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Hampshire Junior Open Congress 2020

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New Hall

34 College Walk

Winchester

SO23 9NF

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The Hampshire Junior Open Congress is an annual tournament for young chess players who are less than 18 years old on August 31st, 2020

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The Hampshire Junior Open Congress is an annual tournament for young chess players who are less than eighteen years old on August 31st, 2020.

Players are invited from ANY county : there are no restrictions as this is an OPEN event !

The event is a qualifier for the London Junior Chess Championships 2020.

SCHEDULE :

ARRIVE : 09.00, Round 1: 09.30, Round 2: 10.30, Round 3: 11.30, Lunch: 12.30, Round 4: 13.00, Round 5: 14.00, Round 6: 15.00, PRIZEGIVING: 16.10

TIME CONTROL : Rapidplay, 20 minutes plus a ten second increment each.

PRIZES : determined by the entrants’ age on 31st August 2020.

Under 8, Under 10 and Under 12: Trophies for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places and the best girl in each age group. As well as trophies there will be chess book prizes.

Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18: 1st place: £60, 2nd place: £40, 3rd place: £20, best girl: £50 and trophies for the winners in each age group. These are guaranteed prizes. With enough entries, prizes may be increased at the Congress Controller’s discretion.

SECTIONS : Age groups will be combined into playing sections and notified before round 1.

ENTRY FEES and RULES :

• Entry fee for Under 8, Under 10 and Under 12: £20

• Entry fee for Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18: £20

• Late entry fee for entries received after Friday 2nd October 2020: £5.00

• Congress results will be submitted to the English Chess Federation (ECF) for grading

• Entrants must either be a Silver or higher ECF member, or pay a Pay-to-Play fee

• Bronze ECF members must pay a fee of £7.50 to upgrade from Bronze to Silver

• Non-ECF members can pay a £2.50 Pay-to-Play fee or apply via the ECF web site for a free 1 year Silver membership provided they have not been an ECF member before.

• Getting sufficient points in the U8, U10 and U12 age groups will enable qualification to the London Junior Chess Championships : further Information below.

The College is enclosed and a safe environment for children and announcements may be made at the commencement of the competition.

Coaching :

We are delighted to announce that we will have at least one accredited coach in attendance. He or she will observe games and provide group training sessions between rounds. Details will be announced once they are confirmed.

BRITISH CHESS NEWS :

John Upham will be in attendance and cover the Congress for British Chess News, see below.

HAMPSHIRE JUNIOR CHESS ASSOCIATION :

Information on forthcoming events will be provided by the above association, Internet address below.

QUALIFICATION FOR THE LONDON JUNIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS :

The criteria for qualification for the LJCC finals are:

• The qualification score for the Under 8 Final is 4 or more out or 6

• The qualification score for the Under 10 Minor Final and Under 12 Minor Final is 3 1⁄2 or 4 out of 6.

• The qualification score for the Under 10 Major Final and Under 12 Major Final is 4 1⁄2 or more out of 6.

PHOTOGRAPHY :

No photography will be permitted within the playing area during play. The organisers will use an official photographer to take stills and videos for publicity purposes. Please inform the organisers in advance if you wish your child to be excluded from the photographs or videos.

BOOKSTALL :

We are delighted to be supported by the Tim Onions bookstall which specialises in all requirements for junior chess. Please visit the bookstall and browse his ranges of chess items. See onionschess.co.uk for more detail.

REFRESHMENTS :

The College Shop in New Hall will be open for most of the day and offers tea, coffee and a selection of savouries.

USEFUL INTERNET ADDRESSES :

• Winchester College : www.winchestercollege.org

• Hampshire Junior Chess Association (HJCA) : www.hjca.org.uk

• Hampshire Chess Association (HCA) : www.hampshirechess.co.uk

• English Chess Federation (ECF) : www.englishchess.org.uk

• ECF Grading Database : www.ecfgrading.org.uk

• London Junior Chess Championships (LJCC) : www.ljcc.co.uk

• British Chess News : www.facebook.com/groups/britishchess

• British Chess News : www.britishchessnews.com

• Tim Onions Chess Supplies : onionschess.co.uk

LOCATION

The Congress will be held in New Hall, Winchester College, Wharf Hill, Winchester shown in the middle of the right hand side of this map. Access is from the East along Chesil Street and Wharf Hill. Parking will be available in St. Elizabeth’s Mead opposite New Hall. Note that the postcode for the College will take you to the Porter’s Lodge entrance from which there is no vehicular access to Wharf Hill.

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34 College Walk

Winchester

SO23 9NF

United Kingdom

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