Welcome to the South of England Junior Chess Congress

5th and 6th October 2024

Registration now open!


**New for 2024**

U11, U13, U15 and U18 sections will be FIDE-rated
Top boards in U15 and U18 sections will be live-streamed

Best game prize, to be judged by IM Harry Grieve

Due to FIDE rating rules, U11 and above must now be ECF Gold members to qualify for ECF-member entry

We are pleased to announce that our U13 and U15 sections now also offer half-norm opportunities to join the National Chess Junior Squad for juniors of Year 7 and above.

Entry 2024

For full information about the 2023 event, please click here or download our information leaflet:


Information Leaflet
South of England 2024.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [502.3 KB]

Quick age section calculator as follows:

U7 - Year 2 and below **at Congress date**

U8 - Year 3 and below

U9 - Year 4 and below

U10 - Year 5 and below

U11 - Year 6 and below

U13 - Year 8 and below

U15 - Year 10 and below

Covid-19 Safety Rules


Please note that while there are no legal rules in force in England at the present time, we reserve the right to apply any rules we consider appropriate to the covid situation prevailing at the time of the tournament. Thank you for your cooperation!


We know you will support us in our aim to keeping everyone as safe as possible.

Yateley Manor School GU46 7UQ

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Please enjoy our free chess booklets for beginners and improvers, written by IM Andrew Martin, and sponsored by the ECF and St Catherine's School Bramley:



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