National Primary School Championship

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An introduction to the National Primary School Chess Championship

Final

Semi-finals
Prestatyn semi-final
Camber Sands semi-final
Bristol semi-final

First round
Under 11 first round results
Under 9 first round results

2017 NPSCC champions

Westminster Under   

Under 11 Champions
(Joint)

Haberdashers’ Aske’s

   

Westminster Under   

Under 9 Champions

 

Introduction

School teams from all areas of the country compete in the very popular National Primary Schools’ Chess Championship (NPSCC).

This three stage competition begins with regional qualifiers at the start of the year and culminates with national finals in July. There are separate competitions for teams with players aged either under 9 or under 11. Schools can enter one or more teams. At the end of round one, teams will either qualify for the semi-finals or be eligible for the Plate competition.

First round (Also called zones)
The first round is a one day regional qualifier with five rapidplay matches played against similar teams from other schools. There are gold, silver or bronze medals for players in teams which finish first, second or third. Teams will be listed in order of their final scores and those in the top half qualify for the semi-finals. Teams which take part but do not qualify for the semi-finals are invited to the plate competition.

Semi-finals
The semi-finals for the National Primary Schools’ Chess Championship are held in Bristol, Sussex and North Wales, during May and June. Each team only competes in one semi-final. Sussex and North Wales are weekend semi-finals with teams playing six matches. Bristol is a one day semi-final, with teams playing five matches. A total of eight teams qualify for the final.

The finals
The final is two day all-play-all competition for the eight best teams. The winners becoming Under 9 or Under 11 Champions.

For more information,
email: Glynis Purland and Ian Burford. (National Schools Controllers)
or phone: 07590 608243.

2017 schools championship

The final
(held 4 and 5 July – Tuesday and Wednesday)

Westminster Under

 Joint Under 11 Champions

Haberdashers’ Aske’s


The winning Haberdashers’ Aske’s and Westminster Under, Under 11 teams.

Under 11. final

1:Westminster Under.27 points(Joint winner)
1:Haberdashers’ Aske’s.27 points(Joint winner)
3:Heathside.21½ points
4:North London Collegiate.19½ points
5:Northbridge House.15 points
6:Homefield.11½ points(Sixth on tie-break)
7:Brooklands.11½ pointsSeventh on tie-break)
8:Heycroft.7 points

The under 11 final was an all-play-all competition. The draw for playing order was made the evening before the competition started.

Westminster Under Under 9 Champions


The winning Westminster Under, Under 9 team.

Under 9. final

1:Westminster Under.30½ points
2:Homefield.22 points(Second on tie-break)
3:St Pauls.22 points(Third on tie-break)
4:Wetherby.18 points(Fourth on tie-break)
5:The Hall.18 points(Fifth on tie-break)
6:Hallfield.11 points
7:Akiva.9½ points
8:Dulwich Prep.9 points

The under 9 final was an all-play-all competition. The draw for playing order was made the evening before the competition started.

Semi-finals

Prestatyn semi-final
(held 10 and 11 June)

Under 9 semi-final
1: Hallfield ‘A’
2: Wetherby ‘A’(Second on tie-break)
3: Akiva(Third on tie-break)

Hallfield ‘A’, Wetherby ‘A’ and Akiva have qualified for the under 9 final.

Akiva and Wetherby ‘A’ were tied on 21½ points each after the final round, but Wetherby ‘A’ had beaten Akiva 3 – 2 in round four so Wetherby were awarded second place on tie-break.

Under 11 semi-final
1: North London Collegiate
2: Heathside ‘A’(Second on tie-break)
3: Brookland ‘A’(Third on tie-break)

North London collegiate, Heathside ‘A’ and Brookland ‘A’ have qualified for the under 11 final.

Brookland ‘A’ and Heathside ‘A’ were tied on 20 points each after the final round, but Heathside ‘A’ had beaten Brookland ‘A’ 3 – 2 in the final round so Heathside were awarded second on tie-break.

Under 9 Plate
1: Hallfield
2: RGS Newcastle
3: Belmont

Under 11 Plate
1: North London Collegiate
2: Ecclesall
3: Bishop Fitzgerald

Results from Prestatyn
Under 9 and under 11 semi-final results:
https://goo.gl/eHgqTw

Under 11 and Under 9 plate results:
https://goo.gl/xEbll3

Camber Sands semi-final
(held 20 and 21 May)

Under 9 semi-final
1: The Hall ‘A’
2: Homefield
3: Dulwich Prep

The Hall ‘A’, Homefield and Dulwich Prep have qualified for the under 9 final.

Under 11 semi-final
1: Northbridge House ‘A’
2: Heycroft
3: Homefield(Third on tie-break).

Northbridge House ‘A’, Heycroft and Homefield have qualified for the under 11 final.

Under 9 Plate
1: The Hall ‘A’
2: Dulwich Prep
3: The Hall ‘C’

Under 11 Plate
1: Dulwich Prep
2: Thames Ditton
3: Coldfall

Under 9 Semi-final medals

Under 11 Semi-final medals

Results from Camber Sands
Under 9 and under 11 semi-final results, were updated round by round during the weekend:
https://goo.gl/blguJq

Under 11 and Under 9 plate results, were updated round by round during the weekend:
https://goo.gl/uinQpc


Camber Sands, set up ready for round one.

Bristol semi-final
(held Saturday 13 May)

Bristol Under 9 semi-final. Top three places:

1: Westminster Under ‘A’ 22 points.
2: St. Pauls Juniors ‘A’ 20 points.
3: Kings College School 19 points.

Westminster Under and St. Pauls Juniors in first and second place have qualified for the under 9 final.

Bristol Under 11 semi-final. Top three places:

1: The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys Prep ‘A’ 21 points.
2: Westminster Under ‘A’ 19½ points.
3: The Pointer School 18 points.

Haberdashers’ Aske’s and Westminster Under, in first and second place have qualified for the under 11 final.

Under 11 semi-final medals

Under 9 semi-final medals

Results from Bristol are available from: http://bit.ly/1Tx8Nlg

A view across Great Hall at Bristol Grammar School, with all the boards set up ready to start.
Great Hall at Bristol Grammar school, set up ready for round one.

Under 11 results from the 2017 first round

Names of teams which qualified for the semi-finals are shown in bold.

Under 9 results from the 2017 first round

Names of teams which qualified for the semi-finals are shown in bold.

Results from the first round
Results from under 9 and under 11 first round zones are available from the zone results doc file.