The June 14th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Hampshire Chess Association (HCA) welcomed the initiative to restore the good fortunes of the HJCA and affiliated without dissent the HJCA.
HCA appointed Chris Priest to be HCA delegate to HJCA meetings. In turn HJCA will reciprocate as its first formal meeting which has yet to be organised.
HJCA (via John Upham) laid out progress to date and a high level summary of its plans for the forthcoming season and its long term plans.
Shortly after kick-starting HJCA we were approached by two anonymous benefactors who pledged funds to HJCA. From these funds and with the generous help of CHESS & Bridge HJCA was able to purchase twenty DGT 2010 timers plus twenty folding boards and twenty sets of pieces.
HJCA gratefully acknowledge these two anonymous benefactors.
The 2017 Hampshire Megafinal took place on April 23rd at Everest Community Academy organised by Amy Grieve.
A number of arbiters and board stewards made sure that the event ran smoothly and problem free.
A large number of Hampshire schools and chess clubs helped children to qualify and come together and hope to qualify for the Southern Gigafinal taking place in Reading during July 2017.
Results will appear here once they become available.
It is likely that the 2018 event will use Winchester College as a venue.