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Monmouth to host a new event for juniors: An ECF Under 13 Open

On Saturday 14 November, The Grange, Monmouth, will host a regional qualifier of a new event, the ECF Under 13 Open. This competition is open to teams-of-four, is designed to bridge the gap between the under 11 and under 19 ECF opens, and is for children in year 8 and below. The winner and the runner-up will go through to national finals, which will be played before Easter 2016. The competition will start at 11 a.m., will involve four rounds, and players will have 40 minutes on the clock.


Schools that are interested in entering one or more teams should contact Richard Stevenson (


Note that the Welsh Secondary Schools Championships will take place a fortnight after this, on Saturday 28 November.

Junior chess activities are generously supported by a

 grant from the

Welsh Assembly