1st Dartford Junior Chess Tournament

1st Dartford Junior Chess Tournament

Saturday 13th July 2024

The Meeting Place
Orchards Shopping Centre
High Street, Dartford, DA1 1DN
Six round Blitz Tournament - 5+3

Additional special prizes will be awarded for: Girl's best performance, Best game, Best defencive game, etc.

Rate of Play

Each player will have 5 minutes plus a 3 second increment per move from move 1.

Time Table

Please arrive by around 10.15am so that everyone is ready and in plenty of time to start the first round promptly.


There will be trophies and medals in the Under 16 and Under 11 sections.

Pairings, Sections & Clocks

All pairings will be done using swiss-manager software. In general, sections will not be merged. However, the Chief Arbiter reserves the right to merge if there is an insufficient number of entries in one or more sections. If merged, prizes will still be awarded to the participants of the original individual sections.
Digital clocks will be used in all sections and help will be given to anyone unfamiliar with them.

Behaviour, parental supervision and disclaimers

DJCC is grateful to all venues for the use of their facilities. Please treat the premises with respect and follow all signs and rules as requested.

A high standard of behaviour and respect for others and property is expected at all times. Players entering or leaving the playing area while other games are in progress should do so quietly.

DJCC and its officials are unable to act in loco parentis for children. Parents/guardians/carers are responsible for their children throughout the entire duration of this event. Children under the age of 8 must remain under sole parental supervision throughout. Supervision of children over the age of 8 and teenagers may be shared between adults. However, parents/guardians should note that they are still ultimately responsible for their children and their behaviour at this event.

DJCC and helpers accept no responsibility for any damage, theft or accident to the person or property of any competitor, trainee or other visitor at this event. Nor are they responsible for the effects of actions of anyone else attending this event.

DJCC collects personal data solely for the purposes of our events. This is for administration and to inform you of future junior chess events. Results, grades and photos may be used on the DJCC website, social media pages or in publicity.

If you have any queries please email: info@dartfordchess.com