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Manchester Junior Chess

Easter Tour

Friday 6th to Monday 9th April 2018

Irish Junior Championships, Oakwood Arms Hotel, Co. Clare


  1.  Age groups from Under 8 to Under 19.
  2.  Time controls 75 minutes plus 15 seconds for all games.
  3.  Six round Swiss tournament
  4.  Children must be accompanied.
  5.  Cost estimated at €500 per child including B&B, Registration and flights with a shared room with parent. (c. £450)
  6. You should have a valid Passport.

Contact : Julian Clissold, Manchester Junior Chess at or 01204 852036


Friday   :          Flight Manchester to Shannon. Round 1 6.30p.m.

Saturday:         Rounds 2-4 finish 8.00p.m.

Sunday:                        Rounds 5-6 Finish 5.30p.m.

We will then either return Sunday or Monday morning depending on flights.






Congresses 2018-19



Worsley Saturday October 6th                             Broadoak School, Worsley (Leaflet attached)

Bolton Saturday October 27th                            High Lawn School, Bolton

Altrincham Saturday 24th November 2018      The Hub, Altrincham

Oldham Saturday December 15th                             Three C’s Chess Club


There will be three sections at each congress:

Knights for those new to chess A five round Swiss Tournament.

A five round Swiss Tournament. Trophies to top three boys and girls.


Kings for Under 9 and Under 11’s who have played chess for a year or more.

A five round Swiss Tournament. Trophies to top three boys and girls.


Manchester Open  A three round all play all.

First prize £25.


Entry £13 or £10 to ECF members. Late entry on the day £15.

All games will be graded.

Entries to or text to 07800731053

Send child’s name and school, section and date of birth.

Cheques made payable to Manchester Junior Chess
















  • You need to have a grade between 80 and 140 and be playing for a school or club in Greater Manchester.
  • You need to be an ECF member (Silver). This is free for your first year.
  • You will need to play two weekend tournaments including an overnight stay in the hotel.
  • You will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult except in certain circumstances when Manchester Junior Chess can arrange supervision.
  • There is no charge for entry but you will have to pay for your accommodation (typically £60 per shared room).
  • The matches are in Telford and you will need to arrange transport. Often Manchester Junior Chess can arrange shared lifts.
  • You need to enjoy playing chess and relish the idea of a weekend of non-stop chess, including coaching.


If you think this is you, contact

Julian Clissold

Manchester Junior Chess

All enquiries to