The Gloucestershire Junior Chess Championships and Megafinal Qualifier will be held on 25th February 2017 at Shurdington Social Centre, Bishop Road, Cheltenham, GL51 4TB. The competition is also a qualifying tournament for the 2017 Delancey UK Schools’ Chess Challenge.
Musketeers Juniors Chess Club is once again hosting the Gloucestershire Junior Chess Championships. The competition will take place over 7 rounds. ‘Swiss’ rules will apply so all children will play in all rounds – it’s not a knockout competition. Children will be divided into sections from Under 7 to Under 18 and according to gender. Sections will be allocated according to the child’s age on 31 August 2016. Some sections may be combined on the day dependent on numbers. Chess clocks may be used in some sections.
The competition is also a qualifying tournament for the 2017 Delancey UK Schools’ Chess Challenge. Children winning their sections or scoring the requisite number of points will win an invitation to the Gloucestershire Chess Megafinal which will be held on Saturday 6 May 2016, probably at the King’s School, Gloucester. See http://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/index.html for more information about this national competition.
Registration on the day will begin at 0845 with the first round starting at 0930. The prizegiving ceremony will be at around 1630 but check on the day. There will be a variety of prizes rewarding individuals’ success including badges, mascots, certificates and trophies plus Megafinal invitations for the section winners.
Furthermore all age section winners will be awarded the title of Gloucestershire Junior Chess Champion for their age group (provided that they have been born, are living in, or are in full time education in Gloucestershire).The entry fee per player is £8 – cash, or cheque payable to ‘Musketeers Chess Club’, or BACS on request (alas refunds can’t be given for nonattendance on the day). Entry forms and enquiries to: Musketeers, 17 Windsor Street, Cheltenham, GL52 2DG; email firstname.lastname@example.org . The deadline for entries is 23 February 2017. There are only 160 places available.