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 …

Apr
29
Sun
2018
Chipping Sodbury Rapidplay @ Old Grammar School, Broad street, Chipping Sodbury BS376AH
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: John Stubbs Email: jcdstubbs@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.chessit.co.uk [MAP]
6 round Rapidplay event – ECF/FIDE-rated. Three sections; Open, Under 155, Under 125. At least £100 first prize in Open Section. Entry £15 each section, juniors (under 18) £12. Each section will have at least 1st and 2nd place prizes. One grading prize in each section, and one overall Junior prize.
Time control: 20 mins plus 5 sec increments per move . Free tea and coffee. Lunch time refreshments (including homemade cakes) will also be available. One 1/2 point bye per player if requested before the day. Blitz, competition at lunchtime. £1 to enter, one section (hopefully, in the lovely courtyard garden) | Entry form

May
26
Sat
2018
50th Cotswold Chess Congress @ The Kings School. Gloucester GL1 2BG
May 26 @ 10:00 am – May 28 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Andrew Gilmour Email: dracofelsinae@hotmail.co.uk Web: http://cotswoldcongress.co.uk [MAP]
This is the 50th Cotswold Chess Congress, held at the popular Kings School venue in Gloucester. Free onsite parking | Entry form

Jun
2
Sat
2018
Southampton Rapidplay @ St Denys Community Centre Priory Road Southampton SO17 2JZ
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Robin Williams Email: williams.rj8@gmail.com Web: http://southamptonchess.org.uk/rapidplay [MAP] Six round rapidplay tournament with two sections. Time control: 25 minutes plus 5 seconds per move

Jun
15
Fri
2018
Bristol Summer Congress & 71st Bristol League Championship @ Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR
Jun 15 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Igor Doklestic Email: chessinbristol@gmail.com Web: http://www.bristolcongress.co.uk [MAP]
5 round Swiss tournament with three sections: Open (FIDE rated), Major (U160), Minor (U120). Prizes in all sections. Central Bristol venue. Further information and entry form on the Congress website | Entry form

Jun
17
Sun
2018
Eton College Junior Chess Tournament & Training Day @ Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 6DW
Jun 17 @ 10:45 am – 5:15 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: fleetchess@gmail.com Web: https://www.picatic.com/eton-june18 [MAP]
Organised by Grandmaster & former Under 18 World Champion Nick Pert, the Eton College Junior Chess Tournament and Training Day presents an excellent opportunity for juniors to develop and improve their chess ability through real tournament experience and training sessions with experienced coaches in between rounds | Entry form

Some parts of the school grounds are older & uneven, please get in touch with specific access requirements and we will make enquiries

Jun
23
Sat
2018
Prodigy Improvers Section @ Crockham Hill Village Hall, Church Lane, Crockham Hill, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6RP
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Maria Damodaran Email: mariadamodaran@gmail.com [MAP]
For juniors that knows the chess rules and has played with family and friends mostly, but has yet to play in professional chess tournaments? This event will help them build a bit more confidence before entering those bigger chess tournaments | Entry form

Prodigy Rapidplay @ Crockham Hill Village Hall, Church Lane, Crockham Hill, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6RP
Jun 23 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Maria Damodaran Email: mariadamodaran@gmail.com Web: https://tinyurl.com/FIDERapid20180623 [MAP]
Four FIDE-rated sections based on English Chess Federation Rapidplay grades OR FIDE rating – Open to All (the strongest section); Under 170 Major; Under 145 Minor; Under 120 Amateur. Ample free car parking (SAT NAV Postcode: TN8 6RP) | Entry fee

Prodigy Under 80 @ Crockham Hill Village Hall, Church Lane, Crockham Hill, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6RP
Jun 23 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Contact: Maria Damodaran Email: mariadamodaran@gmail.com Web: https://tinyurl.com/ECF20180623 [MAP]
ECF graded event for those rated under 80 | Entry form

