2023 Tournament Dates

  • Sunday 15th October - ENTER NOW
  • Sunday 12th November
  • + December 2023 (TBA)

Free Entry! Trophy + Prizes of Chess coaching for each section 

All tournaments will be ECF Rated and feature six rounds.

All tournaments will be held at The UCL Academy, Adelaide Rd, London NW3 3AQ

Closest tubes: Swiss Cottage (Jubilee) 3 min walk, Finchley Road

Tournament information

Each tournament consists of 6 rounds/games. All competitors play in all rounds. Any withdrawal must be advised to the tournament director. The tournaments are ECF rated, and players must hold a minimum of Silver membership of the English Chess Federation in order to compete. Junior Silver membership is available FREE for the first year to juniors who have not previously been members of the Federation. For those that have been a member of the ECF previously, the cost is £6 for a year. See www.englishchess.org.uk.

Players must be below the age of their section (Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 18) at midnight on 1st September 2023. Players can play in an older age category if they choose to do so, but not a younger one. Prizes will be awarded in each section for the top 3boy and girl players in each age category

Schedule for all tournaments
Round 1 11am
Round 2 12:10pm
Round 3 1:20pm
Round 4 2:30pm
Round 5 3:40pm
Round 6 4:50pm
Prize Giving 6:15pm
  • 1st place = Trophy  & £100 voucher for chess coaching
  • 2nd & 3rd places = Medal & £50 voucher for chess coaching
  • Trophy for the top performing girl in each section & £50 voucher for chess coaching

About the Junior Chess Grand Prix

The Junior Chess Grand Prix is a series of free chess tournaments organised by the charity, Chess in Schools and Communities, aimed at school children aged 6 to 18. You can participate in any or all of the chess tournaments in the series, with the game points you score in each event counting towards your score in the Grand Prix. There will be a fourth and final tournament in the Grand prix series, to be held in either December 2023 or early 2024, where points scored will count double towards the overall Grand prix standings.

The winner in each category of the 2023 Junior Grand Prix will also receive a voucher for an additional £500 of chess coaching, with second and third places receiving a voucher for £250 of chess coaching.

Time control for all tournaments:

15 minutes + 10 second increment

Only light refreshments will be available at the venue so we recommend your child brings a packed lunch.
Children aged under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Chess in Schools and Communities reserves the right to refuse entry.
Please advise the organisers by emailing [email protected] if you need to withdraw from the tournament before it.

Entry Form: Event 2 - Sunday 15 October