Introduction

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.

2019-20

Pre-trial tournaments

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

Entry form here

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

U12 Major

At Harrow Campus University of Westminster

Information from Nathanael Lutton 01268 280932 

South of England Championships Sat 25 Sun -26 Jan 2020

U11 Championships

At Yateley Manor School, Yateley near Camberley

Information from Amy Grieve

EPSCA Rapidplay February 8 2020

U11 Open

At Broadgreen Comprehensive, Liverpool

Information from Julian Clissold

West of England Championships Sat 22- Sun23 February 2020

U 12 Major

In Swindon

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

2018-19

The results of the 2019 trial are here.

The fifth pre-trial event (EPSCA Rapidplay) has been added to the spreadsheet showing pre-trial results so far.