About

EPSCA, the English Primary Schools’ Chess Association, exists to advance the education of primary school aged children by teaching, supervising and developing the playing of chess by those children.

Much of EPSCA’s work is done by its member associations, which are primary schools chess associations covering local areas of the country, such as Lancashire, Devon or Barnet. You can download a list of associations and the areas they cover.

If you have any comments or queries about EPSCA,
please contact Nigel Dennis. General secretary.

EPSCA’s elected council members

EPSCA’s Council is responsible for executing policy. Its members are elected by the AGM each year. Current members are:

President Chris Ward
Chairman Laurie Winston
Vice Chairman Julian Clissold
General Secretary Nigel Dennis
Treasurer David Knight
National Schools’ Championship Controller Glynis Purland
English Schools’ Team Manger Balvinder Ahlualia
Chief Arbiter Peter Purland
Representative to the English Chess Federation Nigel Dennis
Immediate Past Chairman Peter Purland
Additional members Victor Cross, Andrew Davies, Alex Holowczak, Ian Hughes, Traci Whitfield