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Series primary schools’ tournament

On Sunday 27th April, from 14.00 – 17.00, an online schools’ chess tournament will take place on Eight cities – including London – will invite one primary school to take part in the event. Each school will provide a team of eight, with optional reserves. If your school is interested in taking part in the tournament, then please contact Teun Koorevaar at for further details.

Manchester Juniors Chess Easter Tour 2014 to Ireland

A party of children from Manchester Junior Chess travelled to Ballinasloe, County Galway, for the Irish Junior Championships. A huge thank you to John McKenna the controller from all the Manchester children. Full details of the event can be found at

Under 12s
Jonny Shine, Bolton Chess Club 7th | Matthew Cavaliere, Bolton Chess Club 9th | George Harman, Worsley Chess Club 14th | Kevin Ye, Three C’s Chess Club 15th
Under 16s
Tom Green, Chorlton Chess Club 11th

The Manchester team also played matches against teams from Dublin, Ulster and Leinster. A very big thank you to James and Maura Osborne who organised this event. Pictures are from both events.

Junior Deadlines

A reminder to all interested parents and juniors that the deadline for advising me of your interest in the various junior events are as follows:

European Team Youth U18 14-22 July Iasi, Romania – deadline now extended to 1st April
Glorney Cup 4-6 August Stirling, Scotland. Deadline 1st April –
EU Youth 26 Aug – 4 Sep Malenovice, Czech Republic – deadline 1st May
World Junior U20 5-20 October Mumbai, India – deadline 1st April
U16 Olympiad – deadline to be advised when new venue and dates are announced

I am also interested in hearing from players interested in the following event:

Commonwealth Junior Championship 30th June – 8 July –
comprising U16 (born 1998 or later), U14 (born 2000 or later), U12 (born 2002 or later) and U10 (born 2004 or later)

- Lawrence Cooper, Director of Junior Chess & Education –

SCCU U14/U18 Jamboree

The Southern Counties Chess Union hosted their annual U14/U18 jamboree on Sunday. 146 players took part from the following counties: Berkshire, Essex, Kent, Surrey, Herts, Middlesex and Sussex. Teams played in the U14 Open, U14 Minor, U18 Open and U18 Minor. Three ECF graded standard games was the order of the day with some excellent chess being played at all levels.

Congratulations to Kent for winning the U18 Open; and to Sussex for winning the U18 Minor, U14 Open and U14 Minor. Thanks goes to Sussex Junior Chess (SJC) for hosting the event at the excellent Downlands Community School in Hassocks; to Carol Graham for expertly organising the event and to Susan Howell, the hard working tournament controller. And a special mention to the SJC catering team who worked flat out all day to keep us all fed and watered!

-  Dr. John Higgs

EMC Junior Chess Academy Training Tournaments

- from Christopher Dunworth Email:

We’ve managed to settle our final four EMC Junior Chess Academy Training Tournaments for the rest of the season.
They are all on Sundays, from 11am until 6pm
25 May 2014 @ Risley | 8 June @ Risley | 29 June @ Bramcote | 13 July @ Risley
Venues: Risley Village Hall, 18 Derby Road, Risley, Derbys DE72 3SU
Bramcote Memorial Hall, Church Street, Bramcote, Nottm NG9 3HD

Read on — EMC Junior Chess Academy Training Tournaments

Wilts & West of England Junior Open Congress – pictures/crosstables

Crosstables - MajorMinorSaturday IntermediateSunday IntermediateU8U9U10U12U12 Challengers | U14