About us

The South of England Junior Chess Congress, sponsored by Yateley Manor School, is very well established and a prestigious event in the junior chess calendar. The 2024 tournament will be the 29th congress.


From the very beginning, Yateley Manor has also hosted the English Closed Championships over the same weekend, providing an opportunity for the best players in England to compete against each other. This year, fthe English Closed Championships will be run separately, on a different weekend, enabling qualifying players to enter both Open and Closed events.


In 2017 we introduced improvements, such as the website you are currently using. We have been able to expand the individual events out to new premises at the school, resulting in better playing conditions for all and more room for parents to relax.  We hope you will enjoy these changes.


Thank you for reading these notes and we look forward to seeing you at Yateley Manor School once again.


IM Andrew Martin

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