Saturday 26th October 2019
Abbey Junior School, Reading (directions)
Online entry available (up to 24/10/2019)
Sections (Ages 31st Aug 2019)
Beginners, U/8, U/10, U/12, U/14, and U/18
The U/8, U/10, and U/12 sections are qualifying events for the London Junior Chess Championships. Sections may be combined if required
Berkshire players may enter if their Berkshire grade is under 500 on 30th September 2019. 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, but will not be submitted for ECF grading.
Under 8, Under 10, and Under 12 SectionsTo qualify for the London Junior Championships, U/8 players must score 4 points in the U/8 section (if the U/8 section has to be combined with the U/10 section, then 3½ points are required). U/10 and U/12 players must score 3½ points to compete in the Minor, and 4½ to compete in the Major. 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 SectionsThere 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.
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
ENTRIESThe entry fee is £25 with an additional late fee of £3 after Thursday, 24th October and of £6 on the day. You can enter online using paypal (up to 7pm on 24/10/2019 only). Alternatively you can download the entry form to post, with payment by cheque. For enquiries, email or phone 07821 678134
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/8, U/10, and 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.
2018 Berkshire Champions
|Under 14 Champion||Adarsh Arun Ganeshbabu||Reading School|
|Under 13 Champion||Panagiotis Kotsiopoulos||Highdown School|
|Under 12 Champion||Gaurav Kamath||Reading School|
|Suyash Srikanta Prasad||Langley Grammar|
|Under 11 Champion||Mykhailo Gryva||EP Collier|
|Under 10 Champion||Moksha Suriarachchi||Claires Court|
|Under 9 Champion||Yashasvini Sreeram||Castleview|
|Under 8 Champion||Anirudh Reddy Muppidi||Lowbrook Academy|
|Beginners Section||Abeer Gogia||Reading School|