Juniors News


There are many events run by the NCA in which juniors take part, such as the grade-limited county teams where we have a dedicated Junior team.  We are hoping to revive the “under 130” grade twelve-board Four Counties team which had five events from 2015-2018. 

Many juniors play in the Nottingham Rapidplay, the Congress and the County Championships, which for the first time a few years ago included a one-day under 12 as well as an under 15 Rapidplay on the Sunday.  Details of these can be found on the Competitions page.

Members of our association also support other events for under 18s, including the Junior 4NCL, the National Youth Chess Association and the National Schools Chess Championships.

Many NCA clubs welcome junior players, and these are specified on our Clubs page. Parents and juniors are advised to contact the club (some of their websites carry details) before attending for the first time, so that the club can ensure that there is a suitable person expecting your arrival who can make you welcome. 

  • Junior Chess Newsletters
    The latest issue of the Newsletter is now available, along with all the previous issues, by clicking here: Notts Chess Association – Juniors News Letters In this issue – we are inviting players to play in our U1450 County Juniors team and/or join our Junior 4NCL squad, advertising the first East Midlands Grand Prix since lockdown and highlighting local events for all ages and the British Junior Rapid and Blitz.