- 26 June
- England U11s played Norway U11s in a 22-board match at
Pontins in Hemsby on 25-26 June. This is the first time (I believe) that a
Norway U11 team has been to England. England won 39-5 (!).
- 22 June
- BCF Under 18 results,
EPSCA SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS SEMIS - May-June
2005 (Excel file) results added.
- 19 December
- Reports added on the England U11 trip to
Belgium. Results added for the following
matches, Mid Eng U11 - Wales,
Mid Eng U14 - Wales,
NW England U11 - Wales,
NW England U14 - Wales
- Reports on the World Youth Championships at
- 25 August
- Sheila Dines won the U12 girls trophy at the
- Reports added on the following Junior Squad trips,
Berlin, Poland, Frydek-Mistek
Results added for the
following matches, Eng U11 - Wales,
Eng U10 - Wales,
England U11 - Zukertort,
SE Eng - Wales U11,
SE Eng - Wales U14
- 25 August
- Coverage of the England team at the
Championships has started on the BCF site
- Ben Purton won the UK Chess Challenge Terafinal, with Sam Williams
and William Bennet winning the Challengers sections. Click
here for the official site.
- 3 July
- The following selections have been made for the European Union
Championships and World Youth Championships this year
- European Community Championships, Mureck, Austria, August
- U16 Sarah Hegarty, Senthuran Sathyanandha
- U14 Katie Hale, Thomas Pym
- U12 Sheila Dines, Anjali Lakani, Edward Venmore-Rowland
- U10 Saravanan Sathyanandha, Angus Plumbly, Daniel Hunt
- Coaches Adam Hunt, Matthew Turner
- World Youth Championships, Crete, November
- U18 Jessie Gilbert, Sabrina Chevannes, Rafe Martyn, Gawain
Jones, Lawrence Trent, Stephen Gordon
- U16 Sarah Hegarty, Katie Martin, Naomi Miller, Li Wu, Peter
- U14 Selina Khoo, Chantal Sirisena, James Hanley
- U12 Amisha Parmar, Jessica Thilaganathan, George O' Toole,
Callum Kilpatrick, Subin Sen
- U10 Yang Fan-Zhou, Craig Whitfield, Stephanie Hale
- Coaches Neil MacDonald, Glenn Flear, Adam Hunt plus two
- Glorney Cup, Aberdeen, July
- Thomas Rendle, Charlie Linford, Paul Plant, David Eggleston,
- Faber Cup, Aberdeen, July
- U10 Sarah Hegarty, Katie Martin, Naomi Miller
- World Junior Championships, Calcutta, India
- U20 Sophie Tidman, Lorin D'Costa
- 18 June
- Monmouth School won the BCF Schools Competition; Nottingham High
won the Plate Competition. Entries are being taken now for next year's
compettion. An entry form is available at
- 18 June
- PARENTAL SUPPORT IN JUNIOR CHESS HIGHLIGHTED ON TV
- The Hale family- Sue, Michael, Katie, Peter and Stephanie were
asked to take part in filming for a TV documentary looking at whether high
achieving children involved in various activities had parents who were
supportive and encouraging or just pushy! They agreed to take part to publicise
the benefits of chess and in particular the positive effects that participation
in competitive junior chess has had on their lives.At the Hales' request a
donation was made to St John's Church, Glastonbury and to the Somerset Junior
Chess Association. They were filmed for two days in December, one at home in
Somerset and one on the last day of the London
Junior Chess Championship Finals. The programme with the controversial
title Pushy Parents ? will be shown on ITV1 on Monday 21st June at 8.30p.m
(same time as Euro 2004 so footy fans will have to programme the video!) Any
feedback may be directed to suehale@ChessmatesUK.net
- 15 May
- Lancashire won the BCF Inter-County Under 18 Championships with
- Sussex won the EPSCA Under 11 Championship Finals after originally
failing to qualify. Details on EPSCA and
Sussex Junior websites
- 29 April
- National Chess Junior Squad Championships results - U18/21 Richard
Westwood (Staffs), Michael Barnes (Adult) 4.5/6, U16 Dominic Rabbitte (Lancs),
Peter Roberson (Hants) 5/6 U14 champs Dan Hall (Wilts), Tom Robinson (Norf), Xi
Yang Guo (Yorks) 4.5/6; U12 Sheila Dines (Surrey) (also U11 Champ), Callum
Kilpatrick (S London) 6/7; U10 (Non Championship event) Peter Keetley (Notts)
6.5/7; U8 Ravi Patel (County not known) 6.5/7. Richard Westwood won the British
Championship qualifying place
- These are all the scores from the England Under 11 trial in
Liverpool last month. Players in bold qualified for the team.
