UKCC 2021

What’s new in 2021

For the first time there is a new TEAM competition as well as the traditional individual competition. Schools get to take part in national and regional leader boards giving the chance to all students to contribute to their team’s results.

We are offering a “Basic” entry category which is FREE for all schools – this registers your school for the competition and gives you access to our digital downloads which will enable you to manage your own intra-school competition. School’s can still order their tournament packs and prizes.

What’s on Offer

One of the world’s largest junior chess competitions


Fun, educational and aspirational


Schools from all across the UK take place


We welcome complete beginners and will help prepare players to play in competitions


Regional and national leaderboards and prizes for schools


Chance for individuals to compete against the best at National level



When will my pack arrive?

We will follow up your purchase with a welcome call to advise on likely arrival time. Please let us know if your competition is starting early.


Will the later stages of the competition be online this year?

That very much depends on the wider situation with covid-19 and whether we are able to safely run over the board competitions. At the moment we are anticipating a ‘hybrid’ of online and over the board events.


How does the new TEAM competition work?

Individual’s scores from the Megafinal onwards are summed and counted towards their school or club’s total score.


How does Megafinal Qualification work?

All players are eligible to enter a Megafinal and indeed we encourage schools to enter as many players as possible.