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Age
For the championships held in December 2014, your age will be based on how old you are at midnight at the end of 31st August, 2014.
Venue
The London Junior Championships are held in University grounds in Wesminster.
How is it run?
The London Junior Championships are not a knockout tournament. You will be given points after each game according to the result.

London Junior Championships

Details may change slightly from year to year, but this guide is intended to give you an idea of what to expect if you are interested in taking part in the London Junior Championships. Full details can be found either on entry forms, or from Nathanael Lutton (Tournament Director). Contact details in the right hand column.

Introduction
This competition is held in London in December each year.

For skillful players, results from the Under 12 Major section of the London Junior Championship count towards selection for the England Under 11 team trials. The Getting selected box in the right hand column of this page tells you how the Under 12 Major section is organised. If you—re not familiar with the England trials, take a look at How to qualify.

Besides the Under 12 section, it has a mixture of two and three day championships for other age groups. The two day championships are Under 8, under 10, and Under 14. The three day championships are: Under 12, Under 16 and Under 18/21.

Under 8 Championship

29 & 30 December

To take part in this two day Championship, you should have scored at least 4 points out of 6 games in the events listed on the entry form, or www.ljcc.co.uk

Rate of play  
You have 45 minutes in each game to make all your moves. You will play 7 games in all.

Under 12 Championship

28 to 30 December

Major section

The U12 Major section is a qualifier for the England Under 11 Team Trials.

To take part in the Major section of this three day championship, you should have scored at least 4½ points out of 6 games in any of the events listed on the entry form, or www.ljcc.co.uk

Minor section
To take part in the Minor section, you should have scored 3½ or 4 points out of 6 in one of the same listed events.

Rate of play  
You have to make at least 36 moves in 60 minutes, followed by a 20 minute quickplay finish. You will play 9 games in all.

Under 16 Championship

28 to 30 December

Rate of play  
You have to make 30 moves in 90 minutes, followed by a 30 minute quickplay finish. You will play 6 games in all.

Refreshments.  
The canteen should be available up to 4.00 pm, with a variety of snacks available after that.

Under 10 Championship

14 & 15 December

Major section
To take part in the Major section, you should have scored at least 4½ points out of 6 in any of the events listed on the entry form, or www.ljcc.co.uk

Minor section
To take part in the Minor section, you should have scored 3½ or 4 points out of 6 in one of the same listed events.

Rate of play  
You have to make at least 36 moves in 45 minutes, followed by a 15 minute quickplay finish. You will play 7 games in all.

Under 14 Championship

14 & 15 December

Rate of 0play  
You have to make at least 30 moves in 60 minutes (1 hour), followed by a 20 minute quickplay finish. You will play 6 games in all.

Under 18/21 Championship

28 to 30 December

To take part in this three day (FIDE rated) championship, you need an ECF grade of 160 or higher, or have a full or partial FIDE rating in the October 2007 listing.

Rate of play  
You have to make at least 40 moves in 2 hours, followed by a 30 minute quickplay finish. You will play 6 games in all.

Entry forms
The 2014 London Junior Championships will be held on the weekend of:

28 to 30 December.

At:
University of Westminster,
Harrow Campus,
Northwick Park,
Harrow,
HA1 3TP

If you have any questions about the tournament or qualifiers, visit

www.ljcc.co.uk

or contact Nathanael Lutton
Email: Nathanael Lutton
Tel: 07513  911183

Getting selected
You are taking part in the London Junior Championships because you want to be selected for the England U11 team trials. You should compete in the Under 12 Major section.

Taking part
To take part, you should have a minimum score of 4½ points out of 6 in one of the events listed on the entry form, or www.ljcc.co.uk

Timetable  
This is a three day competition starting on Friday morning. Each day has the following timetable:

Game 1 9.45 am
Game 2 1.00 pm
Game 3 4.15 pm

Rate of play  
You must make at least 36 moves in 60 minutes, followed by a 20 minute quickplay finish.

Swiss
A Swiss tournament is organised so that:
  • You don—t play the same opponent twice.
  • In each round, you will face an opponent who has a similar score to yours.
  • You should play a similar number of games as black and white.
About EPSCA
The EPSCA website www.epsca.org.uk
states:

“EPSCA, the English Primary Schools— Chess Association, exists to advance the education of primary school aged children by teaching, supervising and developing the playing of chess by those children.”

“EPSCA has another important role — that of selecting and running the England Under 11 and England Girls— Under 11 teams.”

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