junior and schools chess


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SJCA Educational Trust
 supports young Scottish players, and is a tax-efficient medium for donations to aid the development of Junior Chess.
For more details website.



Home Director Junior - David Congalton

International Junior Director - David Congalton

Schools Development Director - vacant





FIDE have launched a Chess in Schools Commission web site!

You will find it at:  cis.fide.com


There is also a banner link on the front page of the main FIDE web site (www.fide.com).

It will fulfil all the normal functions, such as keeping you up to date with news of relevance to Chess in Schools (News, Reports, Schedule), providing a rich resource of research and teaching materials (Information and Resource Centre). There is also an innovative section for you to submit videos that you consider to be of interest and relevance to our mission of developing Chess in Schools. Perhaps most important of all, you will be able to follow the progress of our exciting “Special Projects,” at least one of which will be launched later this year; we are currently negotiating with Slovakia.

Please feel free to contact us with material for  the site, especially items for the Information and Resource Centre or news of your projects.

Ali Nihat Yazici

FIDE Chess in Schools Commission

Schools and junior calendar

Latest forthcoming junior tournaments are updated on bottom right hand side of the website home page


Junior International Events

There are many opportunities for junior players to play internationally. Here is information on player selection and forthcoming events.

Junior International News


Selection Criteria

Education and Chess

Chess is increasingly accepted as bringing educational benefits to young people. Read about major initiatives in Scotland and internationally:


Organising chess in schools