Jul
8
Sun
2018
Graeme Thomson Memorial Rapidplay Tournament @ 6th Form Common Room, Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: David Collier Email: docollier@sky.com Web: http://www.bristolandcliftonchess.club/ [MAP]
6 round Swiss tournament with two sections – Open and Major (U145). Central Bristol venue. There will be cash prizes for 1st and 2nd in each section | Entry form

Aug
24
Fri
2018
12th Steve Boniface Memorial @ Bristol Grammar School (BGS), 6th Form Common Rooms, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR
Aug 24 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm

Contact: Igor Doklestic Email: chessinbristol@gmail.com Web: https://www.bristolcongress.co.uk/ [MAP]
5 round Swiss tournament with three sections: Open (FIDE rated), Major (U160), Minor (U120). Prizes in all sections. Central Bristol venue. Further information and entry form on the Congress website | Entry form

Sep
2
Sun
2018
68th DCCA (Paignton) Congress @ Livermead House Hotel, Torquay TQ2 6QJ
Sep 2 @ 1:45 pm – Sep 8 @ 4:30 pm

Contact: Matthew Wilson Email: mattmrwc@hotmail.com Web: https://dccapaigntonchess.com/ [MAP]
Afternoon 7 round tournament – FIDE rated Open, U180, U150 and U120 – plus 5 round morning tournament U180 and U135 | Entry form

Sep
6
Thu
2018
Prodigy Standard U100 – Term 1 @ The Eden Centre, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge, Kent
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Contact: Maria Damodaran Email: mariadamodaran@gmail.com Web: https://tinyurl.com/Prodigy-Standard-2018-19-Term1 [MAP]
All (ECF graded Under 100 as well as ungraded) chess players are welcome to play during school term (after school). 25 minutes for the game plus 10 seconds per move from the start; 5 rounds (each round each week) | Entry form

Sep
8
Sat
2018
2018 British Blitz Championship – Qualifiers @ Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Newcastle
Sep 8 all-day

Contact: Alex Holowczak Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/?page_id=43678
The Finals are at a date TBC. There will be eight 15-round qualifying Swiss tournaments played in different cities around the United Kingdom on Saturday, 8th September. Eligible players will be able to enter one qualifying tournament of their choice. The top two players in each qualifier will qualify for the Final in November 2018, played at a date and venue to be announced. The top two female players in each qualifier will qualify for a Women’s Final, held concurrently. Both Finals and the qualifiers combined will have a total prize fund in excess of £5,000.

Sep
13
Thu
2018
Prodigy Standard U100 – Term 1 @ The Eden Centre, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge, Kent
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Contact: Maria Damodaran Email: mariadamodaran@gmail.com Web: https://tinyurl.com/Prodigy-Standard-2018-19-Term1 [MAP]
All (ECF graded Under 100 as well as ungraded) chess players are welcome to play during school term (after school). 25 minutes for the game plus 10 seconds per move from the start; 5 rounds (each round each week) | Entry form

Sep
20
Thu
2018
Prodigy Standard U100 – Term 1 @ The Eden Centre, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge, Kent
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Contact: Maria Damodaran Email: mariadamodaran@gmail.com Web: https://tinyurl.com/Prodigy-Standard-2018-19-Term1 [MAP]
All (ECF graded Under 100 as well as ungraded) chess players are welcome to play during school term (after school). 25 minutes for the game plus 10 seconds per move from the start; 5 rounds (each round each week) | Entry form

Sep
23
Sun
2018
ECF Secondary School Chess Tournament @ Eton College, Windsor SL4 6DW
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Neill Cooper Email: nsc@cplusc.co.uk Web: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/NSCC/u19-open-2/ [MAP]
Teams will consist of 6 players in school years 7 to 13. Schools can enter one or two teams. Squads can have up to 8 players with 6 playing in any match.
5 round Swiss rapidplay tournament. Digital chess clocks: all moves in 20 minutes + 5 sec/move.
Play will be in the spacious school hall; team rooms will be shared and in the maths department | Flier

