Free Chess Tournament

Free Chess Tournament

Free Girls Chess Starter Tournament & Training class

When: Sunday 26th February 2022

Where: At Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls

For girls new to tournament chess or without an English Chess Federation rating

Open to UK girls in Primary or Secondary Schools

In Partnership with Ellen Wilkinson School

How to sign your daughter up – You can sign up via this button:

The deadline to enter is Sunday 12th February

There are limited places available, so do enter as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Information for parents

The starter girls’ event and Training class are completely free to enter.

The Training class will be 11.30 – 12.15 pm.

Venue: Ellen Wilkinson School, Queen’s Dr, London W3 0HW


Each game will use a chess clock with 15 minutes per player per game.

5 rounds chess tournament

Arrival: 12.30 – 1 pm

Round 1: 1.15 pm

Round 2: 1.55 pm

Round 3: 2.35 pm

Round 4: 3.15 pm

Round 5: 3.55 pm

This event is designed as a fun and gentle way to introduce girls to tournament chess.

Girls will be required to sign up for English Chess Federation (ECF) Membership. Junior Silver is free for those who have never had it before.

Certificates for all girls who attend!


Travelling by Car
There is no parking on the school site, please arrive by bike or public transport where possible. There might be parking on roads nearby to the school, subject to restrictions.

Travelling by Tube
The school is very accessible by London Underground, North Ealing (Piccadilly Line) or West Acton (Central Line) are just a few minutes walk away.

Interested to join She Plays To Win (SPTW)?

She Plays To Win is a UK Girls Chess Project led by England Women’s Coach IM Lorin D’Costa, to try and encourage more girls to participate and learn chess in a fun environment.

This is open to all girls in primary, secondary or university (under 28) regardless of chess level or experience. We even have a beginner’s group.

To sign up, parents just need to sign up via the official website: