There will be no further Grand Prix events taking place in the 2019/20 season. It is likely that the Finals Day will also be cancelled for this season. We hope to begin the new season in the autumn and will publish any further updates here.

We recommend using and (perhaps with adult supervision, and do check chat settings as this platform also allows adult chess players) to learn, practice and improve your chess. Both have free account options, with ‘Puzzles’ being particularly useful, and a few minutes a day can easily be including in anyone’s daily routines.


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.

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!

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