Junior Team Chess Challenge

The Junior Team challenge is aimed at Year 7 and Year 8. Teams will consist of four players (reserves are allowed) at least one member of each team must be year 7 or 8. There will be a series of regional finals, with the winner and possibly the runner-up (if there is a large qualifying event) qualifying for the final, to be held at Hertford College, Oxford

The typical schedule is a team event using a Swiss system (unless there are a low number of entrants, in which case teams may play an all-play-all competition). Each team plays four rounds Every point scored will count towards the team total i.e. a team winning 3-1 would score three points, and the losing team would score one point. All schools can enter two teams, with the host team having the option of a third team in order to have an even number of teams.

The regional events are designed so that they can be completed in an afternoon, although a regional event could be held as a one-day event according, to the wishes of the host school.

National Finals 2018 at Hertford College, Oxford on  Monday 16th April   — this will be an all-day event

Hertford College is in the centre of Oxford, opposite the Bodleian Library, and the most famous feature is the ‘Bridge of Sighs’. The college frontage is often on the TV in Morse and Lewis – http://www.hertford.ox.ac.uk/ – for a virtual tour of the dining hall where the National Finals will take place, click here


South West London – King’s College Wimbledon – Saturday 7th October from 10.00am to 4.00pm
Contact: Matt Hortin Email: MJH@kcs.org.uk

Seven Estuary Region – Chepstow – Saturday 11th November 
Contact: Richard Stevenson Email:  richardstevenson@zoho.com

South London Region – Wilson’s School – Wednesday 31st January 2018
Contact: Neill Cooper Email: nsc@wilsonsschool.sutton.sch.uk

Essex Region – King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford – date to be decided
Contact: Tim Worrall Email: tworrall@kegs.org.uk

Berkshire/Hants Region Wellington College, Crowthorne Berkshire – date to be decided
Contact: Andrew Martin Email: a.martin2007@yahoo.co.uk

Lincolnshire King’s School, Grantham – date to be decided
Contact: Phill Beckett Email: dep.manager.secondary@englishchess.org.uk 

Oxfordshire Region – Magdalen College School, Oxford – date to be decided
Contact: John Place Email: jplace@mcsoxford.org

North London Region Heathside Prep School – date to be decided
Contact: Lateefah Messam-Sparks Email: lmessamsparks@yahoo.com

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