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Leicestershire qualification tournament for the EJCOA National Youth Championships 2024

Saturday 17th February 2024

Fairfield Prep School,, Leicester Road, Loughborough, LE11 2AE

Five Round Rapidplay Tournament - 20+5

ECF rated: U8 U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, U20

The age limits are based on the FIDE international standard of calendar years (rather than academic years more often used for junior tournaments in England). Age is child's age at 1/1/2024

The top girl and boy in each age category will qualify for the National Youth Championship Finals which will be held in Nottingham from 5th to 7th of July.

In the event of a tie, all players in the tie break will qualify for the finals.

It is also possible to qualify for the finals by rating see the ejcoa website for more details


Entry Fee£17.50







non ecf members pay an extra £2.50

1st. Prizemedalmedalmedalmedalmedalmedalmedal
2nd. Prizemedalmedalmedalmedalmedalmedalmedal
3rd. Prizemedalmedalmedalmedalmedalmedalmedal

1st Place in each section will also receive a voucher prize. Voucher value will be dependent on the number of entries received, Please enter early. There are no entries on the day.

Rate of Play

Each player will have 20 minutes plus a 5 second increment per move from move 1.

Time Table

Please arrive by 9.30am in plenty of time to start the first round promptly.

Round 1: 10:00
Round 4: 13:30
Round 2: 11:00
Round 5: 14:30
Round 3: 12:30

If play is delayed there will be a 10 minute gap between rounds. There will be a prizegiving as soon as possible after the games finish. We expect to end at approximately 4pm


Fairfield Prep School, Leicester Road, Loughborough, LE11 2AE


There will be no refreshments available to purchase at the venue


The latest ECF Rapidplay Grading List will be used to determine a player’s grade.

All sections will be sent for rapidplay grading with the ECF.


There will be medals for the first three places in each age category. The winner of each category will also receive a voucher for the chess and bridge shop.

Pairings, Sections & Clocks

Default time is 10 minutes. After which re-pairing may be made for each player whose opponent has not arrived and for any player otherwise having a full-point bye.

The organizer reserves the right to merge if there is an insufficient number of entries in one or more sections. If merged, prizes will still be awarded to the participants of the original individual sections.

Digital clocks will be used in all sections and help will be given to anyone unfamiliar with them.

Behaviour, parental supervision and disclaimers

Leicester Junior Chess Club is grateful to all venues for the use of their facilities. Please treat the premises with respect and follow all signs and rules as requested.

A high standard of behaviour and respect for others and property is expected at all times. Players entering or leaving the playing area while other games are in progress should do so quietly.

We are unable to act in loco parentis for children. Parents/guardians/carers are responsible for their children throughout the entire duration of this event. Children under the age of 8 must remain under sole parental supervision throughout. Supervision of children over the age of 8 and teenagers may be shared between adults. However, parents/guardians should note that they are still ultimately responsible for their children and their behaviour at this event.

Leicester Junior Chess Club and helpers accept no responsibility for any damage, theft or accident to the person or property of any competitor, trainee or other visitor at this event. Nor are they responsible for the effects of actions of anyone else attending this event.

We will collect personal data solely for the purposes of our events. This is for administration and to inform you of future junior chess events. We share some data with the English Chess Federation for grading purposes. Results, grades and photos may be used on the Leicester junior chess website, social media pages or in publicity.

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