Welcome to the homepage of the English Primary Schools Chess Association.
Further information about the association, including a list of
current council members, can be found here.
All our rules and regulations are here.
Dates for 2012/13 are here.
Questions or comments can be addressed to the secretary of E.P.S.C.A.
via the contact page.
Congratulations to Sussex, the new EPSCA Inter-Association Under 11 Champions. The final was hosted by Nottinghamshire on Saturday 11th May 2013. All the results are here.
The results of the EPSCA England Under 11 Team Trial are here.
There was a record turnout for the EPSCA All England Girls' match hosted by St. Paul's Primary School, Mill Hill, NW7 on Monday 6th May 2013. 44 of the top Under 11 girls in the country were split into two teams 'Knights' and 'Bishops'. The result was a convincing win for the Knights by 31.5 points to 10.5. Results in detail are here...
There are joint champions in the EPSCA Under 9 Inter-Association Championships - Kent and Wey Valley who both finished on 27 points. So the Peter Aykroyd trophy is shared! The final was held at Wycombe High School on 27th April. Many thanks to Buckinghamshire for hosting an excellent event. All the results are here...
Congratulations to the Wey Valley team which won the EPSCA Girls' U11 Team Final, held at Channing School on 20th April. The photo shows the 200 girls who participated ready to start their games. The full results are available here...
Here are the results of the EPSCA Rapidplay Open, held on 13th April 2013.
The EPSCA England Under 11 pre-trial results have been updated to include the EPSCA Rapidplay, the last of the pre-qualifying tournaments. This spreadsheet shows those qualified for the trial on 27 & 28 April. More about the EPSCA England Under 11 teams...
Here are the results of the zones of the National Primary Schools Team Championships 2013.
All the results of the zones of the Under 9 Inter-Association Championships and of the Under 11 Inter-Association Championships are now available. Just follow this link... The Under 9 Final is on Saturday 27th April 2013 at Wycombe High School, High Wycombe, HP11 1TB. The Under 11 Final is on Saturday 11th May 2013 at Nottingham High School, Forest Road, Nottingham NG7 4ED.
The latest version of the entry form for the 2013 National Primary Schools Chess Team Championshipis here. The zones are finished. If your school has qualified for the semi-finals, congratulations and you can download the booking form here. If not, you may be interested in playing in the plate competition, entry form here.
At the AGM on Saturday 6th October, the new EPSCA Council was elected. They are listed on the 'About' page.
Better late than never!... results of the EPSCA England trial 2012.
If you are interested in qualifying for the EPSCA England Under 11 Team Selection tournament there is a list of the pre-qualifying tournaments and information about the selection procedure on the England teams page.
Congratulations to Heathside (Under 11 and Small Schools) and Nottingham High (Under 9) Schools, winners of the National Primary Schools' Chess Championships finals. Results of the finals and semi-finals are here.
Barnet completed a rare 'double' by capturing the EPSCA Under 11 Inter-Association Championship on Saturday 12th May. This together with first place in the Under 9 event ensured that Barnet won the Audio Grand Prix for 2012. Results in brief of zones and final. See also game by game results.
The annual EPSCA England Girls' Under 11 match was held at North London Collegiate School on Monday 7th May. England Girls' Team manager Glynis Purland says, 'It was lovely to see so many girls attending this match where play was of a high standard. It was a very hard fought match with a narrow win for the South and West. Thanks go to Laurie Winston for the excellent hospitality, to Victor Cross who was Chief Arbiter and Ian Burford for scoring.' Results.
Many congratulations to the Barnet Under 9 team which won the EPSCA Under 9 Inter-Association Final on 29th April. Results in brief of zones and final. Or for the spreadsheet showing the detailed results from the final click here.
Many congratulations to the Sussex Girls' Under 11 team, winner of the EPSCA Girls' Under 11 Inter-Association Championship for 2012. Results are here.