2013/2014 National Schools Chess Championships
Opportunities to sponsor the 2013/14 National Schools Chess Championships are now open until 1 July. Minimum requirement is £2500 for any of the four Championship sections (U19 Open, U19 Girls, U11 Open, U11 Girls, or combinations thereof). Preference will be given to existing sponsors. See www.nationalschoolschess.org.uk
Contact Andrew Martin, Manager of School Chess for more information.
Request for Proposals: Junior Chess Championships
The ECF invites proposal for junior chess championships in the 2013/2014 season. They are:
- U18/U13 County Championships
- English Junior Rapidplay
- National Girls’ Chess Championships
Proposals from volunteer associations, commercial entities and individuals are welcome. Preference will be given to incumbent organisers, but others are also welcome. This new process is meant to increase transparency and access. Submit proposals to the Director of Junior Chess and Education.
- Provide a draft or representative entry form with the proposal. Propose a venue or the type and regional location of a notional venue.
- Address which party is responsible for profit and loss for the tournament and any attendant activities such as catering, bookstalls and coaching.
- Obtain ECF approval of the final entry form, entry fee and budget. Conform with ECF financial regulations, particularly if third party sponsorship is contemplated.
- Schedule tournament dates in harmony with other junior chess events to the satisfaction of the ECF Junior Director.
- Secure a venue and market the tournament using the ECF logo. Maintain up-to-date information on a tournament website or supply content for the ECF website.
- Report planning progress bimonthly and a financial summary within one month after the event.
- Allow organisers access to children only with a clear Enhanced CRB Certificate issued within three years or ECF satisfaction of an entry on the CRB Certificate. This requirement is not applicable for parent volunteers whose children participate, provided organisers maintain appropriate supervision.
- Use tournament grade chess equipment, provide players with appropriate trophies, report results and submit games for ECF grading.