Welcome to the South of England Junior Chess Congress

7th and 8th October 2023

Registration now open!


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 2023

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


Information Leaflet
South of England 2023 entry form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [451.1 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

We are repeating the introduction of our new U18 section this year so our older entrants can still play. If it is well attended, this will be a permanent fixture. Please spread the word!

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.


IM Andrew Martin

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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