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YJCA Grand Prix 2023-24 Event 3

Part of the Yorkshire Junior Grand Prix
For juniors of all standards

Saturday March 9th 2024

at Holmfirth High School, Heys Road, Holmfirth, HD9 7SE 

Event Sold Out

If you want to go on a reserve list e-mail here.

Entry fees:   £13 in all sections (for non ECF members £15.50). Late entry fee if received after Monday 4th March is £16 (£18.50 for non ECF members).

Pay by bank transfer and use reference of your child’s surname: Acc No: 01447207 Sort Code:  300005 Acc Name: Yorkshire Junior Chess Association, Lloyds Bank.
Major Section

Open to any player.

Prizes: 1st £70, 2nd £35, 3rd £20. Trophy for top 3.

Additional Grading Prizes may be awarded.

Intermediate Section

Open to players with an ECF rapidplay grade below 1450.

Trophies for the top 3 and best girl. Age group medals.

Minor Section

Open to any player with no grade or below 1000 (some tournament experience would be required and players with a grade over 1000 may be eligible if the grade is based on a small number of games).
Trophies for the top 3. Best girl medal. Medals in each age group.

Novice Section

Open to any player with limited experience (eg first or second year of chess).
Trophy for the top three and then medals in each age group. Medal for the best girl.

Grades: ECF over the board rapidplay grade will be used. Provisional grades (marked with a P on the ECF database) will not be used and taken to be 0. If no grades then a reasonable estimate should be made to place in the right section. If not sure – e-mail and ask.

Please note: There must be at least 3 players in a category for a prize to be awarded.

Tie- break system (for trophies only) is games played between players tied, then sum of opponents scores, median sum of opponents scores, then sum of progressive scores. (If needed further tie breaks can be applied.)

Extra prizes may be awarded depending on size of entry on all sections. The organisers reserve the right to change the prize structure to suit the entries received. Grades used for ranking will be those published by the ECF in March 2023. Provisional grades (marked P on the grading database) will not be used.

This is part of the Yorkshire Junior Grand Prix

 (You do not have to enter other events to be part of Event 3).

 Refreshments may be on sale, but you should bring a packed lunch.

We no longer accept cheques. Payment is by bank transfer but if you e-mail you can arrange to pay on the day, but at late entry rates. Refunds given for withdrawal before Monday 4th March minus a £3 administration fee. We recommend you do not enter through a third party as this can lead to confusion.

The organisers are only responsible for juniors in the playing hall. We strongly recommend juniors are supervised when they are not playing. It is a condition of entry that photographs may be taken and used for publicity. If you do not wish photographs of your child to be used you must tell us on the day. Photos may appear on the YJCA website, facebook and twitter pages.

Programme for all events: Arrive 9.45am. Round 1 10am, Round 2 11.00am, Round 3 12.00pm Round 4 1.00pm, Round 5 2.00pm, Round 6 3.00pm, Prize giving 4.15pm.

Times will be brought forward if rounds finish early. You will play all 6 rounds. Rate of play is 25 minutes per player per game.


Contact for enquiries:

John Hipshon: 07772780337

Or e-mail:



The organisers reserve the right to move players into appropriate sections.

A copy of the grand prix scoring system will be made available and displayed at each tournament.

Entries will close if 80 entries are received, otherwise closing date is March 7th 9pm.


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