5th June: ChessKid UK Championship!

5th June: ChessKid UK Championship!

On Saturday 5th June the inaugural ChessKid UK Championship will crown several national championship teams and individuals. The UK has the second-most number of ChessKids.

Any student in Year 1-13 whose school is anywhere in the UK, is eligible! That includes England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, and any British Overseas Territory or Crown Dependency.

Besides being crowned a ChessKid national champion, there are other unique prizes on offer, including lessons with top British players!

You can register here.

Main Details and Prizes

  • There will be four sections: Years 1-4, Years 5-6, Years 7-9, and Years 10-13. Students must play in the section in which their year group falls
  • All sections will play 7 rounds with a time control of Game 10+5 (10 minutes starting time with 5 seconds increment per move). Expected total time for all players will be approximately 3.5 hours.
  • All sections start at 12pm UK time on Saturday, June 5.
  • The top 10 finishers in each section, after tiebreaks, will receive a custom plaque via mail. **If the winning child lives in an area with prohibitive shipping costs, ChessKid reserves the right to replace with ChessKid gold membership extension award.
  • In addition, the top 5 finishers in each section, after tiebreaks, will win a special online mini-camp with a top British GM or WGM!
  • ChessKid reserves the right to ask for proof of identity for all prize winners.

ChessKid will generate one-time use accounts and attach the best rating possible to that account for purposes of pairings (FIDE, ECF with conversion, or online rating). Students will not be using their “normal” ChessKid account and if players have never been a member of ChessKid that is not a problem

Registration and Benefits of Early Registration

  • Early registration is £25 if registered before Monday, May 24 at 11:59pm UK time.
  • After May 24, registration is £35. No entries will be accepted after 31st May at 11:59 UK time.
  • If you register on or before May 24, you will also be invited to the warmup event.
  • In addition, all UK kids registered on or before May 24 get a FREE pre-tournament online lesson with UK/England’s number one player, GM Michael Adams!