Jan
22
9:15 am09:15

Lothians Junior Championship

The individual championships are open to children living in Lothians and the Borders.

As well as the full day events, Lothian Junior Chess are also running an experimental 'Taster Tournament'. This will be a miniature version of the main event, with just three rounds of games from 1pm. This is targeted at younger children who have never played in a tournament before and who feel that to start straight into a six round event might be too big a first step, or whose parents might find it difficult to be tied up for the whole day.

Please purchase an entry ticket here

Feb
11
Feb 12

SJC National Age Championships

  • St Margaret's Church Hall

Run by our friends at SJC, the age championships provide an opportunity for players to play against the very best Scottish players in their age group.

The venue is easily accessed by car or by public transport (rail, followed by a short walk).

May
20
12:30 pm12:30

SJC Primary Team Championships (TBC)

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

The venue is easily accessed by car or by public transport (rail, followed by a short walk).

Jul
5
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.


Nov
20
9:15 am09:15

Lothians Team Day 1

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: https://ti.to/lothianjuniorchess/team-day-1-2016