Hampshire Junior Chess Association is delighted to announce the appointment of Ollie Blacklock as our Under 11 Team Manager.
Ollie also manages the Under 9 team and the two teams have a large overlap of players.
We wish Ollie all the best in his new role and look forward to his contributions to the fortunes and success of Hampshire Junior Chess Association.
HJCA wishes the best of luck to all Hampshire players taking part in the various UKCC Gigafinals !
Eton College, Berkshire
Nick Pert and his team are running a tournament and training event at Eton College on Sunday, June 17th 2018.
This will in the wonderful environment of Eton College, Berkshire.
We recommend that all Hampshire Juniors take part in this event.
You may enter
online here : https://www.picatic.com/eton-june18
We have a sample item of HJCA regalia for your perusal :
Official Hampshire Junior Chess Association Logo
here is the official logo and a sample top kindly modelled by Nicholas Deacon, a member of our Under-9 and Under-11 teams :
Official HJCA top
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
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.
may be seen here.
Here is a photograph of the team :
Hampshire EPSCA Under-11 Team 2018
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 EPSCA 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 !
The 24th South of England Junior Chess Congress takes place at Yateley Manor School organised by IM Andrew Martin.
We recommend this tournament for all keen junior chess players !
Enter via the
official web site
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.