The 17 teams entered are Barnet, Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Manchester, Newham, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Richmond, Somerset, Sussex, Warwickshire, Wey Valley and Wiltshire.
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.
EPSCA rules can be found on the website http://www.epsca.org.uk/rules/rules.html
Parents or approved adults are responsible for their children outside the playing hall.
Please note the following rules, which have recently been altered or clarified: –
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.
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 a second offence. Three illegal moves during the game by the same player will lead to the loss of the game.