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 out with organising or lending a hand in the playing room during the day, then please do contact us. We don’t need a commitment for the full season, or even the full day. Continued parental support volunteers ensures these events run as smoothly and efficiently as possible for the children taking part.


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

The first dates and venues for the Somerset Junior Chess Grand Prix 2019/20 season have been confirmed. The first event takes place on 13th October at Prior Park School in Bath. Sign up to our newsletter and we’ll let you know when you can enter this tournament.

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 2019 has now completed the Gigafinal and Challengers stage of the competition. Here we round up the results, with several Somerset players qualifying for the Terafinal this year, taking part in September 2019.


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!


In the 2018/19 season, 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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