Junior Chess Events

Sep
09

Wessex Online Tournaments

Are you a junior chess player looking for great chess playing experience? If so, here is a great opportunity! The weekly Wessex online chess tournaments are currently the only local chess tournaments being played on Lichess that are open to all local players. These tournaments are a great chance to play games against strong players […]

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Jun
16

ChessFest: 16-18 July in London – Public event in Trafalgar Square

Dorset Junior Chess players may be interested in the following event in London Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC) have announced ChessFest, a three-day programme of outdoor events to encourage everyone to get ‘on board’ with the game of chess. ChessFest will take place from 16th - 18th July at locations in central London, drawing [...]
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May
16

Delancey UK Chess Challenge 2021 – Reminder

The Delancey UK Chess Challenge Online Megafinals begin in June. You can earn qualification for the over-the-board final at Blenheim Palace in October! Please see the timetable for more details of age-groups, stages and dates. Register
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Apr
26

Dorset Junior Chess Friday evening sessions continue – all juniors welcome

After a short break over the Easter holidays, the Dorset Junior Chess sessions on a Friday evening have continued. A few new players have joined recently and we always welcome more, whether a beginner or more experienced player. Coaching We continue to run online coaching at 5pm in two virtual rooms to cater for all [...]
By Peter Anderson | Junior Chess Events . Junior Chess News
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Apr
19

Delancey UK Chess Challenge announces timing for 2021 events, starting in June

The Delancey UK Chess Challenge team have announced the format and timing for this year’s tournament. The 2021 the UK Chess Challenge takes part over three stages: 1) Megafinals (online)- June (see below) 2) Gigafinals (online) – July (see below) 3a) Terafinal preliminaries - online in September 3b) Terafinal ‘Elite’ (Over the Board) Players must [...]
By Peter Anderson | Junior Chess Events . Junior Chess News
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Apr
18

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 [...]
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Apr
14

Intercontinental ChessKid/FIDE Challenge Returns on 19th June! Advanced notice!

Chesskid.com has announced that, following the tremendous success of the first edition, the Intercontinental Chesskid FIDE Challenge will return! This second edition will be on Saturday 19th June 2021 and is once again open to any child aged 12 and below. Local junior player Max Teverson played in the first challenge back in January and […]

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Apr
01

Dorset Junior Chess – recent March online Chess events

The last two Friday’s in the run up to the Easter holidays have seen two further fun flagship Dorset Junior Chess Friday evenings online chess coaching and tournament albeit with slightly fewer juniors following the return to school.  This regular Friday evening event continues to be a highlight of the week for many of the [...]
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Feb
28

International online tournament for junior chess players – TODAY Sunday 28th February

The next tournament in this International online chess championship is today, Sunday 28th February, at 7pm – 8pm UK time. Harry from the Dorset Libraries Junior chess played in the January tournament and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The tournament is open to players aged U8 to U20. Why not join Harry today in the next […]

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Jan
18

23rd of January: Intercontinental Chesskid.com FIDE Challenge

Following the success of our Dorset Junior chess sessions on a Friday evening which include tournaments on the Chesskid.com platform, we thought that many of the junior chess players aged 12 years or under would be interested in the following Chesskid.com Intercontinental tournament on 23 January 2021. Chesskid are partnering with FIDE to bring us […]

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Jan
18

Delancey UK Chess Challenge 2021 – register now for Megafinal waiting list!

The Delancey UK Chess Challenge is the world’s largest chess competition and is a four stage event across five age groups, starting with the Megafinals, then the Gigafinals and finally on to the Terafinal, getting tougher with each round. Delancey, a specialist real estate investment company, has repeatedly sponsored the event. The chess challenge is [...]
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Nov
16

Dorset Junior Chess – Friday evening online chess event

On Friday 13th (but definitely not unlucky) November, Dorset Junior Chess ran a highly successful and enjoyable online chess tournament followed by an interactive chess lesson.  The tournament was run on Chesskid.com with 6 local juniors battling it out across the virtual board. The tournament was won by Jack who beat Harry in an exciting close [...]
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Mar
17

