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 FIDE ratings server if it is FIDE-rated or has a FIDE-rated section(s) | For a PDF of the ECF Event Calendar (updated every 3-4 weeks) – click here (updated 19/06/18)

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 …

Jul
17
Tue
2018
Muswell Hill FIDE WEEKDAY Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, East Finchley, London N2 9HR
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Summer Chess League Round 2 @ Battersea Chess Club 81-83 Falcon Road London SW11 2PF
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Leon Watson Email: leonjameswatson@gmail.com Web: http://www.summerchessleague.org.uk [MAP]
The SCL is London’s lighter league. We are a new league hosted by Battersea Chess Club at their venue near Clapham Junction railway station | Flyer

Jul
21
Sat
2018
6th Brainstormchess Junior Rapidplay @ The Rugby Portobello 221 Walmer Road, Holland Park, London W11 4EY
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Docklands Chess Poplar Rapid Tournament @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Jul 21 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub [MAP]
Minor Under 130 – Major Under 171. 6 rounds of rapid chess. Half an hour per player per game | Entry form

7th Brainstormchess FIDE Blitz @ The Rugby Portobello 221 Walmer Road, Holland Park, London W11 4EY
Jul 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Contact: Kishan Pattni Email: kishanpattni84@gmail.com Web: https://form.jotformeu.com/73506022496354 [MAP]
A social FIDE rated blitz evening.

Jul
22
Sun
2018
CCS Midweek FIDE Evening Blast @ John Keble Church, Edgware, London HA8 9NS
Jul 22 @ 6:30 pm – Jul 27 @ 10:30 pm

Contact: Rob Willmoth Email: rob@chesscoachingservices.net Web: https://www.chesscoachingservices.net/online-payments/ [MAP]
This is a five round weekday evening event on Sunday 22nd, Monday 23rd, Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th, Friday 27th July. Each player will play 5 FIDE-rated games. Sections – FIDE-rated Over 2000, FIDE-rated 1850 to 1999, FIDE-rated 1700 to 1849, FIDE-rated 1550 to 1699, Under 1550 | Entry form

Jul
23
Mon
2018
British Chess Junior Holiday Camp @ Writtle Community House Redwood Drive Writtle Chelmsford Essex CM1 3LY
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am – Jul 24 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: Robin Slade Email: chelmsfordjuniorchess@gmail.com Web: http://www.britishchess.co.uk [MAP]
This is a two day junior training camp timed for the start of the school holidays and the week before the British Championships. The days are designed for children to be left although there is a separate room for parents if wanted. Places are limited to 30. IM Richard Pert will lead the coaching assisted by local junior coach Robin Slade and popular female coach Lateefah Messam-Sparks. There will be workshops on different aspects of the game and analysis of practice matches played. Look at the video on the blog from last year’s event for a flavour of the camp | Entry form

Jul
24
Tue
2018
Summer Chess League Round 3 @ Battersea Chess Club 81-83 Falcon Road London SW11 2PF
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Leon Watson Email: leonjameswatson@gmail.com Web: http://www.summerchessleague.org.uk [MAP]
The SCL is London’s lighter league. We are a new league hosted by Battersea Chess Club at their venue near Clapham Junction railway station | Flyer

Jul
28
Sat
2018
1st Kingston Rapidplay Chess Tournament @ Richard Mayo Centre Kingston United Reformed Church Eden Street Kingston KT1 1HZ
Jul 28 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Jul
30
Mon
2018
1st Watford Junior (U12) Rapidplay @ West Herts Sports & Social Club 8 Park Avenue Watford WD18 7HP
Jul 30 @ 1:45 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact: Roger Lancaster Email: contact@watfordchessclub.org Web [MAP]
6 round Under 12 (ages as at 1/1/2018) Rapidplay, each player having 30 minutes to complete all his/her moves in each game. First prize £100. Entry forms and fuller details can be downloaded from the Watford club website | Entry form

Aug
2
Thu
2018
Hendon First Thursday Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Aug 2 all-day

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: www.hendonchessclub.com [MAP]
Time control : G10 (all in ten minutes each); Swiss 6 round Open (one section)

Aug
4
Sat
2018
Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess Tournament @ St Luke’s Church in Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Aug 4 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP]
Five sections based on English Chess Federation Rapidplay grades – Open to All (the strongest section); Under 170 Major; Under 145 Minor; Under 120 Amateur; Under 80 My First Tournament

