Tag Archives: Rapidplay

She Plays to Win

An event designed for girls of 18 years old or less who do not have an ECF or FIDE rating. ideally, this will be their first of one of their first tournaments.

This is part of the She Plays to Win (SPTW) initiative created by IM Lorin D’Costa

More details at She Plays To Win Official Web Site

Please enter via: https://form.jotform.com/241126242122036

Schedule For SPTW (Sunday 22nd September, 2024)

Round 1. 10.00am
Round 2. 11.30am
Round 3. 1.00pm
Round 4. 2.30pm
Round 5. 4.00pm

Prize Fund

1st- £30
2nd- £15
3rd- £10

Entry will be confirmed once payment have been received.
All entries will be updated on chess-results.com
All SPTW enquires to Maha Chander email: kidschess@hotmail.com

Lichess Arena Team Battle

The Team Battle on the Lichess Arena will take place on August, Monday, 5th starting at 6pm.

Please register at TBA

Please register for this ASAP!

The match starts at 6pm monthly on a Monday night and completes by 7.30pm

Please register (for free) on lichess.org and then email me (John Upham) at john.upham@zen.co.uk and will get you into the team !

Results: Hampshire EJCOA National Junior Championships Qualifier 2023

Forty eight children started play in the 2023 EJCOA Qualifier at the Badger Farm on Sunday February, 12th.

The Under 8s were merged into the U10 section due to insufficient entries.

After six rounds the results were:

Under 10 (and Under 8)

Under 12

Under 20

All results are submitted for rating by the ECF. You may see this by visiting


You will notice they are submitted as Standard Play whereas they should be Rapid Play. We are having this corrected.

The prize winners in each section after six rounds were:

Under 8

In third place was Kota Kudmany (Winchester)

Runner-up was Advik Bommireddy (Kempshott)

Advik Bommireddy
Advik Bommireddy

Winner was Samuel Cupela (Rake)

Samuel Cupela
Samuel Cupela

Under 10

In third place was  Reuben Thurstans (Basingstoke)

Reuben Thurstans
Reuben Thurstans

Runner-up was Daniel Gunton (Winchester)

Daniel Gunton
Daniel Gunton

Winner was Carolus Tang (North Bristol)

Carolus Tang
Carolus Tang

Under 12

Third place was Stanislav Belyaev (Hampshire)

Stanislav Belyaev
Stanislav Belyaev

Runner-up was Oleksii Pustyntsev (Hampshire)

Oleksii Pustyntsev
Oleksii Pustyntsev

Winner was Henri Blin (Sussex)

Under 20

Best placed girl was Sophia Blin (Sussex)

In third place was  Ashton Grimmett (Crowthorne)

Ashton Grimmett
Ashton Grimmett

Runner-up was Matthew Deacon (Fareham)

Matthew Deacon
Matthew Deacon

Winner was Finn Schell (Southborne)

Finn Schell
Finn Schell

Congratulations to all those who took part and had a great day of chess!


We invited all junior chess players who are under 20 years of age to compete in the Hampshire qualifier for the National Youth Championships organised by the English Junior Coaches and Organisers Association (EJCOA).

This will be on Sunday, February 12th 2023 at the Badger Farm Community Centre, Winchester.

The cost of entry is £30 and the event has five rounds of rapidplay chess that are ECF rated.

The entry form is here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hampshire-ejcoa-national-junior-championships-qualifier-2023-tickets-514065542877

Please enter ASAP as places are limited!

Hampshire Junior Open Congress

The 2024 Hampshire Junior Open Congress is scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 17th 2024 at Badger Farm Community Centre, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4QB
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Full details and entry form at

EventBrite Entry Form

The Congress is an LJCC qualifier

You may inspect entries to date via here

See you there!

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