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Hampshire Under – 11 Team Enjoys Jamboree

The brand new Hampshire Under -11 team led by Andrew Kirby on board one enjoyed their first outing at Langley Grammar School on Sunday, November 4th.

We played three matches against our friends from Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Many high quality games of chess were played and Hampshire ended the day congratulating Berkshire Juniors on winning this friendly event.

EPSCA Dates Confirmed

EPSCA have sent HJCA dates and venues for the 2017 – 2018 competitions and Entries South Zone at 3 Nov 2017.

Dates and venues as follows :

Under 9 zone Saturday 10th March 2018 in Sussex
Under 11 zone Saturday 17th March 2018 in Wiltshire
Under 11 Girls Final Saturday 24th March 2018 in Oxfordshire
Under 11 Final Saturday 21st April 2018 in Warwickshire
Under 9 Final Saturday 28th April 2018 at Nottingham High School, Nottingham NG7 4ED

Hampshire Junior Congress

Here is the entry form — > HJCACongress2017

SCHEDULE: ARRIVE: 9.00, Round 1: 9.30, Round 2: 10.30, Round 3: 11.30, Lunch: 12.30, Round 4: 13.00, Round 5: 14.00, Round 6: 15.00, PRIZEGIVING: 16.10 TIME CONTROL: 25 minutes each for all moves. PRIZES: determined by the entrants’ age on 31st August 2017. Under 8, Under 10 and Under 12: Trophies for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places and the best girl in each age group. Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18: 1st place: £30, 2nd place: £20, 3rd place: £10, best girl: £20 and trophies for the winners in each age group. These are guaranteed prizes. With enough entries, prizes may be increased at the Congress Controller’s discretion. SECTIONS: Age groups will be combined into playing sections and notified before round 1. ENTRY FEES and RULES:  Entry fee for Under 8, Under 10 and Under 12: £10  Entry fee for Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18: £15  Late entry fee for entries received after Tuesday 10th October 2017: £5.00  Congress results will be submitted to the English Chess Federation (ECF) for grading  Entrants must either be a Silver or better ECF member, or pay a Pay-to-Play fee  Bronze ECF members must pay a fee of £7.50 to upgrade from Bronze to Silver  Non ECF members can pay a £3.75 Pay-to-Play fee or apply in writing to the ECF for a free 1 year Silver membership provided they have not been an ECF member before.  Getting sufficient points in the U8, U10 and U12 age groups will enable qualification to the London Junior Chess Championships. See the Information on page 3.
www.hjca.org.uk ENTRY FORM
Please use BLOCK CAPITAL letters to fill in the form
Only one entrant and one on-line payment per form please
FAMILY NAME: _______________________________________________________________
GIVEN NAME: _______________________________________________________________
PAYMENT REFERENCE (17HJC-first 4 characters of family name-first 4 characters of given name like 17HJC-SMIT-JOHN for John Smith): 17HJC- _ _ _ _ – _ _ _ _
ACCOUNT NAME FOR MONEY WINNER CHEQUES: __________________________________
ADDRESS: ___________________________________________________________________
eMail: _____________________________________________________________________
Telephone / Mobile: __________________________________________________________
DATE of BIRTH: __________________ AGE: _____ MALE or FEMALE (tick): M ___ F ___
SCHOOL and/or CLUB: _________________________________________________________
[For ECF information, put the entrant’s name into the ECF Grading Database, address below]
ECF GRADING CODE: ________________ ECF RAPIDPLAY GRADE: __________
ENTRY FEE (£10 OR £15): £ _________ LATE FEE (£5 if after 10th October 2017): £ _____
BRONZE TO SILVER UPGRADE (£7.50): £ _______ PAY-TO-PLAY FEE (£3.75) £ __________
DONATION: £________
TOTAL £________
I accept the conditions of entry (Parent or Guardian for minors)
Signature ____________________________________________ Date _________________
Entry forms and cheques payable to Hampshire Chess Association should be posted to David Graham, 12 Mallard Close, Kempshott, Basingstoke, Hampshire. RG22 5JP or emailed to davidgrahambcs@yahoo.co.uk . Payment may also be made by bank transfer to Account name: Hampshire Chess Association, Sort Code: 30-93-17, Account No.: 66611460, Payment reference from form above: 17HJC- _ _ _ _ – _ _ _ _ , Bank: Lloyds Bank
www.hjca.org.uk INFORMATION
The College is enclosed and a safe environment for children but announcements will be made at the commencement of the competition.
We are delighted to announce that Chess Grandmaster Nick Pert has agreed to attend. Nick will observe games and provide tips and analyses on the play afterwards.
John Upham will be in attendance and cover the Congress for British Chess News, see below.
Information on forthcoming events will be provided by the above association, Internet address below.
The criteria for qualification for the LJCC finals are:  The qualification score for the Under 8 Final is 4 or more out or 6  The qualification score for the Under 10 Minor Final and Under 12 Minor Final is 3 1⁄2 or 4 out of 6.  The qualification score for the Under 10 Major Final and Under 12 Major Final is 4 1⁄2 or more out of 6.
No photography will be permitted within the playing area during play. The organisers will use an official photographer to take stills and videos for publicity purposes. Please inform the organisers in advance if you wish your child to be excluded from the photographs or videos.
The College Shop in New Hall will be open for most of the day and offers tea, coffee and a selection of savouries.
 Winchester College: www.winchestercollege.org  Hampshire Junior Chess Association (HJCA): www.hjca.org.uk  Hampshire Chess Association (HCA): www.hampshirechess.co.uk  English Chess Federation (ECF): www.englishchess.org.uk  ECF Grading Database: www.ecfgrading.org.uk/new/menu.php  London Junior Chess Championships (LJCC): www.ljcc.co.uk  British Chess News: www.facebook.com/groups/1836475496572167
www.hjca.org.uk LOCATION
The Congress will be held in New Hall, Winchester College, Wharf Hill, Winchester shown in the middle of the right hand side of this map. Access is from the East along Chesil Street and Wharf Hill. Parking will be available in St. Elizabeth’s Mead opposite New Hall. Note that the postcode for the College will take you to the Porter’s Lodge entrance from which there is no vehicular access to Wharf Hill.