Aug
7
Tue
2018
Summer Chess League Round 4 @ Battersea Chess Club 81-83 Falcon Road London SW11 2PF
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Leon Watson Email: leonjameswatson@gmail.com Web: http://www.summerchessleague.org.uk [MAP]
The SCL is London’s lighter league. We are a new league hosted by Battersea Chess Club at their venue near Clapham Junction railway station | Flyer

Aug
11
Sat
2018
64th Hampstead FIDE Congress @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, Hampstead, London NW3 6NS
Aug 11 @ 10:30 am – Aug 12 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP]
THREE SECTIONS – Under 2200 & Under 1900 plus a section for players who are graded Under 135 on the ECF list

Aug
14
Tue
2018
Summer Chess League Round 5 @ Battersea Chess Club 81-83 Falcon Road London SW11 2PF
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Contact: Leon Watson Email: leonjameswatson@gmail.com Web: http://www.summerchessleague.org.uk [MAP]
The SCL is London’s lighter league. We are a new league hosted by Battersea Chess Club at their venue near Clapham Junction railway station | Flyer

Aug
15
Wed
2018
Muswell Hill FIDE WEEKDAY Rapid @ The Clissold Arms, 105 Fortis Green, East Finchley, London N2 9HR
Aug 15 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Aug
18
Sat
2018
Docklands Chess Poplar Rapid Tournament @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Aug 18 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub [MAP]
Minor Under 130 – Major Under 171. 6 rounds of rapid chess. Half an hour per player per game | Entry form

Aug
25
Sat
2018
54th Berks & Bucks Chess Congress @ St Piran’s School, Gringer Hill, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 7LZ
Aug 25 – Aug 27 all-day

Contact: Liam Varnam Email: liamvarnam@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.berksandbuckschess.com [MAP]
Six round Swiss. Sections (usually 12-16 players in each) allocated according to ECF grade. Usually 5-6 sections. Top two sections FIDE-rated, all sections ECF-graded | Entry form

7th Brainstormchess Junior Rapidplay @ The Rugby Portobello 221 Walmer Road, Holland Park, London W11 4EY
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Kishan Pattni Email: kishanpattni84@gmail.com Web: https://form.jotformeu.com/80987319096370 [MAP]
A London Junior Chess Championship qualifier. All games will be submitted for ECF (rapidplay) grading. There will be an U8, U10, U12 and an Open section suitable for children and adults of all abilities | Entry form

Sep
1
Sat
2018
Docklands Chess Poplar Rapid Tournament @ Langley Hall, St.Nicholas Church Centre, Ettrick Street, Poplar, London E14 0QD
Sep 1 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub [MAP]
Minor Under 130 – Major Under 171. 6 rounds of rapid chess. Half an hour per player per game | Entry form

Sep
6
Thu
2018
Hendon First Thursday Blitz @ Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane, London NW11 8BS
Sep 6 all-day

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: www.hendonchessclub.com [MAP]
Time control : G10 (all in ten minutes each); Swiss 6 round Open (one section)

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
9
Sun
2018
1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial @ Harrow High School, Gayton Road, Harrow
Sep 9 @ 9:30 am – 7:00 pm

Contact: Sarah Longson Email: sarahhegartychess@outlook.com Web: https://sarahhegartychess.co.uk/product/tournament-entry/ [MAP]
Peter was a fantastic chess player – drawing with World Champion Vishy Anand in a simultaneous display aged 8. Peter won the UK Chess Challenge Terafinal twice. Peter’s first IM norm was at the Uxbridge Masters in 2009. Around this time Peter had a remarkable run of nine games against GMs without being defeated. Peter’s second IM norm was achieved at the World University Championships with one round to spare. Peter also had some fantastic results for Millfield School. Grandmaster Matthew Turner recalls 2007-08 where Peter was “by far the best player in our team and in the final we were out graded on every board, but his victory on board 1 clinched it for us.” We have no doubt Peter would have achieved IM and more but in the latter years of his life he was focusing on his career.
Peter also had a passion for helping juniors and for this reason this event is free for juniors – please email sarahhegartychess@outlook.com for a coupon code

Sep
15
Sat
2018
Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess Tournament @ St Luke’s Church in Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Sep 15 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP]
Five sections based on English Chess Federation Rapidplay grades – Open to All (the strongest section); Under 170 Major; Under 145 Minor; Under 120 Amateur; Under 80 My First Tournament

Sep
22
Sat
2018
65th Hampstead FIDE Congress @ Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue, Hampstead, London NW3 6NS
Sep 22 @ 10:30 am – Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.co.uk [MAP]
THREE SECTIONS – Under 2200 & Under 1900 plus a section for players who are graded Under 135 on the ECF list

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