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SJC 2018/19 Grand Prix #4: St. Michaels CofE Junior School, Bath Report

The 4th and final round of the Somerset Junior Chess Grand Prix 2018/19 season was held in St. Michael’s CofE Junior School in Bath. This is the first time the school has held a chess tournament and we thank them for hosting the event.

We also welcomed new players, taking part in their first SJC Grand Prix event. We hope all players and parents enjoyed the day and hope to see you again when the 2019/20 season begins again in Autumn 2019.

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Wales vs South West England Junior Chess Results 2019

On Sunday 2nd June 2019, Wales and South West England junior chess players competed against each other in a team event held in Chepstow. There were two age sections:

  • Wales Under 14’s vs South West England Under 14’s
  • Wales Under 11’s vs South West England Under 11’s

There were 12 boards in each age section, with players selected by EPSCA based on their performance at other events. Three players in the 2018/19 SJC Grand Prix season each played two rounds and contributed to the S W England score.

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Megafinal 2019 Results Round-up

The local Megafinals took place over recent weekends and final results have now been published on the UK Schools’ Chess Challenge website:

You can find all Megafinal 2019 results here.

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EPSCA England Junior Chess Team U11 Trials 2019: Results

The EPSCA England U11 team trials were held on the 27th and 28th April 2019 in Liverpoool. The trials were for those players qualifying from tournaments held throughout the UK during the 2018/19 season. Ernie Fields and Matthew Timbrell both achieved the required qualification for the trials, and competed in 6 games against some of the best Under 11’s in the UK.

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EPSCA Girls U11 Inter-Association County Team Championship 2019 Final: Results

The Girls Under 11’s county team final was held in March 2019. Somerset were not represented with a full team, however, Kandara Acharya featured on Board 2 for the Wiltshire team and achieved a maximum 3 wins from her 3 games.

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SJC 2018/19 Grand Prix #3: St. Johns Frome Report

The third Grand Prix of the season was held on an unseasonably warm and sunny day on the 24th March at St Johns School in Frome. This was the rearranged date following the postponement due to the snow and ice in early February. We welcomed over 90 children, competing across the 6 different age sections, including many children taking part in their first ever chess tournament.

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EPSCA Inter-Association County Team Championship 2019 Final: Results

The Final of the EPSCA Inter-Association County Team Championship 2019 took place in Solihull on 30th March 2019. The Somerset Under 11’s team qualified from the semi-final round and competed against 15 other teams in this national final.


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EPSCA Inter-Association County Team Championship 2019: Semi-Final Results

The semi-final rounds of both the Under 9s and Under 11s EPSCA County Team championships take place in March 2019.

The U11s enjoyed a tense battle with other counties, and played extremely well to qualify for the final.  The U9s played well, but unfortunately did not qualify for the final this year.

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EPSCA U11 Rapidplay, Liverpool 2019 Report

The 5th qualifier for the EPSCA England chess team U11 trials was held in Liverpool on the 9th February 2019.

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South of England Junior Chess Congress 2019 Results

It was good to see so many Somerset Junior players competing in different age sections at the South of England Junior Championships at Yateley Manor School on the 26th and 27th January 2019.

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