Results from the recent (April 22nd 2018) are now published and may be found here
Hampshire Junior Chess Association is looking for three new Team Managers (and assistants) for the 2018 – 2019 season and beyond.
They are needed for the :
EPSCA Under-9 (Open) Team : first match is March 2019
EPSCA Under-11 (Open) Team : first match is March 2019
SCCU / ECF Under-14 (Open) Team : first match is November 2018.
Previously these teams were managed by HJCA Secretary, John Upham, who will offer the new Managers as much assistance as required plus access to a small budget.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any offers or suggestions.
We have a sample item of HJCA regalia for your perusal :
here is the official logo and a sample top kindly modelled by Nicholas Deacon, a member of our Under-9 and Under-11 teams :
The Hampshire Megafinal is taking place on Sunday, April 22nd 2018 in the splendid environs of Perin’s School, Pound Hill, New Alresford, Hampshire SO24 9BS.
If your child has qualified to the Megafinal stage and your school postcode is a Hampshire one then this is the correct Megafinal to enter.
Alternatively, if this is your nearest Megafinal then you may enter even if your school postcode is not a Hampshire one.
To enter the Hampshire Megafinal please click here
Eighteen Under-11 Hampshire chess players braved to the snowy and icy cold winds (mostly North or West) to the superb New College school in Swindon near Brighton and had a great time playing chess against seven other counties which were : Berkshire, Glamorgan, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Surrey (Wey Valley), Sussex and Wiltshire.
Starting out with two players short meant we always lost at least two points per round translating to -6 from three rounds. Despite this handicap the team acheived plus scores in two out of three rounds and finished a very creditable 5th out of eight counties in the first competition for the team in many years.
Winners were Surrey over Sussex on the slimmest of tie-breaks (most wins).
We should have a particularly load shout out for three players who scored 100% (3/3) : Matthew Deacon, James New and Patrick Atkinson.
Andrew Kirby scored a very strong 2.5/3 on board one (top board) to lead the team.
A big thank-you to all the Mums and Dads who transported their children. Thanks to Jocelyn Kirby for her invaluable help.
Detailed results may be seen here.
Here is a photograph of the team :
Seventeen young Under 9 chess players ventured (mostly South or East) to a lovely school in Hassocks near Brighton and had a great time playing chess. More details to follow.
A big thank-you to all the Mums and Dads who transported their children. Thanks to Alex Warren and Ollie Blacklock for their invaluable help today.
Many tremendous performances and a special shout out to six year old Nicholas Deacon who scored 3/3 on board 3 and Harrison Cwajna on board 12 : perfect !
The detailed results may been seen here.
Here is a photograph of our Under-9 Team :
Hampshire Junior Chess Association is proud to report success for Hampshire girls in recent tournaments as follows :
In the Wiltshire and West of England Tournament :
Mansa Chandar : U14 Girls West of England Champion 2018
Melissa Hamilton : U12 Girls West of England Championship 2018
Well done girls and we are confident of further success !
Hampshire Junior Chess Association has taken advantage of an excellent offer from the makers of the best digital chess timer, the DGT 2010. DGT via FIDE and then the ECF made available DGT 2010 timers at a knockdown price provided we purchased a bulk quantity. Following the successful Junior Congress in October we were able to purchase twenty DGT 2010s bringing our stock to thirty four (34).
The brand new Hampshire Under -11 team led by Andrew Kirby on board one enjoyed their first outing at Langley Grammar School on Sunday, November 4th.
We played three matches against our friends from Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Many high quality games of chess were played and Hampshire ended the day congratulating Berkshire Juniors on winning this friendly event.