9:15 AM09:15

LJC Team Day 2

Best school in primary event qualifies for UK Schools u11 Finals in July

Best school in secondary event qualifies for UK Schools Team Challenge in April

Tickets here: https://ti.to/lothianjuniorchess/team-day-2-2018/

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9:45 AM09:45

Coaching Taster Session

  • Have a child who plays chess and want to learn some basics yourself?
  • Already involved in running a school / junior chess club but want some tips / ideas?
  • Considering getting involved with an existing school / junior chess club and want to learn a bit more?
  • Keen to set up a new school / junior chess club and want some advice?

Run by Sean Marsh of Chess in Schools and Communities

Broughton High School EH4 1EG

Sunday 8th October 2017 (at LJC Edinburgh Junior Congress)

Two sessions – choose either 9.45 - 12.15 or 12.45 - 3.15pm

Due to the generosity of CSC this is a FREE event

Queries: rickypayne@blueyonder.co.uk

Tickets: https://ti.to/lothianjuniorchess/chess-coaching-taster


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to Jul 6

UK National Schools Under 11 Chess Championship Finals

Dates and venue to be confirmed. Venue is normally Uppingham School in the East Midlands, dates are normally the week after Uppingham School finishes for summer. The timings are such that it is normally after schools in the Lothians have started their summer holidays.

This year, the Primary School that wins Lothians Team Day 2 will act as the Lothians and Borders qualifier for the UK National Schools Under 11 Chess Championship. While the qualifier in Lothians will be played over 4 boards, the final itself will be played over 6 boards (you can take reserves). 

The winning school, will need to confirm if they will take their place shortly after Team Day 2 - as if they decline, it'll be offered to the 2nd and 3rd placed teams.

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9:15 AM09:15

UK Chess Challenge East of Scotland Megafinal

If you were born on or after 1st September 2005, entry is via a qualifying competition run through your school or club or from the Last Chance Saloon run by our friends at Scottish Junior Chess.

If you were born on or before 31st August 2005 then you can enter directly via the UK Chess Challenge website https://megafinal.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/

Please contact Liz Sams chessljc@gmail.com if you have any queries.

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12:00 AM00:00

UK Chess Challenge - Last Chance Saloon

  • St Margaret’s Church Hall, Hallcraig Street Airdrie, ML6 6AW (map)
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Our friends at Scottish Junior Chess (SJC) are running the only Last Chance Saloon in Scotland.

If you've not qualified via your school, you can try and qualify for your local Megafinal (i.e. ours on the 23rd of April) at this event. 

Entries can be made by email to Michael Hanley (chesstutor@uwclub.net).


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11:30 AM11:30

SJC Primary Team Championships (TBC)

Run by our friends at Chess Scotland, the Primary Team Championships provide an opportunity for our schools to play against the best schools in the rest of Scotland.

This event will also run at Broughton High School, so nice and handy for all of the Lothian teams.

More details are available from the Chess Scotland website.

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