Annual General Meeting – 8.00 to 10.00pm, 20th October 2016
The AGM of Hertfordshire Schools Chess Association will take place at Cunningham Hill Junior School, Cell Barnes Lane, St Albans AL1 5QJ.
Arrive from 7.30pm for 8.00pm start.
The meeting is open to all chess parents and volunteers. It is opportunity to meet the committee, ask questions or make suggestions regarding the work of the Association.
If you wish to attend, please, email so that we can arrange sufficient refreshments.
HSCA Training Days
Venue: Elm Court, 363 Mutton Lane, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN6 3BP
The dates of the HSCA training days are now confirmed. IM Ravi Kumar will lead training – a mixture of lectures, games against matched opponents and analysis of games played.
|Sunday||25th September 2016||1.30 to 4.30 pm|
|Sunday||9th October 2016||1.30 to 4.30 pm|
|Sunday||6th November 2016||1.30 to 4.30 pm|
|Sunday||15th January 2017||1.30 to 4.30 pm|
|Sunday||26th February 2017||1.30 to 4.30 pm|
|Saturday||4th March 2017||1.30 to 4.30 pm|
|Sunday||12th March 2017||1.30 to 4.30 pm|
|Sunday||9th April 2017||1.30 to 5.30 pm|
The cost is £10 per player for each session and a reduced rate of £6 for siblings.
LJCC Qualifying Tournament – 25th September – Cancelled
Unfortunately, the HSCA has had to cancel LJCC Qualifier that normally runs in September due to not booking the venue in sufficient time.
Don’t despair. There are still a number of events being run in Hertfordshire by other organisers where players can qualify to the Championships which are held in December.
|08/10/16||Elstree||Ravi Kumar||07404 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|13/11/16||Potters Bar||Ravi Kumar||07404 email@example.com|
|27/11/16||Shenley||Tony Niccoli||07734 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|11/12/16||St Albans||Ravi Kumar||07404 email@example.com|
Please, consult the LJCC website for further details: ljcc.co.uk/qualifying.htm
Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge
It is sad to report that the future of UK Chess Challenge is under threat. The HMRC have forced the event’s organiser into bankruptcy through non payment of VAT.
Latest details can be found on the UKCC’s two websites:
Southern Gigafinal, Reading
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th July 2016
The results of both Northern & Southern Gigafinals are available at UKChessChallenege.com
Southern GigaFinal, Saturday: U7-U10 Boys Results
Southern GigaFinal, Sunday: U11-U18 Boys & All Girls Results
2016 EPSCA U11 Final, High Wycombe
Saturday 7th May 2016
The U11 team
Saturday 30th April 2016
The Hertfordshire Megafinal was once again held at St George’s School. The tournaments for younger players (u7 to u11) were held in the main hall and the older aged groups (u12 to u18) were accommodated in a nearby hotcanadianpharmacy.com double classroom.
Refreshments were available from the kiosk adjacent to the playing hall and the school refectory served as the parents’ room. The weather was glorious.
Congratulations to winners of the Supremo/Suprema titles and all qualifiers to the Southern Gigafinal which will be held at Riverside Leisure Complex, Reading, on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July 2016. Invitation letters will be sent in June to all qualifiers.
If you didn’t qualify don’t loose heart as you were up against the strongest players in the county. There will another chance next year!
The HSCA couldn’t have run the Megafinal without the good will and assistance of many parents and volunteers. So, a big thank you is due to all who helped, especially Ravi who at the last minute took on the task of controlling the under 7 to under 11 sections.
Event Organiser: Michael Flatt
On-the-day Payments: Mrs Mala Jain
Certficates: Mrs Ally
Controllers: Tim Thurstan (BCF Arbiter), Ed Holland, Peter Fitzgerald, Ravi Kumar, Lewis Misselbrook, Ian Cross
Board Stewards: Tom Coates, Mo Ally, Kishan Pattni
Refeshments: Richard Dawson, Sam Dias
We hope to hold the event again next year at the same venue.
Please, contact the HSCA chairman at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help run what is always an enjoyable and worthwhile event.
|Section||Supremo||Qualifiers (boys)||Suprema||Qualifiers (girls)|
|under 7||Ruwan Dias||Alex Cham, Charles Harris||Mariella Poulloura||–|
|under 8||Bruno Zheng||Jeet Thakrar, Timo Birke,
Shayan Raghavani, Zack Saurymper
|under 9||Savin Dias||Jeff Tomy, Zack Jaffe,
Adam Khunda, Aran Luca Patel,
|under 10||Thomas Ng||Adiveer Baweja, Aidan Cham,
George Dalton, Billy Draper,
Spencer Gaunt, Abhinay Khannan,
Joshua Robinson, Henry Stewart,
|Tofunwa Daniel||Zhara Jaufarally|
|under 11||Connor Clarke||Nicholi Woltery, Karan Bhagat,
Anish Bhargava, Conrad Dickinson,
Euan Martin, Zachery Segal,
|under 12||Niall Clarke||Callum Butters, Param Vyas||Nadia Jaufarally||Hilary Bexfield|
|under 13||Adam Gemmell||Freddie Magee, Max Faller||Abigail Lloyd||–|
|under 14||Vishnu Kirupakarian||Shobin Manocha||Gabriella Holland||–|
|under 15||Nicholas Rovick Arrojo||–||Shazia Jaufarally||–|
|under 16||James Palmer||–||–||–|
|under 17||Peter Turner||–||–||–|
EPSCA England Under 11 Team Trial, Liverpool
Saturday 23rd & 24th April 2016
Congratulations to Aman Gogna, a pupil at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys School, who gained 1st place (score 5/6) in a field of 42 invited players.
Two other Hertfordshire players participated: George Angel (year 6, score 2/6), Samuel Gilmore (year 5, score 2/6).
The full tournament results, in the form of an excel spreadsheet(.xls), can be downloaded here
Source: EPSCA website, http://www.epsca.org.uk