Tournament Information

General Information


Please note that for safety reasons we will be operating a registration system on arrival this year, so please allow plenty of time before the first round.


Welcome at 09:20 on Saturday 29th January from Mr Robert Upton, Headmaster of Yateley Manor


Prize Giving 17:30 or later on Saturday 29th January (U7 event only) and Sunday 30th January (all other events)


Round Times


Under 7 - Saturday only

Round Times:

Saturday            10:00, 11:10, 12:20, 13:50, 15:00, 16:10

Time control:    All moves in 30 minutes


Under 8 - Sunday only

Round Times:

Sunday              10:00, 11:10, 12:20, 13:50, 15:00, 16:10

Time control:    All moves in 30 minutes


Under 9 & Under 10

Round Times:

Saturday            9:30, 12:20, 15:10

Sunday              9:30, 12:20, 15:10

Time control:    All moves in 75 minutes


Under 11, Under 13 & Under 15

Round Times:

Saturday            9:30, 13:00, 16:30

Sunday              10:00, 13:30

Time control:    30 moves in 1 hour + 30 minutes to finish

Age Sections


Ages are taken as of 31st August 2021 (at the start of the school year).  Quick section calculator as follows:


U7 - Year 2 and below

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

Entry Fees & Prizes


U7, U8:

Entry Fee: £18 / £16 for ECF members

Trophy prizes for first four places


U9, U10:

Entry Fee: £24 / £22 for ECF members

Prizes: 1st £100, 2nd £75, 3rd £50, 4th £30


U11, U13, U15:

Entry fee: £24 / £22 for ECF members

Prizes: 1st £150, 2nd £100, 3rd £70, 4th £50


Registrations must be received by Thursday 27th January 2022.  No registrations accepted on the day.


Early entry is strongly advised. We have limited space and will close entries once we reach capacity.


A Best Girl trophy will be awarded in every age section


The Under 11 tournament is a Qualifier for the England Junior Squad Trials


The winner of the Under 13 & Under 15 will qualify for the U14 & U16 2023 English Closed Championship


All events count towards the ECF Youth Grand Prix


All events are ECF graded





Once again we will have a bookstall available throughout the event run by Tim Onions.  Tim stocks chess sets and equipment, books and tournament stationery . He specialises in books and supplies for the younger chess player.


For any larger equipment orders please contact Tim in advance to ensure he has enough with him of the items you require.


You can email him at, call him on 01626 865309, or visit his website at


Payment accepted by cash or card.

Data Protection


Information supplied on the registration form may be held on a computer for the purpose of national grading, plus selected games and photographs of the event may be used to publicise this and future events.

Your email address will be used solely for the purposes of sending information about this event.

It is a condition of entry that players agree to the above and to their grading information being published on this and the ECF websites.

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