The Under 9 Zones will be held on Saturday 10th March 2018
A team shall consist of twelve (12) players.
The organiser of the South zone in Sussex, who will circulate further details about the venue, is: –
Andrew Mitchell Telephone 01273 478812 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arbiter will be appointed by Peter Purland
The 7 teams competing will be Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Sussex, Wey Valley and Wiltshire.
The number of teams to qualify for the final will be confirmed shortly before the event. The date for the final is Saturday 28th April 2018. The venue for the final has not yet been decided.
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 30 minutes plus 10 seconds per move from the start. If digital clocks are not available, the rate of play is all moves in 40 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 – 1.25pm
Third Round – 3.05pm
Prize Giving – 4.50pm
If play is running late, there will be at least 10 minutes between rounds.