Definitive Calendar 2018

JANUARY

15 — 28 Tennis, Australian Open, Melbourne
25 John Mitchell, Peaks & Glaciers Exhib. Mayfair (until 9th March)

FEBRUARY

3 Rugby Union, Wales v Scotland, Cardiff
3 Rugby Union, France v Ireland, Paris
4 Rugby Union, England v Italy, Rome
4 American Football, The Super Bowl, Minneapolis
7 Cricket, Australia v England, T20, Hobart
9 – 25 Winter Olympics, Pyeonchang, South Korea
10 Rugby Union, Ireland v Italy, Dublin
10 Rugby Union, England v Wales, Twickenham
10 Cricket, Australia v England, T20, Melbourne
10 Racing, Betfair Super Saturday, Newbury
11 Rugby Union, Scotland v France, Edinburgh
13 Cricket, New Zealand v England T20, Wellington
17 – 25 Real Tennis, Amat. Singles & Doubles, Queen's Club
18 Cricket, New Zealand v England, T20, Hamilton
23 Rugby Union, France v Italy, Marseille
24 Rugby Union, Ireland v Wales, Dublin
24 Rugby Union, Scotland v England, Edinburgh
25 Football, Carabao Cup Final, Wembley
25 Cricket, New Zealand v England ODI, Hamilton
28 Cricket, New Zealand v England, ODI, Tauranga

MARCH

2 – 3 Real Tennis, Oxford v Cambridge, Lord's
3 Cricket, New Zealand v England ODI, Wellington
7 Cricket, New Zealand v England ODI, Dunedin
9 – 18 Winter Paralympics, Pyeonchang, South Korea
10 Rugby Union, Ireland v Scotland, Dublin
10 Rugby Union, France v England, Paris
10 Cricket, New Zealand v England ODI, Christchurch
11 Rugby Union, Wales v Italy, Cardiff
13 – 16 Racing, Cheltenham Festival, Cheltenham
14 – 20 John Mitchell at BADA Fair, Duke of York Sq. Chelsea
17 Rugby Union, Italy v Scotland, Rome
17 Rugby Union, England v Ireland, Twickenham
17 Rugby Union, Wales v France, Cardiff
18 – 24 Rackets, Schools' Doubles Champs. Queen's Club
21 – 25 Golf, WGC Matchplay, Austin, Texas
22 – 26 Cricket, New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Auckland
23 Football, Holland v England, Amsterdam
24 Rowing, Oxford v Cambridge Boat Races, Putney
25 British Summer Time begins (clocks forward)
25 Motor Racing, Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne
27 Football, England v Italy, Wembley
30 Cricket, New Zealand v Eng., 2nd Test, Christchurch (until 3rd April)
30 GOOD FRIDAY – BANK HOLIDAY
31 Boxing, Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker, Cardiff

APRIL

1 EASTER DAY
2 EASTER MONDAY – BANK HOLIDAY
2 Newby Hall, Nr. Ripon, N. Yorks. opens
4 – 15 Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast, Australia
5 – 8 Golf, The Halford Hewitt, Deal & Sandwich
5 – 8 Golf, The Masters, Augusta National, USA
8 Motor Racing, Bahrain Grand Prix, Sakhir
13 Cricket, County Champs. season starts
14 Racing, The Grand National, Aintree
15 Motor Racing, Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai
17 – 19 Racing, Craven Meeting, Newmarket
21 Racing, Greenham Stakes, Newbury
22 London Marathon
23 St. George’s Day
24 – 28 Real Tennis, World Champs. Queen's Club
29 Motor Racing, Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Baku

MAY

2 – 6 Equestrianism, Badminton Horse Trials, Gloucs.
3 – 6 Cycling, Tour de Yorkshire
5 Boxing, Tony Bellew v David Haye, O2 Arena, London
5 – 6 Racing, 2000/1000 Guineas Meeting, Newmarket
7 MAY DAY BANK HOLIDAY
10 – 13 Golf,Players' Champs. Ponte Vedra, Florida, USA
11 Rugby Union, European Challenge Cup, Bilbao
11 – 12 Racing, May Racing Weekend, Ascot
12 Rugby Union, European Champions Cup Final, Bilbao
13 Motor Racing, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona
16 Football, Europa League Cup Final, Lyon
16 – 18 Racing, The Dante Meeting, York
19 Football, FA Cup Final, Wembley
19 Glyndebourne Festival Opera Season (until 26th Aug.)
22 – 26 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Hospital, Chelsea
24 – 27 Golf, BMW PGA Champs. Wentworth, Surrey
24 – 28 Cricket, England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's
26 Football, Champions' League Cup Final, Kiev
26 Rugby Union, Premiership Cup Final, Twickenham
27 Motor Racing, Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo
27 Rugby Union, England XV v Barbarians, Twickenham
27 Motor Racing, Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo
27 Tennis, French Open, Paris (until 10th June)
28 SPRING BANK HOLIDAY
29 Holland Park Opera Season, (until 28th July)
31 Golf, US Women's Open, Shoal Creek, Alabama, USA
31 Garsington Opera, Wormsley, Bucks. (until 22nd July)

