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
11
Fri
2016
Torbay Congress @ Livermead Hotel
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm

Four tournaments: Open, U170, U140 and U120. Please phone before 10pm.

Nov
19
Sat
2016
Musketeers’ 27th Annual One Day Junior Chess Congress @ Shurdington Social Centre
Nov 19 all-day

Contact: A Bird Email: admin@musketeersjuniorchess.com Web: http://musketeersjuniorchess.com/chess-congresses
Musketeers Juniors Chess Club is once again hosting its annual friendly Club Junior Chess Congress. The ethos of the day is one of friendly competition for both beginners and experienced players – an ideal introduction to tournament chess. There will be a variety of prizes rewarding individuals’ success in each section plus the Musketeers’ Schools’ Prize for the Junior School and the Secondary School each with the highest combined score of their top four scoring players | Entry form

Nov
25
Fri
2016
Bristol Winter Congress @ Bristol Grammar School, Sixth Form Common Room, University Rd, Bristol
Nov 25 – Nov 27 all-day

Contact: Alan Papier Email: chinadoc@chinadoc.force9.co.uk Web: http://tim1949jones.wix.com/bristolchesscongress
The Bristol Winter Congress is a five round Swiss tournament, with Open, Major (U155), and Minor (U125) sections. The venue is situated in the centre of Bristol, close to hotels and good food outlets, with free parking for 100 cars [MAP] Entry form

Nov
27
Sun
2016
Wiltshire Team-Rapidplay Tournament 2016 @ Nationwide Head Office, Pipers Way, Swindon
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Tony Ranson Email: chesssalsa@aol.com
Entries must be submitted by Tuesday 15th November 2016 due to security check, as no entries will be accepted on the day. Individual Swiss with 3 players aggregated into a team score [MAP] Entry form

Dec
2
Fri
2016
51st Dorset Open Chess Congress @ The Ocean View Hotel, 83 Grove Rd, Bournemouth BH1 3AH
Dec 2 – Dec 4 all-day

Contact: Ian Clark Email: ianclark@dorsetchess.co.uk Web: http://www.dorsetchess.co.uk
The Congress has moved to a new venue and date due to fitting in with other local chess tournaments.
Please book hotel rooms by email on entry form [MAP] Entry form

Dec
4
Sun
2016
3rd Plymouth Rapidplay @ Plymouth Bridge Club,1 Mutley Plain, Plymouth PL4 6JG
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Tony Tatam Email: tony.tatam@blueyonder.co.uk Web: http://www.plymouthchess.co.uk/ Tel: 01752 300620 Mobile: 07981 868676
6 round Swiss Rapidplay. 30 minutes per player per game. 10am start. Free beverages & snacks throughout the day [MAP] 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
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

Feb
24
Fri
2017
Bristol Spring Congress @ 6th Form Common Room, Bristol Grammar School, University Rd, Bristol BS8
Feb 24 – Feb 26 all-day

Contact: Alan Papier Email: chinadoc@chinadoc.force9.co.uk Web: http://tim1949jones.wix.com/bristolchesscongress
A 5 round Swiss event. All moves in 90 minutes plus 30 second increments [MAP] Entry form

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]

Castle Chess 9th Hereford Congress @ The Green Dragon Hotel, Broad St, Hereford HR4
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe Email: tony@mrcorfe.com Web: http://www.castlechess.co.uk
CHAMPIONSHIP U195 incl. Premier U175; MAJOR U155 incl. Intermediate U135; MINOR U115 incl. Challenger U195. Guaranteed Prize Fund minimum £150 per event. 6 Rounds – An historic chess hotel in the heart of Hereford [MAP]

Mar
19
Sun
2017
2nd Church Crookham Juniors Chess Training Day & Tournament @ Church Crookham Juniors, Tweseldown Road, Church Crookham, Fleet, Hampshire GU52 8BW
Mar 19 @ 12:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: fleetchess@gmail.com Web/online entry: https://www.picatic.com/church-crookham [MAP] Organised by Grand Master & Former Under 18 World Champion Nick Pert, the Tournament & Training Day presents an excellent opportunity for juniors of all levels to develop and improve their chess ability. Both sections are rapidplay, with 20 minutes on the clock plus a 5 second increment. Training will be provided in a separate training room between rounds by an experienced chess coach from half past each hour until 5 minutes before the start of the round | 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]

35th St. Albans Chess Congress (ECF Congress of the Year) @ St. Columba's College, King Harry Ln, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 4AW
Apr 1 – Apr 2 all-day

Contact: Terry Douse Email: stalbanscongress@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.stalbanscongress.com
5 round Swiss with 5 sections – Minor 120 and below, Intermediate 140 and below, Major 160 and below, Challengers 180 and below, Open – no grade limits. Over £3250 prize fund, large playing hall, ample free car parking, hot and cold food available. Easy access to M1 and M25, also good rail links. Free WiFi. [MAP]

Teignmouth Rapidplay Congress @ The Salle, Trinity School, Buckeridge Road, Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14 8LY
Apr 1 @ 9:45 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Mark Cockerton Email: bloke795@gmail.com Web: http://www.teignmouthrapidplay.com [MAP] – one day rapidplay Swiss event – 6 rounds. Two sections: Open (Over 140) and Graded (Under 140) | Entry form

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
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
WECU 70th Open Easter Congress @ The Royal Beacon Hotel, Exmouth, Devon EX8 2AG
Apr 14 @ 9:45 am – Apr 17 @ 2:30 pm

Contact: Meyrick Shaw Email: wecu@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://www.chessdevon.org.uk [MAP]
Three sections: FIDE rated Open (incl. West of England Championship); FIDE rated Major U1950 (ECF U170 if no FIDE grade); Minor ECF rated U130. Also included is the WECU Ladies Championship – The Elizabeth Walker Cup. Free entry for GMs & IMs. Discounted entry for juniors | Entry form

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
22
Sat
2017
Chipping Sodbury Rapidplay @ The Old Grammar School, Broad St., Chipping Sodbury, BS37 6AH
Apr 22 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Graham Mill-Wilson Email: tugmw@blueyonder.co.uk Web: http://tugmw4.wixsite.com/yate-chess-club [MAP]
Six round rapidplay, with 25 mins. on the clock. Sections – Open, Major (U155), Minor (U125). Nice setting, free tea and coffee, and biscuits as long as they last | Entry form

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