Definitive Calendar 2017

JANUARY

14 Football, Africa Cup of Nations, Gabon (until 5th Feb.)
16 – 29 Tennis, Australian Open, Melbourne

FEBRUARY

1 Cricket, India v England, Twenty20 Int. Bangalore
4 Rugby Union, England v France, Twickenham
4 Rugby Union, Scotland v Ireland, Edinburgh
5 Rugby Union, Italy v Wales, Rome
5 American Football, Super Bowl, Houston, USA
11 Racing, Betfair Super Saturday, Newbury
11 Rugby Union, Wales v England, Cardiff
11 Rugby Union, Italy v Ireland, Rome
12 Rugby Union, France v Scotland, Paris
18 Racing, Betfair Ascot Chase Raceday, Ascot
18 – 26 Real Tennis, Amat. Singles & Doubles, Queen's Club
25 Rugby Union, Scotland v Wales, Edinburgh
25 Rugby Union, Ireland v France, Dublin
26 Rugby Union, England v Italy, Twickenham
26 Football, EFL Cup Final, Wembley

MARCH

3 Cricket, West Indies v England, 1st ODI, Antigua
5 Cricket, West Indies v England, 2nd ODI, Antigua
9 Cricket, West Indies v England, 3rd ODI, Barbados
10 Rugby Union, Wales v Ireland, Cardiff
11 Rugby Union, England v Scotland, Twickenham
11 Rugby Union, Italy v France, Rome
14 – 17 Racing, Cheltenham Festival, Cheltenham
18 Rugby Union, Ireland v England, Dublin
18 Rugby Union, Scotland v Italy, Edinburgh
18 Rugby Union, France v Wales, Paris
19 – 25 Rackets, Schools' Doubles Champs. Queen's Club
22 Football, Germany v England, Int. Friendly, Dortmund
26 British Summer Time begins (clocks forward)
26 Football, England v Lithuania, World Cup Qual. Wembley
26 Motor Racing, Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne

APRIL

1 Newby Hall, Nr. Ripon, N. Yorks. opens
1 Racing, William Hill Lincoln H'cap, Doncaster
2 Rowing, Oxford v Cambridge Boat Races, Putney
6 – 9 Golf, The Masters, Augusta National, USA
6 – 9 Golf, The Halford Hewitt, Deal & Sandwich
7 Cricket, County Championship season starts
8 Racing, The Grand National, Aintree
9 Motor Racing, Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai
14 GOOD FRIDAY
16 EASTER DAY
16 Motor Racing, Bahrain Grand Prix, Sakhir
17 EASTER MONDAY
18 – 20 Racing, Craven Meeting, Newmarket
22 Racing, Greenham Stakes, Newbury
23 The London Marathon
28 – 30 Cycling, Tour de Yorkshire
29 Boxing, A. Joshua v W. Klitschko, Wembley Stadium
30 Motor Racing, Russian Grand Prix, Sochi

MAY

1 MAY DAY BANK HOLIDAY
3 – 7 Equestrianism, Badminton Horse Trials, Gloucs.
4 – 7 Racing, Kentucky Derby Meeting, Louisville, USA
5 Cricket, England v Ireland ODI, Bristol
6 – 7 Racing, Guineas Meeting, Newmarket
7 Cricket, England v Ireland ODI, Lord's
11 – 14 Golf, Players' Champs. Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA
12 Rugby Union, Challenge Cup Final, Edinburgh
12 – 13 Racing, May Racing Weekend, Ascot
13 Rugby Union, Champions Cup Final, Edinburgh
13 – 14 Real Tennis, Scottish Open, Radley College
14 Motor Racing, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona
17 – 18 Racing, The Dante Meeting, York
20 Music, Glyndebourne Festival Opera Season (until 27th Aug.)
23 – 27 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Hospital, Chelsea
24 Cricket, England v South Africa ODI, Headingley
24 Football, Europa League Final, Stockholm
25 – 28 Golf, BMW PGA Champs. Wentworth, Surrey
27 Cricket, England v South Africa ODI, Southampton
27 Rugby Union, Aviva Premiership Cup Final, Twickenham
27 Football, FA Cup Final, Wembley
27 – 28 Racing, Irish Guineas Meeting, Curragh
28 Motor Racing, Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo
28 Tennis, French Open, Paris (until 11th June)
29 Cricket, England v South Africa ODI, Lord's
29 SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

