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ECF U18/13 Counties Championships 2016
Sunday 26th June at Brighton College, Eastern Road, Brighton BN2 0AL

Under 18 Open – 12 boards – 2 rounds standardplay; all moves in 60 minutes + 10 secs per move
Under 18 Minor – 6 boards, all graded <130 – 4 rounds rapidplay; all moves in 25 minutes + 10 secs per move
Under 13 Open – 6 boards – 4 rounds rapidplay; all moves in 25 minutes + 10 secs per move
Under 13 Minor – 6 boards, all graded < 110 – 4 rounds rapidplay; all moves in 25 minutes + 10 secs per move

Trophies for 1st and 2nd place in each section. There is additionally a prize for best school team of 3 players taking part in the U18 Open Championship.
Arrival from 10:00am, play starts 11:00am, prize-giving approx. 5:15pm
Player ages as at 1st September 2015. Grades as at January 2016 grading list. All games will be ECF graded. All players are required to be members of the ECF at bronze level or above.
There is no official provision for reserves in this event. However, if teams choose to bring reserves Team Managers may organise ad-hoc matches amongst themselves. There will be space available in the playing area for such matches and they will be sent for grading.
Refreshments will be on sale – full details, and parking information will be sent on receipt of entry.
Closing date – 18th June 2016; entries after this date will incur a £10 late fee.
Entries to — Carol Graham, 93 Upper Brighton Rd, Worthing, West Sussex BN14 9HZ Email: info@sussexjuniorchess.org
Early expressions of interest by email welcomed — Entry form | Rules


ECF U18/13 Counties Championships 2015

This year’s Championships were hosted by Lincolnshire at Kings School in Grantham. Organiser – Phill Beckett (Lincolnshire Chess Association); Arbiter – David Welch. 23 teams took part in 4 events with the results as below

Many thanks to everyone who supported the competition as an organiser, board steward, team manager, coach, player, parent and many others working behind the scenes.

ECF Under 18 Open Counties Championships 2015
County Rd 1 Rd 2 Placing    
Middlesex 1 8 16 1st    
Sussex 6.5 14.5 2nd    
Nottinghamshire 6.5 13 3rd    
Middlesex 2 3 4.5 4th    
           
ECF Under 18 Minor Counties Championships 2015
County Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Placing
Lincolnshire 1 5.5 8.5 12.5 16.5 1st
Leicestershire 2 5 8 12 2nd
Staffordshire 4 7 8 11 3rd
Lincolnshire 2 0.5 3.5 6.5 8.5 4th
           
ECF Under 13 Open Counties Championships 2015
County Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Placing
Middlesex 1 6 9 14 .5 19.5 1st
Sussex 1 2.5 6.5 11 17 2nd
Kent 1 2 7.5 11.5 15.5 3rd
Sussex 2 4.5 7 10.5 14 4th
Oxfordshire 3 7 9 11 5th
Kent 2 1.5 4.5 7.5 9 6th =
Nottinghamshire 3 5 7 9 6th =
Hertfordshire 1.5 4 5.5 7 8th
Middlesex 2 3 3.5 4.5 6 9th
           
ECF Under 13 Minor Counties Championships 2015
County Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Placing
Leicestershire 1 3.5 9 13.5 17.5 1st
Sussex 4.5 8.5 12.5 17 2nd
Lincolnshire 1 3 6.5 11.5 14.5 3rd
Staffordshire 3 5 7.5 11 4th
Lincolnshire 2 2.5 4.4 5.5 10.5 5th
Kent 3.5 5.5 8.5 10 6th
Leicestershire 2 2.5 6.5 8.5 8.5 7th
Hertfordshire 1.5 2.5 4.5 7 8th

ECF U18 County Championships 2014

Delighted to announce that Neill Cooper and Wilson’s School (Wallington, Surrey) have volunteered to host what will be an U18 event on Sunday 29 June 2014.
Further details will be provided in due course, but key points for now –

  • 12 board U18 Open event plus a 6 board U18 Minor event
  • 2 rounds
  • 11am start
  • all games will be graded and players must be at least Bronze members

Regrettably, due to various constraints there will not be an U13 competition this year – though of course U13s can play for their county’s U18 Open or Minor team. I am confident that U13 will return in 2015; and I am pleased to say that we do have a host organiser in place for 2015’s event (that said, expressions of interest for 2016 and beyond most welcome!)

My thanks, and those of the ECF’s Junior Directorate, to Neill and to Wilson’s. Neill is a fabulous advocate and organiser of chess for secondary age juniors, and his support is much appreciated. Pending publication of the entry form and for further information on the event please PM me or email via junior.business@englishchess.org.uk

– Jim Wadsworth


2013 report and results – click here


ECF U18 and U13 County Championships 2013

The U18 and U13 County Championships will convene at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School in Elstree on Sunday, 30 June 2013. The current U18 Champions, Hertfordshire (pictured, left), displaced the favourites last year with only 2 points separating the top five teams. With many counties vying for the prestigious title again this year it promises to be another exciting finish. The U13 Champions, Sussex (pictured, below), will have a tough time retaining their top position, recalling that last year Cambridgeshire finished a mere ½ point behind. That said, Habs’ spacious grounds and location on the northern arc of the M25 may tempt county teams from points North to rampage southward to displace the favourites. Come on, Rest-of-England! Take it to them! … in a friendly chess way, of course.
Many thanks to the Hertfordshire Schools Chess Association for organising this event on behalf of the ECF and to Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School for their support of youth chess.

Venue: The Haberdasher’s Aske’s Boys’ School in Elstree, Hertfordshire
Date: Sunday, 30 June 2013
Organised by: Hertfordshire Schools Chess Association
Entry form: click here
Further info from: Yogesh Jina Email: hsca@live.co.uk
Download the rules: click here

In all 17 counties have entered with 14xU18 teams (of 12 players) and 31xU13 teams (of 6 players) giving a total of 354 players playing 177 games. There will also be a number of reserve games.

Please note – although the closing date for the event is 14th June, due to the number of entrants already, we may not be able to accept many more entries. Please email hsca@live.co.uk to confirm that entry is acceptable before recruiting players for your team.

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