Worldwide Junior is a friendly tournament for clubs with kids under 16 years of age. Tournaments will be played on Saturday at 5 pm CET. Time control is 10 + 2 for 2 hours. There are no limits, each team can field as many players as they want, but only 10 best results count for the team score at the end.
The tournament is divided into six leagues for now. If you are a new team, you start at the bottom League (currently the Five2 with 5 best results counting for the team score). Three teams each tournament get promoted.
5th Worldwide Blitz Arena on December 28th with Francesco Sonis and Nico Zwirs!
4th Worldwide Blitz Arena on September 20th featuring FIDE Online Olympiad Gold Medal winner Vantika Agrawal.
3rd Worldwide Blitz Arena on August 18 with former European U16 Champion IM Francesco Sonis, IM Nico Zwirs, IM Michel Alejandro Díaz Pérez, FM Kemel Antonio Gallo García and a collaboration with Forward Chess.
2nd Worldwide Junior Blitz Arena on July 20, for the International Chess Day, with special guests IM Nico Zwirs, IM Anton Skurygin, IM Michel Diaz, FM Soriano Quispe, FM Docampo Beltran, FM Kemel Gallo Garcia, FM Oleg Papayan...
- The teams should be closed and the captains should know the kids playing. Coaches are responsible for controlling player age and ensuring Fairplay.
- New accounts should not participate, especially those created on the day of the tournament but also not those created in the week preceding the competitions.
- All Worldwide categories feature division system with 3 teams promotion and relegation.
- Official results are published on web after teams/players verification and suspicious results examination.
- If a team field a player suspended from lichess or a player with a new account, as a penalty the team will be demoted.
|11/04/2020||137 players in one League: congrats to Trojanska Hästen for a stunning victory!|
|18/04/2020||355 players in two Leagues: congrats to Team Veracruz Mexico for winning League A!|
|25/04/2020||596 players in three Leagues: congrats to Trojanska Hästen for winning again League A!|
|02/05/2020||660 players from all over the world! Congrats to Eskaki .gr for winning League A!|
|09/05/2020||690 players in four Leagues! Congrats to Детская Академия Наук for winning League A!|
|16/05/2020||775 players in four Leagues, 268 players in League A! Congrats to Cuba Masters for winning!|
|23/05/2020||796 players in 4 Leagues, 273 in League A and 217 in C! Congrats to Cuba Masters for winning again!|
|30/05/2020||957 players in 6 Leagues, 268 in League A, congrats to Cuba Masters for winning!|
|20/06/2020||811 players in 6 Leagues, congrats to Cuba Masters for the fourth win in a row!|
|25/07/2020||859 players in 7 Leagues, congrats to Cuba Masters for the fifth win!!|
|29/08/2020||943 players in 8 Leagues, congrats to Cuba Masters for winning again!|
|12/09/2020||751 players in 7 Leagues, congrats to Team Krasyliv for winning League A!|
|26/09/2020||776 players in 6 Leagues, congrats to Chess Chile Escolar U16 for winning League A!|
|10/10/2020||670 players in 5 Leagues, congrats to Chess Chile Escolar fon winning again!|
|24/10/2020||681 players in 5 Leagues, congrats to Sharp Kids Online for winning!|
|07/11/2020||691 players in 6 Leagues, congrats to Sharp Kids Online for winning again!|
|21/11/2020||799 players in 6 Leagues, a great result!|
|05/12/2020||720 players in 6 Leagues, congrats to Team Krasyliv for winning!|
|19/12/2020||774 players in 6 Leagues, congrats to Crowborough Chess Club for winning!|
|09/01/2021||894 players in 7 Leagues, a fantastic result!|
Crowborough Chess Club England
Chess Chile Escolar U16 Chile
Ученики И.Погорелова Russia
Team Krasyliv Ukraine
Don Bosco & Rising Star Chess Clinic Tanzania
Федерация Шахмат Республики Башкортостан Republic of Bashkortostan
Team Minnesota Scholastic USA
Club Ladya Kazakhstan
Chess Shoots Juniors India
Arriba PERÚ Peru
SELECCION INMACULADA Peru
Fox Valley Chess Club USA
CMJ U16 Optimum Chess Disciples Team
Santísimo Selección Peru
Stanislas Echecs France
Замандас 21 Kazakhstan
Chess club Horizont Serbia
KSz "HETMAN" Katowice Poland
Chess Training Foundation India
Strategy Club Russia
Mantua Boys Italy
Latvia Junior Chess Latvia
Sharp Kids Online Philippines
Morona Santiago Ajedrez Ecuador
Chess Club G-2 Russia
ChessNut Academy Under 16 India
Mouflon Chess Team Cyprus
Шахматная академия UfaChess Russia
She Plays To Win England
SV Isental Germany
"Бриллиант" (г.Кострома) Russia
Welsh Dragons Wales
Уктусский гамбит Russia
Lichess Lions New York City
Veli Vrh Croatia
Calasanz Chess Club Loja Ecuador
Шахматный клуб "Современник", Ленинград Russia
Schachfreunde München Germany
De Wetterse Vrijpion Belgium
Ajedrez Blanco y Negro Spain
SDS Novarese Italy
Newton College Peru
ШК Оборище Bulgaria
Chess Stars Luxembourg
Swanand Chess Academy U16 India
Tiburones AAVAC U-16 MExico
Сатка Chess Западный
Школа Шахмат "Подрастающее Поколение"
Alfieri del Garda - chess Academy Italy
Chicago Youth Chess USA
Ferloni Chess Club Paraguay
Tatanzak Killer Bees Italy
Los Dragones Del Ajedrez Peru
AJEDREZ EDUCATIVO RIO NEGRO Argentina
Cantabria U16 Spain
121 clubs from 42 countries (updated 22/11) - counting only the numbers of the Under 16 competition - have participated in the tournament from the first edition to date! The record for the team with the highest number of players with at least one point belongs to Team Veracruz Mexico: 50 kids playing on April 18, 2020!
WORLDWIDE UNDER 11
Worldwide U11 is for kids born from 2009 onwards.
Tournaments are played on Wednesday 2:30 pm, 6:30 pm and 11 pm CET. Time control is 10+2. Tournament duration is 90 minutes.
WORLDWIDE UNDER 8
Worldwide U8 is for kids born from 2012 onwards.
Tournaments are played on Thursday 2:30 pm, 6:30 pm and 11 pm CET. Time control is 10+2. Tournament duration is 90 minutes.
WORLDWIDE WOMEN UNDER 14
Worldwide Women U14 is for girls only, born in 2006 and younger.