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
25
Fri
2016
40th Annual Kilkenny Congress @ Butler House, Kilkenny, Ireland
Nov 25 – Nov 27 all-day
40th Kilkenny Masters @ The Club House Hotel, Patrick St, Gardens, Kilkenny, Ireland
Nov 25 – Nov 27 all-day

Contact: Maurice Buckley Email: lee-cat@hotmail.com
[MAP]

Dec
1
Thu
2016
X Remberto Fernández Chess International @ University of Informatics Sciences, Havana City, Cuba
Dec 1 all-day

Contact: International Arbiter Isbel Herrera del Sol Email: isbel@uci.cu
Details here

Dec
3
Sat
2016
First Saturday GM-IM-ELO @ Hotel Berlin
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – Dec 13 @ 3:00 pm

Contact: IO Nagy Laszlo Email: mrfirstsaturday@gmail.com Web: http://www.firstsaturday.hu
Closed tournaments for GM-IM-norm possibility and ELO rating in Budapest …

Dec
5
Mon
2016
Philippine Twin Tournaments @ Subic Bay Peninsular Hotel
Dec 5 – Dec 18 all-day

Contact: Ms. Angelina Mortos / Ms. Hazel Cuares Email: ncfpsecretariat2012@gmail.com 
Details – Phillipines International | Puregold International Chess Challenge

Jan
13
Fri
2017
16th PRAGUE OPEN @ Olympik Hotel, Sokolovska 138, Praha 8
Jan 13 – Jan 20 all-day

Contact: Jan Mazuch Email: j.mazuch@avekont.cz Details: http://www.czechtour.net/prague-open/
2 FIDE opens (one with IM norm) 

Jan
14
Sat
2017
26th Keres Memorial @ Original Hotel Sokos Viru, Tallinn, Estonia
Jan 14 – Jan 15 all-day

Details: here

Jan
21
Sat
2017
16th MARIENBAD OPEN @ Olympik Hotel, Sokolovska 138, Praha 8
Jan 21 – Jan 28 all-day

Contact: Jan Mazuch Email: j.mazuch@avekont.cz Details: http://www.czechtour.net/marienbad-open/
GM and IM round robin tournaments, FIDE open 

Jan
27
Fri
2017
15th Annual Gonzaga Classic @ Gonzaga College SJ, 6 Sandford Rd, Dublin 6, Ireland
Jan 27 – Jan 29 all-day

Contact: John McMorrow Email: chairperson@icu.ie Web: 15th Annual Gonzaga Classic
[MAP]

Feb
4
Sat
2017
Portugal Open @ Altis Park Hotel, Avenida Eng.th Arantes e Oliveira nth 9, 1900-064 Lisbon, Portugal
Feb 4 – Feb 10 all-day
First Saturday GM-IM-ELO @ Hotel Berlin
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – Feb 14 @ 3:00 pm

Contact: IO Nagy Laszlo Email: mrfirstsaturday@gmail.com Web: http://www.firstsaturday.hu
Closed tournaments for GM-IM-norm possibility and ELO rating in Budapest …

Feb
17
Fri
2017
Bunratty Congress @ Bunratty Castle Hotel, Limerick, Ireland
Feb 17 – Feb 19 all-day

Contact: John McMorrow Email: chairperson@icu.ie Web: Bunratty Congress
[MAP]

Feb
25
Sat
2017
17th LIBEREC OPEN @ Olympik Hotel, Sokolovska 138, Praha 8
Feb 25 – Mar 4 all-day

Contact: Jan Mazuch Email: j.mazuch@avekont.cz Details: http://www.czechtour.net/liberec-open/
FIDE open

Mar
4
Sat
2017
First Saturday GM-IM-ELO @ Hotel Berlin
Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm – Mar 14 @ 3:00 pm

Contact: IO Nagy Laszlo Email: mrfirstsaturday@gmail.com Web: http://www.firstsaturday.hu
Closed tournaments for GM-IM-norm possibility and ELO rating in Budapest …

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]

World Amateur Chess Championships @ Spoleto, Italy
Apr 1 – Apr 9 all-day
First Saturday GM-IM-ELO @ Hotel Berlin
Apr 1 @ 1:00 pm – Apr 11 @ 3:00 pm

Contact: IO Nagy Laszlo Email: mrfirstsaturday@gmail.com Web: http://www.firstsaturday.hu
Closed tournaments for GM-IM-norm possibility and ELO rating in Budapest …

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
10
Mon
2017
European Women’s Individual Chess Championship @ Radisson Blu Hotel, 55 Elizabetes Street, Riga, Latvia
Apr 10 – Apr 23 all-day

Contact: IO Egons Lavendelis Email: info@ewcc2017.eu Web: www.ewcc2017.eu
Details here

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
21
Fri
2017
FIDE World School Chess Championship 2017 @ Iasi, Romania
Apr 21 – May 1 all-day

Contact: Dr. Vasile Manole Email: iasitel@yahoo.com Web: www.chessinscholl.ro

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