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 January 29th 2020)
* 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 …

Oct
31
Mon
2016
17th Royal Beacon Seniors Congress @ Royal Beacon Hotel
Oct 31 @ 1:00 pm – Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: RH Jones Email: jones_r53@sky.com Web: http://keverelchess.com
This is a regular event for Seniors players only, made up of the ‘Juniors’ section (50 – 65) and Seniors (65+). Held in the comfortable surroundings of a 3* hotel situated on the old cliff top overlooking Lyme Bay. The hotel has hosted the West of England Congress for 18 consecutive years and is popular with players.

Nov
4
Fri
2016
Hampshire Congress 2016 @ Eastleigh College
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Miss GA Moore Email: gam2012@btinternet.com Web: http://HampshireChess.co.uk
Open, Major (Under 160), Minor (Under 125) | Entry form

Nov
12
Sat
2016
British Rapidplay 2016 @ Temple Moor High School
Nov 12 – Nov 13 all-day
2020 Leeds Qualifier @ Leeds University
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm

2020
Contact: 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 | Flyer

Nov
20
Sun
2016
2016 North Wales Autumn Junior Chess Tournament @ Venue Cymru
Nov 20 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Syringa Camp Email: northwaleschess@aol.com Web: https://www.facebook.com/NorthWalesJuniorChessAssociation/
Entries received by 5th November will go into a prize draw for a chance to win back their entry fee. Age as at 1st January 2017 – U18 and U8 sections open to players from all areas. U9, U10, U11 sections are qualifiers open only to those eligible to compete in the 2017 Welsh Junior Championships. Players in these age groups who are not eligible are welcome to enter the U18 section instead, which is open to all.
Trophies for 1st and medals for 2nd/3rd U7-U11; cash prizes in U18 section – 1st £40, 2nd £20 in overall section; North Wales Champion age titles for highest placed eligible players U7-U18

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

Jan
21
Sat
2017
2020 York Qualifier @ York University YO10 5DD
Jan 21 @ 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
28
Sat
2017
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
Northumberland Rapidplay Championships @ Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Crescent Way Forest Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9AR
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:45 pm

Contact:John Wheeler Email: johndwheeler@blueyonder.co.uk Web: http://northumberlandchess.com [MAP]
One section for everyone – a fun day’s quick chess! 9-round Swiss, 10 minutes per player plus 5 seconds per move. Prizes: 1st £50, 2nd £30 plus 5 grading prizes of £40 each (U170, U150, U130, U110, U90), Top Senior £40, Top Junior £40 | Entry form

Feb
18
Sat
2017
Wiltshire & West of England Junior Open Championships @ St. Joseph's College Catholic College, Swindon
Feb 18 @ 9:45 am – Feb 19 @ 6:15 pm

Contact: Bev Schofield Email: bev@schofieldhall.co.uk
Although this (31st) Junior Open Congress is organised by Wiltshire Junior Chess, it is open to ANY chess player under 18 on the 31st August 2016 [MAP] Entry form

Mar
3
Fri
2017
Inaugural Irish Mind-Sports Championships (IMSC) – Blitz & U1600 @ Gresham Hotel, Upper O' Connell Street, Dublin 1
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 5 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: John McMorrow Email: chairperson@icu.ie Web: https://www.icu.ie/events/883 [MAP]
9 round FIDE rated blitz event with a 1,000 euro prize fund. Followed by an unrelated 5 round, U1600 rated event with a 1,000 euro prize fund | Entry form

Mar
4
Sat
2017
2020 Manchester Qualifier @ Manchester University Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL
Mar 4 @ 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. 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

Mar
5
Sun
2017
Leicestershire Junior Congress @ Leicester Grammar School London Road Leicester LE8 9FL
Mar 5 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Paul Mottram Email: chess@paulmottram.com Web: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leicestershire-junior-chess-congress-sunday-5th-march-2017-tickets-30518666152 [MAP]
Six round Swiss for juniors in two sections – Open (ECF graded) and Minor (ungraded and for inexperienced players or those below ECF 40), for all players irrespective of county qualification with a time control of 25 mins + 5 second increment. Arbiter: Sean Hewitt
Enter online at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leicestershire-junior-chess-congress-sunday-5th-march-2017-tickets-30518666152

Mar
10
Fri
2017
42nd East Devon Chess Congress @ Exeter Corn Exchange, Market St, Exeter EX1
Mar 10 @ 6:45 pm – Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Dr Tim Paulden Email: timpaulden@gmail.com Web: http://exeterchessclub.org.uk/content/2017-east-devon-congress
Open, Major (U155) and Minor (U125) sections. Five round Swiss, 4 hour sessions. Venue in Exeter City Centre, close to railway stations and car parks. Website (including entry leaflet): http://exeterchessclub.org.uk/content/2017-east-devon-congress | Online entry form: www.cognitoforms.com/EastDevonChess/OnlineEntryForm (pay separately via cheque / bank transfer) [MAP]

