Why We Are Here

We are focused on giving Great Britain Juniors the opportunity to represent The Great Britain Junior Squad in International Chess tournaments.

We organise qualification events every 6 months to determine which kids would like to qualify to represent our Great Britain Junior Squad at various events around the World. The events are 100% transparent with the top 4 boys and top 3 girls qualifying to play in all our team events, if players cannot make it then players who finish below will be offered places via telephone call in strict qualification order.

We offer elite chess coaching before and during these chess events from experienced International Chess Master Coaches, most of which have worked with Chessbase as presenters and are also FIDE Trainers

We also have official Great Britain Junior Squad partners in every County who use our resources and methods for Chess into Schools and Chess into communities and many more County based chess initiatives.

  • We organise National Blitz Tournaments
  • We organise National Rapidplay Tournaments
  • We organise National and International Training Camps
  • We have an official Great Britain Junior Squad chess resources shop here.
  • We have official Great Britain Junior Squad Team clothing and products here.
  • We organise a Great Britain Junior Squad World Tour for qualifiers from our National event
    (every 6 months when qualification is reset) 

Our Founder

Fide Master Charlie Storey

Great Britain Junior Squads was founded by FIDE Master Charlie Storey. He is an A Level computing teacher and world class chess coach and is famous for his best selling Chess Base products – The Sniper and The White Sniper.

Charlie was England International Junior Team coach for 4 Years before the Corona virus pandemic.

He recently moved to Malta to develop chess, whilst overseeing Queens Gambit Academy