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Manchester Junior Chess

Tours 2017


Dear Parent


Every year Manchester Juniors undertake a European Tour. In the last few years we have been to Poland, Germany, Eire and Moscow. In 2017 we have been invited to return to Rybnik in Poland. If you are interested in such a trip please read the information below and then confirm that you are interested ny the end of January 2017.



Between 27th May 2017 and 5th June 2017. We would take five days (four nights) including travel.


Rybnik is a town in southern Poland. Quite close to the infamous Auschwitz Concentration Camp and the famous salt mines. It is about two hour drive from Krakow. The school that we visit is one of three specialist chess schools in Poland.



There will be two formal matches against a Polish children’s team and then probably both a rapidplay and a fun chess event. There will also be a chance to do sightseeing and mix with our hosts.


The last time we went it cost about £400 per head including flight and hotel. We went by Ryanair from Leeds/Bradford airport direct to Krakow and then had a minibus to Rybnik. Last year one child received financial support from the John Robinson Trust and from the Manchester Chess Federation.


We will probably stay again at the same hotel in Rybnik which was very satisfactory and near the school and the town centre..


Parents should travel with their children and remain responsible for them. In the past some parents have arranged for supervision of other children. Exceptionally I am prepared to supervise children over the age of 12 and they would have to pay for a single room supplement.

What do you do know?:

I already have three people who have said they would like to go. I will accept up to twelve children and their parents. Please let me know by 30th January if you wish to take part. I will then start the booking process for flights and accommodation. We will have to have confirmations by the end of February.

Travel company

We will use Howards Way Travel as in the past as they have managed the process very well.

Manchester Junior Chess Congress

Broadoak School, Worsley


Saturday 8th October 2016



Over forty children took part in the Junior Chess Congress, from schools all over Manchester.





Vibhav Sugumar     Bolton School                   

Amritansh Misra      Bolton School                   

Holly Durnian          Bolton School                   

Delisha Rusia          Altrincham GS                  


Runners Up

Tejas Rao               MGS                               

Sam Hunt               St. Maxentius School        






Alex Burke              Broadoak School              

 Paarvan Sugumar  Bolton School                   


Runners up

Brandon Barry         Broadoak School              

Joshua Mullen         Belmont School                

Ella Brown              Edgworth School              

Lucy Pickett            Bolton School                   




Weekend 1/2 nd October 2016 Junior 4NCL

Wokenham, Reading

Saturday 10 th October 2016 Manchester Junior Congress

Broadoak School, Worsley

Saturday 5 th November 2016 Manchester Junior Congress

High Lawn School, Bolton

Saturday 12 th November 2016 ECF Schools team event Under 11

(School team entry only)

Saturday 3 rd December 2016 Manchester Junior Congress

Week 9-16 th December 2016 London Classic

Olympia Conference Centre

Saturday 14 th January 2017 ECF National Schools Girls Northern Final

Bridgewater School, Worsley (School team entry only)

Saturday 21st January 2017 EPSCA Rapidplay, Liverpool

(Under 8 to Under 11)

Weekend 21 st /22 nd January 2017 Junior 4NCL


Wednesday 1 st February 2017 EPSCA National Schools Under 9

Hulme Court School, Oldham (School team entry)

Saturday 4 th February 2017 EPSCA Nat. Schools Under 9 &Under 11

(School team entry only)

Wednesday 8 th February 2017 EPSCA National Schools Under 11

Hulme Court School, Oldham (School team entry)

Weekend 18 th &19 th February Northern Junior Championship

Cheadle Hulme School, Cheadle

Saturday 11 th March 2017 EPSCA Under 9 Regional Final

Saturday 18 th March 2017 EPSCA Under 11 Regional Final

Saturday 25 th March 2017 EPSCA Girls Final

Saturday 22 nd April 2017 EPSCA Under 9 Final

Weekend 22nd; 23 rd April 2017 Junior 4NCL


Saturday 6 th May 2017 EPSCA Under 11 Final

All enquiries to [email protected]