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30 March 2017
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Links to the most recent additions and changes to this page.

On 18 Aug
Manchester Summer Congress

On 8 Sept
English Women’s Championship

On 10 Sept
Leamington rapidplay

On 1 Apr
Nottingham Congress

Which month

Here are quick links to every month where there is an event in the calendar.

2017

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

2018

January
February
March
May

Chess Events Calendar

Events that players might be interested in will be listed here when I know about them.

Recent changes are listed under New events on the left of the page.  Quick links, on the right of the page, is an alphabetic list of every event in the calendar.

2017

April

1st and 2nd
April

Saturday
and
Sunday

Nottingham Congress

(Nottingham) 

A five round, weekend congress, with Open, U165, U135, U110 sections.  For more information, contact
Email: Rob Richmond

Details

Nottingham Chess Association website

1st and 2nd
April

Saturday
and
Sunday

ECF
(National Club Championships)

(Solihull) 

ECF’s National Club Championships being played over 4 rounds, with Major, Intermediate and Minor sections. For more information, contact
Email: Alex Holowczak/Guy Greenland

Details

National Club Championship website

Saturday
22nd April

ECF Inter-County
(Preliminary)

 

The fourth Saturday in April is the expected date for preliminary round matches in the National stages of the ECF’s Inter-county season

29th April
to
1st May

Saturday
to
Monday

4NCL
(Weekend 5)

 

Rounds 9 to 11

Div’s 1 and 2 play at Telford
Div 3 North play at Wakefield
Div 3 and 4 South play at Wokefield, Reading

4NCL website

4NCL event

May

12th to 14th
May

Friday
to
Sunday

Rhyl Congress

(Rhyl) 

A three day congress with Open, Major (up to 160), and Minor (up to 125) sections. For more information, contact
Email: Stuart Hamilton

Saturday
13th May

ECF Inter-County
(Quarter-finals)

 

National quarter-final matches in Open, Minor, U160 and U120 sections of the ECF’s Inter-county season.

Tuesday
16th May

CDCL AGM

(Cannock) 

Annual General Meeting of the Cannock and District Chess League will be held at Bridgetown Social Club, Cannock.

Any items for inclusion on the agenda should be submitted to the League Secretary (Peter Oliver) by 14 April.
Email: Peter Oliver

Cannock League website

Saturday
20th May

ECF Inter-County
(Quarter-finals)

 

National quarter-final matches in U180, U140 and U100 sections of the ECF’s Inter-county season

27th to 29th
May

Saturday
to
Monday

Cotswold Chess Congress

(Gloucester) 

A three day congress played over 6 rounds with Open, Major (under 155), and Minor (under 125) sections. For more information, contact
Email: Andrew Gilmour

June

2nd to 4th
June

Friday
to
Sunday

South Lakes Congress

(Cumbria) 

A three day congress with five sections. For more information, contact
Email: Trevor Blower

9th to 11th
June

Friday
to
Sunday

Bristol Summer Congress

(Bristol) 

A three day congress. For more information, contact
Email: Alan Papier

Saturday
10th June

ECF Inter-County
(Semi-finals)

 

The second Saturday in June is the expected date for semi-final matches in the National stages of the ECF’s Inter-county season

30th June
to
2nd July

Friday
to
Sunday

North Wales FIDE Open

(Llandudno) 

A three day congress with FIDE rated Open and FIDE rated Major (U1900/U160), and Minor (U120/U1600). For more information, contact
Email: Syringa Camp

July

Saturday
1st July

ECF Inter-County
(Final)

 

The first Saturday in July is the expected date for the final of the National stages of the ECF’s Inter-county season

Sunday
9th July

Ashton Rapidplay

(Ashton under Lyne) 

A six round Swiss with 25 minutes per game and sections for U150, U115 and U80/ungraded. Limited to 75 entrants.. For more information, contact
Email: David Hardy

Tuesday
11th July

CDCL Fixture meet

(Cannock) 

Fixture meet for the Cannock and District Chess League will be held at Bridgetown Social Club, Cannock.

Cannock League website

28th July
to
6th August

Friday
to
Sunday

British Championships

(Llandudno) 

Just a note that the 2017 ECF British Championships are due to be held between 28 July and 6 August.

Details and entry forms
www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk

August

18th to 20th
August

Friday
to
Sunday

Manchester Summer Congress

(Manchester) 

A three day congress with Open, Major (U165) and Knights (U125) sections.

For more information,
Email: Harry Lamb.

