Where Can I Play Chess?

Details of well organised over-the-board ECF-rated tournaments can be found on these sites:

Here are some of the most popular sites for Learning & Playing Online:

London Junior Chess Championship (LJCC) Qualifier Events 2023

Calendar of Qualifying Events and Entry Forms are available at

Date Event Organiser/Email Telephone Entry Form
08 Oct 23 St Albans 1 Ravi Kumar 0740 444 0770 pdf
22 Oct 23 St Albans 2 Ravi Kumar 0740 444 0770 pdf
26 Nov 23 St Albans 3 Ravi Kumar 0740 444 0770 pdf

First Wednesday Chess Club For All Ages (Potters Bar)

Free, Fun, Casual Chess for adults and accompanied children. All abilities and experience welcome.

Venue: The Old Manor, Wyllyotts Place, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar EN6 2JD

Time: 6.00 – 9.00 pm

For information, please, contact Robin at

EPSCA Inter-Association Team Championships 2024

The Regional Qualifiers and Finals will take place on the following dates:

  • Sat, 9 March 2024 – Under-9 team zones
  • Sat, 16 March 2024 – Under 11 team zones
  • Sat, 13 April 2024 – Girls Under 11 team final
  • Sat, 20 April 2024 – Under 9 team final
  • Sat, 27 April 2024 – Under 11 team final

Annual General Meeting 2023

Time & Date: 2.00pm, Sunday 15th October 2023

Place: Harvester Garston, St Albans Road, Garston, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD25 0LL

Parking: The Car Park has two entrances: one on St Albans Road on the carriageway heading towards St Albans and the second on Horseshoe Lane (the right turn at the traffic lights when travelling from St Albans).

Avoid Car Park Charges by entering your car registration on the terminal in the entrance to bar & restaurant.

We have reserved a corner table in the bar from 2.00pm.

Please, advise the chairman at so we have an idea of how many people to expect.

Summer Holiday – Morning Chess Camp – July & August 2023

The Checkmate Club, a popular provider of School Chess Clubs based in Hertfordshire is running are series of Chess Camps over the Summer Holidays

The morning sessions, for children aged 5 to 11 years old, run between 10.00am and noon at the following locations:-

  • Tuesday: Crabtree Junior School, Harpenden
  • Wednesday: Fleetville Junior School, St Albans
  • Thursday: Templewood Primary & Nursery School, Welwyn Garden City

For details and booking information, just follow the link:

Alternatively, contact us on mobile 07786 326 927 or email at

London Junior Chess Championships 2022

Qualifiers are now up and running. Please find a list of Qualifier Events here

The Finals take place at Northwick Park, Harrow, on the following dates:

  • 17th, 18th Dec 2022 – u10 & u14 Finals
  • 28th, 29th, 30th Dec 2022 – u12, u16 & u18/u21/Open Finals
  • 29th, 30th Dec 2022 – u8 Final

For full details vist LJCC Website: