Announcement for International Junior Tournaments

The following international junior tournaments are coming up –

World Schools Championship 11th – 19th June (Panama City, Panama)
European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championship 19th – 23rd July (Thessaloniki, Greece)

Entries for these tournaments must be made via national federations. The ECF is inviting juniors to register to play in these tournaments.

There are the following mandatory requirements –
– The player has a FIDE Identification Number registered to ENG. Players without a FIDE Identification Number at all can contact David Clayton to request one on Please note we are unable to register players who are registered to other Federations.
– The player is an ECF member. This is the number in the style “ME” followed by 5 digits, not a reference with six digits followed by a letter. Your child can become a member of the English Chess Federation here –
– 1 child must be accompanied by 1 parent only, who will be responsible for their child. The ECF will not provide anyone from the Federation for this purpose.

The costs are covered in the regulations (see the links at the top of this page). There are two additional surcharges:
– Administration charge, £50 per person (note: a parent and a child counts as 2 persons)
– £200 per child who is not a member of the ECF Academy and wishes to play in the World Schools Championship
– £100 per child who is not a member of the ECF Academy and wishes to play in the European Youth Rapid & Blitz

See more about the ECF Academy here –

In order to register for either or both of these tournaments, please fill in this form before these deadlines —
Panama –  Thursday, 5th May –
Thessaloniki – Thursday, 12th May –

If you have any questions about this, please email Alex Holowczak at