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Age
For the NYCA Inter-Association Championships, your age will be based on how old you are at midnight at the end of 31st August in the year of the tournament.
How is it run?
These NYCA Championships are not knockout tournaments. Your team will be given points after each game according to the result.

National Youth Chess Association

This page is here to help promote some of the chess events organised by the NYCA (National Youth Chess Association). Details may change from year to year, but this page should give you an idea of how it is organised, and what to expect if you are interested in taking part.

NYCA%rsquo;s Championships are national competitions for teams of players aged from 11 to 18. Each team represents their area and competes against similar teams from other parts of the country. If you would like more details, get in touch with Kevin Staveley. Contact details in the right hand column.

NYCA%rsquo;s Inter-Association Championships are divided into four sections: Under 18, Under 16, Under 14 and Under 12. Each section is a one day competition, played on Saturday or Sunday some time between late September and November each year.

Rate of play.  
Each player is expected to use a chess clock and has

    45 minutes to complete all moves
in each game.

How many players in a team?
Under 18 section: 8 players in a team.

Under 16 section: 8 players in a team.

Under 14 section: 12 players in a team.

Under 12 section: 12 players in a team.

Prizes.  
Members of the winning team and team finishing second in each section of each championship will receive trophies / salvers.

Further prizes may be available and will depend upon how many take part.

What is the timetable?  
Each tournament lasts from roughly 11am to 6pm.

There are usually 4 rounds:

Round 1 11.15 - 12.45 pm
Round 2 1.00 - 2.30 pm
Round 3 2.45 - 4.15 pm
Round 4 4.30 - 6.00 pm

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

Champions

National Youth Chess Association Champions 2012

Under 18

Kent

Under 14

South Wales

When are they held?
Under 18 & Under 14 Championships
Sunday
23rd September, 2012
Malcolm Arnold Academy,
Trinity Avenue
Northampton
NN2 6JW

Under 16 & Under 12 Championships
Saturday
10th November, 2012.
Abraham Derby Centre
Ironbridge Rd
Madeley
Telford
Shropshire
TF7 5HX

Taking part
Entry forms
PDF style entry form PDF file

MS Word entry form MS Word

If you are interested in taking part or you have any questions, please contact:

Kevin Staveley

Email: email.
Tel: 01443 772750.

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