Regular tournament practice is a great way for junior chess players to develop.

This page contains details of a selection of upcoming tournaments in which juniors can compete:

  • Some of the tournaments  are dedicated junior tournaments whilst others are open to adults and juniors

  • Some are over the board tournaments whilst others are online

  • The over the board tournaments listed are in Dorset, nearby counties, and south west London for relatively easy travel.

Details of more tournaments, including those further afield and further ahead in time, are on the ECF website.

Dorset Junior Chess and the DCCA do not guarantee the accuracy of the information on this page nor on the external websites linked to from this page.
Parents and players should verify details to their satisfaction.

COVID: Please note that due to COVID some face to face tournaments are being cancelled or re-scheduled.  Please periodically recheck with the tournament organiser / tournament website even if you have entered.  Please also carefully check whether tournaments require COVID tests.

Delancey UK Chess Challenge

April onwards

Wessex 5 + 5

Monday 23rd May, Online

Colchester Junior Event

Sun 29th May, Colchester

Dorset Closed Congress

Sun 19th June, Bournemouth

South of England Junior

Sat 1st – Sun 2nd Oct, Yateley