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Oxfordshire Junior Chess

This page collects together items from the Oxfordshire Chess website that have been flagged as being relevant for juniors. The items are collected under the following headings:

In addition to the junior-only clubs, several of the open clubs have junior sections.

Competitions

No cups are currently in progress.

Leagues in progress

Rules of the Oxon Schools Chess League

2023-24 Under 11 inter-school matches updated 10 Dec 2023

Latest News Items

21 May 2024

Andrew Varney

Teaching chess in local schools

CSC (Chess in Schools and Communities) is looking for new tutors for Oxfordshire and Berkshire for the academic year from September 2024, with training taking place during the remainder of the summer term. A CSC tutor training day is taking place in Oxfordshire on 20 June. See calendar.
If you enjoy teaching chess to children and are likely to be available to teach chess in schools and run school chess clubs on a part-time basis (e.g. 2-3 hours per week) from September 2024 to July 2025, please read more at the link below.

Link: https://www.chessinschools.co.uk/we-need-you
24 Apr 2024

Anna Bishop

Oxford FIDE Rapidplay Sun 28th April 2024

After an overwhelming response to the inaugural Oxford FIDE RapidPlay (96 players participated), Psyon Chess is running the 2nd edition of its 5- round FIDE & ECF Rated Rapidplay tournament (across 3-sections open to all ages: Open, U1900 & U1600) at Kennington Village Hall, Kennington OX1 5PG on Sunday, the 28th April'24. Details for registration as per the link.

Link: https://congress.org.uk/congress/397/home
14 Jan 2024

Anna Bishop

Oxfordshire Junior Chess tournament results - 6/7 Jan 2024

The Oxon Junior Chess Trials and Championships were held at Cumnor 
Primary School on the weekend of 6/7 Jan 2024.  There were over 100 
entries across the four sections: U9, U11, U13, U15/18.  Many of the 
county's strongest juniors participated, and it was a supportive 
introduction to over-the-board chess matches for many others.

Congratulations to our 2023-24 Oxfordshire junior champions:

U9: 1st Emmanuelle Li, 2nd Anna Gray, 3rd Edmond Du
U11: 1st Aden Kennedy, 2nd Gavin Wang, 3rd Noah Bevis
U13: 1st Jan Murawski, 2nd Yue Yue Sui, 3rd Albert Hornsby
U15 and overall U15/18 section winner: Reya Li
U18: Man Chiu Hsin* and Julius Ford Clough
U18G: Shambavi Hariharan* and Taisiia Kovalova

Full cross-tables can be viewed using the link below.

Special thanks to, in alphabetical order: Matt Bevis, Joseph Conlon, 
Julie Gray, Jules Kennedy, Nigel Moyse, Ola Murawska, Dan Schmidt Valle, 
Andrew Varney, Zoe Varney, David Zakarian ... as well as to Tim Greaves 
(for amazing repair skills), families Khoo and Tanuwidjaja (for above 
and beyond clearing up at the end) and Cumnor Primary School (for 
hosting). Without your help, I would not enjoy running this event.

Those children who did well in the U9 and U11 sections will have the 
opportunity to represent Oxfordshire in the forthcoming EPSCA qualifiers 
and finals. The U11G final will be hosted at Cheney School in Oxford on 
Sat 13th April 2024.

				
Link: http://results.utuswiss.co.uk/
15 Oct 2023

Anna Bishop

Oxfordshire Junior Chess county tournament 6/7 Jan 2024

Oxfordshire Junior Chess is excited to announce that we will be holding the annual county junior chess tournament on the weekend of 6th / 7th Jan 2024 at Cumnor Primary School. As in previous years, there will be U9, U11 and U13/15/18 (possibly split if enough entrants) sections. The online entry form link is given below from which full tournament information and rules can be accessed. If you are involved in a chess club with junior members, please help to spread the word. Any queries to oxfordshirejuniorchess@gmail.com.

Link: https://forms.gle/ioHQEXXZfEPgiebw9
16 Jan 2023

Anna Bishop

Oxon Junior Chess Trials and Championship Results

The Oxon Junior Chess Trials and Championships were held at Cumnor 
Primary School on the weekend of 8/9 Jan 2023.  There were over 100 
entries across the four sections: U9, U11, U13, U15/18.  The tournament 
had a very positive feel to it, lots of enthusiasm from participants and 
organisers alike.

Congratulations to the 2023 champions:

U9: Aden Kennedy 
U11: Aden Kennedy 
U13: Elon Khoo 
U15: Yichen Han (also overall U15/18 section winner)
U18: Ewan Bridson
U18G: Tashika Arora

There will also be chess clock prizes for the top performing schools (to 
be announced soon).