Mar
18
Sat
2017
English Schools Team and Individual Blitz Championships @ The King's School, Brook St, Grantham NG31
Mar 18 all-day

Contact: Phillip Beckett Email: dep.manager.secondary@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://englishchess.org.uk/NSCC/201617-2/blitz-201617/
A trial event for Schools Blitz Chess – Individual event (am), Team event (teams of 4 plus one reserve) [MAP]

Mar
26
Sun
2017
SCCU Junior Jamboree U14/U18 @ Orleans Park School Richmond Road Twickenham TW1 3BB
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_junior_chess_club@hotmail.com [MAP]
Open to all members and non-members of SCCU. Teams of 6 players over 4 sections – U18 Open, U18 Minor (U130 grade), U14 Open, U14 Minor (U130 grade) | Entry form

Mar
31
Fri
2017
The Cork Congress 2017 @ Gresham Metropole Hotel, McCurtain Street, Cork City, Ireland
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Simon Lawrence Email: simon.lawrence@ucc.ie Web: http://corkchess.com/congress/ [MAP]
Annual tournament with 3 sections – 1600+, 1200-1600 and U1200. €3000 in prizes, this may go up or down depending on entries.

Apr
1
Sat
2017
3rd Polar Capital Jersey International Tournament @ Ambassadeur Hotel, St Clement's Rd, JE2 4QA, Jersey
Apr 1 – Apr 8 all-day

Contact: CM Paul Wojciechowski Email: paulmwoj@gmail.com Web: http://www.jerseychessclub.com
9 Round Open; 9 Round Holiday (under 1900 ELO/Under 160 ECF); Blitz [MAP]

National Club Championships 2017 @ St. John's Hotel, 651 Warwick Rd, Solihull B91 1AT
Apr 1 @ 12:30 pm – Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm
Apr
7
Fri
2017
Irish Junior Championships 2017 @ Clayton Hotel, Sligo, Ireland
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Colm Ó Muireagáin Email: irulats@eircom.net Web: https://www.icu.ie/events/799 [MAP]
The National Junior Championships of Ireland. U19, U16, U14, U12, U10 and U8 age groups | Entry form

Apr
8
Sat
2017
National Chess Junior Squad Championships @ Wokefield Park, Keepers Cottage, Goodboy's Ln, Mortimer, Reading RG7 3AH
Apr 8 – Apr 9 all-day

Contact: Peter Purland Email: petepurland@btopenworld.com Web: http://ncjs.co.uk
Junior championship open to all of the right age [MAP] Entry form

Apr
13
Thu
2017
Tralee Classic – Irish Norm Events @ Rose Hotel, Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm

Contact: Rory Delaney Email: development@icu.ie Web: https://www.icu.ie/events/877 [MAP]
IM and GM Norm events organised by the Irish Chess Union | Entry form

Apr
14
Fri
2017
Southend Easter Congress @ Southend Adult Community College Ambleside Drive, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 2UN
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am – Apr 17 @ 3:00 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.southendchesscongress.org.uk
Annual Easter FIDE-rated International over 7 rounds PLUS FOUR ECF graded weekend tournaments of 7 rounds – Under 170, Under 145, Under 120 and Under 95. 90 mins per player plus 30 seconds a move, SS1 2UN

Apr
29
Sat
2017
Malahide Millenium Tournament 2017 @ ALSAA, Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – May 1 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Vincent Bissett Email: vincentbissett@hotmail.com Web: http://www.malahidechessclub.ie/index.php [MAP]
The Malahide Millenium Tournament 2017 will take place over the May Bank Holiday weekend from April 29th to May 1st. It is one of Dublin’s biggest tournaments and the venue is situated right beside Dublin Airport making it ideal for those traveling from abroad. The 6 round FIDE-rated Masters section features a very generous prize fund (1,500 Euros for the masters, 3,500 Euros in all) and they expect over 150 entrants over the weekend

May
6
Sat
2017
ACO World Amateur Chess Championship Kos 2017 @ Helona Resort Kos
May 6 – May 15 all-day

Contact: Amateur Chess Organization Email: kos@amateurchess.com Web: http://www.amateurchess.com/kos
More than 120 players from 20 countries registered! Any player below 2400 Elo can become ACO World Amateur Chess Champion in his or her rating group! (7 groups). All information – http://bit.ly/2b1jpuc
Entry form