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Lothian Junior Championships 2024

Broughton High School, 9 East Fettes Ave, Edinburgh EH4 1EG

Saturday 3rd February 2024

Start: 9.30am, Finish: 4.30pm approx

A six round individual swiss tournament

The last day to enter to guarantee a place is Thursday 1st February, as long as there are spaces remaining. Entry may be left open on Friday until we download the details for processing but please do not rely on this.

The Lothian Junior Championships are a regional championship and therefore open to children living in Edinburgh, Lothians and the Scottish Borders area only

The tournament will have 3 sections:

  • P5 & Under
  • For primary school age players up to and including P5

  • Primary (P7 & Under)
  • For primary school age players. This will mostly be P6 and P7 but younger players may enter this section if they want more challenging games, otherwise they should enter the P5 and Under section.

  • Open (S6 & Under)
  • For school age players. This will mostly be Secondary school age, but younger players may enter this section if they want more challenging games, otherwise they should enter the Primary or the P5 & Under section.

Sections may be merged or split depending on the number of entries.

Time control: 25 minutes per player. Default time 10 minutes

Games will be graded on the Chess Scotland Allegro Grading list

Entry Fee: £5 by midnight Wednesday 31st January and £8 thereafter

The organisers reserve the right to decline/cancel entry

Half Day Taster (P7 & Under)

As well as the full day events, Lothian Junior Chess are also running a '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 and those who feel that to start straight into a six round event might be too big a first step. Entry for the taster is limited to P7 and Under, and the players should not yet have a grading and have played in less than two of our events Click here to enter the Taster Tournament


We expect refreshments, including hot and cold drinks, soup, rolls, home-baking, fruit, crisps etc to be available at a fundraising cafe run by the Broughton Association. There are also shops and cafes in Stockbridge and Comely Bank. We expect to have an extended break between rounds 3 and 4 for lunch


Players are only supervised whilst in the playing hall and therefore Lothian Junior Chess events are not drop off events. Parents/carers are responsible for their children between games and are therefore expected to stay on-site or make a private arrangement for the supervision of their children. For this event there is a spacious waiting area for parents

Venue specific rules

The whole of the school premises is a non-smoking area, and smoking or vaping is not permitted. This includes the car park areas.

Pets are not allowed in the grounds with the exception of service dogs


Lothian Junior Chess offers free entry to their tournaments to players who are entitled to free school meals because their family is on a low income. If this applies to you, please enter using the entry form but do not pay. Instead please send us a message using the contact tab.

Players who are current Chess Scotland members receive a £1 discount. Players incorrectly claiming this discount may be charged an admin fee and have their entry withdrawn. A current list of Chess Scotland members can be found here.


All areas are wheelchair accessible. Please let us know in advance of any accessibility needs so we can make adjustments as appropriate

Cancellation Policy

Let us know that you cannot come by midnight on Friday 2nd February and we will refund your entry fee.

Data Usage

All data will be held in compliance with the Chess Scotland and the Lothian Junior Chess Data Protection policies

Name, Date of Birth, School or Club and results will be shared with Chess Scotland for grading. During the event we will upload names, teams and results to We may publish results and links to Chess Scotland and on our website and via social media channels.

Policies and Procedures

Please see the Lothian Junior Chess website for details of our policies and procedures