Read the latest news and reports about our talented Somerset Junior Chess players.

The Somerset Junior Chess Grand Prix 2018/19 Finals Day took place on Sunday 30th June at Millfield Senior School. The final league tables determined the Top 4, who were invited to compete at the County Finals Day.


The UK Schools Chess Challenge is now at the Gigafinal stage of the competition, with four events taking place across the country. Good luck to everyone taking part, and we’ll round up the results shortly.


We are always looking for venues across the region to hold a round of the SJC Grand Prix. If you know of a venue with a room to accommodate around 40 matches with parent rooms, then please do get in touch and we can provide some more details. Any suggestions welcome!

The Somerset Junior Chess Grand Prix series of events is organised by parent volunteers. If you are a parent or guardian of a child taking part and you are interested in helping us out with organising, then please do contact us.


The U11s Somerset county team qualified for the final of the EPSCA Inter-Assocation tournament, and finished in a very impressive 10th place in the final. Read more.

The U9s Somerset county team finished in 5th place in their semi-final, just missing out on qualifying for the final this year.


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