The English Youth Grand Prix 2018-19 (EYGP) started on 1 July 2018 and is open to all ECF junior members eligible to play for England who will be aged 7-18 next birthday at 31 December 2018 i.e. born in the calendar years from 2001-2012.
The EYGP offers a total of twenty-four English Youth Chess Champion titles for boys and girls ages 7-18 years old, a prize of £100 for each champion and the opportunity to play for England in an international tournament, subject to the ECF’s Junior Selection Policy.
The full rules for 2018-19 can be found here including a list of the designated EYGP tournaments. In particular, it should be noted that:
- For children aged 7-14 years old (born 2005-2012), only the listed junior tournaments count towards EYGP. In respect of the Junior 4NCL, only the best result over the three weekends in 2018-19 plus the last weekend in 2017-18 will count, with each of the weekends included in the EYGP counted as a separate congress.
- For children aged 15-18 years old (born 2001-2004), the following additional events will count –
- Any standard play congress which starts on a date from 1 July 2018 to 17 March 2019, provided the results are submitted to the ECF for grading within one month of the end of the congress.
- The Main 4NCL 18-19 weekends 1-4 will be included in the EYGP, treating the results from all these weekends combined as a separate congress.
Information on joining/renewing ECF membership will appear on the main ECF website shortly, including one year’s free Junior Silver Membership for players who have not previously been ECF members
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