Upcoming Events

2019 Events

Camden LJCC Qualifier 2019

London Winter LJCC Qualifier 2019

Check the PDF links out below:

CS Camden LJCC Qualifier 2019

CS London Winter LJCC Qualifier 2019

Round Times

Doors open at 9.30am. Please be seated at your board at 9.50am.

Opening Talk to Parents and Players at 9.50am.

10.00am   Round One 

11.15am   Round Two 

12.15pm   Round Three 

13.15pm   Round Four

14.15pm   Round Five

15.15pm   Round Six

16.30pm   Prize giving


This is a graded chess tournament for U18s and U12s. Please also note this is not a knockout tournament. All players play in all rounds. Clocks will be used players will have 30 minutes each for all moves. All players will be provided with a certificate. A chess coach will be available to go through games throughout.

There are separate Under 8, Under 10, Under 12 and Under 18 Sections. You must be younger than the section age as at midnight 31st August 2017. These correspond to School Years, i.e. Under 8 is for Year 3 or below, Under 10 for Year 4 or 5, Under 12 for Year 6.

Qualification information

To qualify for the London Junior Championships; the qualification score for the Under 8 Final is 4 or more out or 6; for the Under 10 Minor Final and Under 12 Minor Final is 3.5 or 4 out of 6. The qualification score for the Under 10 Major and Under 12 Major Final is 4.5+/6.


The finals will be at the University of Westminster, Northwick Park. The dates are 15 & 16 December for the U10 and U14 sections, 29 & 30 December for the U8 section and 28, 29 & 30 December for all other sections. Please see for more information.

Tournament Information

Parking is available near the venue. We do not provide any supervision of children between rounds so a responsible adult is advised to stay to look after your children. Light refreshments, teas and coffees will be on sale at venue. Payment made via cash and card.

All players will receive a certificate. Section winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd and Best Girl) will receive trophies and medals. All results will be submitted to the ECF for grading.

The organisers accept no responsibility for any loss, theft or accident during the event. Adult supervision will only be provided in the playing areas. Organisers will be first aid trained. Parents are responsible for their children during the event, and agree to the terms and conditions in this entry.


Venue: Camden School for Girls, Sandall Road, London, NW5 2DB.

The closest tube station is Camden Town (Northern Line), Kentish Town (Northern Line) which is a 10-15 minute walk from the school.

The closest overground station is Camden Road Station which is a 5 minute walk away from the school.

No parking available at the school. Parking available on the road outside the school. 


Tournament Organiser: Lateefah Messam-Sparks


Phone number: 07715 461347

2018 Past Events

Camden LJCC Qualifier 2018

London Winter LJCC Qualifier 2018

2017 Past Events

Our next two events are celebrating International Women’s Day in March 2018 in London. The first event is our IWD STEM Day and our second event is our IWD Chess Day.


The STEM Day is on Thursday 8th March 2018.


STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEM subjects are vital because they permeate through every aspect of our lives – without STEM there would be no internet!

The National Science Foundation said:

In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. To succeed in this new information-based an highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past.

Why on IWD?

IWD stands for International Women’s Day. It is held every year on March 8th.

Workforce diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) sector for women is incredibly low. Careers are male-dominated; just 9% of Engineering, 19% of Computer Studies and 38% of Maths graduates are female. In fact, just 13% of the entire UK STEM workforce is female. (

STEM education helps to bridge the gender and ethnic gaps that is commonly found in maths and science fields. We hope our STEM day and our black-tie evening brings passion, excitement and a sense of achievement for all who attend.

Schedule of Events

9.00am -12.30pm – School Group A

1.30pm – 5.00pm – School Group B

7.00pm – 10.30pm – STEM Networking and Black Tie Evening (over 18s only)


The evening will consist of Drinks, Networking, Exhibitions, Workshops, Music and Dancing from the time doors open until they close.

There will be a series of exciting yet challenging drop-in workshops run throughout the evening including:

Code Breaker: An introduction to computer hacking

Cyber Defense: Protect your PC from online crime

Genetics and Immunology

Architectural Design: Build a miniature masterpiece

Back to the future: Build and programme your own robot

Mystery Room

Bubbly Maths: Blow life-size bubbles and immerse yourself in the process

Grandmaster: Can you beat a Chess Jedi?

Art: Leave your mark at the event

Speed Networking

IWD Chess Day

Come and join us for our first IWD Chess Day in central London. Everyone leaves the event with a gift (as a Thank You) for attending and getting involved. This event is truly open to all.

IWD stands for International Women’s Day it is held every year on March 8th. This event is the final event we are hosting to celebrate IWD week.

There are limited spaces available and no entry is allowed on the day. We expect this event to sell out quickly so please sign up early to avoid disappointment.

Doors open at 9.30am and prize giving is at 17.30pm.

Section winners will receive trophies. Results will be submitted to the ECF for grading. Separate prizes for age section winners.

The venue is very central. The closest tube station is Baker Street which is an 8-minute walk from the school.