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Under 18
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Under 14
Under 12
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Not a knockout

The Staffordshire Junior Chess Championship is not a knockout tournament. You get points after each game you play.

As far as practical, in each round you will play against an opponent who is on a similar score to you. Very few players go home without scoring any points.

Staffordshire Junior Chess Championships

Sunday 20 November 2016

Held at

Hassell CP school,
Barracks Rd,
Newcastle-under-Lyme,
Staffs
ST5 1LF

Open to players aged under 18 on 1 September 2016. You do not have to live in Staffordshire to take part.

Sections

Under 7 Under 8
Under 9 Under 10
Under 11 Under 12
Under 14 Under 16
Under 18

As far as possible you will only play against opponents from the age group you compete in.


How is it organised? 

There will be six rounds.
This is not a knockout tournament so you should play six games.

Your first game should start at 9.30 am
Each game is followed by a break.
Your sixth and final game should end by 4.30 pm

This is a Staffordshire junior teams qualifier

For local players, this is a qualifier for Staffordshire’s county teams. So if you play your best here, you could be invited to play for a Staffordshire team.

Rate of play 

You have 30 minutes to complete all your moves in each game.
Chess clocks will be used. If you have not used one before, let us know and we can show you how to use them.

Prizes

The prizes for each section should be presented about 5 pm.

Are there any trophies? 

There are boys and girls trophies. These can be won by the highest scoring players in each section who have a connection with Staffordshire.

Each winner keeps their trophy for twelve months before returning it.

Please note:
These trophies are a reward for players who have a connection with Staffordshire. If you could have played for a Staffordshire junior chess team but chose to play for a team competing against them instead, you won’t be allowed to compete for any of these trophies for at least twelve months afterwards.

Refreshments 

Throughout the day, light refreshments (hot and cold drinks, assorted rolls, crisps, sweets, cakes, fresh fruit etc) will be available.

Entry forms

The 2016 junior championships were held on

Sunday
20 November 2016

If you have any questions about the Staffordshire Junior Championships, please contact:

Traci Whitfield

Email: email.
or
Tel: 01782 623361.
(Before 9.30 pm please)

 

Picture of 5 winners proudly holding the trophies they won.

Some of the
2012 winners
with their trophies.

Standing

Anna O’Leary
(U14 girls champion)

Jack Healings
(U14 Champion)

Sitting:

Jacob Boswell
(U12 Champion)

Craig Whitfield
(U18 and
overall Champion)

Skye Wiggins
(U12 girls champion).

In Control

The person who looks after young chessplayers in Staffordshire is

Traci Whitfield

Email: Traci Whitfield
or
Tel: 01782 623361
(Before 9 pm please.)

Junior players welcome

Mrs Traci Whitfield,
Staffs Junior Chess,
21 Bankfield Grove,
Scot Hay,
Newcastle,
Staffs.
ST5 6AR

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ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT LOCAL CHESS?

Please contact:

Webmasters:
Traci Whitfield  and  Andrew Davies

 

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