Hampshire Junior Congress 2017

HJCA is pleased to announce the confirmed date and venue for the 2017 Hampshire Junior Congress to be :

on Sunday, October 15th 2017

at New Hall, Winchester College, Wharf Hill, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA

The princpal organiser is Hampshire Junior Chess Association.

Here is the entry form — > HJCACongress2017

Entry fee will be £15 for each section.

THE UKI Girls and Boys Chess Championships 2017

The UKI Girls and Boys Chess Championships will be held on Saturday 24th June at Grey Court Secondary School, Ham Street, Ham, Richmond TW10 7HN.
This will be an individual competition as well as a school team competition; the competition is open to all children in the UK and Ireland, you can enter as a school team or an individual.

Girls Sections: U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U14, U18
Boys Sections : U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U14, U18 (plus adult mixed novice)

School prizes: There will be gold, silver and bronze trophies for the top three girl’s schools and the top three boy’s schools according to the scores of their top 4 players.
Trophies will also be awarded to overall champions, plus rosettes for those scoring 11 points or more. Scoring will be 3 for a win, 2 points for a draw and 1 point for a loss. Please note no one is knocked out all 5 rounds will be played.

ARRIVAL 9.45AM ROUND 1: 10.00-10.40 ROUND 2: 11.05-11.45
ROUND 3: 12.10-12.50 ROUND 4: 1.15-1.55
ROUND 5: 2.20-3.00 PRIZE GIVING: 3.45 PM
Entry fee £20 (additional family members playing £15 each) A late entry fee of an additional £5 will be applied to all entries received after the closing date of Wednesday 21st June. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Refreshments: Hot and cold food will be available to purchase at the venue.
Parking: Free parking is available at the venue all day.


THE UKI Girls and Boys Chess Championships 2017

3rd Heatherside Congress

Taking place in Hampshire, Grand Master & Former Under 18 World Champion Nick Pert has organised the 3rd Heatherside Junior School Tournament & Training Day. This event has been listed on our tournament calendar and offers Junior players a great opportunity for juniors to develop and improve their chess ability. There are two main features to this event, the tournament itself alongside specialist training for Junior players.

Date: Sunday May 7 2017 12:45 PM – 6:00 PM BST
Location: Heatherside Jnr School, Reading Road South, Fleet, GU52 7TH, Fleet, United Kingdom
The tournament will be played in two sections. The first, an ECF graded top section for experienced juniors (max grade 150), for which they should be registered with the ECF as a member (first year’s silver membership is free for juniors) to avoid a £3 grading fee. This is an open section for children of all ages and abilities, but typically children playing in this section will already have experience of playing in a number of chess tournaments.

The second section is not ECF graded and is designed for less experienced juniors, who may have only played in one or two tournaments, or even none at all, to gain experience among other children of a similar level.
Both sections are rapidplay, with 20 minutes on the clock plus a 5 second increment.

Training will be provided in a separate training room by an experienced chess coach from half past each hour until 5 minutes before the start of the round. This is a fantastic opportunity for your child to get immersed in chess for the afternoon – lots of parents report great improvements in their children’s playing ability after these sessions and they’re great fun too!

To find out more and grab your place, please visit the website for the 3rd Heatherside Junior School Chess Training Day & Tournament