In this time of COVID-19 …
If you find an event that appears to be taking place in person rather than online – PLEASE CHECK WITH THE ORGANISERS! It may be that they have simply neglected to let us know that their event is cancelled, or it may be taking place under strict pandemic rules and conditions which you’ll need to know about before attending to play, but they may have not told us! Please check first.

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2016 North Wales Autumn Junior Chess Tournament @ Venue Cymru
Nov 20 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Syringa Camp Email: Web:
Entries received by 5th November will go into a prize draw for a chance to win back their entry fee. Age as at 1st January 2017 – U18 and U8 sections open to players from all areas. U9, U10, U11 sections are qualifiers open only to those eligible to compete in the 2017 Welsh Junior Championships. Players in these age groups who are not eligible are welcome to enter the U18 section instead, which is open to all.
Trophies for 1st and medals for 2nd/3rd U7-U11; cash prizes in U18 section – 1st £40, 2nd £20 in overall section; North Wales Champion age titles for highest placed eligible players U7-U18

Second South Wales Junior Rapidplay Congress @ Chepstow Leisure Centre, Welsh St, Chepstow NP16 5LR
Nov 11 @ 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Kevin Staveley Email: Web: [MAP] Four sections – Open, Premiership, Major and Starters. Note that the starters begins at 1:30 p.m. See entry form for details | Entry form

The Highways Junior Tournament 2018 @ Sandycroft CP School Leaches Lane Mancot Deeside CH5 2EH
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Niki Taylor Email: [MAP] Junior rapidplay tournament, 6 rounds Swiss pairings (all players play all rounds)
Four sections U9, U11, U14, U18 (age as at 31 Sep 2017)
Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and top ungraded player in each section; Rosette/medal for all U9 and U11 entrants; Entry fee: £8 early bird if received by 1st May; £10 if by 16th May; £12 if on the day
Rate of play: all moves in 15 mins each with 10 second increment per move | Entry form

EPSCA Rapidplay 2019 @ Broadgreen International School Queens Drive Liverpool
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Julian Clissold Email: Web: [MAP] Rapidplay tournament – Under 8, Under 9, Under 10 and Under 11 age groups | Entry form

*** CANCELLED Wiltshire & West of England Junior Open Championships CANCELLED *** @ UTC Swindon, Bristol Street, Swindon SN1 5ET
Feb 23 @ 9:45 am – Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm

Many apologies but we have had to cancel our Feb ‘19 Congress due to late loss of venue …

Essex Back to Chess Festival @ Wanstead House 21 The Green Wanstead E11 2NT
Aug 14 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact: Mark Murrell Email: Web: [MAP] Essex U18s-only closed event (including London Boroughs that are north of the River Thames and east of the River Lea) run by Essex Chess Association. Choice of a 5 round ECF rapid rated G10/5 Swiss or an unrated beginners tournament (no clocks save for deadlock) | Entry form