Hampton Congress – Details


The schedule is as follows:

  • 09:20-09:50 – Registration
  • 10:00 – Round 1
  • 11:30 – Round 2
  • 12:50 – Round 3
  • 14:10 – Round 4
  • 15:30 – Round 5
  • 16:50 – Round 6
  • 18:00-18:20 – Prize-giving

Time Control

All games will be played with clocks, at the rate of 20 minutes each plus 10 seconds per move. Assistance will be given to children unfamiliar with chess clocks.


Players will be paired in each section using a computerised Swiss system, which will be posted online, as well as at the venue. No discussion will be entered into concerning the pairings.

  • U8 – TBA
  • U10 – TBA
  • U12 – TBA

No player gets knocked out for losing a game, players are expected to play all rounds. If a player has to leave early, please inform the controllers.


All games will be sent for ECF rapidplay rating.


All participants will receive certificates. Winners of all sections receive a cup. under 12 & 10: Trophy for LJCC Major Qualifiers, plaques for LJCC Minor Qualifiers. Under 8: Trophy for LJCC Qualifiers.

Limited parking on-site. Twickenham Station is 10 minutes’ walk; St. Margaret’s Station is 15 minutes away. Some buses stop outside, many stop in the town centre. See https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/


The finals of the London Junior Chess Championships will be held at the University of Westminster, Northwick Park, Harrow. The Under 8 event is to be held on 29 & 30 December, the U10 on 16 & 17 December, and the U12 on 28 ‒ 30 December. There are various other events up to and including an U21.


To qualify for the finals of the LJCC from the Richmond Junior Chess Congress, players need to obtain a qualifying score. U8: a score of 4/6 or more will qualify for the final. U10/U12: a score of 4½/6 will qualify for the Major and a score of 3½/6 or 4/6 will qualify for the Minor. More information can be found on the LJCC website: http://www.ljcc.co.uk


A player may withdraw at any point up to the closing of normal entries on Thursday, 12th October, subject to a £5 administration fee. Withdrawal subsequent to this forfeits the full entry fee.


Hot & cold drinks, hot food, sandwiches and snacks will be provided on-site from 11:00 until 15:00.

Disclaimer and Parental Responsibility

The organisers accept no responsibility for any loss, theft or accident during the tournament. Adult supervision will only be provided in the chess playing areas. Parents are responsible for their children during the tournament.


RJCC is grateful to Orleans Park School in allowing us to use their venue and for their help in organising the event. We ask all participants to respect the school’s generosity, and ask everyone to keep it clean.