The Officers of Hampshire Junior Chess Association wish all of its schools, children, parents officers, members and prospective members a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year for 2018 !
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.
EPSCA have sent HJCA dates and venues for the 2017 – 2018 competitions and Entries South Zone at 3 Nov 2017.
Dates and venues as follows :
Under 9 zone Saturday 10th March 2018 in Sussex
Under 11 zone Saturday 17th March 2018 in Wiltshire
Under 11 Girls Final Saturday 24th March 2018 in Oxfordshire
Under 11 Final Saturday 21st April 2018 in Warwickshire
Under 9 Final Saturday 28th April 2018 at Nottingham High School, Nottingham NG7 4ED
Photographs from the 2017 HJCA Congress are available from
Apologies if we missed your child this time.
Hampshire Junior Chess Association has tweeted its first tweet !
We may be found @HampshireJCA or https://twitter.com/HampshireJCA
HJCA is pleased to announce the confirmed date and venue for the 2017 Hampshire Junior Congress to be :
on Sunday, October 15th 2017
at New Hall, Winchester College, Wharf Hill, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA
The princpal organiser is Hampshire Junior Chess Association.
Here is the entry form — > HJCACongress2017
Entry fee will be £15 for each section.
If you are eighteen years old or younger, reside in Hampshire or go to a Hampshire LEA school then we want to hear from you !
Of course, we also hope you are a keen chess player !
Hampshire Junior Chess Association (HJCA) is building junior teams from the “ground up” for the 2017 – 2018 season and are focusing on the following county teams :
- EPSCA Under – 9
- EPSCA Under – 11
- EPSCA Under – 11 Girls
- SCCU Under – 14
for the time being.
If you are keen on chess and wish to have the chance to play for your own home county then please get in contact. For the past few years junior chess in Hampshire has lacked its own teams and so myself (John Upham) and GM Nick Pert and others decided to do something about it.
You may well be currently playing for another county such as Surrey, Sussex, Dorset or Berkshire. This is not a problem and you may switch to your home county if you wish.
Please ask your parents to contact myself (John Upham) on firstname.lastname@example.org or (07976) 634053 or www.facebook.com/john.upham with your details and will be in touch.
HJCA attended the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Southern Counties Chess Union (SCCU) on Sunday, July 10th in Colindale, North West London. After a short presentation by John Upham the meeting vote unanimously to welcome HJCA as a non-county member of the SCCU.
This membership allows HJCA to enter junior teams in various competitions against county and non-county teams.