- EPSCA have got
a new website. The Young Masters is still taking place in July with Specsavers
as new sponsors
- 23 March
- Crosstables for the South of England Junior
Championships at the beginning of February.
- 13 March
- South East and South West Zonal results from the
EPSCA Inter-Association Under 9
- 10 March
- Peter Turner took some juniors to trip to
Capelle-La-Grande. The link is to
- 1 March
- The dates and venues of the EPSCA Schools competitions semifinal
and final stages are now on the events page.
- Lester Millin reports on the successful junior squad trip to
- 24 February
- Andrew Martin played 321 simultaneous games on Saturday
breaking the world
record. His final score after almost 17 hours play was won 294, drawn 26
and lost 1 to Talal Shakerchi.
- Complete list of winners for Wilts/ West of England Junior
Championships on results page Thanks to Bev
Schofield for providing this.
- 23 February
- Winners at the Wilts/West of England.
Beginners not known.
Saturday Intermediate Jack Berkley-Smith (Wilts), Sunday Intermediate Stefan
von Hanisch (Surrey) 6/7; U8 Marcus Harvey (Oxon) 6/6; U9 Harry Cleeves
(Wilts); U10 Stephanie Hale (Somerset) 6/7; U12 Challengers George Perez 5.5/6;
U12 Championship Dominic Foord (Middx) and Lewis Martin (Wilts) 5.5/6; Minor
Jeremy King (Wilts); Major Tom Pym (Salop) 5/5
Full crosstables at
http://www.wiltshirejuniorchess.co.uk in due course.
- 10 February
- Prize list and final crosstable of Wellington
College International added.
- The EPSCA Under 11 Championships in Liverpool at the end of January
was won by Thomas Mavin (Durham). The results I know from the South of England
Championships are U14 Closed - 1st Thomas Pym (Shrops); U12 Closed - 1st Robert
Lydiard (Surrey); U11 Open - 1st Ben Blundell (Sussex) and Rahil Davda
(Richmond); U9 Salvatore Neglia (Richmond)
- 6 February
- Updated round 6 pairings of Wellington College
- 3 February
- Venues of the EPSCA Inter-Association zonals and finals are now
given on the events page.The dates of the Pontins
events should be known soon
- 2 February
- Round 4-5 results, current crosstable and provisional round 6
pairings of Wellington College International added.
- Round 2-3 results and round 4 pairings of Wellington College International added.
- 30 January
- Round 1 results and round 2 pairings of Wellington College International added.
- 29 January
- List of entries for the Wellington College
- 28 January
- The Wellington College International starts
this coming weekend. There will be live coverage of the top board games
- 15 January
- On February 15th, IM Andrew Martin is attempting to beat the record
(320) for most simultaneous games. He is offering the following to his
Please look at the entry form and
Players are expected to raise money for charity through sponsorship.
- If there are ten players from the same school, then the school
gets £150 for chess equipment
- All children under 13 get two free cinema tickets
- All players get a T-Shirt
- All players get a certificate
- The cross-table is now up for the England Under 11 Championships in early
- 18 December
- Results of NW England v Wales and Mid England v Wales on
results page .
- 14 December
- On another site; Prize winners and crosstables for the
- 13 December
- Nothing new here, but on other sites; First day leaders in the
- Full details of the England team's results at the European
Community Youth Chess Championships are at
- 16 November
- Junior winners of the British Rapidplay Championships
- 13 November
- England are sending a team to the European Community Youth Chess
Championships starting later this month in Graz, Austria. The team is Ankush
Khandelwal (U12 Boys), Amisha Parmar (U12 Girls), Peter Roberson (U14 Boys) and
Poppy Aarons (U14 Girls). GM Neil McDonald is the team coach.
