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Hampshire Junior Trial / Selection Tournament

We are delighted to continue our return to Over the Board (OTB) chess with our first tournament of 2022.

This will be the

Hampshire Junior Trial / Selection Tournament on Sunday, February 13th, 2022.

Full details can be found here.

Swindon Magic for Hampshire Under-11 Team

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 :

Hampshire EPSCA Under-11 Team 2018
Hampshire EPSCA Under-11 Team 2018


Chess (almost) by the Sea Side !

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 EPSCA Under-9 Team


Hampshire Junior Congress 2017

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.

THE UKI Girls and Boys Chess Championships 2017

The UKI Girls and Boys Chess Championships will be held on Saturday 24th June at Grey Court Secondary School, Ham Street, Ham, Richmond TW10 7HN.
This will be an individual competition as well as a school team competition; the competition is open to all children in the UK and Ireland, you can enter as a school team or an individual.

Girls Sections: U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U14, U18
Boys Sections : U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U14, U18 (plus adult mixed novice)

School prizes: There will be gold, silver and bronze trophies for the top three girl’s schools and the top three boy’s schools according to the scores of their top 4 players.
Trophies will also be awarded to overall champions, plus rosettes for those scoring 11 points or more. Scoring will be 3 for a win, 2 points for a draw and 1 point for a loss. Please note no one is knocked out all 5 rounds will be played.

ARRIVAL 9.45AM ROUND 1: 10.00-10.40 ROUND 2: 11.05-11.45
ROUND 3: 12.10-12.50 ROUND 4: 1.15-1.55
ROUND 5: 2.20-3.00 PRIZE GIVING: 3.45 PM
Entry fee £20 (additional family members playing £15 each) A late entry fee of an additional £5 will be applied to all entries received after the closing date of Wednesday 21st June. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Refreshments: Hot and cold food will be available to purchase at the venue.
Parking: Free parking is available at the venue all day.


THE UKI Girls and Boys Chess Championships 2017

Hampshire Junior Congress

Here is the entry form — > HJCACongress2017

SCHEDULE: ARRIVE: 9.00, Round 1: 9.30, Round 2: 10.30, Round 3: 11.30, Lunch: 12.30, Round 4: 13.00, Round 5: 14.00, Round 6: 15.00, PRIZEGIVING: 16.10 TIME CONTROL: 25 minutes each for all moves. PRIZES: determined by the entrants’ age on 31st August 2017. Under 8, Under 10 and Under 12: Trophies for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places and the best girl in each age group. Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18: 1st place: £30, 2nd place: £20, 3rd place: £10, best girl: £20 and trophies for the winners in each age group. These are guaranteed prizes. With enough entries, prizes may be increased at the Congress Controller’s discretion. SECTIONS: Age groups will be combined into playing sections and notified before round 1. ENTRY FEES and RULES:  Entry fee for Under 8, Under 10 and Under 12: £10  Entry fee for Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18: £15  Late entry fee for entries received after Tuesday 10th October 2017: £5.00  Congress results will be submitted to the English Chess Federation (ECF) for grading  Entrants must either be a Silver or better ECF member, or pay a Pay-to-Play fee  Bronze ECF members must pay a fee of £7.50 to upgrade from Bronze to Silver  Non ECF members can pay a £3.75 Pay-to-Play fee or apply in writing to the ECF for a free 1 year Silver membership provided they have not been an ECF member before.  Getting sufficient points in the U8, U10 and U12 age groups will enable qualification to the London Junior Chess Championships. See the Information on page 3.
www.hjca.org.uk ENTRY FORM
Please use BLOCK CAPITAL letters to fill in the form
Only one entrant and one on-line payment per form please
FAMILY NAME: _______________________________________________________________
GIVEN NAME: _______________________________________________________________
PAYMENT REFERENCE (17HJC-first 4 characters of family name-first 4 characters of given name like 17HJC-SMIT-JOHN for John Smith): 17HJC- _ _ _ _ – _ _ _ _
ACCOUNT NAME FOR MONEY WINNER CHEQUES: __________________________________
ADDRESS: ___________________________________________________________________
eMail: _____________________________________________________________________
Telephone / Mobile: __________________________________________________________
DATE of BIRTH: __________________ AGE: _____ MALE or FEMALE (tick): M ___ F ___
SCHOOL and/or CLUB: _________________________________________________________
[For ECF information, put the entrant’s name into the ECF Grading Database, address below]
ECF GRADING CODE: ________________ ECF RAPIDPLAY GRADE: __________
ENTRY FEE (£10 OR £15): £ _________ LATE FEE (£5 if after 10th October 2017): £ _____
BRONZE TO SILVER UPGRADE (£7.50): £ _______ PAY-TO-PLAY FEE (£3.75) £ __________
DONATION: £________
TOTAL £________
I accept the conditions of entry (Parent or Guardian for minors)
Signature ____________________________________________ Date _________________
Entry forms and cheques payable to Hampshire Chess Association should be posted to David Graham, 12 Mallard Close, Kempshott, Basingstoke, Hampshire. RG22 5JP or emailed to davidgrahambcs@yahoo.co.uk . Payment may also be made by bank transfer to Account name: Hampshire Chess Association, Sort Code: 30-93-17, Account No.: 66611460, Payment reference from form above: 17HJC- _ _ _ _ – _ _ _ _ , Bank: Lloyds Bank
www.hjca.org.uk INFORMATION
The College is enclosed and a safe environment for children but announcements will be made at the commencement of the competition.
We are delighted to announce that Chess Grandmaster Nick Pert has agreed to attend. Nick will observe games and provide tips and analyses on the play afterwards.
John Upham will be in attendance and cover the Congress for British Chess News, see below.
Information on forthcoming events will be provided by the above association, Internet address below.
The criteria for qualification for the LJCC finals are:  The qualification score for the Under 8 Final is 4 or more out or 6  The qualification score for the Under 10 Minor Final and Under 12 Minor Final is 3 1⁄2 or 4 out of 6.  The qualification score for the Under 10 Major Final and Under 12 Major Final is 4 1⁄2 or more out of 6.
No photography will be permitted within the playing area during play. The organisers will use an official photographer to take stills and videos for publicity purposes. Please inform the organisers in advance if you wish your child to be excluded from the photographs or videos.
The College Shop in New Hall will be open for most of the day and offers tea, coffee and a selection of savouries.
 Winchester College: www.winchestercollege.org  Hampshire Junior Chess Association (HJCA): www.hjca.org.uk  Hampshire Chess Association (HCA): www.hampshirechess.co.uk  English Chess Federation (ECF): www.englishchess.org.uk  ECF Grading Database: www.ecfgrading.org.uk/new/menu.php  London Junior Chess Championships (LJCC): www.ljcc.co.uk  British Chess News: www.facebook.com/groups/1836475496572167
www.hjca.org.uk LOCATION
The Congress will be held in New Hall, Winchester College, Wharf Hill, Winchester shown in the middle of the right hand side of this map. Access is from the East along Chesil Street and Wharf Hill. Parking will be available in St. Elizabeth’s Mead opposite New Hall. Note that the postcode for the College will take you to the Porter’s Lodge entrance from which there is no vehicular access to Wharf Hill.