JUNE

1 Garsington Opera, Wormsley, Bucks. (until 30th July)
1 Cricket, England v Bangladesh, Champions' Trophy, The Oval
2 – 3 Racing, Investec Oaks and Derby Meeting, Epsom
3 Football, Champions League Final, Cardiff
6 Cricket, England v New Zealand, Champions' Trophy, Cardiff
8 Grange Park Opera, Hants. (until 15th July)
8 Racing, Coral Eclipse, Sandown Park
9 – 11 Polo, Polo in the Park, Hurlingham Park, Fulham
10 Cricket, England v Australia, Champions' Trophy, Edgbaston
10 Rugby Union, Argentina v England, 1st Test, Argentina
10 'Fete Champetre' – The Hurlingham Club
11 Motor Racing, Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal
13 Football, France v England Friendly, Paris
14 – 15 Cricket, Champions' Trophy Semi-Finals, Cardiff/Edgbaston
15 – 18 Golf, US Open, Erin Hills, Wisconsin, USA
17 Rugby Union, Argentina v England, 2nd Test, Argentina
17 – 18 Motor Racing, Le Mans 24 Hours, France
17 – 27 Sailing, America's Cup, Bermuda
18 Cricket, Champions' Trophy Final , The Oval
18 Polo, Cartier Queen's Cup Final, Guards Polo Club, Windsor
19 – 24 Golf, Amateur Champs. Royal St. George's & Prince's, Kent
19 – 25 Tennis, Aegon Championship, Queen’s Club
20 – 24 Racing, The Royal Meeting, Ascot
21 Midsummer Day
21 Cricket, England v South Africa, Twenty20, Southampton
21 – 25 Music, Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, Somerset
22 – 25 Motor Racing, Festival of Speed, Goodwood
23 Cricket, England v South Africa, Twenty20, Taunton
24 Rugby Union, New Zealand v British Lions 1st Test, Auckland
24 Cricket, Eton v Harrow, Lord’s
25 Cricket, Cornflowers CC v Hurlingham CC, Hurlingham Club
25 Cricket, England v South Africa, Twenty 20, Cardiff
25 Motor Racing, Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Baku
26 Cricket, Women's World Cup, England (until 23rd July)
27 – 30 Tennis, Hurlingham Club Tennis Classic, Hurlingham Club
28 Rowing, Henley Royal Regatta, Henley-on-Thames (until 1st July)
29 'Masterpiece Exhibition', Royal Hospital Chelsea (until 5th July)

JULY

1 Cricket, Royal London One Day Cup Final, Lord's
1 Rugby Union, New Zealand v British Lions 2nd Test, Wellington
1 – 23 Cycling, Tour de France
3 – 16 Tennis, The Championships, Wimbledon
6 – 10 Cricket, England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's
8 Rugby Union, New Zealand v British Lions 3rd Test, Auckland
9 Motor Racing, Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg
13 – 15 Racing, July Meeting, Newmarket
13 – 16 Golf, AAM Scottish Open, Dundonald Links, Ayrshire
14 BBC Proms. Concerts, Royal Albert Hall (until 9th Sept.)
14 – 15 Racing, Summer Mile Racing Weekend, Ascot
14- 18 Cricket, England v South Africa, 2nd Test, Trent Bridge
16 Motor Racing, British Grand Prix, Silverstone
16 Football, Women's Euro 2017, Holland (until 6th Aug.)
20 – 23 Golf, The Open, Royal Birkdale, Southport
23 Cricket, Women's World Cup Final, Lord's
27 – 30 Golf, Senior Open Champs. Royal Porthcawl, Wales
27 – 31 Cricket, England v South Africa, 3rd Test, The Oval
28 – 29 Racing, King George VI Weekend, Ascot
29 Sailing, Cowes Week, Isle of Wight (until 5th Aug.)
29 – 30 Cycling, Prudential Bike Ride, London and Surrey
30 Motor Racing, Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest

