ROUND ONE ZONES 2016
Aughton St. Michaels
Blue Coat School
Hulme Grammar (U9)
Bolton Junior Boys
Any changes, addition of zones and confirmation of dates will be announced on the updated entry form on the Website: www.epsca.org.uk
ALL SCHOOLS ARE WELCOME
ENGLISH PRIMARY SCHOOL CHESS
National Primary Schools Chess
The country’s longest running dedicated primary schools competition
U11’s – 47th Year U9’s – 37th Year
1st Round - Regional Zones
2nd Round – Semi-finals – Choose to attend a 2 day event at Pontins (in Sussex or North Wales) or a 1 day event in the West of England.
Entry to Semi-final is Not Compulsory
3rd Round – Final
Entry to the final is compulsory for qualifiers.
National Schools Controller:
Glynis Purland Tel: 07590608243 email@example.com
Assistant Schools Controller: Ian Burford: Details as above
NATIONAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS COMPETITION 2016
Teams: 5 players - plus 1 reserve.
Under 11 (Year 6 & below)
Or Under 9 (Year 4 & below)… (Age on 31st August 2015)
Round 1: Zones: January / February / March 2016
Round 2: Semi-Finals – 2 days at PONTINS or a one day semi final
Camber Sands (Sussex) 21 & 22 May 2016
Prestatyn (North Wales) 11 & 12 June 2016
One day Semi-Final (Bristol Grammar School, Bristol) Saturday 14th May
(Please note that places are strictly limited at this venue, places will be allocated on speed of application following your Zone.)
FINAL : Tues/Wed 5th & 6th July
Round 1 - Zone Entry Fee: £20 per school for 1 or 2 teams (plus £10 for each extra team).
Schools which host a zone are not required to pay an entry fee.
Late Entry Fee: £10 after 31st December 2015.
This successful competition, which started in 1969, is now in its 47th year. It is open to any school in England, Scotland, Wales or Gibraltar which can raise a team of 5 children plus one reserve (other areas considered). Although the aim is to find the strongest chess playing schools in the country, it is intended to be an interesting challenge to schools of any chess playing standard.
Round 1 is played in regional zones which are normally expected to have up to 20 teams, 10 x U9's & 10x U11's. For a 10 team event, at the end of 5 matches the top 5 teams, or 4th=, or 50% (as appropriate for the size of the event), will qualify for the semi-finals. For 4th = there is no tie break even if 6 teams were to qualify.
It is quite possible that some zones will exceed the capacity of the host school. If this happens then we shall endeavour to place your school in your second choice zone.
On behalf of everyone, we would like to thank all the schools which have volunteered their premises and also the local organisers for offering to prepare and host the zones. Without them this competition could not run.
Round 2: Qualifying schools can opt to play in one of the 2 day semi-finals at Pontins.
Two Day Semi Final Entry Fee: This is included in the cost of accommodation and Day passes at Pontins. Each self-catering apartment caters for up to 6 people and costs from £190 for the weekend. All accommodation at Pontins MUST be booked through EPSCA NOT directly through Pontins. Teams wishing to stay off site can purchase EPSCA Day Passes which will entitle them to entry to the competition as well as the site. Passes will be required for all persons not staying at the venue.
One Day Bristol Semi Final Entry Fee: £100 per team.
Please note that it is not possible for schools or individuals to reclaim VAT on accommodation or entry fee.
Schools qualifying for Round Two (Semi-Finals) may choose to play in the venue most suitable to them (as numbers permit).
Schools entering teams in more than one zone or semi-final should note that a particular child may only play for one team in any round.
At least the top two schools in each event, from each semi-final, will continue to the Final Event.
Round 3: There will be eight teams per age group in the Final, this will be played at a venue to be confirmed.
Final Entry Fee: None
Any teams needing financial assistance should apply to Glynis Purland/ Ian Burford who will treat each request in complete confidence.
Should there be less than 16 teams, in an age group, in a Semi-final the Controller may divert one of the places for the Final to a different Semi-Final.
Please return your entries by 31st December 2015. Schools will be allocated to zones early in January and information should arrive at your school by mid‑January for the January events.
National Primary Schools Chess Team Competition 2016
Round 1 ( Zonal ) application form
Please provide us with the information requested below, using valid contact details for the chess/team organiser as information regarding the competition will be sent by email, (unless requested otherwise), to the contact details given.
School Name __________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________Post Code ____________________
Chess or Team Organiser ________________________________
Email Address _____________________________ Preferred Telephone No.__________________
We wish to enter _____teams in the Under 9 Competition
We wish to enter _____teams in the Under 11 Competition
We enclose our cheque for £ _____________ (payable to: English Primary Schools Chess Association)
(£20 for up to 2 teams and £10 for every additional team. Late fee £10.)
Please do not use Recorded or Special Delivery for any postage items
The Zones we prefer are:
1st Choice Zone No. Date
2nd Choice Zone No. Date
Any special requirements needed
Signed: ___________________________________________________________ Dated ________________
Teacher / Parent in charge of team
As Headteacher I accept ultimate responsibility for my team and authorise the arrangements made on their behalf by my designated teacher and / or parent.
Name of Headteacher: _________________________________Signed: ___________________________
Return by 31st December 2015 to: EPSCA, 11 Warwick Drive, Wallasey, Merseyside. CH45 7PJ