Megafinal Entry Link

Please note that if your child has qualified for the Megafinal at RGS on the 18th May via either school or the Last Chance Saloon, the UK Chess Challenge have placed a deadline of 11th May for entries.

You can enter via this link:

You will know if your child has qualified if they have been given a ‘Golden Ticket’ from their school or the LCS (different rules apply to Senior School age children). Please do check that your child has qualified before entering.

Please note, although the NJCA assists in this event by providing equipment and volunteers, it is organised under the remit of the UK Chess Challenge.

U11 Congress and UKCC Last Chance Saloon on 4th May in Ponteland

We are pleased to be hosting our annual UK Chess Challenge Last Chance Saloon and U11 Congress on 4th May at St Mary’s Church Hall, Ponteland between 2pm and 6pm.

This event is open to anyone in Year 6 or below. The ‘Last Chance Saloon’ section provides an an additional opportunity for anyone who has not qualified for the regional Megafinal to get through to that stage (senior school children qualify automatically). Alongside this we hold a ‘normal’ U11 tournament!

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NJCA NPS Congress, LJCC Qualifier and AGM: 20/10/18

Online entry is now available for our first event of the season, the NJCA NPS Congress on Saturday 20th October, 10am to 4pm.

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Entries as at 8pm on 19/10/18: Entry List

This event also offers the opportunity for your child to qualify for London Junior Chess Classic if they achieve the required number of points. The LJCC takes place in London with U8s on 29th\30th December, U10s on 15th\16th December and U12s on 28th to 30th December. For more information please see If you wish to be considered eligible for qualification please tick the appropriate box on the entry form.

We are also relaunching the NJCA Grand Prix and holding the charity’s AGM at this event!

Northumbria Megafinal Results

Congratulations to all who took part in the Megafinal on Saturday 12th May! At the bottom of this post is a link to the provisional results with Gigafinal qualifiers highlighted in red.

The Northern Gigafinal takes place on 14th and 15th July in Manchester. Our results are being passed to the National Organisers who will then update their website. Once this has been done (please allow a few days) entries for the Gigafinal can be made at

Please note: The Megafinal is officially a UK Chess Challenge event, with the NJCA providing the volunteers. If you have any queries please contact the UKCC organiser Tim Wall at .

Final Results: Megafinal Rankings