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.

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]

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
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

May
12
Fri
2017
The Ennis Congress 2017 @ West County Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – May 14 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: John Cassidy Email: ritacassidy16@eircom.net Web: https://www.icu.ie/events/870 [MAP]
Annual Open and U1400 event run in Ennis, Ireland.

Jun
18
Sun
2017
York Chess Rapidplay @ P/T/005 Exhibition Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD
Jun 18 @ 9:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Yousuf bin-Suhayl Email: yousufbinsuhayl@hotmail.com [MAP]
An ECF graded, 30 minute Swiss rapidplay held at the University of York. £18 entry fee for ECF silver members (£15 for Juniors U18) – website to be launched shortly | Entry form

Jun
26
Mon
2017
Šolta Amateur Open Chess Tournament 2017 @ House of Cultures, Grohote, Šolta Island, Croatia Postcode: 21430
Jun 26 – Jul 2 all-day

Contact: Mateo Ivić Email: ivic32@yahoo.com Web: http://www.soltaopen.com
International open amateur chess tournament for players with ELO <2300 on beautiful Šolta Island, 9 nautical miles from Split. Swiss system, 9 rounds, 90 minutes + 30 secs for every move

Aug
14
Mon
2017
Richmond Juniors Summer Camp @ Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, TWICKENHAM. TW1 3BB
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_junior_chess_club@hotmail.com Web: http://ww.rjcc.org.uk [MAP]
Quality training for young players, tailored to their level of experience, with a maximum of 6 students per coach. Each day includes an ECF rapid graded game in the afternoon | Entry form

Aug
18
Fri
2017
Manchester Summer Congress @ Owens Park 293 Wilmslow Road Manchester M14 6HD
Aug 18 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Harry Lamb Email: gmccacongress@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://boltonchessclub.webs.com/apps/blog/ [MAP]
Weekend tournament with three sections. Large prize fund. £450 first prize in each section. Accommodation on site. Lots of free car parking. Manchester is rapidly developing into a major weekend tourist resort. A wide choice of hotels. Lively pubs. Fantastic restaurants. Especially the Curry Mile (a short walk away) and Chinatown areas | Entry form

Sep
8
Fri
2017
The City Of Dublin 2017 @ Gresham Hotel, Lower O' Connell Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Pat Fitzsimons Email: mastergame100@hotmail.com Web: http://www.icu.ie/events/885 [MAP]
The City of Dublin Championships features something for everyone with 4 sections played over 6 rounds including a FIDE Rated Masters section

Sep
23
Sat
2017
Irish Rapid and Blitz Championships 2017 @ Plaza Suite, Academy Plaza Hotel, Findlater Place, Dublin 1
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am – Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: John McMorrow Email: chairperson@icu.ie Web: http://www.icu.ie/events/972 [MAP]
This event is open to anyone. Guaranteed prize fund of roughly 2,000 euros for the weekend. FIDE-rated 7 round Rapidplay on Saturday (15 minutes +10 second increment) and a FIDE-rated 11 round Blitz on Sunday (3 minutes + 2 second increment) | Entry form

Oct
28
Sat
2017
Junior and International Chess Tournament “Open Puscha” @ 76-B Yunkerova st., Pushcha-Voditsa, Kiev, Ukraine
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm

Contact: Mykhailo Seleznev (International Arbiter) or Oleg Koval (Tournament Director) Email: tovarisch18@meta.ua [MAP]
International tournament where players (IMs and GMs) from different regions of Ukraine and certain foreign countries will participate. The tournament will take place during the school autumn vocation. Therefore, there will be a separate group for juniors. If juniors participate in Open group, there will be separate prizes and awards for them | Details

Limerick Open 2017 @ Kilmurray Lodge Hotel, Dublin Rd, Castletroy, Co. Limerick
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: John Cassidy Email: ritacassidy16@eircom.net Web: http://www.icu.ie/events/900 [MAP]
Annual open event which attracts some of Ireland’s best players. 2,000 euro prize fund (roughly)

