email: jr.hipshon@ntlworld.com Web: http://www.yorkshirejuniorchess.org [MAP]
Major Section, Intermediate Section, Minor Section and Novice Section (age limit U11 years of age on 1st September 2016) | Entry form

Mar
5
Sun
2017
Bury St Edmunds Junior Chess Congress @ Moreton Hall Community Centre, Symonds Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7EE
Mar 5 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Bob Jones Email: bobjoneschess@btinternet.com [MAP]
Four section tournament: Under 18, Under 11, Under 9 and ‘My First Tournament’ | Entry form

Apr
22
Sat
2017
Great Yarmouth Chess Congress @ Town Hall, Hall Plain, Great Yarmouth NR30
Apr 22 @ 9:30 am – Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: John Wickham Email: j.r.wickham@btinternet.com
5 Round Swiss. Open, U170, U145 & U120. Enhanced prize fund of over £2,000, thanks to our main sponsor Kingsley Healthcare [MAP] Entry form

Apr
29
Sat
2017
Colchester JuniorTournament @ St Benedict's Catholic College Norman Way Colchester Essex CO3 3US
Apr 29 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Dave Hawkins Email: davehawkins126@googlemail.com Web: http://www.ejca.co.uk [MAP]
Essex Junior Grand Prix 4 | Entry form

May
5
Fri
2017
Durham County Congress @ Houghton Sports Centre, Station Road, Houghton-le-Spring DH4 5EF
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – May 7 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Lara Barnes Email: larabarnes@btinternet.com Web: http://www.dcca.org.uk/ [MAP]
Visit one of the best cities in England! Durham Cathedral is considered the top visitor attraction in England by Trip Advisor. Emergency contact number: Lara Barnes 07527529034 | Entry form

Jun
3
Sat
2017
East Anglian Chess Union 2017 Congress @ The Turner Hall, Church Lane, Newmarket CB8 0HL
Jun 3 @ 9:30 am – Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Richard Freeman Email: richard@fcasolutions.co.uk [MAP]
A five round Swiss tournament with three sections – Open, U170 and U130. Time control 36 moves in 80 minutes, plus 10 minutes, plus 15 seconds per move from move 1. The Open is a British Championship qualifier, and is also the final event in the EACU’s 2017 British Championship nomination process | Entry form

Jun
20
Tue
2017
18th Sam Black Memorial Open Blitz @ Wanstead House 21 The Green Wanstead E11 2NT
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:45 pm

Contact: Gary Cook Email: ncclsecretary@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.northcircularchess.co.uk/samblackentry.html [MAP]
6 double rounds = 12 5 minute games. Open with 7 prizes. 1st = £100, 2nd = £50, 3rd = £40. Three grading prizes. Slow starter prize for those starting with four losses! Entry fee £10 or £13 if you turn up on the night with no prior email.

Jun
25
Sun
2017
Suffolk Junior Open (CANCELLED) @ Woodbridge School, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4JH
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saffron Walden Junior Tournament @ R A Butler Academy South Road Saffron Walden Essex CB11 3DG
Jun 25 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Dave Hawkins Email: davehawkins126@googlemail.com Web: http://www.ejca.co.uk [MAP]
Essex Junior Grand Prix 2016/17 Round 5 | Entry form

Essex Junior Grand Prix Tournament @ RA Butler Academy, South Road, Saffron Walden CB11 3DG
Jun 25 @ 9:45 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Dave Hawkins Email: davehawkins@126googlemail.com Web: http://www.ejca.co.uk [MAP]
An Essex Open event for U9s, U11s and U18s. Participants need not be from Essex. Swiss tournament with 6 rounds. All U9 and U11 sections – all moves to be made in 30 minutes. U18 sections (minor and major) – 20 minutes plus 10 seconds per move. All results submitted to ECF for grading. Prizes for top 3 players in each of the U9 and U11 sections. Prize fund will be £60 for the minor U18 and £120 for the major U18. Entry fee for all sections is £11 for ECF Silver or Gold and £13 for non members. Deduct £3 from total if 2 siblings entering and £4.50 for 3. Entries must be received before June 21st | Entry form

Jun
30
Fri
2017
7th Whitby Chess Congress @ Whitby Chess Club, (Conservative Club), Upgang Lane, Whitby, Yorkshire YO21 3DT
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 3 @ 6:00 am

Contact: Noel Boustred Email: nboustred@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://noelschess.weebly.com
Two sections – INTER (159 AND UNDER) and FOUNDATION (UNDER 120). Some prizes are a percentage of the entry fee but the “points for prizes” is scrapped. Only £17 for ECF Silver members to enter the Foundation. It is slightly more to enter the Inter, but the 1st prize is £160 this year.
Whitby is well known for Dracula and Captain Cook, and is a beautiful seaside resort, with a lively harbour area with many bars and restaurants. The venue sells drink and some food. You can bring your own to the room upstairs in what was Whitby Chess Club, by the petrol station half a mile from the train/bus station. There are local buses to Scarborough and Middlesborough | Entry form

Aug
13
Sun
2017
Suffolk Junior Chess Train and Play @ Moreton Hall Community Centre
Aug 13 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Train and Play event – coaching in the morning and team chess in the afternoon

Sep
17
Sun
2017
LJCC Qualifying Event, Graded Junior Tournament & Training Day @ Horris Hill, Newtown, Newbury RG20 9DE
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: fleetchess@gmail.com [MAP]
London Junior Chess Championships Qualifying Event and training day with GM Nick Pert.
Improvers section (ungraded); U10 LJCC qualifying section; U12 LJCC qualifying section | Enter online here – www.picatic.com/horris-hill
**Please note – the U18 section has been cancelled**

Sep
23
Sat
2017
1st Martlesham Heath Thematic Chess Tournament @ St Michael & All Angels Church, The Drift, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, IP5 3PL
Sep 23 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Contact: Dagne Ciuksyte Email: mjchessclub@gmail.com [MAP]
Thematic chess event. All games start from the position after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 ( Ruy Lopez Opening). Six round Swiss. 2 sections: Open and Minor (U75 grade). Time Control: 20 minutes for each player per game | Entry form