Chandlers Ford Junior Chess Club

Chandlers Ford Junior Chess Club

Chandlers Ford Junior chess club training
Chandlers Ford Junior chess club training

Chandler’s Ford Junior Chess Club was started in 2015.

Chandler’s Ford Junior Chess Club runs on School Term days –Wednesdays from 6.30pm until 7.30pm, in Places Leisure Centre, Passfield Ave, Eastleigh SO50 9NL. 

  • Junior/Adult League matches
  • We currently have 20 active juniors. Our Junior club is registered with chess kid and will provide a username to play interclub Tournaments.

Contact Junior Chess Club:- Contact Maha Mob: 07858464846 Email: kidschess@hotmail.com

Hampshire Junior Chess Training and Tournament. See Hampshire Junior Chess Association website https://www.hjca.org.uk/

Winchester Junior Chess Blitz, Sunday 15th December 2019

We have a Winchester Chess Blitz Junior Championships coming up at the The venue at Unit 12, Winnall Valley Road, Winchester on 15th December 2019.
SO23 0LD is close to the Junction 9 and only 3 minutes from M3.
It starts at 10.50am and finishes at 4pm(latest).
The time control will be  10 minutes for each player.There is ample free parking on-site.
There are excellent cash and medal prizes and free lunch and free refreshments to the players!
The event is heavily sponsored by the
 Winchester Junior Chess Club, Chandlers Ford Junior Chess Club, Community Centre Unit 12 (https://www.unit-12.org/about-unit-12)
Maha Chandar and Lucas Piecha are the tournament organisers.
Full details are given on the link below which includes   entry form.
Please find enclosed an entry form.Print, write, make photo and send us again. 
Regards  Lukasz Piecha
Download all attachments as a zip file

South of England Junior Chess Congress January 25, 2020

The South of England Junior Chess Congress takes place at Yateley Manor School on January 25, 2020 . It is organised by IM Andrew Martin- Enter via the official web site https://www.southofenglandjunior.com/

Chandlers Ford Junior chess club training
Chandlers Ford Junior Chess Club training

ECF Under-18 Online County Championship 21st November 2020

Hampshire Juniors Team Manager Maha Chandar is looking for more Under-18s to play in the County Championship on Saturday 21st November 2020.

Maha Chandar, Hampshire Under 18 Team Manager
Maha Chandar, Hampshire Under 18 Team Manager

ECF online Under 18 County Championship

The English Chess Federation Online Under 18 County Championship will be on Saturday 21st November 2020. Our own chess club member Maha Chandar is Hampshire’s Team Manager. Hampshire are looking for Juniors to play in the Under 18 County Championship, and entries must be in by 9pm on Wednesday 18th November. See The ECF website’s Online Entry Form

‘Where’ and when

The English Chess Federation Online Under-18 County Championship will be on Saturday, 21st November 2020, starting at 11:00. It is a team Swiss format.

The event will be online at chess.com. Before the scheduled start time for each round, players should be logged in to chess.com/live

Round 1 – 1100; Round 2 – 1200; Round 3 – 1300; Round 4 – 1400; Round 5 – 1500; Round 6 – 1600; Round 7 – 1700

See below for further information, as given on the ECF web Page for the event:

Time limit

The time limit is all moves in 10 minutes, plus 5 seconds per move. The expected maximum duration of each game is 30 minutes, but they may take longer in the case of a long game. A player whose game is not started within 10 minutes of the actual start time for their round will lose their game by default.

The teams

Each team will be represented by 6 players in total, from four categories –

  • Category A Under 18 – Born 01/09/2002 or later, 2 players + up to 2 reserves
  • Category B Under 18 Girls – Born 01/09/2002 or later, 2 players + up to 2 reserves
  • Category C Under 11 – Born 01/09/2009 or later, 1 player + up to 1 reserve
  • Category D Under 11 Girls – Born 01/09/2009 or later, 1 player + up to 1 reserve

If your child fits into one of these categories and would like to represent Hampshire then please contact our Team Manager who is Maha Chandar.

Maha may be contacted via mahachandar@hotmail.com, 07858-464846.

Board order

The team on the left-hand side of a match in the pairings will be white on the odd-numbered boards, and the board order of each match will be the following:

Boards 1 & 2 – Category A
Boards 3 & 4 – Category B
Board 5 – Category C
Board 6 – Category D

Technical requirements

The games, as mentioned, will be on chess.com, but there are other, technical requirements to ensure fair play and event integrity.

Players need to be connected to the tournament Zoom call before and throughout their games. Webcams, microphones, and speakers to be switched on. See the ECF website Page for full details.

Useful Links

The links within the article above will take you to the relevant websites, but for handy reference they are listed together below:

Under 18 County Championship Results 21 November 2020

The Hampshire Under-18 Team played in the online County Championship on Saturday 21st November 2020. The Hampshire Juniors team is organised by Maha Chandar, who runs the Chandler’s Ford Junior Chess Club.

Hampshire scored 17 game points and came 9th. Warwickshire came first with 31.5 game points. See the Results on the Chess-Results.com website.

Maha tells us she enjoyed the tournament and watching the games all day, and that although there was a delay, she thought that the English Chess Federation organised the event well.

The Championship was held online on chess.com, and the teams of six competed in 7 Rounds. The time control for the games was ten minutes initially per player per game plus an increment of 5 seconds per move.

Hampshire v Berkshire Juniors Saturday 31st October 2020

Chandler’s Ford Juniors organiser Maha Chandar announces the Juniors County match Hampshire vs Berkshire which is on Saturday 31st October 2020 at 2pm, online at lichess.org.

Dear chess parent,

Your child in invited to play in HJCAs very first Saturday Afternoon Event (SAE).

This is a rated friendly match versus our neighbours, Berkshire Junior Chess Association (BJCA).

This will take place on the Lichess Arena and use the Team Battle format.

Please ask your child to register at

https://lichess.org/tournament/sR5uGBiB

If they are not already registered for HJCA then please visit https://lichess.org/team/hampshire-junior-chess-association  and submit a Join request.

We are planning further SAEs which will incorporate Zoom training sessions from experienced coaches.

Thanks

Kind Regards

Maha

Chandler’s Ford Junior Chess Club

Links to the team and the event on lichess.org:

Also see the Hampshire Junior Chess Association website.

Hampshire Juniors Victory in Team Battle

The Team Manager of the Hampshire Juniors , Maha Chandar, reports that the Hampshire Juniors won their online Team Battle on lichess.org against the Berkshire Juniors team 322 points to 208. The Saturday Afternoon Event on 31st October 2020 was a Team Battle tournament , a team version of the lichess.org Arena tournaments. The Event was a 2-hour tournament. Well done Hampshire! 54 players took part. See the tournament results list in full at: https://lichess.org/tournament/sR5uGBiB

There are some impressive statistics from the tournament: