The Shropshire Junior Chess Congress is our flagship event for all junior chess players across Shropshire and beyond. This tournament is for junior players regardless of home location who are under 18 years of age on 1st September 2023.
Pairings/Results – TBA
Live Boards – TBA
Closing date for entries – 22/03/2024
£20.00 (ECF Silver member)
£25.00 (Non-Silver members)
Junior silver membership is free in the first year (Junior Memberships)
If you are paying by cheque please post to:
23 Valley View,
Alternatively if you are paying via bank transfer please make payment to:
Name: Shropshire Chess Association
Account No: 60809748
Sort Code: 20-77-85
Reference: Child’s Name
Saturday 23rd March 2024
Charlton School, Apley Avenue, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire, TF1 3FA.
There is ample free parking available in the school grounds.
Round 1 10am-11am
Round 2 11am-12pm
Round 3 12pm-1pm
Round 4 2pm-3pm
Round 5 3pm-4pm
Round 6 4pm-5pm
All entrants will play 6 matches during the day. It is not a knockout.
All moves in 15 minutes + 10 seconds increment per move
All games will be ECF rated.
The top player in each section will receive a trophy. The top girl in each section will receive a gold medal.
Medals will also be awarded to players scoring the following:
Gold 5½ or 6 points
Silver 4½ or 5 points
Bronze 3½ or 4 points
Every entrant will receive a certificate.
Tiebreak rules will be used to determine trophies and medals. The tie-breaks are: (1) Direct Encounter (2) Median-Buchholz (3) Buchholz Cut 1 (4) Buchholz.
The top boards in each section will be played on our live boards. Parents will be able to view the matches broadcast on a screen in the atrium complete with commentary.
Alongside the main tournament all players may enter our puzzle challenge, individually or in teams (no phones allow). For the team who gets the highest score a prize will be awarded.
All players are free to check out our giant chess board on the day!
This tournament is being run by volunteers on behalf of Shropshire Chess Association
– Christopher Lewis
– Dan HIlditch-Love
– Chris Hankey
– Phil Love (Live Board Technician)
This tournament is open to all including those who have never before entered a chess tournament. Our team of volunteers will be on hand to assist those players who are unfamiliar with tournament play and ensure a fun day is had by all. If you are unsure if your child is of a suitable ability please feel free to have a discussion with the congress organiser (Chris Lewis – 07508 487092).
Please note the school will not be able to provide wifi.
The venue is located close to the M54. The venue is 14 minutes walk from Wellington Train Station.
The venue is located a few minutes away from Wellington Town Centre.
Some light refreshments will be available on the day.
We are unable to take responsibility for any children outside the playing hall. We expect younger children to be always supervised by an adult but leave it to the discretion of parents for older children.
We will be taking photographs throughout the day and with the permission of the parents hope to use these photos for the future publicity of Shropshire Chess.
Please feel free to send any queries to –
01630 801860 or 07508 48709