Bolton chess club website

September

Saturday
2nd September

Azaadi Rapidplay

(Birmingham) 

A rapidplay with Open, U170, U140 and U110 sections. A tournament to commemmorate the 70th anniversary of Pakistan’s independence.

Rapidplay

8th to 10th
September

Friday
to
Sunday

English Womens Championship

(Wakefield) 

2017 English Women’s Championship, organised by the ECF.

For more information,
Email: Alex Holoczak.

Website

Sunday
10th September

Leamington Rapidplay

(Warwickshire) 

A one day rapidplay. For more details,
Email: Ed Goodwin

Leamington website

Rapidplay

October

7th and 8th
October

Saturday
and
Sunday

4NCL
(Rapidplay)

(Reading) 

4NCL Individual and team rapidplay championships

4NCL website

4NCL event

21st and 22nd
October

Saturday
and
Sunday

Witney Weekend Congress

(Oxfordshire) 

A congress with Open, U170, U145 and U120 sections. For more information, contact
Email: Mike Truran.

www.witneychess.co.uk

November

3rd to 5th
November

Friday
to
Sunday

4NCL FIDE rated Congress

(Coventry) 

A FIDE rated congress with Open, U2000 (U175 ECF) and U135 ECF sections.

4NCL website

4NCL event

11th and 12th
November

Saturday
and
Sunday

4NCL
(Weekend 1)

 

Rounds 1 and 2

Div’s 1 and 2 play at Telford
Div 3 North at Wakefield
Div 3 and 4 South at Wokefield, Reading

4NCL website

4NCL event

2018

January

13th and 14th
January

Saturday
and
Sunday

4NCL
(Weekend 2)

 

Rounds 3 and 4

Div’s 1 and 2 play at Solihull
Div 3 North play at Bolton
Div 3 and 4 South play at Wokefield, Reading

4NCL website

4NCL event

February

10th and 11th
February

Saturday
and
Sunday

4NCL
(Weekend 3)

 

Rounds 5 and 6

Div’s 1 and 2 play at Northampton
Div 3 North play at Bolton
Div 3 and 4 South at Wokefield, Reading

4NCL website

4NCL event

March

17th and 18th
March

Saturday
and
Sunday

4NCL
(Weekend 4)

 

Rounds 7 and 8

Div’s 1 and 2 play at Reading
Div 3 North play at Wakefield

4NCL website

4NCL event

24th and 25th
March

Saturday
and
Sunday

4NCL
(Weekend 4)

 

Rounds7 and 8

Div’s 3 and 4 South play at Wokefield, Reading

4NCL website

4NCL event

May

5th to 7th
May

Saturday
to
Monday

4NCL
(Weekend 5)

 

Rounds 9 to 11

Div’s 1 and 2 play at Telford
Div 3 and 4 North at Wakefield
Div 3 and 4 South at Wokefield, Reading

4NCL website

4NCL event


Today's promotion

Staffordshire County Cups

Just a reminder that that 15 October is the closing date for entries from clubs interested in competing in the Staffordshire County Cup Knockout tournament.

Hickman cup, 6 players (Open);
Gothard cup, 5 players (U161);
Jackson cup, 5 players (U141) or
Withnall trophy, 5 players (U121).

More info
County cups website
Contact Steve Emmerton
Tel: 01283 517569 or 07850 185536

Quick links

Here are quick links to every event in the calendar. They are grouped into Rapidplay, Standard play and Team events

Standard play

4NCL FIDE rated Congress

Bristol Summer Congress

British Championships

CDCL AGM

CDCL Fixture meet

Cotswold Chess Congress

ECF
National Club Championships

English Womens Championship

Manchester Summer Congress

North Wales FIDE Open

Nottingham Congress

Rhyl Congress

South Lakes Congress

Witney Weekend Congress

Rapidplay

Ashton Rapidplay

Azaadi Rapidplay

Leamington Rapidplay

Team events

4NCL
Rapidplay
Weekend 5
Weekend 1
2018
Weekend 2
Weekend 3
Weekend 4
Weekend 4
Weekend 5

ECF Inter-County
Preliminary
Quarter-finals
Quarter-finals
Semi-finals
Final

Calendar symbols

The symbols used on the calendar are:

Rapidplay Rapidplay
4NCL 4NCL event.
ECF event ECF event.

Events

If you know about an event that local players might be interested in, please get in touch and let me know so I can include it here.

Andrew Davies

Email: email.
Tel: 01902 845303

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