Open to all under 15s, the winner will win a paid trip to represent the UK at the World Othello Championships in Prague.
The British Othello Junior Championship will be held on Saturday 15th September at Trinity College, Cambridge. At the Championship, competitors will play six head-to-head rounds, each with a 25 minute time limit.
Othello is an internationally acclaimed two-player strategy game, taking only a minute to learn but a lifetime to master. Experts will also be on-hand throughout the day to offer advice between games, so everyone from board game fans to beginners are welcome to enter the championship.
The winner will be crowned as the Official British Othello Junior Champion and will take home a special trophy, plus will be treated to an all-expenses paid trip, accompanied by a parent/guardian, to the World Othello Championship finals in Prague, Czech Republic, from 9th-12th October, where they will represent Great Britain.
To enter, competitors must be under the age of 15 at the end of October in order to meet the qualification criteria of the World Championships.
Lynette Norris, marketing manager at John Adams Leisure, commented: “We’re very excited to be involved in the first official British Junior Othello Championships and the search for our British representative to compete at the World Championships in Prague in October. A firm family-favourite board game, the popularity in tournaments is growing year-on-year and we’re seeing amazing talent from young players. We’re looking forward to seeing who does well and finding our next star.”