Inter-Association Team Championship

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An introduction to the Inter-Association Team Championship

2017 Inter-association championships
2017 EPSCA team champions

Under 9 Championship - Updated 24 April
Girls Under 11 Championship
Under 11 Championship

2016 Inter-association championships
EPSCA team champions 2016

Competition dates for 2018
Heats and final dates for the 2018 season.

Introduction

EPSCA organise three annual team championships for member associations. These are run as jamborees. This page carries news, updates and information.

Under 11 Championship
The under 11 championship is for teams of twenty players. Regional heats, often refered to as zones, are held in March followed by the final, held in April or May.

Under 9 Championship
The under 9 championship is for teams of twelve players. Regional heats, often refered to as zones, are held in March followed by the final, normally held in April.

Girls under 11 Championship
The girls championship is for teams of twelve players. This competion is held in one location on one day. Usually during March or April.

Timetable for each event
Arrival, by 11.00 am
First round 11.45 am
Second round 1.45 pm
Third round 3.45 pm
Prizegiving 5.35 pm

For more information on EPSCA Inter-Association team championships,
contact: Nigel Dennis. (EPSCA’s General Secretary).

2017 EPSCA team champions

Sussex Girls Under 11 team Champions

Second: Wey Valley
Third: Nottinghamshire

Kent Under 9 team Champions

Second: Wey Valley
Third: Richmond

2017 inter-association championships

Under 9 final (Held in Nottingham on 22 April)

1Kent34 points 
2Wey Valley27 points 
3Richmond24½ pointsTie-break: 3rd
4Warwickshire24½ pointsTie-break: 4th
5Barnet23½ points 
=5Oxfordshire23½ points 
7Essex22½ points 
=7Hertfordshire22½ points 
9Cambridgeshire20½ points 
10Sussex19½ points 
11Berkshire15½ points 
12Buckinghamshire11 points 
13Oldham10 points 
=13Somerset10 points 
15Nottinghamshire9½ points 
=15Wirral9½ points 
17Cheshire & North Wales8 points 
18Manchester7 points 

Well done to all the teams who gathered in Nottingham on a warm sunny Saturday for the national final of EPSCA's under 9 championship.

Some of the players have competed in similar events before while others were competing at this level for the very first time.


Eighteeen teams had been successful in regional heats. Now, those teams were gathered in Nottingham on a warm sunny Saturday for the national final, where they would find out, who is the country’s best EPSCA under 9 team?

Everything had been set up. Players arrived and began chatting as they settled down. Announcements were made. Once parents had left the hall, players were told, "When you’re ready, start white’s clock."

Some players had played in similar events before, others were competing at this level for the very first time. As results came in, some were good, others not so good, but all through the day players and team captains commented on enjoying the final.

Each team had twelve players and up to four reserves.

Cheers of delight from players and parents grew louder as prizes were presented to the top three teams at the end of this National under 9 final. The loudest or course being for the winners, Kent, who finished with 34 points out of a possible 36.

Wey Valley players. The Somerset captain commented on how well her players had done and Angela from Barnet complimented her players.

Captains commented on their players enjoying the day. Some players were competing at this level for the first time while others had competed in similar events. Congratulations to the players and thank you to parents, managers and organisers for their support.

As the final round began, team captains kept close watch on points totals of nearby teams as the results came in. Each of them keen for their players to do their best and enjoy the day.

At the start of the round, Alex Holowczak thought Warwickshire might finish fifth. Points came in and the team moved to fourth, and then equal third place. He knew the tie-break would not go in the team’s favour, but Alex was very happy with their performance. The first time Warwickshire had competed in this tournament for several years. A point noted during the presentations.

U9 East zone results (played 11 March)

Held at Chinford Foundation School, London.
The first six teams, shown in bold, qualify for the final.

Kent28½ points
Richmond26 points
Essex23 points
Hertfordshire20½ points
Barnet19½ points
Cambridge16 points
Northants6½ points
Newham4 points

Match details on the Oxfordfusion website’s U9 East zone page.

U9 North zone results (played 11 March)

Held at Cheadle, Cheshire.
The first six teams, shown in bold, qualify for the final.

Warwickshire30 points
Manchester24 points
Wirral23½ points
Cheshire & North Wales21 points
Oldham19½ points
Nottinghamshire15½ points
Staffordshire13 points
Tameside10 points
Lancashire5½ points

Match details on the Oxfordfusion website’s U9 North zone page.

U9 South zone results (played 11 March)

Held at Kennet School, Berkshire.
The first six teams, shown in bold, qualify for the final.

Oxfordshire27½ points
Sussex26½ points
Berkshire23 points
Wey Valley22½ points
Buckinghamshire15 points
Somerset14 points
Wiltshire13½ points
Gwent10 points
Glamorgan10 points

Match details on the Oxfordfusion website’s U9 South zone page.

Girls Under 11 Championship

Girls U11 final (Held in Richmond, Twickenham on 25 March)

1Sussex29 points 
2Wey Valley25 pointsTie-break: 2nd on board-elimination.
3Nottinghamshire25 pointsTie-break: 3rd on board-elimination.
4Barnet25 pointsTie-break: 4th on board-elimination.
5Wiltshire25 pointsTie-break: 5th on games won.
6Kent23½ points 
7Essex23 points 
8Richmond20 points 
9Berkshire19 points 
10Cambridgeshire12½ points 
11Warwickshire11½ points 
12Somerset10 points 
13Oxfordshire7½ points 
14Hertfordshire7 points 
=14Northamptonshire7 points 

Match details on the Oxfordfusion website’s Girls final page.

Under 11 Championship

U11 final (To be held in Oldham on 6 May)

The finalists are:
Barnet, Cambridge, Cheshire & North Wales, Essex, Glamorgan, Kent, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Oldham, Oxfordshire, Richmond, Staffordshire, Sussex, Tameside, Warwickshire, Wey Valley, and Wiltshire.

U11 East zone results (played 18 March)

Held in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.
The first five teams, shown in bold, qualify for the final.

Kent46 points
Barnet41 points
Cambridge36½ points
Richmond35½ points
Essex33½ points
Hertfordshire23 points
Northamptonshire14 points
Newham10½ points

Match details on the Oxfordfusion website’s U11 East zone page.

U11 North zone results (played 18 March)

Held in Chester.
The first seven teams, shown in bold, qualify for the final.

Nottinghamshire46 points
Warwickshire44 points
Staffordshire34 points
Cheshire & North Wales32½ points
Tameside29 points
Lancashire28 points
Oldham25 points
Wirral23 points
Yorkshire22 points
Manchester16½ points

Match details on the Oxfordfusion website’s U11 North zone page.

U11 South zone results (played 18 March)

Held in Chepstow.
The first five teams, shown in bold, qualify for the final.

Wey Valley49 points
Sussex48½ points
Oxfordshire38½ points
Glamorgan36½ points
Wiltshire27½ points
Somerset27 points
Berkshire19½ points
Gwent14 points
Buckinghamshire9½ points

Match details on the Oxfordfusion website’s U11 South zone page.


2016 EPSCA team champions

Barnet Under 11 team Champions

Second: Kent
Third: Nottinghamshire

Kent Under 9 team Champions

Second: Barnet
Third: Sussex

Barnet Girls Under 11 team Champions

Second: Nottinghamshire
Third: Sussex


Competition dates for 2018

Heats and finals dates for 2018

Under 9 heats
10 March 2018   (Saturday)

Under 11 heats
17 March 2018   (Saturday)

Girls Under 11 final
24 March 2018   (Saturday)

Under 11 final
21 April 2018   (Saturday)

Under 9 final
28 April 2018   (Saturday)