AUGUST

1 – 5 Racing, Glorious Goodwood Festival, Goodwood
3 – 6 Golf, Ricoh Women's British Open, Kingsbarns, Scotland
4 – 8 Cricket, England v South Africa, 4th Test, Old Trafford
4 – 13 Athletics, IAAF World Athletic Champs. London Stadium
4 – 28 Edinburgh Int. Festival/Fringe Festival/Military Tattoo
6 Football, Women's Euro 2017 Final, Holland
9 – 26 Rugby, Women's World Cup, Ireland
10 – 13 Golf, US PGA Champs. Charlotte, N. Carolina, USA
12 ‘The Glorious Twelfth’
12 Football, Premier League season starts
12 Racing, Shergar Cup, Ascot
17 – 21 Cricket, England v West Indies, 1st Test, Edgbaston
18 – 20 Golf, Women's Solheim Cup, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
23 – 26 Racing, Ebor Meeting, York
25 – 29 Cricket, England v West Indies, 2nd Test, Headingley
27 Motor Racing, Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps
28 Tennis, US Open, Flushing Meadows, New York (until 10th Sept.)
28 SUMMER BANK HOLIDAY

SEPTEMBER

2 Cricket, Twenty20 Blast Finals Day, Edgbaston
3 Motor Racing, Italian Grand Prix, Monza
7 – 11 Cricket, England v West Indies, 3rd Test, Lord's
8 – 10 Motor Racing, The Revival Meeting, Goodwood
9 – 10 Golf, The Walker Cup, Los Angeles Country Club, USA
13 – 21 Rackets, Noel Bruce Old Boys Doubles, Queen's Club
16 Cricket, England v West Indies, Twenty20 Int. Durham
16 Racing, Ladbrokes St. Leger, Doncaster
17 Motor Racing, Singapore Grand Prix, Marina Bay
19 Cricket, England v West Indies, ODI, Old Trafford
21 Cricket, England v West Indies, ODI, Trent Bridge
24 American Football, NFL in London, Wembley
24 Cricket, England v West Indies, ODI, Bristol
27 Cricket, England v West Indies ODI, The Oval
29 Cricket, England v West Indies, Southampton
29 Golf, Grafton Morrish, Brancaster & Huntstanton (until 1st Oct.)

OCTOBER

1 Motor Racing, Malaysian Grand Prix, Sepang
1 American Football, NFL in London, Wembley
1 Racing, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Chantilly, Paris
5 – 8 Golf, Alfred Dunhill Links Champs. Carnoustie & St. Andrews
8 Motor Racing, Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka
21 Racing, British Champions’ Day, Ascot
22 Motor Racing, US Grand Prix, Austin, Texas, USA
22 American Football, NFL in London, Twickenham
23 – 30 Tennis, WTA Finals, Singapore
28 Racing, Racing Post Trophy, Doncaster
29 British Summer Time ends (clocks back)
29 Motor Racing, Mexican Grand Prix, Mexico City
29 American Football, NFL in London, Twickenham
31 Hallowe’en

NOVEMBER

3 – 4 Racing, Breeders' Cup, Del Mar, California
7 Racing, Melbourne Cup Day, Flemington, Melbourne
11 Rugby Union, England v Argentina, Twickenham
11 The Lord Mayor’s Show, City of London
12 Remembrance Sunday
12 Motor Racing, Brazilian Grand Prix, Sao Paulo
12 – 21 Real Tennis, British Open Singles & Doubles Champs, Queen's Club
18 Rugby Union, England v Australia, Twickenham
18 – 26 Rackets, National Invitation Singles, Queen's Club
19 – 26 Tennis, ATP World Tour Finals, O2 Arena, London
23 – 27 Cricket, Australia v England, 1st Ashes Test, Brisbane
24 – 25 Racing, Prince's Countryside Racing Weekend, Ascot
25 Rugby Union, England v Samoa, Twickenham
26 Motor Racing, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina
30 Rackets, Amateur Singles Champs. Queen's Club (until 12th Dec.)

DECEMBER

1 Football, 2018 World Cup Draw, Moscow
2 Racing, Hennessy Gold Cup, Newbury
2 – 6 Cricket, Australia v England, 2nd Ashes Test, Adelaide
7 Rugby, Oxford v Cambridge, Twickenham
9 Racing, Tingle Creek Chase, Sandown Park
10 – 16 Rackets, National Schools Singles Champs., Queen’s Club
14 – 18 Cricket, Australia v England, 3rd Ashes Test, Perth
21 Shortest Day – Winter Solstice
22 – 23 Racing, Christmas Racing Weekend, Ascot
24 CHRISTMAS EVE
25 CHRISTMAS DAY
26 BOXING DAY
26 Racing, King George VI Chase, Kempton Park
26 – 30 Cricket, Australia v England, 4th Ashes Test, Melbourne
27 Racing, Coral Welsh National, Chepstow
31 NEW YEAR’S EVE – HOGMANAY