2017/18

Some dates for Autumn  2017 are starting to come through … for all the proposed NSCC 2017/18 dates click here

ECF Secondary School Rapidplay Chess Tournament

Sunday 17th September 2017 at Eton College, Berkshire — click here for online entry

Entrants so far [8 August] 50 teams from 34 schools: Abingdon, ACS Egham, Brighton College, Bristol Grammar School  (2), Chepstow Comprehensive  (2), Churchill Academy, City of London Boys, Eton College  (2), Gonzaga College, Dublin (2), Habs  (2), Hampton School (2), Heathside School, Hereford Cathedral School  (2), KEGS Chelmsford  (2), King Edward’s School  (2), Kings School, Grantham , North London Collegiate School (2), Nonsuch School, Norwich School  (2), Queen Elizabeth (Barnet), Reigate Grammar School, Royal Grammar School Guildford  (2), Sacred Heart Catholic Secondary School, Simon Langton BGS (2), St. Paul’s Girls’ School, St Paul’s Juniors SW13, The Abbey School, The Archer Academy, The Judd School, Westminster Under School (2), Wilson’s School  (2), Winchester College  (2), Wycombe Abbey School

ECF U19 National Schools’ Chess Championships

South London qualifier  – Wilson’s School – Monday 9th October

North West Qualifier – Bolton School Boys’ Division – Thursday 9th November

Bristol Qualifier –  Bristol GS – Monday 20th November 2017 [entry will be online]

Surrey/Hants Qualifier – RGS Guildford – Wednesday 22nd November [entry will be online]

Repechage Qualifier – University College, London – Saturday 2nd December from 2.00 – 5.00pm

Devon Qualifier – Torquay Boys Grammar School – date to be decided

North East Qualifier – John Spence Community High School, Newcastle – date to be decided

West London Qualifier – King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon, November – date to be decided


Team Chess Challenge

North East Region – Yarm School – Tuesday 7th November
Contact: Michael Pointon Email: mip@yarmschool.org

South London Region – Wilson’s School – Wednesday 22nd November
Contact Neill Cooper Email: nsc@wilsonsschool.sutton.sch.uk

Devon Qualifier – Torquay Boys Grammar School – date to be decided

East Midlands King’s School, Grantham – date to be decided
Contact: Phill Beckett Email: dep.manager.secondary@englishchess.org.uk 

National Final – [provisionally] Wednesday 25th April 2018 at Imperial College


Junior Team Chess Challenge (year 8 and below)

South West London – King’s College Wimbledon – Saturday 7th October from 10.00am to 4.00pm
Contact: Matt Hortin Email: MJH@kcs.org.uk

Seven Estuary Region – Chepstow – Saturday 11th November 
Contact: Richard Stevenson Email:  richardstevenson@zoho.com

South London Region – Wilson’s School – Wednesday 31st January 2018
Contact: Neill Cooper Email: nsc@wilsonsschool.sutton.sch.uk

Essex Region – King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford – date to be decided
Contact: Tim Worrall Email: tworrall@kegs.org.uk

Berkshire/Hants Region Wellington College, Crowthorne Berkshire – date to be decided
Contact: Andrew Martin Email: a.martin2007@yahoo.co.uk

Lincolnshire King’s School, Grantham – date to be decided
Contact: Phill Beckett Email: dep.manager.secondary@englishchess.org.uk 

Oxfordshire Region – Magdalen College School, Oxford – date to be decided
Contact: John Place Email: jplace@mcsoxford.org

North London Region Heathside Prep School – date to be decided
Contact: Lateefah Messam-Sparks Email: lmessamsparks@yahoo.com


Blitz National Final

King’s School, Grantham – Saturday 17th March 2018 from 10.00am to 4.oopm


Under 19 Championships
Any school or sixth form college can enter, teams of 6 players. Strong teams qualify directly for the Spring term regional rounds. Others play at qualifying tournaments in the Autumn term. 16 teams will play at a two day National Final at Uppingham School in July 2018

Girls’ Under 19 Championships
Any school or sixth form college with female pupils can enter, teams of 3 female players. One day semi-finals in early 2018; two day national final in Easter holiday 2018

Under 11 Open Championships
Any school with pupils under 11 years (Year 6 and below) can enter. Teams are of six children under 11 years old. There are regional finals across the country in the Autumn and Spring Terms followed by a two day National Final at Uppingham School in July 2018

Girls’ Under 11 Championships
Any school with female pupils under 11 (year 6 and below) can enter, teams of 3 female players under 11. One day semi-finals in early 2018; two day national final in Easter holiday 2018

Team Chess Challenge
Any secondary school can enter, teams of 4 players. Weekday afternoon qualification events in schools around the county in the autumn and spring terms, final at Imperial College in April 2018

Junior Team Chess Challenge
Any school with pupils in years 7 and 8 and below. Afternoon qualifying events in the autumn and early spring terms, one day national final at Hertford College, Oxford in April 2018

Team Problem Solving Challenge
Any school or sixth form college can enter, teams of between 2 and 6 pupils. Internet rounds in autumn and spring terms. Final at Imperial College in April 2018

Blitz Tournaments
Any secondary school or sixth form college can participate. Run a blitz event for pupils at your school. Then individual and team finals at The Kings School, Grantham in March 2018

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