York Junior Chess Congress 2020

Part of the Yorkshire Junior Grand Prix
The best tournament for all juniors at whatever standard or wherever you live.


Saturday January 18th 2020

at Wigginton Primary School, Westfield Lane, York YO32 2FZ

Entry Open Soon

Payment of £12  to Sort Code300005 Acc No: 01447207

Major Section:  

Open to any player.

Prizes: 1st £60, 2nd £30, 3rd £15. Trophy for the top three.

Intermediate Section

Open to players with an ECF grade below 110

Trophies for the top 3.  Age group prizes will be awarded depending on entry.

Minor Section

Open to any player with no grade or below 40 (some tournament experience would be required and players with a grade over 40 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 (age limit U11 years of age on 1st September 2019 unless first tournament.)

Open to any player with limited experience or first tournament.
Trophy for the top three and then medals in each age group. Medal for the best girl.

Trophy for the best girl overall in the tournament.

In all age groups there must be at least 3 players for a medal to be awarded, otherwise the age group will be merged with another.

No player can win more than one trophy or medal, unless it can't be awarded to anyone else.

Tie break system (for trophies only) is games played between players tied. Otherwise other tie breaks will apply and will be displayed on the day.

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 will be those published in August 2019.

This is part of the Yorkshire Junior Grand Prix

(You do not have to enter other events to be part of the YorkJunior Congress).

Grand prix prizes will be in each section and will be announced later.

Entry fees: £12 in all sections. Late entry fee if received after Wednesday 15th January is £15.

Catering is not available- bring a packed lunch although tea and coffee may be available. Entries received without payment eg by e-mail will be accepted but will have an extra £2 charge on the day. Refunds given for withdrawal before Monday January 13th. We recommend you do not enter through a third party (eg a school) as this can lead to confusion. Send your entry directly to the organisers.

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, Leeds Junior Chess and ECF websites and the YJCA facebook and twitter page. Parents will not be allowed in the playing hall during play.


Program 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. Clocks will be used in all sections except Novice.

Wigginton Primary School, Westfield Lane, York YO32 2FZ

Yorkshire Junior Chess Association

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