Team Day 1 Results

We were delighted to welcome over 170 kids today for our first team day of the season, we're checking the archives and we think that is our biggest ever entry. Congratulations to all the winners, and we look forward to seeing you at our events in the new year.

P5&U (15 entries)
1st Erskine Stewart Melville Schools (Mark Sanderson shield)
2nd Sciennes A (Calton shield)
3rd South Morningside
4th Bonlay
5th Sciennes B

Challengers prize: Pentland
Intermediate: Brunstfield
Barbarians prize: St Peters and Dunbar
Novice: Low Port

P6/7 (20 entries)
1st St Peters A (Bill Platts shield)
2nd Low Port (Queensferry shield)
3rd Flora Stevenson
4th Bonaly
5th Sciennes A
6th NSCS

Challengers: ESMS P6
Intermediate: Sciennes B
Barbarians: Linlithgow Barbarians
Novice: James Gillespies

Secondary (7 entries)
1st NSCS (Lothians Secondary shield)
2nd Linlithgow Academy (Holyrood shield)
3rd Woodmill Warriors

Our next event is the Lothian Junior Championship on the 22nd of January
Our next Team Day is on the 26th of February.

20th November - Team Day 1

Team Day 1 will be held at Wester Hailes Education Centre on the 20th of November.

As well as team entries, this year we're experimenting with allowing children from our region (Edinburgh, Lothians and the Borders) to enter our events as an individual - we will then form a team for you with other children without a team. 

Entry for the Primary competitions is restricted to Primary schools, clubs or individuals who live in Edinburgh, Lothians or the Borders.

Entry for the Secondary competition is restricted to Secondary schools, clubs or individuals who live in Edinburgh, Lothians or the Borders - but also for any secondary school located in Scotland.

Tickets and entries can be made here:


The Lothian Junior Chess (LJC) AGM will be held on Thursday 8th September at the Edinburgh Chess Club, 1 Alva Street, Edinburgh with doors opening at 7:00pm for coffee, tea and biscuits and a chance for an infomal chat before the AGM itself at 7:30pm.

Anyone who has taken part in any of the events we have organised, and this includes the parents of players and team managers, or who has an interest in developing or supporting junior chess in the Lothian regions are welcome and are positively encouraged to attend.

We are always looking for new ideas for promoting chess and for better ways of running our events and the AGM is a great opportunity for anyone for their own ideas to bring them to our attention.