We are a small team of enthusiastic chess coaches, organizers, and promoters, with a wide range of skills and experience.
Worldwide Junior Chess is built on cooperation between these individuals, during the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, united under the goal of providing online team competition and training ground for children.
Started in April 2020 as a U16 tournament with ten teams in a single group, it soon attracted many more teams. Under 11 category was introduced in May (later to become U12) quickly evolving into three Divison tournament played in different time, to better accomodate teams coming from Asia and America. Additional categories, like U8 and U14w Girls followed within a few months.
At the beginning of 2021 season, tournaments attracted more than 2.000 children weekly. All were part of about 200 teams, coming from nearly 70 countries, covering fifteen time zones.
Besides the Team Battle format of play, throughout the season there are special events like Simuls, Blitz Arenas with titled players, and Swiss tournaments.
This online competition is free for all. Children of all ages are welcome to join our leagues, as part of the team, or can join by themselves, becoming a part of dedicated Worldwide Selections.
Worldwide Chess enjoys the help of many respected chess coaches. In the early beginnings, Worldwide was organized with the help of several very engaged people, to whom we owe todays tournament:
Maurizio Matteoli – FIDE Instructor, coach for ASD Tatanzak. Initiator of Worldwide Junior Chess, organizer of Worldwide Junior U16 competition. He once sacrificed a Knight in a game with Alexander Morozevich. Lichess profile
Goran Banovac – Chess Promoter. Organizer at Worldwide Junior Chess. Chess Instructor. Founder of Veli Vrh Chess Club. Webmaster of worldwide-chess.com website. Organizer of U8, U10, U12 and U14w tournaments. Lichess – FB – LinkedIn
- David Fryer from Crowborough Chess Club.
- Great help in organizing simuls and lectures was provided by IM Nico Zwirs (coach and author).
- Special collaboration with Universo Ajedrecistico.
- Later, more than 200 teams and coaches joined.
We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to cooperating with you, be it a parent looking for a place for their kid to play online chess, or a coach who wants to participate with his own team, or perhaps a chess enthusiast that wishes to contribute to this great initiative.