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.
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 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.
Hampshire Junior Chess Association is delighted to announce the appointment of Ollie Blacklock as our Under 9 Team Manager.
Ollie has kindly penned his chess biography as an introduction :
Discovering there was no junior chess club within 25 miles for my son to attend, I decided to set up a club at his school – the New Forest Small School – in Lyndhurst in 2015.
Following visits to three junior chess schools in Kazakhstan, and a discussion with Elyena Gaichenya of the “Champion” club in Almaty, I decided to start an independent junior club – the New Forest Chess Club – based in Lymington in 2017. This club has been very successful and has over 20 members and a waiting list, and some of the strongest junior players in the county.
I joined the Southampton Chess Club in 2017, and am in the process of registering as an ECF accredited coach. I give private chess tuition, and when I’m not doing chess, I’m being a design engineer, sailing, or playing music.
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.
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.
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