Forthcoming events

Title Venue About Entry form
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 09:15 Abbey School Summer Chess Day Abbey School, St Marychurch, Torquay TQ1 4PR

  The day will consist of chess tournaments, together with breaks outside (weather permitting), and a slot for swimming in the school’s lovely heated indoor pool for those who would like. We will conclude the day with some crazy chess. Your child is supervised and looked after by the staff for the day.. SECTIONS Under 9 (years 3 and 4) Under 11 (years 5 and 6) Under 13 (Years 7 and 8) Please note age group based on age at 1st September 2021. 

PDF icon Abbey Tournament 8-22.pdf


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. 
There are also events for over 11s run on behalf of the Devon County Chess Association which includes the County Under-14 and 18 teams.


Past events

Title About Results
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 09:30 Abbey Easter Chess Day

Another Chess day for U13s at the Abbey School, with tournaments and swimming.

16/3/22  This is already fully booked - Sorry!

Monday, February 21, 2022 - 09:15 Abbey School Half Term chess Day
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 09:30 Devon Junior Championships 2021


Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 09:30


Teign School, Kingsteignton TQ12 3JG

Entry form: 

PDF icon Champs2021.pdf


Devon Junior Chess Championships 2021 and Schools Team Tournament 2021



CORONAVIRUS: Masks encouraged when moving around the venue. Hand sanitiser will be available.
Please do not attend if you have COVID-19 symptoms (which are different this year and can resemble a cold). 

  • PLAY will start at 9.30am.
    Please arrive in good time. 
    The day will finish at about 5.00pm after the prize giving.
    This will be as soon as possible after the last round finishes.
    Prizegiving for U9s will be earlier.
  • TIME CONTROL is 20 minutes per player per game with 10s increment per move.
  • Everyone plays in all 6 rounds (except for byes).
  • EPSCA Rapidplay rules will apply:
  • DEVON SCHOOLS’ U11 & U9 TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: Team lists of 5 players from the same school to be handed in by the start of round 2. The scores of the 5 players will be totalled at the end to find the school champions in the U11 and U9 sections.

Please note that the organisers are only responsible for children inside the chess playing areas. 
Players must have someone to supervise them in the rest area.
Please bring something to do between rounds.

We will be following local and national safeguarding procedures:

  • PRIZES: Trophies will be awarded to the first three places in each section.  Other prizes may be awarded according to the size of the entry.
  • FACILITIES: We are hoping to arrange a refreshment stall offering hot and cold drinks and snacks.
  • There will be a CHESS SHOP selling books, sets and other items.
  • Entries online below or by post using the attached form by WEDS 1st Dec 2021. 
    Entry Fee: £15
    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT £12.50 before Sat 27th Nov 2021
    LATE ENTRIES will be accepted only in exceptional circumstances, when they will be subject to a £5 surcharge.
  • Enquiries to: Devon Junior Chess as below
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 09:45 4th Torquay Boys' Grammar School Junior Open

Over the board tournament for all Under 18s


For more details and to enter



Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 14:00 Franco's Open Air Tournament

Details are on the entry form attached.

Entries to date 

George McNally

Aritra Paul

Tejosh Paul

Alfie Sequiera

Oliver Cafiro

Antonio Cafiro

Piran Wills

Rayaan Hussain

Alasdair Marr

Owen Eccles

Ali Rizvi

Yokesh Ganesan

Jamie Glasson

Ralph Jameson

Ross Jameson

Blake Jeffery

John Dyer

William Blatchford

Dominic Crump

William Roberson



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