Wey Valley Christmas Tournament and London Junior Chess Championships Qualifier 2019


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Date: Sunday 24th November 2019

Venue: Therfield School, Dilston Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7NZ

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This is your opportunity to qualify for the London Junior Chess Championships which are held in December 2019 and more information can be found here: https://www.ljcc.co.uk/index.html


Sections: (Ages calculated using the applicant’s age as at midnight 31 August 2019).

UNDER 12 (Incl. U11)      UNDER 10 (Incl. U9)         UNDER 8 (Incl. U7, U6, etc.)

Attention Parents:    Can you help?

If you are able to volunteer to help in the playing hall during play on the day with controlling or board stewarding, please indicate on the form when you apply.

How to Qualify for The London Junior Chess Championships:

At this Wey Valley qualifying tournament, you will play six games during the day and no one will get knocked out.

Under 8 – 4 points or more out of 6 qualifies for the final.
Under 10 Major – 4.5 points or more out of 6 qualifies for the final.
Under 10 Minor – 3.5 or 4 points out of 6 qualifies for the final.
Under 12 Major – 4.5 points or more out of 6 qualifies for the final.
Under 12 Minor – 3.5 or 4 points out of 6 qualifies for the final.
Players who qualify for a Major event may not play in the corresponding Minor event.


The winner in each section will receive a Champions Rosette and runners up who score 3.5 or more points out of 6 will win a rosette or a medal.  Everyone will receive a special London Junior Chess certificate of participation.


Please note: If you are planning to enter on the day and you arrive after 9.35am, then you risk not be able to play the first round with a half point bye awarded only at the discretion of the arbiter which is dependent upon your time of arrival.

From   09:15
On the Day Entries Close   09:35
Round 1 10:00
Round 2 11:30
Round 3 13:00
Round 4 14:15
Round 5 15:30
Round 6 17:00
Prize Giving (Approx.) 18:20


IM Michael Basman will enrol some strong junior chess players to coach any applicants interested between rounds.  This is an excellent way for competitors to improve their skills, tactics and understanding for the game, learn new ideas or opening traps and usually has a fantastic impact.  Training for the day costs just £15 per player, payable via the website when you book your place in the tournament.


In all sections of both events players will be paired using Swiss-Manager. Pairings will be posted at http://www.chess-results.com/as well as at the venue.

No discussion will be entered into concerning the pairings.

Nobody gets knocked out and players are expected to play all six rounds.  If a player needs to leave early, please inform the controllers prior to leaving or upon your arrival if possible.


1 point for a win, ½ for a draw or 0 for a loss.

Time Control:

In all sections there will be 6 rounds played with digital clocks on all boards.  Clocks will be at a rate of all moves in 20 minutes plus 10 second increments per move per player.


All games in all sections will be sent to the ECF for grading.  It is a condition of entry that players agree to their grading information being published by the ECF (English ChessFederation). This information (Grading Reference Number, Name, Club(s), Grade(s), Grading Category) is published as part of the Grading list on the ECF website. If you wish to have these details withheld from the website version of the Grading List please contact the ECF. The ECF website also contains information about the grading system.

How to Enter:

Complete the form below and make your payment using the PayPal button at the bottom of this page and please ensure you click under the form:

Have you clicked under the form or else we will not receive your details.  Thank you!  Now make your payment using the correct payment button(s) and don’t forget to pay for the Training separately from the Entry Fee below:

Entry Fee:

Please see the table below:

Rate ECF Member Non ECF Member
Early Bird £20 £27
Late Entry £25 £32
On the Day Entry £35        CASH ONLY £40        CASH ONLY
  • Early Bird Rate  applies up to Tuesday 19 November 2019.
  • Late Entry Rate applies from Wednesday 20 November 2019.
  • Parents, guardians or family members who are not playing are welcome free of charge.

How to Join the ECF:

If you and/ or your child(ren) would like to become an ECF member, please use the link below.  Juniors who have not previously been an ECF member, get their first year free: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/join-the-ecf-2019-20/

ECF Member on the Day Entry Fee for The Christmas Wey Valley Tournament.

ECF Member on the Day Rate Application Fee for the Wey Valley Christmas Tournament and LJCC Qualifier on Sunday 24 November 2019 at Therfield School.


Non ECF Member on the Day Rate Entry Fee for The Christmas Wey Valley Tournament.

Non ECF Member on the Day Rate Application Fee for the Christmas Wey Valley Tournament and LJCC Qualifier on Sunday 24 November 2019 at Therfield School.


Wey Valley Christmas Tournament Additional Payment

Additional payment for Wey Valley Christmas Tournament 2019.


Training at The Wey Valley Christmas Tournament 2019.

Training by One of Our Stronger Older Juniors in Between Rounds at The Wey Valley Christmas Tournament 24 November 2019.


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Terms and Conditions:

It is a condition of entry that players agree to the chess entries for all terms and conditions, which can be found here


A burger van will be selling hot food and hot and cold drinks.  An ice cream van may also be available at the venue, but this is to be confirmed.

n.b. We are unable to control the use of seeded products on the burger van.

Parking and Other Travel:

Parking is in a free large car park.

Arbiters Decisions:

All arbiters’ decisions are binding and final.  Players must reconcile any disagreements before leaving the tournament hall.

Parent/ Guardian Rooms:

Will be available for parents and players who have finished their games to wait.  Entrance is not permitted in the playing hall during round times.

Disclaimer and Parent Responsibility:

The organisers accept no responsibility for any loss, theft, damage, accident or children during the tournament.  Organisers will act in loco parentis providing supervision only in the chess playing hall while chess is in play.  Parents are responsible for their children throughout the whole tournament and must be on site at all times in case of emergency or other requirement.


A player may withdraw at any point up to the closing of early bird entries, Tuesday 19 November, subject to a £6 administration fee. Withdrawal subsequent to this date forfeits the full entry fee.

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