- After Sunday's results were posted, I've been told that George
Tunstall was also a joint winner of the England Under 11 Championships.
- 10 November
- Results of NYCA U15
Championships (1st Sussex), England Under
11 Championships (1st= David Grant, Dominic Foord) and
All England Girls Chess Championships,
- Wellington College International next February added to
- 3 November
- Results of Ampleforth Junior
Masters (1st Thomas Pym on tiebreak) and Millfield International (1st RGS
- 22 October
- The World Youth Championships start tomorrow. Live reports are at
http://www.bcfservices.org.uk/wy2003. The official site is
- 20 October
- There is a Junior Squad trip to Guernsey. First and second round
results are here. Updates will be put up
daily, but not necessarily detailed on this page
- 14 October
- Cross-tables from the mini-squad
championships now has scrollbars on each table (Doesnt show up with
- The results of these now shows some
- The David
Howell is touring the country by helicopter on 17th October to help launch
the National Chess
Week. Here is the press
release from Barnardo's. The aim is to raise as much money as possible
through playing chess.
- 6 October
- Cross-tables from the mini-squad
championships held last weekend in Solihull.
- On results page, Mini-squad winners and
England v Flanders results from September 6th
- 2 October
- This site has got a new design (you might have noticed :-)). It is
inspired by one I saw at http://www.strangebanana.com.
- Results of NYCA and ECGCF
events in September added
- 27 September
- IM Andrew Martin shall attempt to beat the record for most
simultaneous games played. Details here.
- 14 September
- Peter Turner's first
Reports from the European
Youth championships in Budva, Montenegro
- There is coverage also on the BCF website.
- 6 September
- The BCF NATIONAL SCHOOLS CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP entry form is now
available on Richard Haddrell's website at
http://www.sccu.ndo.co.uk/bcfentry.htm. Deadline for entry is
25th September. (Richard Haddrell's comments here)
- The European Junior Championships is later this month. The website
is already up and running and showing the entrants at
- Whats new before January and reports from last season have been
archived so some of the links below wont work.
- 27 August
- Lorin D'Costa won the
British Land UK Chess
Challenge for the 4th consecutive year. Click on the link for the
crosstable and Challengers results. Before that Lorin and Aly Wilson had a
challenge match against the US Woman's Champion, Jennifer Shahade. Click here
for Lorin's report.
- 12 August
- Date of Ampleforth Junior Masters and 4NCL details corrected on
- Keith Fowler reports on this
year's Glorney and Faber Cups where England's girls came second
- 10 August
- Updated calendar for next year
- 19 July
- Events page updated with most dates for
- A report on the UK Chess
- 15 July
- Various additions including UK Chess Challenge Ultimi (ie winners
at the Gigafinal), BCF schools Final results, National School Teams Competition
results, results of EPSCA Under 9 and Under 11 finals on results page; Full results of all the Pontins EPSCA
Semifinals. (Excel spreadsheet,
228kB); England team selections for World and European Youth Championships,
England selections for Glorney and Faber Cups on reports
- 2 June
- England South East and South West beat Wales at both U11 and U14
level. Details here.
- Peter Purland reports on on the recent
Junior Squad trip to Finland
- As well as the challenge match, David Howell and Sergei Karjakin
are giving simultaneous displays. Some boards are reserved for Supremi from
Mike Basman's UK Chess Challenge.
website is worth a look.
- Full results of the Brean Sands EPSCA Semifinal.
(Excel spreadsheet, 199kB)
- 28 May
- David Howell is playing an exhibition match against Sergei Karjakin
to celebrate the opening of an exhibition called "The Art of Chess" at the
Gilbert Collection in Somerset House. Here is the official
- 21 May
- Winners of the EPSCA National Schools' Teams Under 9 Semi-Final
last weekend at Brean Sands Pontins, Under 9 1st Hamilton (Bucks), 2nd Dulwich
College (SE London); U11 1st Aldro A (Surrey), 2nd Millfield Prep (Somerset);
Small Schools Competition 1st The Grange, Monmouth, 2nd Wouldham (County not
known); Plate Competition 1st Wellesley Park Blue, 2nd Millfield Prep (both
Somerset), full details to follow
- 15 May
- The results page now contains EPSCA U11 Finals summary (won by Wey
Valley), summary of Junior Squad
Champions, and list of children who
made the U11 team at last month's trial
- All the scores for the EPSCA Girls
- 29 April
- National Chess Junior Squad
Championships cross-tables now available.
