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Welcome to the Merseyside Junior Chess Webpage!

Welcome to the Merseyside Junior Chess Webpage!

Junior Chess on Merseyside exists in many forms and we are always looking for more juniors to join in. Junior Chess on Merseyside consists of:

  • Junior Chess League
  • Junior Chess Congresses
  • Merseyside Junior County Teams
  • Junior Chess Training days

The Merseyside Junior Chess team is formed from many chess clubs, schools and individuals from all over Merseyside with players from the age 6 to 16 many of whom then go onto play in the Merseyside adult league and National Chess competitions.

Any junior chess player whether a member of a club, school or not can enrol to take part in the Merseyside Junior Chess Congresses or Training events and have the chance to qualify for the Merseyside Junior team and play in competitions against other county teams from across the UK.

Merseyside currently has and Under 14, Under 11 and Under 9 team that compete in National competitions.

If you or your school are interested in getting involved in the Merseyside Junior Chess Program and want to be kept up to date with Junior Chess on Merseyside, please fill in the contact form below or follow this link: Registration Form, Create an Account

Have a look at the Merseyside Junior Chess League 2017/2018

Junior Chess Clubs in Merseyside include:

School chess clubs in Merseyside:

  • Merchant Taylors
  • Sacred Heart
  • Green Park
  • William St York
  • Netherton Moss
  • Wavertree
  • Forefield
  • Bluecoat

See the Chess in Schools Website:

Merseyside Junior Chess Organiser:
Jim Gallagher
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phone: 07789-924983


Liverpool Juniors crowned Merseyside Division 1 Champions 2019

Liverpool juniors 1st team will be crowned the Merseyside Junior Chess Division 1 league title having already earned enough points to claim the prize with one game still to go.

Liverpool who were also 2017 champions are 2 points clear of current Champions from 2018 Wirral but with a much superior board count which means Wirral cannot now catch Liverpool and they will reclaim the title once again.

Teams from Wirral, Southport, Bluecoat, Merchant Taylor Girls and Liverpool 2 all competed for this years title with many tight games and good individual performances and there are still a few games to go to see who takes 2nd place this season.

Merseyside Junior league Division 1 Table:PHOTO 2018 11 15 13 44 52…/mca-leagues-and-tables…

The remaining fixtures are due to be played in March 2019, the exact date is still to be confirmed.
Congratulations to Liverpool 1 players Marek, Luke, Bashar, Nikolas Frank and Jeremy pictured at the World Chess championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana in London this year.

The Merseyside Division 2 Junior league title is still to be decided with Merchant Taylor Junior Boys 1st team in prime position but they can mathematically be caught by Wirral Juniors 2 who need to win their last game by at least a 4-1 margin to tie with the leaders.

Bluecoat 2 making her debut in the league this year can still claim 2nd place so it is still all to fight for.

Teams from Merchant Taylor Girls and Merchant Boys 2 have also competed this season with some good individual results.

Merseyside Junior league Division 2 Table:

Merseyside Junior Chess Congress - June 2018

Merseyside Junior Chess Congress - June 2018

Todays Merseyside Junior Chess Congress held In Merchant Taylors Girls School in Crosby saw some quality chess and some great performances from over 50 juniors.
A huge Thank You to Merchant Taylors for providing the fantastic venue once again which us perfect for these events.

Read more: Merseyside Junior Chess Congress - June 2018

Wirral Juniors are Merseyside Junior Champions 2018

The Merseyside junior chess league had another round of fixtures yesterday at Merchant Taylor Junior Boys school which leaves just a couple of games outstanding for this season.

The title was decided yesterday with the tightest of outcomes possible at the top. Wirral Juniors and Liverpool Knights both finished the season with 13 points from a possible 14 points after drawing with each other early in the season and winning all other matches. Wirral scored 28.5 board victories through the season and Liverpool Knights 28.0

Read more: Wirral Juniors are Merseyside Junior Champions 2018