Oxford LJCC Qualifier, 7th November 2021
This event is jointly run by Cheney Rapidplays and Oxfordshire Junior Chess and is a qualifying event for the 2021 London Junior Chess Championships. It is an open event and entries are welcome from all juniors. All queries to
Brighouse Building, Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Oxford OX3 7QH
Sunday 7th November 2021 10.00am - 5.30pm
U8 (year 3 and below), U10 (year 5 and below), U12 (year 7 and below), U18 (year 13 and below) sections
Ages are taken as on 31st August 2021.
Entry fee £24; second sibling £20, third sibling £16.
Entrants should be ECF silver members (free for first-time juniors) by the date of the tournament. IF YOU HAVE ANY UNCERTAINTY ABOUT HOW TO SET THIS UP, PLEASE ASK THE ORGANISER!
6 rounds - this is not a knockout and your child plays every game
No entries on the day.
Qualification scores for London finals:
U10: 3.5/6 to qualify for Minor final, 4.5/6 to qualify for Major final
U12: 3.5/6 to qualify for Minor final, 4.5/6 to qualify for Major final
older than U12: no qualification required for final
All sections will be submitted for ECF Rating. I also hope to submit the U12 and U18 sections for FIDE rapidplay rating.
Guaranteed Prizes (no child can win more than one trophy):
U8: Trophies for 1st/2nd/3rd, best U7, best U6, best girl, best slow starter (0/2 in first two rounds)
U10: Trophies for 1st/2nd/3rd, best U9, best girl, best slow starter (0/2 in first two rounds)
U12: Trophies for 1st/2nd/3rd, best U11, best girl, best slow starter (0/2 in first two rounds).
U18: Trophy for 1st, cash prizes of £60 / £40 / £20 (additional prizes depending on entries)
Special Prizes: The winner of each of the U8/U10/U12 sections earns the right to play 2 online 10+5 games with a Grandmaster and analyse the games with them afterwards by Zoom!
U12 winner: gets to play Grandmaster Luke McShane (rated 2674, peak 2713 and a former World U10 Champion)
U10 winner: gets to play Grandmaster Nick Pert (rated 2548, peak 2574, current British champion and a former World U18 Champion)
U8 winner: gets to play Grandmaster Nick Pert (rated 2548, peak 2574, current British champion and a former World U18 Champion)
U18 section: something similar may be arranged depending on entries.
Tie breaks: Sum of progressive scores, then direct encounter, then sum of opponent scores.
Other Prizes: the organisers hope to make additional prizes/medals available dependant on entry
Prizegivings for each section will be as soon as possible after the end of the last round.
All U8 players will also receive small chocolate prizes.
Time control: 20 min + 10 sec in all sections (i.e. you start with 20 minutes, and every move you get an extra 10 seconds)
On completion of the registration form, you will receive a subsequent email (this may take a couple of days) with BACS transfer details.
In case of queries or questions, please write to
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Under 8 (born on or after 1st September 2013)
Under 10 (born on or after 1st September 2011)
Under 12 (born on or after 1st September 2009)
Under 18 (born on or after 1st September 2003)
Child's Full Name
Address Including Postcode
Child's date of birth
ECF Membership Number (children must be ECF Silver Members by the date of the tournament)
School / Chess Club
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Supervising a chess room for some of the rounds
Setting out and putting away pieces
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