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/

You may see who has entered so far via here

Please put this date into your diary!

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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 or 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 Chandar email: kidschess@hotmail.com

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Hampshire FIDE Congress

A five round FIDE and ECF standard play chess Congress opened to both adults and juniors. Organisers are Mr Kim Shek, Dr. John Upham and Mrs Maha Chandar.

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

Sections U2300 are U1700

2 Days, 5 Round Swiss

Time Control: 60 minutes plus 30 seconds

Schedule (For FIDE Standard Congress Saturday and Sunday)

Round 1: Saturday 21st September- 10.00am
Round 2: Saturday 21st September- 1.30pm
Round 3: Saturday 22nd September- 5.00pm
Round 4: Sunday 22nd September- 10.00am
Round 5: Sunday 22nd September- 1.30pm

ENTRY FEE: Adult- £50
Junior- £40

PRIZE FUND

U2300 U1800

1st- £300 1st- £200

2nd- £150 2nd- £100

3rd- £75 3rd-£50

Top Lady prize in U2300 and U1800 section -£50

All enquiries to Kim Shek email: mrkimshek@gmail.com

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Monthly Lichess Team Battle: July

Lichess.org
Lichess.org

The Monthly Team Battle on the Lichess Arena will take place on Monday, July 1st starting at 6pm.

Please register at https://lichess.org/tournament/AzDr9LHN

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 2024

We are delighted to continue our return to Over the Board (OTB) chess with our fourth tournament of 2024 on Sunday, November 17th at Badger Farm Community Centre in Winchester.

Full details can be found from this EventBrite entry form.

You may see who has entered via 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 2024 regardless of location of residence and / or school and will take place on Sunday April 7th, 2024 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 one hundred players so be sure to enter early to avoid disappointment!

See https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hampshire-open-junior-fide-blitz-2024-tickets-854423141617 for full details

See Swiss Manager / Chess Results

£215 prize fund.

Here are the results from the 2022 hugely successful event.

Here are the results from the 2023 hugely successful event.

Here are the results from the 2024 hugely successful event.

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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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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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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.