EPSCA England Under 11 Team
EPSCA runs an England Under 11 team. To be eligible for selection in 2020 players should have been 9 or 10 on 31 August 2019 (i.e. born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2010).
Entry to the team trial, held in Liverpool college on 25 and 26 April 2020, is by invitation only. There are two routes to receiving an invitation:
Invitation by nomination
Each affiliated association may nominate their board one player providing they are of the correct age. If the board one player is one of our preselected players (or too young) then board two may be nominated.
Please note, if an association’s board one qualifies through the tournament system, that association DOES NOT get another nomination.
Invitation through good performance at tournaments
Players of the correct age may qualify through good performances at two or more of the pre-selection tournaments listed below. Good performance means finishing the tournament with a score of at least half-a-point better than fifty percent (a final score of at least 3 / 5 or 3½ / 6 for example).
Even if a player is going to be nominated we would strongly recommend that they play in at least two of the selection tournaments.
If you have any comments or questions about the EPSCA England teams
Please contact any of the selectors
David Levens, Peter Purland or Balvinder Ahluwalia.
Good performances (at least half a point over 50% EG 3\5 or 3.5\6) at two or more of the following tournaments will allow players who have not been nominated by their associations (ie they play board one unless said board is one of the players who qualified in 2019 or is an U9) to qualify for the England Under 11 trial. They are, of course, useful tournaments for all players to improve their play and we recommend all players to play in at least two of them.
EPSCA English Closed October 19 - 20 2019
At Nottingham High School
Information from David Levens 01773 761170
British Rapidplay Junior Championships Saturday 23 November 2019
At Pudsey Civic Hall
U11 one day event
Information from Steve Burton 0113 256 8157
London Junior Championships Fri 28 - Sun 30th December 2019
At Harrow Campus University of Westminster
Information from Nathanael Lutton 01268 280932
South of England Championships Sat 25 Sun -26 Jan 2020
At Yateley Manor School, Yateley near Camberley
Information from Amy Grieve
EPSCA Rapidplay February 8 2020
At Broadgreen Comprehensive, Liverpool
Information from Julian Clissold
West of England Championships Sat 22- Sun23 February 2020
U 12 Major
Information from Bev Schofield 01793 487575
The Junior Squad venue tbc Sat 18– Sun 19 April 2020
Information from Peter Purland
England U11 Trial
April 25\6 2020 at Liverpool College
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact any of the selectors
David Levens and Peter Purland (Numbers above) Balvinder Ahluwalia