Nov
6
Mon
2017
18th Royal Beacon Seniors Congress @ Royal Beacon Hotel, The Beacon, Exmouth EX8
Nov 6 @ 1:00 pm – Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: RH Jones Email: jones_r53@sky.com Web: http://keverelchess.com
A well-established event for “Juniors” (50 – 64) and Seniors (65+). The event has hosted 34 top class congresses since 1999 and is well-known as one of the best venues on the circuit for smaller events … [MAP]

Nov
10
Fri
2017
Irish Women’s Championship 2017 @ Buswells Hotel, Dublin 2, Ireland
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: John McMorrow Email: chairperson@icu.ie Web: http://www.icu.ie/events/866 [MAP]
The Irish Women’s Championship 2017 will take place from November 10-12 in Buswells Hotel, Dublin 2. The event features the best female Irish chess players and has a prize fund of 800 euro. The event will be contested over 5 FIDE-rated rounds | Entry form

Nov
17
Fri
2017
Kilkenny Congress 2017
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Maurice Buckley Email: Lee-cat@hotmail.com Web: http://www.icu.ie/events/876 [MAP]
One of Ireland’s biggest weekenders with some of Europe’s strongest players and a 40+ year tradition of excellence. We would expect a strong contingent from the UK as usual including past winners such as Michael Adams, Gawain Jones and Mark Hebden …

Jan
12
Fri
2018
50th Mulcahy Memorial 2018 @ Gresham Metropole Hotel, McCurtain Street, Cork
Jan 12 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Pat Twomey Email: ptwomey@hotmail.com Web: http://www.icu.ie/events/973 [MAP]
The 50th Mulcahy Memorial looks set to be one of the strongest in the recent history of the event. The tournament takes place in the Metropole Hotel from Friday 12th January to Sunday 14th January 2018

Jan
26
Fri
2018
16th Annual Gonzaga Charity Classic 2018 @ Gonzaga College SJ, Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Darragh Moran Email: gonzagachessclassic@gmail.com Web: http://www.icu.ie/events/974 [MAP]
This is Dublin’s largest weekender with over 250 entrants expected and a FIDE-rated Masters section with many GMs, IMs and FMs. Top games are broadcast in a 400 seat auditorium and all of the proceeds go to charity, with 3,000 euros raised annually | Entry form | Chess Results page here

Feb
23
Fri
2018
25th Annual Bunratty Chess Festival @ Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty, Co. Clare, Ireland
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Paul Carey Email: info@bunrattychess.com Web: http://www.bunrattychess.com/ [MAP]
The 25th edition of Ireland’s largest and most celebrated event. Renowned as one of the top and most popular weekenders in Europe and referred to by GM Nigel Short as the “… Rolls-Royce of weekenders”

Mar
4
Sun
2018
Rothay Manor Chess Holiday Tournament @ Rothay Manor Hotel Rothay Bridge Ambleside LA22 0EH
Mar 4 – Mar 10 all-day

Contact: Winston Williams Email: icfwp@yahoo.co.uk Previous event – here [MAP]
The 5-night holiday runs from Sunday afternoon through to Friday morning and the main aim is for guests to enjoy themselves whilst increasing their knowledge of chess and gaining confidence in using various tactics.
The holiday includes — a seven-round Swiss competition; a look at some games from the past; tutorial sessions covering opening principles, middle game, endgame techniques; chess tactics (pin, skewer, fork and discovered check); analysis of games played at the hotel.
Time will be available during the holiday so you have the opportunity to take in some of the breathtaking scenery of the Lake District. The holiday is suitable for anyone from the inexperienced (ungraded) player to local club players, though not for anyone above 150 grading.

Mar
31
Sat
2018
4th Polar Capital Jersey International Chess Tournament @ Hotel Ambassadeur La Grand route de la Cote St.Clement Jersey JE2 6SB
Mar 31 – Apr 7 all-day

Contact: Paul Wojciechowski Email: paulmwoj@gmail.com Web: http://www.jerseychessclub.com [MAP]
9 round Open/Holiday/Minor Tournament and UBS Blitz Tournament. Chief Arbiter Adam Raoof (IA)