Counties U18/U13

ECF Under 18 County Championships 2018

Full report and results here

Entrants
Under 18 Open – Hertfordshire, Surrey, Leicestershire, Suffolk, Kent, Sussex
Under 18 Minor – Yorkshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Norfolk, Kent, Nottinghamshire


ECF U18/13 Counties Championships 2016

Sunday 26th June at Brighton College, Eastern Road, Brighton BN2 0AL

For the full results click here


ECF U18/13 Counties Championships 2015

This year’s Championships were hosted by Lincolnshire at Kings School in Grantham. Organiser – Phill Beckett (Lincolnshire Chess Association); Arbiter – David Welch. 23 teams took part in 4 events with the results as below

Many thanks to everyone who supported the competition as an organiser, board steward, team manager, coach, player, parent and many others working behind the scenes.

ECF Under 18 Open Counties Championships 2015
County Rd 1 Rd 2 Placing    
Middlesex 1 8 16 1st    
Sussex 6.5 14.5 2nd    
Nottinghamshire 6.5 13 3rd    
Middlesex 2 3 4.5 4th    
           
ECF Under 18 Minor Counties Championships 2015
County Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Placing
Lincolnshire 1 5.5 8.5 12.5 16.5 1st
Leicestershire 2 5 8 12 2nd
Staffordshire 4 7 8 11 3rd
Lincolnshire 2 0.5 3.5 6.5 8.5 4th
           
ECF Under 13 Open Counties Championships 2015
County Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Placing
Middlesex 1 6 9 14 .5 19.5 1st
Sussex 1 2.5 6.5 11 17 2nd
Kent 1 2 7.5 11.5 15.5 3rd
Sussex 2 4.5 7 10.5 14 4th
Oxfordshire 3 7 9 11 5th
Kent 2 1.5 4.5 7.5 9 6th =
Nottinghamshire 3 5 7 9 6th =
Hertfordshire 1.5 4 5.5 7 8th
Middlesex 2 3 3.5 4.5 6 9th
           
ECF Under 13 Minor Counties Championships 2015
County Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Placing
Leicestershire 1 3.5 9 13.5 17.5 1st
Sussex 4.5 8.5 12.5 17 2nd
Lincolnshire 1 3 6.5 11.5 14.5 3rd
Staffordshire 3 5 7.5 11 4th
Lincolnshire 2 2.5 4.4 5.5 10.5 5th
Kent 3.5 5.5 8.5 10 6th
Leicestershire 2 2.5 6.5 8.5 8.5 7th
Hertfordshire 1.5 2.5 4.5 7 8th

ECF U18 County Championships 2014

This year the ECF U18 County Championships were held at Wilson’s School, Wallington on Sunday 29th June 2014. There were two events, a twelve board Open Championship and a six board grade limited Minor tournament. Most of the teams taking part were from the South East of England, but there were teams from Manchester in the Open and Wiltshire in the Minor. The open event attracted nine teams from seven counties, and included some of the top juniors in the country. The minor tournament, in which the six board teams were limited to having an average grade of 110, had ten entrants. Including a few reserves there were over 170 players in the event.

In each event there were two long play games. Digital clocks were used in all games which meant that a Fischer time limit 1 hour + 10 secs per move could be used.

The Championship event was close throughout, and at the end of the second round Sussex and Herts were equal first. The tie break of number of wins still did not separate them and so ‘Bottom board elimination’ was required at which point Sussex won.

 

Position Team Points
1 Sussex 17
1 Herts 17
3 Middlesex 1 14.5
4= Kent 13.5
4= Surrey 1 13.5
6= Surrey 2 9
6= Berkshire 9
8 Manchester 7.5
9 Middlesex 2 7

Sussex win on board elimination (2nd tie break)

The prize for the best school team of 3 players taking part in U18 Championship was won by Haberdashers Askes with an impressive 5½ out of 6 points.

After the first round of the minor tournament Essex were leading with 5/6, but in the second round the two Sussex teams came to the front and took first and second place, completing an impressive performance by Sussex Junior Chess.

Position Team Name Points
1 Sussex Bishops 10
2 Sussex Knights 7.5
3= Essex 7
3= Surrey 3 7
3= Wiltshire 7
6 Surrey 2 6.5
7 Kent 1 5.5
8 Kent 2 4
9 Surrey 1 3.5
10 Middlesex 2

The competition was smoothly run by Jim Wadsworth (Berks Juniors) whilst Chris Howell (Sussex Juniors) was arbiter and calmly dealt with the few minor issues that arose. The whole event was played in a great competitive but friendly spirit. Christine Golding (Surrey) ensured that all the arrangements outside the playing hall went smoothly.  Phil Ehr, ECF Chief Executive, presented the prizes.

Saffrey Durrant and her team from Surrey Hills Bakery provided fantastic refreshments in a relaxing environment. All the teams, managers, parents and other supporters behaved fantastically and left the school in a clean and tidy state. Sussex Junior Chess provided large numbers of digital chess clocks, whilst Surrey County Chess Association and Wilson’s School provide the rest of the chess equipment.

The ECF are grateful to Wilson’s School for providing such an excellent venue.

– Neill Cooper


ECF U18/13 Counties Championships 2013 – report and results – click here


ECF U18/13 Counties Championships 2012 – report and results

Under 18 champions: Hertfordshire (18.5 pts / 24) | Runners up: Berkshire (18)
Under 18 schools joint prizewinners: Haberdashers & Reading School (1st=)
Under 18 best game prize: Ravi Haria (Herts)

Under 13 Open champions: Sussex (13.5 pts / 18) | Runners up: Cambridgeshire (13)

Under 13 Minor champions: Norfolk ‘A’ (16 pts / 18) | Runners up: Hampshire (13.5)

Under 13 Minor best game prize: Thomas Bartram (Norfolk ‘B’)

Provisional full results at:
U18: http://www.bjca.org.uk/results.php?eid=1716
U13 Open: http://www.bjca.org.uk/results.php?eid=1685
U13 Minor: http://www.bjca.org.uk/results.php?eid=1715

 

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