- 28 April
- David Howell appears on Britain's Brilliant Prodigies on TV next
Monday. Details here
- 27 April
- Final scores at the Junior Squad Championships in Oldham.
Rated Open (incorporating U18/U21) - Craig Hanley (Lancs) , Matthew Broomfield
(Surrey), Dale James (3Cs), Stephen Gordon (3Cs) 4.5/6;
U16 James Hanley
(Lancs), Peter Poobalasingam (Somerset), Richard Westwood (Staffs) 5/6;
U12 Michael Keetley 6.5/7; Murray David (Northants), Callum Kilpatrick (S
London), Subin Sen (Essex) 5.5/7;
U10 Nipuna Senaratne (Yorkshire), Oliver
Exton (Nott.s) 6/7
- 26 April
- Leaders after two days of the Junior Squad Championships in Oldham.
Open - Leader Craig Hanley; 2nd= Matthew Broomfield, Stephen Gordon, Adam
Scoular. U16 - Leader Robyn Smith.
- 6 April
- All the leading scores for the EPSCA U11 England team trial, in
- 5 April
- Some of the leading scores for the
EPSCA U11 England team trial, in
Liverpool. Callum Kilpatrick (Richmond) will be team captain this year.
- Wey Valley won all the sections of the SCCU girls jamborees today -
U18, U11 and U9. Results should be on the SCCU website shortly.
- 4 April
- All the scores for the EPSCA U9
Final, which Hertfordshire won
- All the scores for the EPSCA Girls
- 29 March
- Wey Valley won the EPSCA Girls
- 28 March
- Berkshire and Yorkshire have been given places in the EPSCA U9
finals next weekend.
- The London Junior Finals this December will be at the same venue -
Westminster University in Harrow - and date as last year
- 24 March
- Results of other zonals of the EPSCA Under 11s.
- 20 March
- The BCF U18 Inter-county championships is in Essex on 28th June.
Peter Walker is running the
- Chess is featured on Radio 4 tomorrow 21st March at 12:30pm. The
BCF website says that Chess as a Sport is covered - it does not say that junior
chess will be covered as well.
- 16 March
- A Report on the recent Junior Squad
trip to Poland - February 2003.
- A Report on last year's Junior Squad trip to Poland - June 2002.
- 15 March
- Results of the South west zonal of the
EPSCA Under 11s. Please
email me if you know
results from other zones
- Results of the NYCA U14
- 14 March
- A report on the EPSCA
Rapidplay Championships in January.
- Corrections to the EPSCA Under 9
- Some games from the Yateley Manor
International in Jan/Feb.
- 11 March
- Results of the EPSCA Under 9
- 2 March
- Some corrections to grading summaries of the South of England Junior Championships.
- A report on the Junior Squad trip to Bunratty.
- Winners of the Wiltshire/West
of England Championships.
- 12 February
- Final Cross-tables - both FIDE and BCF for the
4th Yateley Manor International
- 11 February
- Results of the BWCA championships - including a FIDE rated
tournament with 6 girls also on
- 9 February
- SCCU Jamboree results yesterday were 1. Essex (E), 17; 2. Richmond
(R), 16½; 3. Sussex (Sx), 14; 4. Hertfordshire (H), 13½; 5.
Cambridgeshire (C), 9½; 6. Surrey (Sy), 9; 7. Berkshire (B), 4½.
Full details on ECGCF website
- 7 February
- Grading summaries of the South of England
- 3 February
- Some corrections to the South of
England Junior Championship results and list of winners at Yateley Manor
International below it.
- 2 February
- South of England Junior Championship
- 31 January
- Updates to Calendar
- Round 6 pairings for the 4th Yateley Manor
- There are over 240 entrants in the 6th South of England Juniors of
which 62 are in the U12 and U14 closed. Results will be here next week.
- 26 January
- Crosstable after first week of 4th Yateley