English Youth Grand Prix

English Youth Grand Prix, EYGP rules and the Tournament Performance Calculator


One boy and one girl in each birth year from 2000 to 2011 …
[image courtesy of Baltimore Kids Chess]

Earn the Title

English Youth Champion
English Youth Girls’ (or Boys’) Champion

There are 24 titles for boys and girls aged 7-18 next birthday at 31 December 2017

2016-17 Champions – click here

Represent England

European Youth Championships U8-U18 – Riga, Latvia, 19-30 August 2018
World Youth Championships U14, U16, U18 – Halkidiki, Greece, 19 October-1 November 2018
World Cadets Championships U8, U10, U12 – Santiago de Compostela (Galicia), Spain, 3-16 November 2018

Win Cash



By playing in a minimum of three qualifying tournaments and being the highest placed boy or girl in your age group.

You need to be a junior member of the ECF.  See here for more information, including the offer of one year’s free Junior Silver Membership for players who have not previously been members.

See the English Youth Grand Prix rules here for more information including details of the qualifying tournaments for your age group.

Any invitation to represent England is subject to the English Youth Grand Prix rules and the Junior Selection Policy as amended from time-to-time.  You will need to complete an Expression of Interest form which can be found here.

Additional information

The current standings can be found here.

The tournament performance calculator and information on the Tournament Performance Grade (TPG) methodology can be found here.

TPGs do not apply to children aged 7 or 8 next birthday at 31 December 2017 i.e. born in 2010 or 2011.  For these children, performance is measured by the percentage scored in each qualifying tournament.

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