Full cross-tables can be viewed using the link below.

Many thanks to the accommodating staff at Cumnor Primary School, Joe 
Conlon (U9, U11 chief arbiter), Keith Freshwater (U13, U15/18 chief 
arbiter), John Place, David Zakarian, Nigel Moyse (assistant arbiters), 
Andrew Varney (book stall and emergency manual pairer), Jules Kennedy 
(U9 team captain), Julie Gray (U11G team captain) and Hilary Greaves 
(all round help).

Those children who did well in the U9 and U11 sections will have the 
opportunity to represent Oxfordshire in the forthcoming EPSCA qualifiers 
and finals. The U11G final will be hosted at Cheney School in Oxford on 
25th March 2023.
				
Link: http://results.utuswiss.co.uk/

More news...

Tournament Results (last two years)

2022

08 Jan 2022: Oxfordshire Junior Chess Championships 2021-2022

The championships were held over the weekend of 8th / 9th January 2022 at Cumnor C of E Primary School.

The 2021-2022 Oxfordshire Junior Chess Champions are:
Under 18         Alex Hertog, Kenneth Hobson, Dimitrios Zakarian
Under 15         Alex Hertog, Kenneth Hobson, Dimitrios Zakarian
Under 13         Alex Hertog, Kenneth Hobson
Under 11         Jan Murawski
Under 9           Aden Kennedy

Full results (cross-tables) can be found by following the links below. A schools competition is also run as part of the tournament. Subject to not being allowed to win the prize two occasions in a row, the top-scoring schools in primary and secondary sections are awarded an engraved chess clock. The top schools this year were:

Position       Primary School       Points
1st               St Joseph's*            15.5
2nd             Magdalen College     15 (prize winner)
3rd             Oxford High             12.5

Position    Secondary School             Points
1st             Magdalen College           15.5 (prize winner)
2nd             Cheney                         14
3rd             Cherwell*/Oxford High      8
* 2020 prize winner

Under 9 Under 11 Under 13-15-18

2019

05 Jan 2019: Oxfordshire Junior Chess Championships 2018-19

The new (2018-19) Oxfordshire Junior Chess Champions are:

Under 18      Josh Soanes 
Under 15      Hari Selvaraj
Under 13      Dimitrios Zakarian
Under 11      Tashika Arora
Under 9       Kei Macabenta
Full results (cross-tables) can be found by following the links given below.

A schools competition is also run as part of the tournament. Subject to not being allowed to win the prize two occasions in a row, the top-scoring schools in Primary and Secondary sections are awarded an engraved chess clock. See the attachment for the rules and full summary of results.

The top schools this year were:
Position	Primary School	    Points
1st	        St Joseph's 	    18.5
2nd	        Phil & Jim	    15       PRIZE WINNER
3rd	        OJHS		    14

Position	Secondary School    Points
1st	        MCS 	            12.5     PRIZE WINNER
2nd	        Cherwell	    10.5
3rd	        Cheney		    7.5
U13 - U18 cross-table U11 cross-table U9 cross-table Schools results

More tournament results...

Contacts

OCA Junior Liaison

Contact _unknown
Notes Responsible for reporting junior activities to the OCA, and acting as a contact point for enquiries. Not necessarily responsible for organising Oxon junior teams.
Currently undefined, pending a nomination from the committee for Oxon Junior Chess.
Last updated 15 Sep 2023. The owner of this entry is John Carter.

Oxon EPSCA U11 County Team Manager

Contact Joseph Conlon
Notes Selects and manages county U11 team for EPSCA inter-association championships.
Last updated 10 Dec 2023. The owner of this entry is Andrew Varney.

Oxon EPSCA U11 Girls Team Manager

Contact --undefined
Notes Selects and manages the Oxfordshire Under 11 Girls team for the English Primary Schools Chess Association Inter-Association Championships.
EPSCA U11 Girls Page
Last updated 14 Oct 2018. The owner of this entry is Andrew Varney.

Oxon EPSCA U9 County Team Manager

Contact Joseph Conlon
Notes Selects and manages Oxon U9 team for EPSCA inter-association championships.
Last updated 21 Nov 2021. The owner of this entry is Joseph Conlon.

Oxon Schools League Secretary

Contact Rajeev Kumar
Notes
Last updated 28 Nov 2022. The owner of this entry is Andrew Varney.

Oxon U14 / U130 County Manager

Contact John Place
Notes Competition currently in abeyance.

Open to more experienced players from Y6 to Y9.

Last updated 15 Sep 2023. The owner of this entry is John Carter.

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