Category Archives: Junior

Twentieth Lichess Team Arena Battle

Lichess.org
Lichess.org

The Twentieth Team Battle on the Lichess Arena will take place on Monday, August 2nd starting at 6pm.

Please register at https://lichess.org/tournament/f2jhOxu0

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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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.

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HJCA Training Day

HJCA has organised (through Ollie Blacklock) a training day on Saturday, June 22nd.

Here are the details :

Hampshire Junior Chess Association welcomes chess players aged 5-16 to attend a Chess Training and Tournament day with Grandmaster Nick Pert
About this Event
Description

The event is designed for players of all abilities, from those who are just starting to learn the rules, to those who already play in tournaments.

To facilitate this, attending players will be split into sections based upon ability. Ability-targeted teaching sessions will be given by Grandmaster Nick Pert, concurrently with section-based tournament rounds.

The day will be structured in a similar way to a normal school day – parents are not required to stay, although there is a separate hall nearby which is available for use as a waiting area, as are several good nearby pubs!

Invitation to Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Jersey and Guernsey Juniors!

The event is for juniors who reside or go to school in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Jersey or Guernsey. Please spread the word about this event – invite friends who are interested in learning about chess!

Date & Venue

The event will be held at Boldre War Memorial Hall, Pilley, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 5QG.

Boldre War Memorial Hall
Boldre War Memorial Hall

Format of the day

Arrival: 9:45
Lunch: 12:00 – 12:30
Finish: 16:30
When players finish each tournament round, they will head for the training room until the round is complete. There will be a ten-minute break at the end of each round, where the children can play outside and stretch their legs. There is a designated playground and playing field where children will be supervised.

What to bring on the day

Bring lunchbox & drink / water.

No mobile phones to be brought into the playing hall or training room, they must be left in bags in the foyer and only used to make calls to family.

Price

The cost for the entire day is £20 per child. This is to cover the cost of the professional coaching, the hall, insurance and training materials.

Disclaimers

By signing up for this event, you consent for:

your child(ren) to play in the play park and playing field.
photographs and videos that may include your child(ren) to be captured, stored, and used in future promotional material.
your child’s name, training and game results to be captured and stored for future analysis.
Hampshire Junior Chess Association does not accept liability for loss or damage to items brought to the event.

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Hampshire UKCC Last Chance Saloon

Last Chance Saloon
Last Chance Saloon
Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge
Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge

Hampshire Junior Chess Association is running a Last Chance Saloon for the UK Chess Challenge on Saturday, April 6th at Basingstoke Chess Club. The entry fee will be £5.

This event is for children (primary and secondary aged) who have yet to qualify to the Megafinal stage of the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge.

Entry Form is here : UKCC Last Chance Saloon : April 6th

The main organiser is Maha Chandar.

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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
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