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12 June 2017
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Links to the most recent additions and changes to this page.

On 22 Jul
Midlands Junior Championships

On 10 Sept
Leamington rapidplay

On 25 Jun
Suffolk Junior Open

On 9 Jul
Ashton under Lyne Rapidplay

On 28 Jul
Under 9 section of the British Junior Championships.

On 30 Jul
Under 8 section of the British Junior Championships.

On 3 Feb (2018)
EPSCA rapidplay Includes an England U11 trials qualifer

On 17 Feb (2018)
West of England Junior Championships Includes an England U11 trials qualifer

Which month

Quick links to every month with an event in the calendar.

2017

June
July
August
September
November

2018

January
February
March
April
September
November

Events
If you know about a chess event that local players might be interested in, please get in touch and let me know so I can include it here.

Andrew Davies
Email: email.
Tel: 01902 845303

Andrew Davies.
13 Parkes Avenue,
Codsall,
Wolverhampton,
WV8 2DX.

Junior Chess Events Calendar

Informaiton on chess events, championships and tournament that players aged up to 18 might be intersted in will be listed here when I know about them. Details are as accurate as possible but you should confirm event details with the organiser before making any arrangements. Thank you.

On the left is a list of recent changes, and on the right is an alphabetic list of every event in the calendar.

2017

June

Sunday
25th June

Suffolk Junior Open

(Suffolk) 

A one day junior chess congress.

For details
Email: Adam Hunt.

Website

Distance

July

4th and 5th
July

Tuesday
and
Wednesday

NPSCC
(Final)

(Birmingham) 

Finals of the National Primary Schools Chess Team Championships played at Park Inn, Birmingham West. Introduction

For details:
Email: Glynis Purland
Tel: 07590 608243.
www.epsca.org.uk

Team event and Distance

5th and 6th
July

Wednesday
and
Thursday

NSCC
(U19 Open - Final)

(Uppingham) 

National final of the NSCC’s U19 Open. This is part of the ECF’s National Schools Chess Championship.

For details
NSCC website

Team event and Distance

Sunday
9th July

Ashton Rapidplay

(Ashton under Lyne) 

A six round Swiss with 25 minutes per game and sections for U150, U115 and U80/ungraded. Limited to 75 entrants.

For details:
Email: David Hardy

Adults and Distance

15th and 16th
July

Saturday
and
Sunday

UK Chess Challenge
(Northern Gigafinal)

(Manchester) 

For players who have qualified at a Megafinal, the Northern Gigafinal of the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge, will be played over this weekend.

Only players who qualify can take part

Distance

Saturday
22nd July

Midlands Junior Championships

(Leicester) 

A one day graded rapidplay championship for players born after 31 August 1998, with Midlands Junior Champion titles for the highest placed boy and girl in each section. Section are: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18.

For details:
Email: Andrew Davies
Tel: 01902 845303

Entry form
DOCX MS Word Entry formPDF PDF Entry form

22nd and 23rd
July

Saturday
and
Sunday

UK Chess Challenge
(Southern Gigafinal)

(Twickenham) 

For those who do well in their Megafinal and qualify, the Southern Gigafinal of the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge, will be played over this weekend.

Only players who qualify can take part

Distance

28th and 29th
July

Friday
and
Saturday

ECF British Junior Championships
(Under 9)

(Llandudno) 

The six round under 9 British Junior Championship is a two day competition for players born after 2007. This is part of the ECF British Championship.

You start with 50 minutes for all your moves, and the clock will give you an extra 10 seconds after each move you make.

Details and entry forms
www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk

Distance

28th to 30th
July

Friday
to
Sunday

ECF British Junior Championships
(Under 11)

(Llandudno) 

The seven round under 11 British Junior Championship is a three day competition for players born after 2005. This is part of the ECF British Championship.

You start with 75 minutes for all your moves, and the clock gives you an extra 10 seconds after each move you make.

Details and entry forms
www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk

Distance

Sunday
30th July

ECF British Junior Championships
(Under 8)

(Llandudno) 

The six round under 8 British Junior Championship is a one day competition for players born after 2008. This is part of the ECF British Championship.

You start with 20 minutes for all your moves, and the clock will give you an extra 10 seconds after each move you make.

Details and entry forms
www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk

Distance

30th July
to
5th August

Sunday
to
Saturday

ECF British Junior Championships
(Under 10)

(Llandudno) 

The seven round under 10 British Junior Championship is a seven day competition for players born after 2006. This is part of the ECF British Championship.

You start with 90 minutes for all your moves, and the clock will give you an extra 30 seconds after each move you make.

Details and entry forms
www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk

Distance

30th July
to
5th August

Sunday
to
Saturday

ECF British Junior Championships
(Under 12)

(Llandudno) 

The seven round under 12 British Junior Championship is a seven day competition for players born after 2004. This is part of the ECF British Championship.

You start with 90 minutes for all your moves, and the clock will give you an extra 30 seconds after each move you make.

Details and entry forms
www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk

Distance

30th July
to
5th August

Sunday
to
Saturday

ECF British Junior Championships
(Under 14)

(Llandudno) 

The seven round under 14 British Junior Championship is a seven day competition for players born after 2002. This is part of the ECF British Championship.

You start with 90 minutes for all your moves, and the clock will give you an extra 30 seconds after each move you make.

Details and entry forms
www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk

Distance

30th July
to
5th August

Sunday
to
Saturday

ECF British Junior Championships
(Under 16)

(Llandudno) 

The seven round under 16 British Junior Championship is a seven day competition for players born after 2000. This is part of the ECF British Championship.

