The annual West of England and South Wales County Team Championships took place on Saturday 11th January 2020 in Chepstow. Somerset Junior Chess fielded  three teams: Under 14’s, Under 11’s and Under 9’s.

In a repeat of the 2019 results: the Under 9’s finished in 1st place to retain the shield and the Under 11’s finished in 2nd place. The Under 14’s battled all day, but didn’t finish in the top places this year.

The Under 9’s scored 36 out of 48 – a great performance. Congratulations to all players selected and for the achievement of representing their county!

Next up is the EPSCA inter-association team (i.e. county teams) event for the Under 9’s and Under 11’s in March 2020. Teams will be selected based on performance at SJC Grand Prix, other tournaments and ECF Grade and invites will be emailed to the parents email address you provide when you entered your child into SJC Grand Prix events.