Sep
27
Thu
2018
Prodigy Standard U100 – Term 1 @ The Eden Centre, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge, Kent
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Contact: Maria Damodaran Email: mariadamodaran@gmail.com Web: https://tinyurl.com/Prodigy-Standard-2018-19-Term1 [MAP]
All (ECF graded Under 100 as well as ungraded) chess players are welcome to play during school term (after school). 25 minutes for the game plus 10 seconds per move from the start; 5 rounds (each round each week) | Entry form

Oct
1
Mon
2018
Wiltshire Championship Round 1 @ N/A
Oct 1 all-day

Contact: Tony Ransom Email: chesssalsa@aol.com Tel: 01225 774538
To be completed by 30th November. Knockout tournament with 3 sections – Major (players graded above 145), Intermediate (players graded 116 to 145) and Minor (players graded under 116). Games will be played at a venue convenient to the players. The first named player being white who will contact the other player to arrange venue and submit the result to me. The number of rounds will be dependent on the entry size which will be divided into North and South sections with the final being played at a mutual venue | Entry form

Oct
5
Fri
2018
Castle Chess 13th Fareham Congress @ The Lysses House Hotel, 51 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire PO16 7BQ
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Tony Corfe Email: tony@mrcorfe.com Web: http://www.castlechess.co.uk [MAP]
6 round event – Open including Premier U175, Major U155 including Intermediate U135, Minor U115 including Challengers U95. Prizes dependent on entries as agreed at players review 2017.

Oct
7
Sun
2018
Eton College LJCC Qualifying Event + U18 Open @ Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 6DW
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Nick Pert Email: fleetchess@gmail.com Web: https://www.picatic.com/eton-oct18 [MAP]
LJCC qualifying tournament & training day with GM Nick Pert. U18 Open, U12, U10, U8 and improvers sections

Oct
12
Fri
2018
West Wales 51st Weekend Congress @ The Mercure Swansea Hotel Phoenix Way Llansamlet Swansea SA7 9EG
Oct 12 – Oct 14 all-day

Contact: Les Philpin Email: newsilure@hotmail.com [MAP]
Weekend Congress with Open, Major (U1850 or 150) and Minor (U1500 or 107) sections | Entry form

53rd Dorset Open Chess Congress @ The Elstead Hotel 12-14 Knyveton Road Bournemouth BH1 3QP
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Ian Clark Email: ianclark@dorsetchess.co.uk Web: http://dorsetchess.co.uk [MAP]
Open Congress with 4 sections limited to 100 players | Entry form

Oct
14
Sun
2018
Hampshire Junior Congress @ New Hall, Winchester College, Wharf Hill, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9NF
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: John Upham Email: john.upham@zen.co.uk Web: https://www.picatic.com/hjcacongress [MAP]
25 minutes each for all moves. Age groups will be combined into playing sections and notified before round 1 | Entry form | Online entry

Oct
18
Thu
2018
Prodigy Standard U100 – Term 1 @ The Eden Centre, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge, Kent
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Contact: Maria Damodaran Email: mariadamodaran@gmail.com Web: https://tinyurl.com/Prodigy-Standard-2018-19-Term1 [MAP]
All (ECF graded Under 100 as well as ungraded) chess players are welcome to play during school term (after school). 25 minutes for the game plus 10 seconds per move from the start; 5 rounds (each round each week) | Entry form

Oct
21
Sun
2018
Chipping Sodbury Rapidplay @ Old Grammar School, Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 6:30 pm

Contact: John Stubbs Email: jcdstubbs@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.chessit.co.uk [MAP]
ECF and FIDE rated Rapidplay (all three sections). 6 rounds of 20mins plus 5 sec increments per person. Starts 11.00am, finishes 6.00pm. Prizes depends on entries received | Entry form