Welcome to the Somerset Junior Chess Grand Prix 2017/18. We hope this website will provide a useful place to find out everything that is going on in the region.

All Grand Prix events for the season have now taken place.  The Grand Prix Finals day for 2017/18 will take place in June 2018. Find out more.

We are nearing the end of the county grand prix season, however, many children will be competing in the ongoing UK Schools Chess Challenge. Gigafinals take place in June and July, details are in the events calendar.

There are other congresses and chess events taking place, and we’ll publish news and results as they become available.

Don’t forget to sign up to our email newsletter to be the first to know about upcoming tournaments and results. You can always click a link in the newsletter to unsubscribe at any time if you no longer want to receive emails from us.


The Wyvern Chess Company Ltd is a company that has been started by Wayne and Martin, who are parent volunteers, in order to run the Somerset Junior Chess Grand prix events and allow the facility to take online payments, supported by the website for information. All the profits from these events, as per the previous set up, will go to Somerset Junior Chess to support the improvement of the county’s junior chess players and fund the county teams. All the accounts from The Wyvern Chess Company Ltd. will be totally transparent to Somerset Junior Chess. We hope this streamlining and the joined up Somerset Junior Grand Prix events will generate more funds for the county and allow it to continue to grow. The strength in the county set up lies with the volunteers, and will continue to, and we are always looking for help at the events and during the season – please contact Wayne, Martin or Sally if you are interested in helping.