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.

All tournaments

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5th Worldwide Blitz Arena on December 28th with Francesco Sonis and Nico Zwirs!

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4th Worldwide Blitz Arena on September 20th featuring FIDE Online Olympiad Gold Medal winner Vantika Agrawal.

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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.

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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...

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On July 4 IM Max Warmerdam played a simul on lichess with 28 kids from our Team.

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On June 22 GM Carlos Daniel Albornoz Cabrera, current Cuban Champion, Italy number one GM Daniele Vocaturo, GM Aramis Alvarez Pedraza and IM Nico Zwirs played the first Worldwide Junior Blitz Arena

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On June 5 and 6 GM Alexander Morozevich played a simul for our kids on Check out our team for more info. Games were broadcasted on Chess Events.

On May 14 GM Evgeny Shtembuliak, current World Under 20 Champion, played for us a simul on 35 boards organized in collaboration with and broadcasted live on his Twitch channel

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  • 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.

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Week Results
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!
23/01/2021 ?!

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Crowborough Chess Club England
Chess Chile Escolar U16 Chile
Ученики И.Погорелова Russia
Cuttack_Little_Chess_Champions India
Team Krasyliv Ukraine
Don Bosco & Rising Star Chess Clinic Tanzania
Федерация Шахмат Республики Башкортостан Republic of Bashkortostan
ThinkB4UMove Latvia
Team Minnesota Scholastic USA
Club Ladya Kazakhstan


Chess Shoots Juniors India
FDCH Ecuador
Arriba PERÚ 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
Этюд Russia
Chess Training Foundation India
Strategy Club Russia
Chess-Mar_U16 Morocco
Mantua Boys Italy
Turkey U16
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
Wolfpack Slovakia
Veli Vrh Croatia
Calasanz Chess Club Loja Ecuador
Шахматный клуб "Современник", Ленинград Russia
Schachfreunde München Germany
Chess_Profi Russia
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
Schach-AG Liebigschule
Cantabria U16 Spain

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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!

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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 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 U14 is for girls only, born in 2006 and younger.

If you have suggestions or advice or ideas to propose, you can write to Maurizio Matteoli or Goran Banovac

Pub: May 01 2020 09:09 UTC
Edit: Jan 13 2021 08:27 UTC
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