Forthcoming events

Title Venue About Entry form
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 (All day) Abbey Autumn Chess Day Abbey School, St Marychurch Torquay

Chess Day for years 3 to 7 - includes tournaments, lunch and swimming in the school indoor heated pool for those who would like. 


To enter go to


PDF icon Abbey Tournament Oct 2019.pdf
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 13:45 ECF National Schools' U19 Championship Qualifier Torquay Boys' Grammar School

Team event for secondary schools 

Saturday, November 16, 2019 (All day) DJCA Junior Training Day TBA

Coaching / training day for junior players, by invitation

Sunday, December 1, 2019 (All day) DJCA Devon Junior Championships TBC
Saturday, January 11, 2020 (All day) West of England & South Wales Team Jamboree Chepstow Leisure Centre

Chepstow. County teams - invited players only.



There are tournaments and coaching days held in the county. Use this site to get information about events including those organised by the Devon Junior Chess Association.
For adult chess events and news see the Chess Devon website; the junior news is here and should have results from previous tournaments.

A note about the Devon Junior Chess Association:
This association exists to promote junior chess in the county. It organises tournaments and coaching days for players of all abilities from those who are new to competitive chess right through to those who play at county level. Players from the age of 7 through to those in their teens take part in the events and come from many schools and the junior clubs that exist in the county. The association selects and runs county Under 11 and Under 9 teams.

There are also events for over 11s run on behalf of the Devon County Chess Association which includes the County Under-14 team.

Past events

Title About Results
Saturday, October 5, 2019 (All day) DJCA Riviera Tournament

 Go to

to enter online.

Sunday, June 9, 2019 (All day) Devon Delancey UK Chess Challenge Megafinal

Qualification needed for all primary age groups.

Online entry NOW AVAILABLE on the UK Chess Challenge website for this event.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 (All day) Abbey Easter Chess Day

Chess Day with tournaments for children in years 3 -7 as part of the school holiday club. Lunch provided, and we hope to include a swimming session in the school pool. 

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Saturday, March 16, 2019 (All day) DJCA Spring Open

Devon Junior Chess Association Spring Open tournament with U9, U11, Under 14 and Under 18 sections.

Saturday, January 12, 2019 (All day) West of England & South Wales Team Jamboree

Invited / selected players only