England U11

How to qualify

English U11
British Rapidplay
EPSCA Rapidplay
South of England
West of England
Junior Squad

For the championship held in January 2015, your age will be based on how old you are at midnight at the end of 31st August, 2014.
The South of England Championships are held in School grounds in Camberley.
How is it run?
The South of England Championship is not a knockout tournament. You will be given points after each game according to the result.

South of England 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 South of England Championships. Full details can be found either on entry forms, or from Joe French (Congress Secretary). Contact details in the right hand column.

This competition is held in Camberley (Surrey) in February each year.

For skillful players, results from the Under 11 Major section of the South of England Championships 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 11 Major section is organised. If you’re not familiar with the England trials, take a look at How to qualify.

Besides the U11 Major Championship, it has two day championships for: Under 18, Under 16, Under 13, Under 11 and Under 9. There are also one day competitions (some held on Saturday, some on Sunday) for Under 8 and Under 7.

Under 18, Under 15, Under 13 & Under 11 championships

Saturday & Sunday

The Under 11 championship is a qualifier for the England Under 11 Team Trials.

There are usually 5 rounds:

Saturday Round 1 9.30 - 1.00 pm
Round 2 1.30 - 5.00 pm
Round 3 5.30 - 9.00 pm
Sunday Round 4 10.00 - 1.30 pm
Round 5 2.00 - 5.30 pm

(!titleend)The Under 11 Championships is an England Under 11 Trials Qualifier event.

Prize giving will be held at 5.30 pm or later. There will be Certificates for all players.

Under 10 & Under 9 championships

Saturday & Sunday

There are usually 6 rounds:

Saturday Round 1 9.30 - 11.50 am
Round 2 12.20 - 2.40 pm
Round 3 3.10 - 5.30 pm
Sunday Round 4 9.30 - 11.50 am
Round 5 12.20 - 2.40 pm
Round 6 3.10 - 5.30 pm

Under 8 Challengers tournament


There are trophy prizes for the first four places.

Under 7 Challengers tournament


There are trophy prizes for the first four places, and all players will receive a certificate.

A variety of refreshments will be available at all times during the championships.

Each player plays one game per round. Each round is followed by a break for refreshments etc.

Entry forms
The 2015 South of England Championships will be held will be heldthe weekend of:

Saturday & Sunday
31 January &
1 February


Yateley Manor School,
Nr Camberley,
GU46 7UQ

If you have any questions about the tournament, please contact

Joe French
(Congress Secretary)
Email: Joe French
Tel: 01256 472537

Getting selected
You are taking part in the South of England Championships because you want to be selected for the England U11 team trials. You should compete in the Under 11 section.

This is a two day championship starting on Saturday morning. There are normally 5 rounds, with the following timetable:

Round 1 9.30 am
Round 2 1.30 pm
Round 3 5.30 pm
Round 4 10.00 am
Round 5 2.00 pm

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.
The EPSCA website www.epsca.org.uk

“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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Please contact:

Traci Whitfield  and  Andrew Davies


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