What is EPSCA?

EPSCA is the English Primary School’s Chess Association.

The EPSCA are involved with two team competitions, for County and Primary School teams:

  1. Inter-Association County Team Championships
    1. A County Team event with regional qualification, competing for a place in the final in April each year.
  2. National Primary School Chess Championship (NPSCC)
    1. Primary School Teams compete against each other for a place in the NPSCC final in July each year.

EPSCA also have responsibility for selection of the England Under 11 team and England Girls Under 11 teams. This process includes a series of open pre-trial qualification tournaments taking place throughout the UK. Participants achieving the minimum qualifying scores are invited to the England Under 11 Team trial event.