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HJCA Appoints EPSCA Under-9 & Under-11 Team Manager

Team Manager Badge
Team Manager Badge

Hampshire Junior Chess Association is delighted to announce the appointment of FIDE Trainer Lucas Piecha as the EPSCA Under-9 and EPSCA Under-11 Team Manager. Winchester based Lucas adds these Team Manager roles to his Head Coach role and will be a popular appointment.

Lucas Piecha, FIDE Trainer
Lucas Piecha, FIDE Trainer

Lucas will be selecting Hampshire juniors for the March 2020 series of EPSCA matches including the first EPSCA match to be hosted by HJCA in many years !

HJCA would like to thank Ollie Blacklock for his sterling work as the previous Team Manager.

Details of our Team Managers may be found here and details of all HJCA Officers may be found here.

Details of forthcoming matches may be found here.

EPSCA Dates Confirmed

English Primary Schools Chess Association
English Primary Schools Chess Association

EPSCA have sent HJCA dates and venues for the 2019 – 2020 competitions #

Dates and venues as follows :

Under 11 zone Saturday 7th March 2020 in ?

Under 9 zone Saturday 14th March 2020 in Hampshire (!)

Under 11 Girls Final Saturday 21st March 2020 in ?

Under 11 Final Saturday 28th March 2020 in ?

Under 9 Final Saturday 25th April 2018 at ?

EPSCA Girls Under 11 Inter-Association Championships

The Under 11 Girls Final will be held on Saturday 24th March 2018.

A team shall consist of twelve (12) players.

The organiser in Oxfordshire, who will circulate further details about the venue, is: –

Andrew Varney                      Telephone     01865  460279               Email     AV.chess@outlook.com

The arbiter will be appointed by Peter Purland

The 17 teams entered are Barnet, Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Manchester, Newham, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Richmond, Somerset, Sussex, Warwickshire, Wey Valley and Wiltshire.

EPSCA rules can be found on the website http://www.epsca.org.uk/rules/rules.html

Parents or approved adults are responsible for their children outside the playing hall.

Please note the following rules, which have recently been altered or clarified: –

The rate of play is all moves in 40 minutes plus 10 seconds per move from the start.  If digital clocks are not available, the rate of play is all moves in 50 minutes.

If either player has less than five minutes left on the clock and an illegal move is made, the Arbiter may             award the opponent two minutes for the first offence, and two minutes for a second offence.  Three             illegal moves during the game by the same player will lead to the loss of the game.

The timetable is as follows:

Arrival – by 11.00am

Board Stewards Meeting – 11.15am

First Round – 11.45am

Second Round – 1.45pm

Third Round – 3.45pm

Prize Giving – 5.35pm

If play is running late, there will be at least 10 minutes between rounds.

Ollie Blacklock : Under 11 Team Manager

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.

Ollie Blacklock
Ollie Blacklock