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Berkshire Junior Chess

50th Berkshire Junior Chess Championship
Saturday 14th October 2017
Abbey Junior School, Reading (directions)

Online entry available (up to 12/10/2017)

10.00a.m. Start
5.30p.m. Prizegiving

Sections (Ages 31st Aug 2017)

Beginners, U/10, U/12, U/14, and U/18

The U/10 and U/12 sections are qualifying events for the London Junior Chess Championships.

Beginners' Section

Berkshire players may enter if their Berkshire grade is under 600 on 30th September 2017. Non-Berkshire players may enter by special permission, if they consider themselves "beginners". This section is for inexperienced chess players and would be suitable for those who have had limited tournament experience. This section may be split to include an under 500 section. There will be up to 9 rounds with 20 minutes for each player. Games will be graded in the Berkshire Junior Chess Grading List.

Under 10 and Under 12 Sections

To qualify for the London Junior Championships, players must score 3½ points to compete in the Minor, and 4½ to compete in the Major. An U/8 player can qualify for the London U/8 by scoring 3½ points in the U/10 section. There will be 6 rounds and 30 minutes for each player. Games will be graded in the ECF Rapid Play List.

Under 14 and Under 18 Sections

There will be 5 rounds and 40 minutes for each player. Games will be graded in the ECF Rapid Play List.

Pairings: The basic principles of the Swiss system will be used for all pairings.


Parental Responsibility: The organisers accept no responsibility for any loss, theft or accident during the event. Adult supervision will only be provided in the playing areas. Parents are responsible for their children during the event, and agree to the terms and conditions in this entry form as a condition of their entry, and that a player's grading information may be published electronically.

Directions to Abbey Junior School

From M4 junction 10 take the A329(M) to Reading. Take the second exit onto the A4 towards Reading town centre. Follow the signs to the Royal Berkshire Hospital along London Road. Pass through Cemetery Junction and keep in the left hand lane. Turn left on to Alexandra Road, keep straight onto Elmhurst Road, then turn right at the traffic lights into Christchurch Road. The Abbey Junior School is on the left. Note that the car park is quite small and additional parking can be found on Cintra Avenue (before you reach the school) or Vicarage Gardens, just past the school.

Maps are available for post code RG2 7AR at StreetMap, Google, or Bing.

OTHER INFORMATION

This championship is organised by Berkshire Junior Chess Association. Offers of parental help will be greatly appreciated. For enquiries and further information about Berkshire Junior Chess, please contact:
Kate Tunstall, telephone 0118 932 8346
Email:


ENTRIES

The entry fee is £12 with an additional late fee of £3 after Wednesday, 11th October and of £6 on the day. You can enter online using paypal (up to 7pm on 12/10/2017 only). Alternatively you can download the entry form to post, with payment by cheque. For enquiries, email or phone 01344 774792

PRIZES

There will be cash prizes in the U/18 & U/14 sections of 1st £24 & 2nd £12. Trophies to keep will be given for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd placed players in all sections. Certificates will be awarded to players in the Beginners, U/10 & U/12 sections.

Cups will be presented to the highest placed player in each section eligible to play for Berkshire. To be eligible for a cup, Berkshire players must play in their own age group. e. g. an under 10 player playing in an older section will not be eligible for any cup.

Refreshments: A selection of light refreshments will be available.

PREVIOUS WINNERS

Under 18
2015  G. Aleksin, Wokingham
2015  n/a
2014  C. Bucknell, Reading
2013  C. Bucknell, Reading
 
Under 14
2016  V. Stoyanov, Reading
2015  E. Bains-Gillespie, Maidenhead
Gurveen Kapoor, Slough
Luke Vallis, Maidenhead
2014  E. Bains-Gillespie, Maidenhead
2013  R. Zhu, Camberley
 
Under 12
2016  N. Vallis, Maidenhead
2015  J. Bains-Gillespie, Maidenhead
2014  K. Fernandes, Reading
2013  H. Archer-Lock, Maidenhead
J, Beckinsale, Maidenhead
 
Under 10
2016  A. Khandelwal, Slough
2015  S. Prasad, West Drayton
2014  D. Bhagwat, Reading
2013  J. Bains-Gillespie, Maidenhead
 
Beginners
2016  Akshita Saxena, Reading
2015  Anvesha Saxena, Reading
2014  C. Jolliffe, Wokingham
2013  J. Weir, Mortimer