Hampshire EJCOA National Junior Championships Qualifier 2024

We invite 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 25th 2024 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-2024-tickets-785041790127

Please enter ASAP as places are limited!

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Hampshire Delancey UKCC Megafinal Date & Venue Confirmed

Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge
Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge
New Hall, Winchester College
New Hall, Winchester College

HJCA is delighted to confirm the date and venue for the Delancey UKCC Megafinal 2024 as

Sunday, June 23rd, 2024 at New Hall, Winchester College, Winchester, Hampshire.

Entries are on-line here or https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/product/2024-hampshire-megafinal/

Please put this date into your diary!

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Monthly Lichess Team Battle

Lichess.org
Lichess.org

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

Please register at https://lichess.org/tournament/umUIU1ZZ

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!

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Hampshire Junior Open Congress 2023

We are delighted to continue our return to Over the Board (OTB) chess with our third tournament of 2023 on Sunday, November 12th at Badger Farm Community Centre in Winchester.

Full details can be found here.

Ted Mayne
Ted Mayne
Sophia Blin
Sophia Blin
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Hampshire Open Junior FIDE Blitz

The Hampshire Open Junior FIDE Blitz is for all players who are aged 18 or fewer years on August 31st 2023 regardless of location of residence and / or school and will take place on Sunday April 16th, 2023 at Badger Farm Community Centre, Winchester.

There will be 15 rounds by Swiss pairings, Blitz time control, a £215 prize fund.

At the moment the entry is limited to sixty players so be sure to enter early to avoid disappointment!

See https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hampshire-open-junior-fide-blitz-2023-tickets-516049115797 for full details

£215 prize fund.

Here are the results from the 2022 hugely successful event.

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EPSCA Under-9 Zone at Cantell School, Southampton

Saturday, March 11th saw six counties Under-9 teams come together at Cantell School, Southampton. Hampshire Junior Chess Association Treasurer, Maha Chandar assembled a team of twelve players and four reserves.

After three jamboree rounds versus Wey Valley (aka Surrey), Oxfordshire, Sussex (East plus West), Maidenhead All Stars, Richmond Juniors Hampshire emerged in sixth place with their brand new Under-9 team.

Our players were:

Board 1, Douglas Quayle

Douglas Quayle
Douglas Quayle

Board 2, Varun Ganesh

Varun Ganesh
Varun Ganesh

Board 3, Timothy Hu

Timothy Hu
Timothy Hu

Board 4, Advik Bomireddy

Advik Bomireddy
Advik Bomireddy

Board 5,

Julian Champetier
Julian Champetier

Board 6, Bevin Jayathilake

Bevin Jayathilake
Bevin Jayathilake

Board 7, Thomas Comben

Thomas Comben
Thomas Comben

Board 8,

Jason Johnson
Jason Johnson

Board 9, Samuel Cupela

Samuel Cupela
Samuel Cupela

Board 10,

Jed Barclay
Jed Barclay

Board 11, Sophia Sangba

Sophia Sangba
Sophia Sangba

Board 12, Eiliyah Hossen

Eiliyah Hossen
Eiliyah Hossen

Well done everyone!

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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

https://www.ecfrating.org.uk/v2/new/list_games_swiss.php?event_code=HE10&section_no=1
https://www.ecfrating.org.uk/v2/new/list_games_swiss.php?event_code=HE12&section_no=1
https://www.ecfrating.org.uk/v2/new/list_games_swiss.php?event_code=HE20&section_no=1

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!

Prior…

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!

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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.

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Hampshire Junior Chess Association is the principal coordinator and organiser of chess for children and young people who are eighteen years old or under and live or attend school in Hampshire.