A Very Merry Chessmas to all of our juniors, parents, organisers and helpers !
Hampshire Junior Chess Association is delighted to announce the appointment of FIDE Trainer Lucas Piecha as the EPSCA Under-9 and EPSCA Under-11 Team Manager. Winchester based Lucas adds these Team Manager roles to his Head Coach role and will be a popular appointment.
Lucas will be selecting Hampshire juniors for the March 2020 series of EPSCA matches including the first EPSCA match to be hosted by HJCA in many years !
HJCA would like to thank Ollie Blacklock for his sterling work as the previous Team Manager.
Details of forthcoming matches may be found here.
HJCA is delighted to confirm the date and venue for the Delancey UKCC Megafinal 2020 as
Sunday, May 3rd 2020
Please put this date into your diary !
EPSCA have sent HJCA dates and venues for the 2019 – 2020 competitions #
Dates and venues as follows :
Under 11 zone Saturday 7th March 2020 in ?
Under 9 zone Saturday 14th March 2020 in Hampshire (!)
Under 11 Girls Final Saturday 21st March 2020 in ?
Under 11 Final Saturday 28th March 2020 in ?
Under 9 Final Saturday 25th April 2018 at ?
Hampshire Junior Chess Association is delighted to announce the appointment of Winchester based Lucas Piecha as our Chief Coach.
Lucas is hoping to attend as many HJCA events as possible and create new ones that are training focused.
Results from all sections of the 2019 Hampshire Junior Congress available from :
A big thank-you from all of the team of :
David Follows, Jeremy Douglas, Maha Chandar, David Culliford, Lucas Piecha, Ken Coates, Christine Coates, David Graham, Don S. and John Upham
The 2019 Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge Hampshire Megafinal took place on Sunday, April 28th at Winchester College. The prize winners are as follows :
Under 7 Girls
Suprema : Hannah Auchterlonie
Runner-up : Eliza Blin
Under 7 Boys
Supremo : Gus Weber
Runner-up : Naisha Agrawal
Third Place : Gavin Wang
Under 8 Girls
Suprema : Lucy Magura
Runner-up : Sid Dixit
Third Place : Niamh Grace
Under 8 Boys
Supremo : Brian Tang (6/6)
Runner-up : Gui Xian Yang
Third Place : Nicholas Deacon
Under 9 Girls
Suprema : Amelia Weber
Runner-up : Eva Yazaki
Third Place : Isabel Perez de Alejo
Under 9 Boys
Supremo : Owen Wang
Runner-up : Vir Dixit
Third Place : Freddie Philips, Radimir Blacklock and Max Forbes
Under 10 Girls
Suprema : Sophia Blin
Runners-up : Thias Unitt & Jessica Shaw
Under 10 Boys
Supremo : Matthew Deacon (6/6)
Runner-up : Albie Atkinson
Third Place : Ted Mayne & Nived Neelakandan
Under 11 Girls
Suprema : Emma Mwanga
Runners-up : Yasmin Forbes & Sadie Taylor
Under 11 Boys
Supremo : Henry Courts
Runner-up : Matthew McConnell
Third Place : William Sellers
Under 12 Girls
Suprema : Melissa Hamilton
Runner-up : Jenna Fyfe
Third Place : Emily Banks
Under 12 Boys
Supremo : Andrew Kirby (6/6)
Runner-up : Patrick Atkinson
Third Place : Jay Negargar & Matthew Butler
Under 13 Boys
Supremo : James Love
Runner-up : Nayan Serpant
Under 14 Girls
Suprema : Mansa Chandar
Under 14 Boys
Supremo : Pawel Murawski
Runner-up : Seb Hogg
Third Place : Merlin Cork
Under 15 Boys
Supremo : Tomek Legg
Under 16 Boys
Supremo : Manoj Chandar
Full results are available from here
Entries have closed and we have 144 players for the Hampshire Megafinal.
We had SIX places left only for the Hampshire Megafinal and entries closed at 5pm TODAY !
From everyone at Hampshire Junior Chess Association we would like to wish you all a Happy Chess Easter !
Hampshire Junior Chess Association is running a Last Chance Saloon for the UK Chess Challenge on Saturday, April 6th at Basingstoke Chess Club. The entry fee will be £5.
This event is for children (primary and secondary aged) who have yet to qualify to the Megafinal stage of the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge.
Entry Form is here : UKCC Last Chance Saloon : April 6th
The main organiser is Maha Chandar.