You start with 90 minutes for all your moves, and the clock will give you an extra 30 seconds after each move you make

Details and entry forms
www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk

Distance

August

12th and 13th
August

Saturday
and
Sunday

UK Chess Challenge
(Terafinal)

 

For those who qualify, the Terafinal of the Delancey UK Chess Challenge, will be played over this weekend.

Only players who qualify can take part

September

9th and 10th
September

Saturday
and
Sunday

ECF Chess Academy
(September)

 

A study weekend for players who are part of the ECF Chess Academy.

For details:
Email: Traci Whitfield

Distance

Sunday
10th September

Leamington Rapidplay

(Warwickshire) 

A one day rapidplay with adult players. For more details,
Email: Ed Goodwin

Leamington website

Includes Adults

November

11th and 12th
November

Saturday
and
Sunday

ECF Chess Academy
(November)

 

A study weekend for players who are part of the ECF Chess Academy.

For more information
Email: Traci Whitfield

Distance

2018

January

6th and 7th
January

Saturday
and
Sunday

ECF Chess Academy
(January)

 

A study weekend for players who are part of the ECF Chess Academy.

For more information
Email: Traci Whitfield

Distance

February

Saturday
3rd February

EPSCA Rapidplay

(Liverpool) 

Just a reminder that the popular one day EPSCA Rapidplay competition for primary school age children, will be held in Liverpool today. It has sections for novices and more advanced players in each age group from under 8 to 11.
Email: Julian Clissold.

If you are taking part
Good chess!

The Open U11 section is is a qualifying touranment for the EPSCA England Under 11 Team Trials.

Qualifier and Distance

17th and 18th
February

Saturday
and
Sunday

Wiltshire & West of England Junior Championships

 

These championships welcome all players aged under 18 on 31 August, 2017.
Email: Bev Schofield
Tel: 01793 487575

Players who want to qualify for the EPSCA England Under 11 Team Trials should compete in the Under 12 Major section of this tournament.

Qualifier and Distance

March

Saturday
10th March

EPSCA
(Under 9 Zones)

 

A team of players aged under 9, competing against other teams in the Inter-Association - Under 9 competition. If you think you might want to take part,
Email: Traci Whitfield

Team event and Distance

Saturday
17th March

EPSCA
(Under 11 Zones)

 

A competition for girls aged under 11. Inter-Association - Under 11 competition. If you think you might want to take part,
Email: Traci Whitfield

Team event and Distance

Saturday
24th March

EPSCA
(Girls final)

 

A team of girls aged under 11, competing against other teams in the Inter-Association - Under 11 girls competition.

If you think you might want to take part,
Email: Traci Whitfield

Team event and Distance

April

14th and 15th
April

Saturday
and
Sunday

ECF Chess Academy
(April)

 

A study weekend for players who are part of the ECF Chess Academy.

For more information
Email: Traci Whitfield

Distance

Saturday
21st April

EPSCA
(Under 9 Final)

 

Inter-Association - Under 9 final. If you think you might want to play for the team,
Email: Traci Whitfield

Team event and Distance

Saturday
28th April

EPSCA
(Under 11 final)

 

A team of players aged under 11, competing against other teams in the Inter-Association - Under 11 competition. If you think you might want to take part,
Email: Traci Whitfield

Team event and Distance

September

8th and 9th
September

Saturday
and
Sunday

ECF Chess Academy
(September)

 

A study weekend for players who are part of the ECF Chess Academy.

For more information
Email: Traci Whitfield

Distance

November

10th and 11th
November

Saturday
and
Sunday

ECF Chess Academy
(November)

 

A study weekend for players who are part of the ECF Chess Academy.

For more information
Email: Traci Whitfield

Distance


Today's promotion

EPSCA's England Under 11 Chess Team 

Do you think you are good enough to be part of the EPSCA England Under 11 Chess Team?  This season's qualifying tournaments started in Nottingham.

Here's a guide to what you need to do to show the selectors you are good enough.  It includes details of each qualifying tournament etc.

Quick links

Quick links to every event in the calendar.

For junior players only

ECF British Junior Championships
Under 9
Under 11
Under 8
Under 10
Under 12
Under 14
Under 16

ECF Chess Academy
September
November
2018
January
April
September
November

EPSCA Rapidplay

Midlands Junior Championships

Suffolk Junior Open

UK Chess Challenge
Northern Gigafinal
Southern Gigafinal
Terafinal

Wiltshire & West of England Junior Championships

May include Adults

Ashton Rapidplay

Leamington Rapidplay

Team events for junior players

EPSCA
Under 9 Zones
Under 11 Zones
Girls final
Under 9 Final
Under 11 final

NPSCC
Final

NSCC
U19 Open - Final

Calendar symbols
The symbols used on the calendar are:

Team event This is a Team event.
Distance You may have to travel some Distance to take part.
Includes Adults Event includes Adult players. Some of your opponents may be adult.
Qualifier For 9 or 10 year olds, this event includes a Qualifier for the EPSCA England Under 11 team trials.

In Control

The person who looks after young chessplayers in Staffordshire is

Traci Whitfield

Email: Traci Whitfield
or
Tel: 01782 623361
(Before 9 pm please.)

Junior players welcome

Mrs Traci Whitfield,
Staffs Junior Chess,
21 Bankfield Grove,
Scot Hay,
Newcastle,
Staffs.
ST5 6AR

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Please contact:

Webmasters:
Andrew Davies  and  Traci Whitfield

 

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