The London Junior Chess Championships originated in 1924
as the London Boys Championship. Titles are awarded for
seven age groups, Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14,
Under 16, Under 18 and Under 21. To play in the Under 8,
Under 10 or Under 12 Finals you must first qualify, either
via a qualifying tournament
or by rating. Qualification is not required for the older
age groups. Ages are calculated as at midnight on 31st August
of the year of the championships.
The Under 10, Under 12 and Under 14 events are divided into
two sections: Major and Minor. The Championships are decided
in the Major sections.
In the Under 10 and Under 12, players pre-qualified by rating
and those who have scored 4.5 points or more in a qualifying
tournament play in the Major. They may not play in the Minor.
Those who have not qualified for the Major and who score
3.5 or 4 points in a qualifying tournament play in the Minor.
A player who enters the Minor and subsequently qualifies for
the Major must transfer to the Major. Please inform the
Congress Manager if this happens.
The Under 14 Major is open to all players under 14 at midnight
on 31st August of the year of the championships. The Under
14 Minor is open only to players whose rating is below 1601.
Chair: Nell Butler
Treasurer: Ezra Lutton
Other trustees: Sarah Ballard, Neville Belinfante, Arnold Lutton, Marc Shaw.