Junior News

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About the Junior Club

The Junior club was established in 2001 by Meri Grigoryan and is run on Saturday mornings at the Town Hall in the Committee Room from 11:30 to 13:00. Tuition is given by ECF Accredited Coach Meri, a West London Chess Club member who is a woman FIDE master, England Women's National Team Member and England junior squad coach. Boys and Girls welcome. Please contact Meri at wljcc2001 at gmail dot com for more information.


Forthcoming Junior Dates and Events


10 Jan: tuition and practice

17 Jan: tuition and practice

24 Jan: tuition and practice

31 Jan: tuition and practice

  7 Feb: tuition and practice




UK Chess Challenge Megafinal Qualifying Event (rounds 1-3)

UK Chess Challenge Megafinal Qualifying Event (rounds 1-3)

Scoring system: win = 3 points, draw = 2 points, lose = 1 point

Time: 10 min. each = 20 min. to complete the game

Prizes: badges, gold spots, keyrings/pencils, trophy for the overall winner 


01/02/2014 - 11:30 - 01/02/2014 - 13:00

Tuition and Supervised Practice

18/01/2014 - 11:30 - 18/01/2014 - 13:00

6th Sep: Charity Simultaneous Chess Exhibition in Bournemouth Town Square with Meri Grigoryan

I am holding my 3rd Simultaneous Chess Exhibition in Bournemouth town square on 6th September from 12pm-5pm.
Take a look at my past events:
2012: http://www.justgiving.com/NoBreastCancer-ChessInBournemouth
2011: http://www.donatetobreastcancer.org/chessinbournemouth
Please donate, as every penny makes a difference!
There will be chess books for best junior, best senior and best lady.
I hope to see you on 6th Sep in Bournemouth. Thank You!

Best wishes,

Meri Grigoryan

The 100th Championships of the British Isle, Torquay, 28 Jul -10 Aug 2013

My new student Alexander Jamieson came 2nd equal at the British U9 championship! Congratulations!

Meri Grigoryan

The 100th Championships of the British Isle, Torquay, 28 Jul -10 Aug 2013

I am very pleased to share with you some exciting news. Two of my students William Golding and Christopher Tombolis came joint 1st at the British U8 championship! Follow the event here.

 Meri Grigoryan

European School Championships, Novi Sad, Serbia, 20-28 June

I had initially agreed to do either the World or European School Championships, however after receiving an email from the ECF Director of Junior Chess Phil Ehr, that IM Richard Pert withdrew due to a sport injury just a day before the flight, I replaced him. 

Meet the team, read the reports and look at the team photo. I coached Jonathan Finn U15, Tom Finn U13 and Tom McLarren U11. Take a look at the final results

I am looking forward to be selected again as an England junior squad coach.

Meri  Grigoryan

World School Championships, Porto Carras, Halkidiki, 6th – 15th May

Meet the team, read the reports and see the team photo. I coached Isabel Hauer U15, Asha Jina U13, Samuel McConnell U11 and William Golding U9. This event was my first international coaching experience which I enjoyed greatly.

Meri Grigoryan

29th Sep: 4th West London Junior Rapid Championship (U12)

2 sections: ECF graded and non-graded
Venue: Chiswick Town Hall, Committee Room
Time: 11 am - 1pm
Rounds: 5
Nobody is knocked out
Clocks to be used on all boards in ECF graded section: 10 min each on the clock, 20 min for a game
Prizes: medals for the best 3 and badges for the rest
Entry fee: £13
To sign up email your child's full name, D.O.B., school/club and the section: wljcc2001@gmail.com


29/09/2012 - 11:00 - 29/09/2012 - 13:00
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