Junior Congress Calendar

  • 16-Jul (Lancaster)

Lancashire was one of nine teams that attended the Pennine cup in Bradford on Sunday 15th April, excellent to see so many U16's playing competitive chess. The venue was a bit tight, and the draw arrangements unique, but praise has to be given to the team of Andrew Wainwright and others from Yorkshire who made every effort to make the day a success in trying circumstances.

2012 - 2013 Lancashire U11 TeamLancashire fielded a squad of twenty-four players at the English Primary Schools Chess Association (EPSCA) Under-11 Zonal Stage, held at Saddleworth School on Saturday 16th March 2013.  Lancashire were one of 9 counties, of which 7 would qualify for the National Final to be held in May.  Prior to the event, we had hoped to qualify, but knew that our young squad would have their hands full if they were to make the top 7 places.  We need not have been concerned!!

Lancashire are the new U16 National Champions!

NYCA U16 Champions - November 2012

Saturday 10th November 2012 was a special day for Lancashire's U16 players as they put on a great team performance to win the National Youth Chess Association (NYCA) U16 Inter-Association Championships held at Abraham Darby Academy in Telford.

An inexperienced U12 team also did the county proud finishing in a very creditable fourth position, a result which bodes well for the future of Lancashire chess.


Lancashire's Under 18 and Under 14 teams entered the National Youth Chess Association (NYCA) championships held on Sunday 23rd September 2012 at Malcolm Arnold Academy, Trinity Avenue, Northampton, NN2 6JW.

The U18 team finished equal 6th out of the 9 teams in their age group, with Kent winning and neighbours Greater Manchester finishing in joint 2nd place.

The U14 team were handicapped by losing a player due to illness and had a tough day. The players involved will learn a great deal from the experience and come back stronger in future years.

On Saturday 28th April, a very young and inexperienced Lancashire Under 9 team competed in the National Under 9 finals in Northampton. Of the 16 players selected to play, 12 would be available for selection next year.