DJCA Devon Individual Championships and Schools Competition 2023

Our annual individual championships and U9/U11 and Secondary Schools' Team Competitions.

Don't be put off because it says 'Championships' -- players of all standards come and enjoy playing on the day!



Saturday, December 2, 2023 - 09:30


Teign School, Kingsteignton TQ12 3JG


Devon Champions

  • U09: 1st Toby Conn 6/6; 2nd Swetha Narayanan (best girl) 5; 3rd Todd Sargent 4½
    • High achievers: Piran Dreyer 4/6; Alfred Wapshott, Jack Earl-Bayliss 3½; Agnes Collard, Joe Fu, Sam McLaren 3/6
  • U11: 1st= Angela Kunwar (best girl), Adrian Pratt, George Willett 5/6
    • High achievers: William Baker, Harry Carter, Harry Earl-Bayliss, Buckley Gorski-Bryant 4/6, Wilfred Collard 3½, Declan Forward, Beatrice Horton-Dewing 3
  • U13: 1st Shreyas Pasupalety 5½/6; 2nd Vincent Dong 5; 3rd Oscar Pocknell 4½
    • High achievers: James Allen, Yuan Li Sebastian Burnside 4, Rohan Mishra 3½, Mirza Bayrak, Benjamin Bones, Jaisal Jino, Scarlett Burnside (best girl) 3
  • U15: 1st Dylan Ayre 5½/6; 2nd Daniel Smith 4½; 3rd= Ben Darlington, Joe Forty, Jamie Glasson, John Petsios, Toby Ralph 4 
    • High achievers: Finn Choules, Joel Jino, Alasdair Marr, Oliver Morton, Ronit Randhawa, Evan Harvet 3
  • U18: 1st Pengxiao Zhu 5½/6; 2nd Caleb Caleshu; 3rd Jack Wills 5 
    • High achievers: Josh Keay 3½, Suhayl Abdalla, Anne-Marie Gregory (best girl) 3

School Team Competitions:

U09: 1st Exeter School

U11: 1st Ilsham PS; 2nd Decoy CPS

U18: 1st Torquay BGS 'A' 19½ points; 2nd= Devonport HSB, Colyton GS 18 points

Results files: 


Devon Junior Chess Championships 2023 and Schools Team Tournament 2023


Please do not attend if you have COVID-19 symptoms (which can resemble a cold). 

  • PLAY will start at 9.30am.
    Please arrive in good time. 
    The day will finish at about 5.00pm after the prize giving.
    This will be as soon as possible after the last round finishes.
    Prizegiving for U9s will be earlier.

  • TIME CONTROL is 20 minutes per player per game with 5s increment per move.
  • Everyone plays in all 6 rounds (except for byes).
  • EPSCA Rapidplay rules will apply:
  • DEVON SCHOOLS’ U11 & U9 TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: Team lists of 5 players from the same school to be handed in by the start of round 2. The scores of the 5 players will be totalled at the end to find the school champions in the U11 and U9 sections.
  • DEVON SECONDARY SCHOOLS’ CHAMPIONSHIP: Team lists of 5 players from the same school to be handed in by the start of round 2. The scores of the 5 players will be totalled at the end to find the secondary school champions.

Please note that the organisers are only responsible for children inside the chess playing areas. 
Players must have someone to supervise them in the rest area.
Please bring something to do between rounds.

We will be following local and national safeguarding procedures:

  • PRIZES: Trophies will be awarded to the first three places in each section.  Other prizes may be awarded according to the size of the entry.
  • FACILITIES: We are hoping to arrange a refreshment stall offering hot and cold drinks and snacks.
  • There will be a CHESS SHOP selling books, sets and other items.
  • Entries online below by WEDS 29th Nov. 
    Entry Fee: £18
    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT £15 before Sat 25th Nov 2023
    LATE ENTRIES will be accepted only in exceptional circumstances, when they will be subject to a £5 surcharge.
  • Enquiries to: Devon Junior Chess as below



From Exeter: take the A380 towards Torquay at Telegraph Hill. After approx 9 miles, take the B3195 left into Kingsteignton. Pass the Ten Tors Public house on the left and turn right into (*) Strap Lane next to a fenced football field. Follow the road to a mini roundabout with a toll house. Here turn left and the school entrance is on the left. From Torquay: take the second Kingsteignton exit from the A380. Continue to junction and turn right. Continue past the Ten Tors Pub and turn right into Strap Lane – directions then as above (*).

DJCA Devon Junior Chess Championships 2023 ENTRY FORM

Full Devon Chess Calendar -- adult and junior