JUNE

1 – 2 Racing, The Oaks and Derby Meeting, Epsom
1 – 5 Cricket, England v Pakistan 2nd Test, Headingley
7 Grange Park Opera, West Horsley, (until 14th July)
8 – 10 Golf, Women's Curtis Cup, Scarsdale, New York, USA
8 – 10 Polo, 'Polo in the Park', Hurlingham Park, Fulham
9 Rugby Union, South Africa v England, Johannesburg
9 Cricket, Middlesex v Australia, Lord's
9 Fete Champetre, Hurlingham Club
10 Motor Racing, Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal
10 Cricket, Scotland v England, Edinburgh
12 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (until 19th August)"
13 Cricket, England v Australia ODI, Oval
14 Football, The World Cup, Russia (until 15th July)
14 John Mitchell, Guillemet Centenary Exhib. Mayfair (until 19th July)
14 – 17 Golf, US Open, Southampton, New York, USA
16 Rugby Union, South Africa v England, Bloemfontein
16 Cricket, England v Australia ODI, Cardiff
16 – 17 Motor Racing, Le Mans 24 Hours, France
18 Football, England v Tunisia, Volgograd
18 – 23 Golf, Amateur Champs. Murcar & Royal Aberdeen
18 – 24 Tennis, ATP 500 Champs., Queen’s Club
19 Cricket, England v Australia ODI, Trent Bridge
19 – 23 Racing, The Royal Meeting, Ascot
21 Cricket, England v Australia, ODI, Chester-le-Street
22 Cricket, Oxford v Cambridge, Lord's
23 Rugby Union, South Africa v England, Cape Town
23 Cricket, Eton v Harrow, Lord's
23 Cricket, Cornflowers CC v Hurlingham, Hurlingham Club
24 Football, England v Panama, Nizhny Novgorod
24 Cricket, England v Australia ODI, Old Trafford
24 Motor Racing, French Grand Prix, Le Castellet
26 – 29 Tennis, Hurlingham Tennis Classic, Hurlingham Club
27 Cricket, England v Australia T20, Edgbaston
27 John Mitchell at 'Masterpiece Exhibition', Chelsea (until 4th July)
28 Football, England v Belgium, Kaliningrad
28 Golf, Women's PGA Champs., Illinois, USA (until 1st July)
30 Cricket, County One Day Cup Final, Lord's

JULY

1 Motor Racing, Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg
2 – 15 Tennis, The Championships, Wimbledon
3 Cricket, England v India T20, Old Trafford
4 – 8 Rowing, Henley Royal Regatta, Henley-on-Thames
6 Cricket, England v India T20, Cardiff
6 – 7 Football, World Cup Quarter Finals, Russia
7 Racing, Coral Eclipse Stakes, Sandown Park
7 – 29 Cycling, Tour de France
8 Motor Racing, British Grand Prix, Silverstone
8 Cricket, England v India, Bristol
10 – 11 Football, World Cup Semi Finals, St. Petersburg & Moscow
12 Cricket, England v India ODI, Trent Bridge
12 – 14 Racing, July Meeting, Newmarket
12 – 15 Motor Racing, Festival of Speed, Goodwood
12 – 15 Golf, Scottish Open, Gullane
13 BBC Proms. Concerts, Royal Albert Hall (until 8th Sept.)
13 – 14 Racing, Summer Mile Racing Weekend, Ascot
14 Cricket, England v India, ODI, Lord's
14 Football, World Cup Third Place Play Off, St. Petersburg
15 Football, World Cup Final, Moscow
17 Cricket, England v India ODI, Headingley
19 – 22 Golf, The Open Championship, Carnoustie
22 Motor Racing, German Grand Prix, Hockenheim
26 – 29 Golf, Senior Open Champs. St. Andrews
27 – 28 Racing, King George Weekend, Ascot
28 – 29 Cycling, Ride London – Surrey Classic
29 Motor Racing, Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest
31 Racing, Glorious Goodwood Festival (until 4th Aug)

