"Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast." -- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.


Entries closed


Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 09:45



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Under 9 Winners

Timothy Clarkson

Oscar Wallace    


Best U8   Sebastian Burnside  


Under 10 Winner 

Benjamin Ledwidge 

U11 Winner

Jamie Glasson 


U12 Winners

Yokesh Ganesan 

Raghav Sachdeva


U13 Winner

Aarv Paul


U15 Winner

Bradley Holland


U18 Winner

Caleb Caleshu



 Shiphay Manor Drive, Torquay Devon TQ2 7EL

SUNDAY 2nd February 2020

We are again holding a junior tournament open to all at Torquay Boys’ Grammar School on 2nd February. This tournament is open to all those aged under 18 on 1st September 2019.

Sections  U18, U15, U14,U13,U12,U11,U10, and U9. Sections will be merged if there are insufficient entries in an age group.


Trophies will be awarded to the first three places in each section. Where sections are amalgamated there will be an award for the highest placed individual in each age group. Other prizes will be dependent on the size of the entry. Certificates will be awarded to all competitors.


This will start at 10am and the day will finish at about 4.30pm with the prize giving; this will be as soon as possible after the conclusion of the final round games. All players play in all rounds except for byes. Age will be taken as at 1st. September 2019.  Clocks will be used in all sections; 25 minutes per player per game; where digital clocks are used in older age groups 20 mins + 10 seconds per move (Fischer time) per player. EPSCA Rapidplay rules will apply in the U11 age groups.


There will be a range of hot and cold drinks, cakes, and snacks on sale. Also sandwiches made to order.

Chess Stall

There will be a stall, supplied by Tim Onions, selling sets books and other chess merchandise (now taking card payments too).


Please note that the organisers are only responsible for children inside the chess playing areas. 


If you are using SATNAV the postcode of the school is TQ2 7EL.  As you reach the end of the South Devon Highway from Exeter / Newton Abbot turn right up the Torbay Ring Road for about one mile and at the first roundabout turn left into Shiphay Lane. The school is about ¾ mile down the hill on the right at traffic lights. Follow the main drive down to the bottom where there is parking available.


We are most grateful to the Devon Junior Chess Association for agreeing to take online entries and payment on our behalf. If you would like to enter please go to


where you can enter and pay online. Entry fee  £12.50 You can also enter by post – cheque payable to DJCA and send to Tim Onions at 12 Copp Path Dawlish Devon EX7 9SR to arrive at the latest in the post on Thursday 30th January, using the form below.

Please contact Tim Onions (tim.onions@yahoo.co.uk) with any questions.

Closing date for entry strictly by midnight on Friday 31st January.

No entries will be accepted after this.

Entries will be listed on the DJCA website in the run up to the event.

Any questions or enquiries to Tim Onions by e mail:  tim.onions at yahoo.co.uk