U19 Open

Afternoon Qualifying Events

These events normally have 3 rounds, and the time limit is typically 20 mins for all moves or a ‘Fischer’ increment equivalent.
Each event should last about 2½ hours. Most events are limited to a maximum of 8 teams.
Team who score 2 wins (or one win and 2 draws) or better qualify for the Regional Stage in the Spring Term.

School – Tonbridge School TN9 1JP
Date and time – Tuesday 1st November 4:00pm
Qualifiers: The Judd A 6/6; The Judd B; Tonbridge A; The Skinners’ School all 4/6
Other participants: Tonbridge B; Beech Grove Academy; Basildon Upper Academy A and B

School – Winchester College  SO23 9NA
Date and time – Tuesday 8th November 4.30-7.00pm
Qualifiers: Winchester B 6/6; Horris Hill 4/6; Winchester C and Radley College
Other participants: Highcliffe School and Winchester D

School – Wilson’s School SM6 9JW 
Date and time – Wednesday 9th November 4.00-6.30pm
Qualifiers: Wilson’s C 6/6; Graveney School 4/6; Trinity School
Other participants: St Andrew’s Catholic School, A and B;

School – Bolton School BL1 4PA
Date and time – Wednesday, 9th November, 1pm.
Qualifiers: Bolton School A 6/6; Kirkbie Kendal School A; Urmston Grammar; Altrincham Grammar School for Boys all 4/6
Other participants: Bolton School B; Kirkbie Kendal School B; King’s School Macclesfield

School – Bristol GS BS8 1SR
Date and time – Monday 14th November 4.00-6.30pm
Qualifiers: Sir Thomas Rich’s A 6/6; Churchill Academy A; Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital; Bristol GS A 4/6
Other participants: Hereford Cathedral School; Sir Thomas Rich’s B; Churchill B

The U19 Bristol Heat of ECF National School’s Chess Championships was held at Bristol GS after school on Monday 14th November. 9 schools took part and Sir Thomas Rich A were clearly the strongest team, winning all three games convincingly. They, along with the 3 runners up: Churchill Academy A; Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital; Bristol GS A, qualify for the regional stage of the championships to take place in the Spring term | pictures here

School – King’s College School Junior Section, SW19 4TT
Date and time – Monday 14th November 4.30-7.00pm
Qualifiers: King’s College School Junior Section and Westminster Under School A 5/6; Westminster Under School B 4/6
Other participants: King’s Wimbledon, Harris Academy Morden; Wimbledon College

School – John Spence Community High School NE29 9PU
Date and time – Tuesday 15th November, 2.00pm 
Qualifiers: Yarm School A 10/10; John Spence A and Yarm School B  7/10
Other participants: John Spence  B and C; Longridge Towers, Berwick-upon-Twee

School – Torquay Boys GS TQ2 7EL 
Date and time – Tuesday 15th November 
Qualifiers: Torquay Boys A; Exeter School
Other participants: Torquay Boys B; Teignmouth Community School; Clyst Vale Community College

School – Haberdasher’s Askes’ WD6 3AF
Date and time – Wednesday 16th November 2.00-4.00pm
Qualifiers: Haberdasher’s Askes’ B and University College School 5/6; Aylesbury Grammar School; Archer Academy
Other participants: Mill Hill County High School B; St Mary Magdalene Academy; St. John’s Senior School A and B; 

School – RGS Guildford GU1 3BB 
Date and time – Wednesday 16th November 4.00-7.00pm
Qualifiers: RGS Guildford B 6/6; ACS Egham; Guildford County School A 4/6
Other participants: RGS Guildford C and D; Guildford County School B; Bishop Luffa Church of England School

School – Nottingham High School NG7 4ED 
Date and time – Tuesday 22nd November 4:15 start
Qualifiers: Nottingham High School B 6/6; Stamford Endowed Schools 4/6
Other participants: Nottingham High School C 6/6; The Kings School, Grantham; 

School – Wilson’s School Repechage SM6 9JW 
Date and time – Saturday 3rd December 2.00-5.00pm
Qualifiers: Wilson’s D and E; Beech Grove Academy;
Other participants: Bishop Luffa Church of England School;  Wimbledon College; Wilson’s F

Teams to play in leagues

North London
Qualified North Bridge House; Fortismere School; Highgate School

Essex and Suffolk
Qualified: Woodbridge School; Southend High School For Boys
Other Participants: Forest School
Surrey/Berks border
Qualified: Yateley Manor A
Other Participants: Yateley Manor B; St Catherine’s, Bramley

Qualified: Wirral GS
Other Participants: Notre Dame Catholic College;  King’s School, Chester B

Qualified: The King’s School, Canterbury

West London
Qualified: Eton College B

Qualified: Queensbridge School

Qualified: Hymers College

Already Qualified and entered

Last years finalists: King’s School, Chester A; Hampton School; The Manchester Grammar School; Winchester College; City of London School (Boys); Eltham College; Reading School; Wellington College; RGS Newcastle A; Royal Grammar School Guildford A; Dulwich College; Nottingham High School A; King Edward VI Grammar School; Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School A; Queen Elizabeth’s Barnet

Total Grade of 750 or more: Wilson’s School A; Abingdon School; Mill Hill County High School A; North London Collegiate; Sevenoaks School

Eton Rapidplay: Wilson’s School B; Chepstow; Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys; The Hall; Reigate GS; King Edward School, Birmingham


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