AUGUST

1 – 5 Cricket, England v India 1st Test, Edgbaston
2 – 5 Golf, WGC Invitational, Akron, Ohio, USA
2 – 5 Golf, Women's British Open, Royal Lytham & St. Anne's
3 – 27 Edinburgh Int. Festival/Fringe Festival/Military Tattoo
4 – 11 Sailing, Cowes Week, Isle of Wight
9 – 12 Golf, US PGA Champs. St. Louis, Missouri, USA
9 – 13 Cricket, England v India 2nd Test, Lord's
11 Racing, Dubai Shergar Cup, Ascot
11 – 12 Football, Premier League season starts
12 ‘The Glorious Twelfth’
18 – 22 Cricket, England v India 3rd Test, Trent Bridge
22 – 25 Racing, Ebor Meeting, York
26 Motor Racing, Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps
27 SUMMER BANK HOLIDAY
27 Tennis, US Open, Flushing Meadows, New York (until 9th Sept.)
30 Cricket, England v India, 4th Test, Southampton (until 3rd Sept.)

SEPTEMBER

2 Motor Racing, Italian Grand Prix, Monza
6 Cricket, MCC T20 Finals Day, Lord's
7 – 9 Motor Racing, The Revival Meeting, Goodwood
7 – 11 Cricket, England v India 5th Test, Oval
12 – 2 Rackets, Noel Bruce Old Boys Doubles, Queen's Club
13 – 16 Golf, Women's Evian Champs. Evian-Les-Bains, France
15 Racing, St. Leger, Doncaster
15 Cricket, County T20 Finals Day, Edgbaston
16 Motor Racing, Singapore Grand Prix, Marina Bay
20 – 23 Golf, Tour Champs. Atlanta, Georgia, USA
28 – 30 Golf, The Ryder Cup, Paris
30 Motor Racing, Russian Grand Prix, Sochi

OCTOBER

4 – 7 Golf, Alfred Dunhill Links Champs., Kingsbarns & St. Andrews
5 – 6 Racing, Autumn Racing Weekend, Ascot
5 – 7 Golf, Grafton Morrish Finals, Brancaster & Huntstanton
7 Racing, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe,Longchamp, Paris
7 Motor Racing, Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka
20 Racing, British Champions' Day, Ascot
21 Motor Racing, US Grand Prix, Austin, Texas, USA
22 – 28 Tennis, WTA Finals, Singapore
27 Racing, Racing Post Trophy, Doncaster
28 British Summer Time ends (clocks back)
28 Motor Racing, Mexican Grand Prix, Mexico City
31 Hallowe’en

NOVEMBER

3 Rugby Union, England v South Africa, Twickenham
10 Rugby Union, England v New Zealand, Twickenham
10 The Lord Mayor’s Show, The City, London
11 Motor Racing, Brazilian Grand Prix, Sao Paulo
11 Remembrance Sunday
11 – 18 Tennis, ATP World Tour Finals, O2 Arena, London
11 – 20 Real Tennis, Open Singles & Doubles Champs, Queen's Club
15 – 18 Golf, DP World Tour Champs. Dubai, UAE
17 Rugby Union, England v Japan, Twickenham
24 Rugby Union, England v Australia, Twickenham
25 Motor Racing, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina
29 Rackets, National Invitation Singles, Queen's Club (until 11th Dec.)

DECEMBER

1 Racing, Ladbrokes Trophy, Newbury
6 Rugby, Oxford v Cambridge Varsity Match, Twickenham
8 Racing, Tingle Creek Chase, Sandown Park
9 – 15 Rackets, National Schools Singles Champs., Queen’s Club
17 – 23 Equestrianism, London Int. Horse Show, Olympia
21 Shortest Day – Winter Solstice
21 – 22 Racing, Christmas Racing Weekend, Ascot
24 CHRISTMAS EVE
25 CHRISTMAS DAY
26 BOXING DAY
26 Racing, King George VI Chase, Kempton Park
27 Racing, Coral Welsh National, Chepstow
31 NEW YEAR’S EVE – HOGMANAY