The ECF Nat Schools Girls Championships 2018

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The ECF Nat Schools Girls Championships 2018

Post by Andrew Martin » Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:59 am

Your entry is invited for the above event.

For the U19 tournament enter here: http://englishchess.org.uk/NSCC/u19-girls/

For the U11 tournament enter here: http://englishchess.org.uk/NSCC/u11-girls/


Teams of three. All details of dates, locations may be found at the links above.

Last year we had a record entry; let's increase the numbers once again!

As usual, I will display a list of entries below as they come in.

We look forward to welcoming old friends and new schools to this growing tournament.


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Re: The ECF Nat Schools Girls Championships 2018

Post by Andrew Martin » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:15 pm

Current Entries:

Semi Final South

U11

St Catherine's Bramley 5 teams
Yateley Manor 2 teams
Abbey Junior School Reading 1 team
Tormead School, Guildford 5 teams
Walthamstow Hall 2 teams
Castleview, Slough 1 team
Devonshire Primary , Sutton 1 team
St Dunstan's, Sutton 2 teams
Wimbledon High 4 teams
Putney High 6 teams
Sutton High 7 teams
Brook Field Primary, Swindon 1 team
Guildford High 4 teams
North London Collegiate 10 teams
St Joseph’s, Oxford 2 teams
St Nicholas School, Fleet 1 team
Heathside 3 teams
Amherst School, Sevenoaks 1 team
Sutton Select 1 team
Headington Prep, Oxford 2 teams
Heatherside, Fleet 1 team
Oxford High 1 team. 63 teams

U19

St Catherine's Bramley 4 teams.
Tormead School, Guildford 1 team
St Paul's Girls' School 3 teams
Challney High School,Luton 1 team
Wycombe Abbey 1 team
Lady Eleanor Holles 2 teams
Howell's, Cardiff 1 team
The Abbey School, Reading 2 teams
Nonsuch, Cheam 1 team
North London Collegiate 5 teams
Stroud High School 1 team
Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar School 2 teams
Putney High 1 team
Bromley High 1 team
Bullerswood School 1 team. 27 teams

Semi Final North

U11

RGS Newcastle 1 team
Clevelands Prep School, Bolton 4 teams
St William of York 2 teams
Nottingham High 2 teams
Aughton St Michael 2 teams


U19
Merchant Taylors Girls’ School 2 teams
Fernwood, Nottingham 1 team
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Re: The ECF Nat Schools Girls Championships 2018

Post by Andrew Martin » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:20 pm

Just a brief reminder to get your entries as soon as you can. Remember that we welcome teams of every ability range. Do not be deterred if your teams consist of near-beginners. They will be made most welcome and have a great time, win, lose or draw.

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Re: The ECF Nat Schools Girls Championships 2018

Post by Andrew Martin » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:10 am

Big boost in entries today.

Enter your school now-teams of three

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Re: The ECF Nat Schools Girls Championships 2018

Post by Andrew Martin » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:04 am

Entries are building up very nicely for the Southern semi-final, with 65 teams entered already. That is 195 girls playing and enjoying chess!

We are aiming for 220 plus, which would be a new tournament record. Please do enter your school!

As usual, the Northern event could do with a push. There have to be schools out there who can raise a team of three girls. Let's not make female chess an apparently south-centred activity!

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Re: The ECF Nat Schools Girls Championships 2018

Post by Andrew Martin » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:14 pm

Information flyer for the southern semi-final now available.

Please circulate and encourage more schools to enter.

Thank you.
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Re: The ECF Nat Schools Girls Championships 2018

Post by Andrew Martin » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:24 am

Flyer for the northern semi-final now available.


Some entries from the Midlands and North would be nice.
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Re: The ECF Nat Schools Girls Championships 2018

Post by Andrew Martin » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:42 pm

Final after late changes:

Southern Semi 90 teams Northern Semi 14 teams
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Re: The ECF Nat Schools Girls Championships 2018

Post by Andrew Martin » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:40 pm

The closing date for entries to both semi-finals will be Saturday January 6th.

We cannot accept entries after that date for logistical reasons.

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Re: The ECF Nat Schools Girls Championships 2018

Post by Andrew Martin » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:21 pm

Entries will close for the southern semi at midnight tomorrow, 5th Jan. Absolutely no late entries will be permitted after that.

We will keep entry open for the northern event for as long as possible, in the hope that more schools will be able to raise a team.

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Re: The ECF Nat Schools Girls Championships 2018

Post by Andrew Martin » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:58 pm

Entries are CLOSED for the Southern Semi, which now has a colossal 92 teams taking part-276 players. This has to be some kind of record for a female only event in the UK.

Equipment from three counties is being shipped in.

With all this demand and talent , what the ECF needs is a Manager of Girls Chess. Who will step forward?

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Re: The ECF Nat Schools Girls Championships 2018

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:57 pm

Andrew Martin wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:58 pm
Entries are CLOSED for the Southern Semi, which now has a colossal 92 teams taking part-276 players. This has to be some kind of record for a female only event in the UK.

Equipment from three counties is being shipped in.

With all this demand and talent , what the ECF needs is a Manager of Girls Chess. Who will step forward?
Well they had one, but she wasn't retained after the 2014 ECF elections. The post has remained vacant ever since albeit it is advertised here: http://www.englishchess.org.uk/about/vacancies/ The "Director of Women's Chess has been vacant" since Sarah stood down and the post of "Manager of Women's Chess" isn't mentioned anywhere so I guess that the director role replaced it.

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Re: The ECF Nat Schools Girls Championships 2018

Post by Neill Cooper » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:30 pm

Congratulations, Andrew, on your success with this tournament. It is particularly good to see so many secondary schools taking part.

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Re: The ECF Nat Schools Girls Championships 2018

Post by Andrew Martin » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:04 pm

Thank you Neill.


A great event to be sure and growing , but I am
not fully satisfied . Draw a line horizontally across the country north of Oxford and we can see why.

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Re: The ECF Nat Schools Girls Championships 2018

Post by Michael Farthing » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:33 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:57 pm
Andrew Martin wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:58 pm
Entries are CLOSED for the Southern Semi, which now has a colossal 92 teams taking part-276 players. This has to be some kind of record for a female only event in the UK.

Equipment from three counties is being shipped in.

With all this demand and talent , what the ECF needs is a Manager of Girls Chess. Who will step forward?
Well they had one, but she wasn't retained after the 2014 ECF elections. The post has remained vacant ever since albeit it is advertised here: http://www.englishchess.org.uk/about/vacancies/ The "Director of Women's Chess has been vacant" since Sarah stood down and the post of "Manager of Women's Chess" isn't mentioned anywhere so I guess that the director role replaced it.
For information:
The manager of girls' chess is not the same as the manager of women's chess. There was until about a year ago a distinct Manager of Girl's chess.
As I understand it the role was not discontinued but the incumbent resigned (for personal reasons of time as I believe). Incidentally she was a he.

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