18 August 2016
23 August 2016

6th Gibraltar Junior International Chess Festival 2016

The venue is the Caleta Hotel and follows the successful pattern of the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, offering competitive chess-playing opportunities with an equally strong social, fun and educational programme.

There are two main categories:

a) open to competitors aged under 16 on 1 January 2016 (born in 2000 or later);

b) open to competitors aged under 12 on 1 January 2016 (born in 2004 or later).

Max FIDE rating 2300 on May 1st 2016.

How to Enter


Download our interactive entry form in English or Spanish and email to Cathy Popham:

[img src="" height="16" border="0" width="16">English Entry Form[img src="" height="16" border="0" width="16">Spanish Entry Form

If you have any entry queries please contact Stuart Conquest at



Thursday 18 August


Afternoon Blitz

17.30 hrs

Meet and Greet at Caleta Hotel for everyone

20.30 hrs

Friday 19 August

Opening by Hon. Minister for Sport & Culture, Steven Linares

10.00 hrs

Round 1

10.00 hrs

Round 2

15.00 hrs

Masterclass with professionals

20.00 hrs

Saturday 20 August 

Round 3

10.00 hrs

Rock Tour / Beach Activities

15.00 hrs

Evening Simultaneous for participants and accompanying parents with all visiting Grandmasters

19.30 hrs

Sunday 21 August 

Round 4

10.00 hrs

Round 5

15.00 hrs

Masterclass with professionals

20.00 hrs

Monday 22 August 

Round 6

10.00 hrs

Excursion Dolphin Safari

15.00 hrs

Gala Dinner and Prize Giving

20.00 hrs

Tuesday 23 August



Festival Organiser

Stuart Conquest Director, Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival.

Festival Director

Peter Purland Chairman of the National Chess Junior Squad and Chief Arbiter for Wales. 

Marketing Co-ordinator

Patricia Claros Aguilar 

Mob: (+34) 603 861 661

Chief Arbiter

David Welch David is the Chief Arbiter of the English Chess Federation. 


Daniel Escobar FIDE master and FIDE arbiter. 

Abdelhafid El-Amri (International Arbiter)

Press Officer

Alice Mascarenhas