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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.

No leagues are currently in progress.

Latest News Items

07 Feb 2022

Andrew Varney

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

Congratulations to the champions and to those who have subsequently been selected to represent Oxfordshire Juniors in the forthcoming EPSCA (English Primary Schools Chess Association) U9 and U11 competitions.

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 (top scores from top 4 individuals count) 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 MCS 15 (prize winner) 3rd OHS 12.5
Position Secondary School Points 1st MCS 15.5 (prize winner) 2nd Cheney 14 3rd Cherwell* / OHS 8 * 2020 prize winner

Thank you to the organisers, arbiters and Cumnor Primary School for enabling the tournament to happen after an absence the previous year due to covid-19. Thank you to all players for participating and parents for supporting.
Under 9
Under 11
Under 13/15/18


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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 Andrew Varney
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.
Last updated 27 Oct 2018. The owner of this entry is Andrew Varney.

Oxon Chiltern League Junior Captain

Contact Steven Bennett
Notes ...for the Chiltern League competition starting autumn 2008, with mixed senior and junior teams. The competition is in abeyance (since 2017).
Last updated 27 Oct 2018. The owner of this entry is Steven Bennett.

Oxon EPSCA U11 County Team Manager

Contact Ola Murawska
Notes Selects and manages county U11 team for EPSCA inter-association championships.
Last updated 25 Nov 2021. 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 David Zakarian
Notes
Last updated 21 Nov 2021. The owner of this entry is Andrew Varney.

Oxon U14 / U130 County Manager

Contact John Place
Notes Open to more experienced players from Y6 to Y9.
Last updated 01 Jun 2013. The owner of this entry is John Place.

Links

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Coaching

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Tournaments

Documents

Constitutional

Oxon Schools League Rules

Oxon_Schools_League_rules.pdf Updated Schools League rules for 2016-2017 season as agreed at AGM 17 October 2016

Safeguarding Children

OcAsafeguardingchildren2010.pdf Safeguarding Children policy

Minutes

2014 Oxon Junior Chess AGM minutes

AGM_minutes_25_09_14.pdf Minutes of Oxon Schools League / Oxon Junior Chess AGM held on 25 September 2014

2015 Oxon Junior Chess AGM minutes

AGM_minutes_14-10-15.pdf Minutes of Oxon Schools League / Oxon Junior Chess AGM held on 14 October 2015

2013 Oxon Schools League AGM Minutes

Schools_League_AGM_minutes_15_11_13.pdf Minutes from Schools League/Oxon Junior Chess AGM held on 15 November 2013 at MCS

2012 Oxon Schools League AGM Minutes

AGM_minutes_18_10_12.pdf Minutes from Schools League AGM held 18 October 2012

Other

Oxon U9 & U11 entry form 2021-2022

Oxon_U9_and_U11_trials_2022.pdf Entry form for Oxon U9 & U11 county team trials (Oxon Junior Chess Championship) 2021-2022

Oxon Junior Chess Championship 2021-2022

Oxon_U13_U15_U18_tournament_2022.pdf Entry form and rules for Oxon Junior Chess Championship 2021-2022 (U13, U15 & U18)

LJCC qualifier Oxon 10 Nov 2019

2019_LJCC_Oxon.pdf Entry form for Oxon qualifier for London Junior Chess Championships 2019

Seb makes Magnus Carlsen's move!

Seb and Magnus.jpg Oxfordshire junior Seb Watkins was selected to make Magnus Carlsen's opening move in the last round of the London Classic. What an honour, and at the historic tournament where Carlsen broke Kasparov's all time grading record. Seb suggested d4 (as can be seen) but after the photographs ended Magnus elected to play 1.e4 and drew a fine game with Vishy Anand. Well done Seb, I hope you enjoyed it.

The Right Move, issue 21

RightMove21.pdf Issue 21 of The Right Move, a junior magazine published by the English Chess Federation, includes an article on the junior tournament run by Witney Chess Club in October 2008.

Reports from Officers

2020-21 Junior Report

2021_OCA_JuniorReport.pdf Junior Report for 2021 AGM

Graders Report 2020

Graders Report 2020.pdf Details of events sent to the ECF.

Graders Report 2019

Graders Report 2019.pdf The Oxford League and the Schools league are still in progress.

Oxon Junior Chess 2017-18 report

2018_OCA_JuniorReport.pdf Report for OCA AGM on junior chess activities in Oxfordshire during the 2017-18 season

2017 AGM - Junior report

2017_OCA_JuniorReport.pdf Report on junior chess activities in Oxfordshire during 2016-17 season as presented at the OCA AGM on 21 September 2017

Graders Report for 2016-2017

Graders Report 2017.docx A table showing events submitted to the ECF.

2016 AGM - Junior Report

2016_OCA_JuniorReport.pdf Report on junior chess activities in Oxfordshire during 2015-16 season as presented at the OCA AGM

2015 AGM - Junior Report

2015_OCA_JuniorReport.pdf Report on junior chess activities in Oxfordshire during 2014-15 season as presented at the 2016 OCA AGM

2014 AGM - junior report

2014_OCA_JuniorReport.pdf Report on junior chess activities in Oxfordshire during 2013-14 season as presented at the OCA AGM

2013 AGM - Junior report

2013_OCA_JuniorReport.pdf Junior Liaison Officer's report as presented to 2013 OCA AGM

2012 AGM - Junior Report

junior report 2011-12.pdf Report from Junior Liaison Officer to the 2012 AGM.

2010 AGM - Junior Report

2010_JuniorReport.doc Report from Junior Liaison Officer to the 2010 AGM.

2009 AGM - Junior Report

2009_JuniorReport.doc Report from Junior Liaison Officer to the 2009 AGM.

2006 AGM - Junior Report

2006_JuniorReport.doc Report from Junior Liaison Officer to the 2006 AGM.