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 19/03/18)

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 …

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

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
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
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://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

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
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

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 …

Nov
5
Mon
2018
19th Royal Beacon Seniors Congress @ Royal Beacon Hotel, Exmouth
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – Nov 9 @ 4:00 pm

Contact: RH Jones Email: jones_r53@sky.com Web: http://keverelchess.com [MAP] Seniors Congress, Monday – Friday. ‘Junior’ Section (50 – 64) & Seniors (65+). Links up with the Torbay Congress to make a South Devon Chess Festival – 10 games in 7 consecutive days of chess at 2 excellent seaside hotel venues.

Nov
9
Fri
2018
Torbay Chess Congress @ Livermead House Hotel, Torbay Road, Seafront, Torquay TQ2 6RH
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Phil McConnell Email: secretary@torbaycongress.com Web: http://www.torbaycongress.com [MAP] Four sections – Open, U170, U140, U120. Five rounds. Doors open 6.30pm Friday 9th November

Jan
26
Sat
2019
South of England Junior Chess Congress @ Yateley Manor School 51 Reading Rd Yateley GU46 7UQ
Jan 26 @ 9:30 am – Jan 27 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Amy Grieve Email: amy@southofenglandjunior.com Web: http://www.southofenglandjunior.com [MAP] Prestigious junior chess tournament for all ages. Qualifier for EPSCA England trials

Mar
9
Sat
2019
44th East Devon Chess Congress at Exeter @ Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter EX1 1BW
Mar 9 @ 9:30 am – Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm

Contact Dr Tim Paulden Email: timpaulden@gmail.com Web: http://www.eastdevonchesscongress.com [MAP] One of the most popular Congresses in the South West – our 2016 and 2017 events both attracted over 140 entrants! The venue is in Exeter city centre, close to railway stations, car parks, and accommodation.
*** Please note the new TWO-DAY FORMAT for 2019 – three rounds on Saturday, two rounds on Sunday! ***
Full details, including the tournament leaflet, will be released in Summer 2018 …

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