Announcement for International Junior Tournaments – June 22

The following international junior tournaments are coming up –

World Youth Championship (U14,16,18) 5th – 17th September (Mamaia, Romania)
World Cadets Championship (U8,10,12) 15th – 28th September (Batumi, Georgia)
European Youth Championship (U8,10,12,14,16,18) 5th – 15th November (Antalya, Turkey)

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 at least 1 parent, 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: an accompanying parent counts as a “person”)
  • £200 per child who is not a member of the ECF Academy or Accelerator Programme and wishes to play in either tournament

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 —

Mamaia –  Wednesday, 13th July –
Batumi – Wednesday, 13th July –
Antalya – Wednesday, 31st August –

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