This is a two day tournament. Online entry for Chess will open on Monday 6 January 2020 and close on Friday 20 March 2020.

Tournament information

  • The Championship tournament is best suited to experienced players.
  • This tournament will be played over seven rounds across two days.
  • The time control will be 45 minutes per player.
  • Games in all these sections will be ECF graded.

  • U11-U13 competitions
  • The U11/U12/U13 section is for players who are not experienced enough to play in the Championship section.
  • This tournament will be played over seven rounds across two days.
  • The time control will be 45 minutes per player.
  • Games in all these sections will be ECF graded.

  • U8-U10 competitions
  • The U8, U9 and U10 sections will have their own age tournament on day one and will then be divided up into A, B and C sections for day two, based on their day one performance.
  • On day one competitors will play four rounds (1 hour per round)
  • On day two competitors will play five rounds (1 hour per round)

  • Merchandise

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  • As the official merchandisers for IAPS, they sell branded products both online and at events throughout the year. All of the commission made from the merchandise is reinvested into the sports programme, to keep improving the events every year.
  • Entry requirements

  • The tournament is open to girls and boys.
  • All competitors must attend an IAPS School.
  • Competitors may only play in one age group throughout the competition.
  • Only a member of school staff, with a school email address, can book onto IAPS sports events online.
  • Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis.

  • Date of birth
  • The age of the competitors must be taken from the 1 September 2019.

  • National governing body

    The national governing body for chess in England is the English Chess Federation.

    Important information

    Rules and regulations
  • All IAPS chess championships are conducted under the English Chess Federation rules.
  • Please read the rules and regulations in full before entering the event.

  • Competitor details
  • Once you have booked for this event, you must complete your competitors details online before the entry deadline.
  • The link to submit your competitors details can be found in the confirmation email sent to you immediately after booking online.
  • If you do not receive the confirmation email, you can log into your account via our website and re-send yourself the email.

  • Safeguarding
  • IAPS believe that the welfare and wellbeing of all children and adults at risk attending an IAPS event is of the highest concern.
  • The IAPS Safeguarding Policy and Procedures sets out our approach to safeguarding and child protection.

  • Risk assessment
  • A full risk assessment is carried out between IAPS and host venues.
  • A copy can be provided on request. Please contact sport@iaps.uk .

  • Photography
  • There will be no professional photography at any IAPS events.
  • Parents and spectators can take their own pictures. There is no law against taking photos at public events for personal use, including pictures of other people's children.
  • Further advice can be found on our website here.


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