Wakefield Junior Chess Congress 2020

Event postponed.
Refunds are available if required, or you can hold your payment for the next congress.


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Major Section 

Open to any player.

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

Additional Grading Prize may be awarded.

Intermediate Section

Open to players with an ECF/YCA grade below 110

Trophies for the top 3. Age group prizes and best girl medal.

Additional Grading Prize may be awarded.

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

Open to any player with limited experience or first tournament/season.
Trophy for the top three and then medals in each age group from U11 down. Medal for the best girl.

Best Girl overall in the tournament receives a trophy.

Age group medals only apply if there are three or more entries in that age group, otherwise it is merged with an age group above or below (whichever is smaller).


Please note: Where there is a small entry in a section it may be merged with another section, although prizes will be applicable for the section you entered (in the event of a small Major entry cash prizes will be available to Intermediate players in a merged section).


Tie break system (for trophies only) is games played between players tied, otherwise other tie breaks will be applied and advertised on the day. Cash prizes will be shared if points are equal.

The organisers reserve the right to change the prize structure to suit the entries received. Grades used will be those published in January 2020.

This is part of the Yorkshire Junior Grand Prix

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

Entry fees:    £12 in all sections. Late entry fee if received after Wednesday 22nd April is £15. Please bring a packed lunch. 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 20th April. 

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, Twitter and Facebook pages. Parents will not be allowed in the playing hall during play.


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.

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