Grace Academy (Solihull), Chapelhouse Road, Birmingham B37 5JS.
The 17 teams entered are Barnet, Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire & North Wales, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Manchester, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Richmond, Sussex, Warwickshire, Wey Valley, Wiltshire and Yorkshire.
EPSCA rules can be found at https://www.epsca.org.uk/rules/rules.html
The rate of play is all moves in 40 minutes plus 10 seconds per move from the start. If digital clocks are not available, the rate of play is all moves in 50 minutes.
An illegal move is completed once the opponent’s clock has been started. If either player has less than five minutes left on the clock and an illegal move is made, the arbiter may award the opponent two minutes for the first offence, and two minutes for the second offence. Three illegal moves by the same player when either player has less than five minutes will lead to the loss of the game.
Parents or approved adults are responsible for their children outside the playing hall.
The timetable is as follows:
Arrival – by 11.00am
Board Stewards Meeting – 11.15am
First Round – 11.45am
Second Round – 1.45pm
Third Round – 3.45pm
Prize Giving – 5.35pm
If play is running late, there will be at least 10 minutes between rounds.