ECF U18 County Championships 2018

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ECF U18 County Championships 2018

Post by Neill Cooper » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:54 pm

I am pleased to announce that the ECF U18 County Championships will take place in 2018.
Brief details are given below.

Date: Sunday 25th February
Place: The King’s School, Grantham
Sections: ECF U18 Open (12 players) and U18 Minor (6 players, grade limited)
Organiser: Neill Cooper, ECF Manager of School Chess
Format: 2 round Jamboree
More details to follow in due course

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Re: ECF U18 County Championships 2018

Post by Neill Cooper » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:06 pm

Some discussion about this competition has been posted at viewtopic.php?f=7&t=9373#p207831

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Re: ECF U18 County Championships 2018

Post by Neill Cooper » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:18 pm

Various counties have expressed interest in entering though few have entered so far.
It should be noted that for entries received after 1st February 2018 there is an added charge of £20 per team.

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Re: ECF U18 County Championships 2018

Post by Alex Holowczak » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:21 pm

Neill Cooper wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:18 pm
Various counties have expressed interest in entering though few have entered so far.
It should be noted that for entries received after 1st February 2018 there is an added charge of £20 per team.
Pleasingly, I've found someone to run a Warwickshire team on the day while I'm at BUCA, so now I just have the task of getting a team of 12 together.

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Re: ECF U18 County Championships 2018

Post by Neill Cooper » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:25 pm

Entries now coming in. So far:
Under 18 Open – Warwickshire, Hertfordshire, Nottinghamshire, Surrey, Leicestershire, Suffolk, Kent, Sussex
Under 18 Minor – Yorkshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Norfolk, Kent
(http://englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/counties-main/)

The closing date for entries is 18th February 2018

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Re: ECF U18 County Championships 2018

Post by Neill Cooper » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:19 pm

Entries now coming in. So far:
Under 18 Open – Warwickshire, Hertfordshire, Nottinghamshire, Surrey, Leicestershire, Suffolk, Kent, Sussex
Under 18 Minor – Yorkshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Norfolk, Kent
(http://englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/counties-main/)

The closing date for entries is 18th February 2018

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Re: ECF U18 County Championships 2018

Post by John Reyes » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:43 pm

wonder if you will have any more teams from the north going to enter
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Re: ECF U18 County Championships 2018

Post by Neill Cooper » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:13 pm

John Reyes wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:43 pm
wonder if you will have any more teams from the north going to enter
Final entries:
Under 18 Open – Hertfordshire, Surrey, Leicestershire, Suffolk, Kent, Sussex
Under 18 Minor – Yorkshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Norfolk, Kent, Nottinghamshire

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Re: ECF U18 County Championships 2018

Post by Neill Cooper » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:55 am

For those interested in such things, here is a table of recent venues and entrants:

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Year	Date	Host	Organiser U18Open	U18Minor
2005	18-Jun	Leics	ECF		7	
2006	20-May	Leics	ECF		7	
2007	21-Apr	Herts	ECF		3	
2008	10-May	Derbys	Derby		5	4
2009	28-Feb	Derbys	Derby		6	9
2010	27-Jun	Surrey	Surrey		6	4
2011	26-Jun	Berks	Berks		10	
2012	30-Jun	Berks	Berks		15	
2013	30-Jun	Herts	Herts		14	
2014	29-Jun	Surrey	SCCU		9	10
2015	24-Jun	Lincs	ECF		4	4
2016	26-Jun	Sussex	Sussex		5	5
2017	None				
2018	25-Feb	Lincs	ECF		6	6

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Re: ECF U18 County Championships 2018

Post by Michael Flatt » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:36 am

Hertfordshire County Junior Teams are being entered by Hertfordshire Schools Chess Association (HSCA). This year Roger has been of great assistance in promoting the ECF U18 tournament at his club and as a result we are able to field a team in both sections.

If at all possible Herts will try and locate a suitable venue, but without having any secondary school teachers to turn to it is not easy to find one.

The enormous 2013 event which we hosted at Haberdashers Askes School, including u13 sections, was a fantastic event organised by previous HSCA chairman, Yogesh Jina.

I don't think we currently have sufficient resources to be able to repeat something on that scale.

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Re: ECF U18 County Championships 2018

Post by John Reyes » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:56 am

maybe you need to try Manchester or somewhere in Birmingham to run it next year?
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Re: ECF U18 County Championships 2018

Post by Alex Holowczak » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:50 pm

John Reyes wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:56 am
maybe you need to try Manchester or somewhere in Birmingham to run it next year?
I found a venue in Solihull for EPSCA Under 11 Final late last year. It's now also being used for the EPSCA Under 9s and the UKCC Midlands Gigafinal. So maybe I can help in 2019...

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Re: ECF U18 County Championships 2018

Post by Michael Flatt » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:06 pm

Apparently Kings School, Grantham, did not charge for the venue. The school also ran the snack bar with a selection of hot snacks (pizza, panini, cornish pasties) and drinks.

A well run event.
Open: 1. Kent (16.5pts), 2. Sussex (16pts), 3. Surrey (15pts), 4. Herts (9.5pts), 5.= Leics, Suffolk (7.5pts).

Haberdashers took the school team trophy (total of 4 best players scores).
Roundwood Park, Harpenden, scored 3.5/4 (brother & sister on boards 1 & 5)

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Re: ECF U18 County Championships 2018

Post by Neill Cooper » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:53 pm

Thanks Michael for the report.
Also Knole Academy, Sevenoaks scored 3.5/4 (brothers on board 3 and 4).

Minor: Norfolk 9, Yorks 8.5, Kent 7, Notts 5, Surrey 2 Herts 1.5

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Re: ECF U18 County Championships 2018

Post by Neill Cooper » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:58 pm

Results and report on ECF website at http://englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/unde ... hips-2018/

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