Castlepoint Junior Chess Group Suspended

17/3/2020 Following yesterday’s government advisory notice, the Castlepoint Library Junior chess club will not be running this Saturday and will, sadly, be closed until further notice. We will review the situation after Easter. In the meantime, we encourage the junior players to take a look at the puzzles available on the junior puzzle page of […]

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Feb
08

Wilts and West of England Junior Open

Calling all Dorset junior chess players! The 33rd Wiltshire Junior Open Chess Championships  which incorporate the WEST OF ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS take place in Swindon on 22nd and 23rd February 2020. £2000 prize money! The Congress is organised by Wiltshire Junior Chess and is open to any player under 18 on 31st Aug 2019.  All grades and [...]
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Feb
03

Junior Championships – Sat 8 Feb ’20, B’th; 53 take part in excellent congress

27 Jan: All day event run by Dorset County Chess Association, at Bournemouth School for Girls, Castle Gate Close. Organiser is Nikki Forster and Ian Clark is managing entries. School years 3 to 13 inclusive. Incorporates the Delancey UK Chess Challenge. Hard copy entry form and on-line entry available by clicking on “Congresses” Main Menu and then “Junior Chess Congress 19/20”. On-line entry also possible below (the blue form).

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Feb
02

Free Junior Chess Clubs around Dorset

We have identified the following FREE junior chess clubs across Dorset. Should you be aware of any other free junior clubs, please do let us know. Castlepoint Library This junior chess club for beginners and improvers runs every Saturday from 10.15am to 12.00pm in the Castlepoint library. Tuckton Library An after school chess club, with […]

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Feb
01

Junior Chess Classes in Wimborne now twice monthly

Wimborne Chess Club restarted junior chess club morning classes at Wimborne Library in October 2019.    These have proven popular and are now run bi-monthly,  on the first and third Saturday morning of each month at 10am.   All junior players are most welcome for games and tuition.

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Jan
31

Ringwood Junior Chess Group – Starting 15th Feb

Starting mid-February Andy Baskett and Martin Clancy from Ringwood Chess Club will be running a junior chess group in Ringwood Library between 11:00 am and noon, for 8 weeks. The group will be based upon the Chess in Schools and Community syllabus and essentially each session is “learn something new” and then “play to practice […]

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Jan
30

B&DCL Senior Inter-School Championship

Entries now open! This annual Bournemouth & District Chess League (B&DCL) competition between senior school chess teams takes place in Term 2, with the first rounds in weeks commencing 2nd and 9th March and the final just before the Easter holiday break. We currently have Poole Grammar, Lytchett Minster School, Highcliffe School, Ringwood School and […]

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Dec
05

Dorset Junior Championship 2020

Dorset County Chess Association is delighted that Bournemouth School for Girls will be hosting this year’s Dorset County Junior Chess Championship and invites all chess players in school years 3 to 13 inclusive to come along for the annual junior chess championship on 8th February 2020

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Nov
08

Southbourne launch 7 week “bitesize” Junior Chess Club, 6.30pm to 7.15pm starting Fri 8 Nov ’19

28 Oct: Martin Simons is keen to publicise another local initiative to encourage junior players of all ages. This one is being run by Southbourne at Tuckton. Here is the message Martin has sent:

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Oct
08

Junior Chess Club continues at Castlepoint Library, Bournemouth; ages 7 to 11; some tuition

We are very excited to announce that we have managed to secure a new free Junior Chess Club for 7 to 11 year olds at Castlepoint Library on Saturday mornings (10.15am to 12noon). This club will be run by volunteers from the B&DCL on behalf of the library.

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Mar
05

Chess for Juniors at Wimborne Library

Mike Davidson, Chair of Wimborne Chess Club has reported on a junior chess initiative at Wimborne Library: “We have started a project on junior chess. Our first meet was at the Wimborne Library, when we had only 5 participants, of which 4 were girls from Knighton House near Blandford. Our second event took place again at […]

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