Edinburgh Junior Congress 2019

Once again this season, the Edinburgh Junior Congress will be a qualifier for Scotland's national Junior Chess Competition - Chess for Kicks.

The competitions are split by grading and age. We are using start of season (Published) grades.

You can find your child's Chess Scotland grade via the Chess Scotland website

Full day events 9.15am - 4.30pm

Primary U300/Ungraded

Primary school aged children who do not have a grade or who's grade is below 300

Primary U600

Primary school aged children who's grade is below 600

Secondary U600/U300/Ungraded

School aged children who's grade is below 600. The top 4 under 600 and the top 4 under 300 will qualify for the Chess For Kicks final.

Open / U1200 Allegro

Any school aged player. The top 4 players under 1200 will qualify for the Chess for Kicks final.

Half day Taster - 1pm

As well as the full day events, Lothian Junior Chess are also running a 'Taster Tournament'. This will be a miniature version of the main event, with just three rounds of games from 1pm. This is targeted at younger children and those who feel that to start straight into a six round event might be too big a first step. Entry for the taster is limited to P5 and under, and the players should not yet have a grading and have played in less than two of our events.

For this event we are using online entries - this should ease congestion at the registration desk. You need to select your tickets, enter your payment details to pay and then provide information about the child (or children!) that you have entered.

Entry fees

All day events

£8 Before 11pm Monday 21st October £10 After 11pm on Monday the 21st of October



All entries by 11pm on Friday 25th October

Chess Scotland members can claim a £1 discount, by using the code discount CSM before Monday 21st October.

Children who receive free school meals for income reasons, receive free entry by using the discount code FSM


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  • Full day, for those in Primary school with a grading less than 600 - this is a qualifier for the CFK final in June.
  • Full day, for those in Secondary school with a grading less than 600. This is a qualifier for the CFK final in June.
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