LJCC is one of the country's most prestigious junior chess events.

Qualifying events for U8, U10 & U12 age groups run in different venues throughout the autumn term.

U14 and above can enter the finals without prior qualification.

*Important - Change of venue for the first weekend*

Due to a planned power outage at Harrow Campus, the venue for the first weekend (16th & 17th December) has changed.

The new venue will be:

University of Westminster Marylebone Hall

35 Marylebone Road

London NW1 5LS

*Please note* This only applies to the first weekend (16th & 17th December).

Affected events are: U10s, U14s, Northwick Park Congress, Harrow Last Chance Qualifiers.

The venue for events scheduled after Christmas remains unchanged and will take place at Harrow Campus.

LJCC 2023

Dates for 2023 Qualifying Events can be found here

2023 Finals Online Entry is now live here

Please note qualification is required for U8/U10/U12 sections before entering

Dates for the 2023 Finals:

16-17 December for U10 & U14

28-30 December for U12 & U16/18/21

29-30 December for U8

Older age groups can play in the Open, or in our Northwick Park and Christmas Congresses.

About L.J.C.C.

The London Junior Chess Championships originated in 1924 as the London Boys Championship. The championships are organised by The London Junior Chess Championship Charitable Trust, registered charity number 1129010. Titles are awarded for seven age groups, Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 16, Under 18 and Under 21. To play in the Under 8, Under 10 or Under 12 Finals you must first qualify, either via a qualifying tournament or by r. Qualification is not required for the older age groups.


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