National Primary School Championships

2019 championships

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An introduction to the National Primary School Chess Championship

2018 championships

Finals

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

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

Booking details for 2018 semi-finals and plate competitions
(Only teams which competed in the first round of these 2018 championships are eligible for semi-final. The Plate competition is open to all.)
Booking form for 2018 semi-finals
Invitation for the 2018 semi-finals
Invitation for the 2018 Plate competition

First round entry form
2018 entry form for the first round

From the 2017 championships
Final

Semi-finals
Prestatyn semi-final

 

Introduction

School teams from all areas of the country compete in EPSCA’s 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. It has separate competitions for teams with players aged under 9 or under 11 and schools can enter one or more teams. All teams which play in the first round will either qualify for the semi-finals, or be invited to the Plate competition.

First round (Also called zones)
The first round is a one day competition where teams from different schools in an area compete against each other. Half of those teams will qualify for the semi-finals, and the other teams there on the day will be invited to a plate competition. There are gold, silver or bronze medals for players in teams which finish first, second or third.

Semi-finals
Successful teams from the first round can choose to play their semi-final either at Bristol, Sussex or North Wales, in May and June. Sussex and North Wales are weekend competitions lasting two days. Bristol is a one day semi-final. Three teams from each of the Sussex and North Wales semi-finals will qualify for the final, along with two teams from the Bristol semi-final. The plate competitions are weekend events, held in Sussex and North Wales at the same time as those semi-finals.

The finals
For the best eight teams in each age group, the finals are two day all-play-all competitions, held in July. The winners becoming Under 9 or Under 11 Champions.

 

2018 NPSCC champions

Westminster Under   

Under 11 Champions

Westminster Under   

Under 9 Champions

 

Championship finals

(held 3 and 4 July – Tuesday and Wednesday)

Westminster Under

 Under 11 Champions

1:Westminster Under.25½ points
2:King’s College.21½ points
3:Hallfield.21 points
4:Brentwood.19½ points
5:Heathside.19 points
6:Beacon.15½ points
7:North London Collegiate.10½ points
8:Homefield.7½ points

Cross-table and match results   on www.chess-results.com website.
The under 11 final was an all-play-all competition.

Westminster Under Under 9 Champions

1:Westminster Under.28 points
2:Hallfield.23 points
3:Latymer Prep.21 points
4:Wetherby.19 points
5:Claires Court.14 points
6:Haberdasher’s Aske’s11 points
7:The Hall.11½ points
8:North London Collegiate School.9 points

Cross-table and match results   on www.chess-results.com website.
The under 9 final was an all-play-all competition.


The trophies, ready for presentation.

2018 NPSCC Semi-finals

Prestatyn semi-final
(held 9 and 10 June)

Under 9 semi-final
1: Wetherby
2: Hallfield ‘A’
3: North London Collegiate ‘A’(Third on tie-break)
4: Aughton St Michaels ‘A’(Fourth on tie-break)

Wetherby, Hallfield ‘A’ and North London Collegiate have qualified for the under 9 final.

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

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

Hallfield ‘A’ and Heathside ‘A’ were tied on 19½ points each after the final round, but Hallfield ‘A’ had beaten Heathside ‘A’ by 3½ – 1½ in the final round so Hallfield were awarded second on tie-break.

Under 9 Plate
1: North London Collegiate

Under 11 Plate
1: Upton St Leonards

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 19 and 20 May)

Under 9 semi-final
1: Latymer Prep
2: Haberdashers Askes
3: The Hall ‘A’

Latymer Prep, Haberdashers Askes and The Hall ‘A’ have qualified for the under 9 final.

Under 11 semi-final
1: Brentwood Prep ‘A’
2: Beacon ‘A’
3: Homefield

Brentwood Prep ‘A’, Beaon ‘A’ and Homefield have qualified for the under 11 final.

Under 9 Plate
1: Dulwich prep
2: Amherst
3: Northbridge House
4: Roundwood

Under 11 Plate
1: Northbridge House
2: Anthony Roper ‘A’
3: Roundwood

Under 9 Semi-final medals

Under 11 Semi-final medals

Results from Camber Sands
Semi-final results for Under 9 and under 11:
https://goo.gl/blguJq

Plate competition results for Under 11 and Under 9:
https://goo.gl/uinQpc


Camber Sands, set up ready for round one.

Bristol semi-final
(held Saturday 12 May)

Bristol Under 9 semi-final. Top three places:

1: Westminster Under ‘A’ 22½ points.
2: Claires Court 16½ points.
3: St. Andrews, Oxford 16½ points.

Westminster Under ‘A’ and Claires Court in first and second place have qualified for the under 9 final.

Bristol Under 11 semi-final. Top three places:

1: Kings College 19½ points.
2: Westminster Under ‘A’ 19 points.
3: Westminster Under ‘B’ 18½ points.

Kings College and Westminster Under ‘A’ in first and second place have qualified for the under 11 final.

A wide angle view from end to end of the Great Hall at Bristol Grammar School, with games in play.
Wide angle view of the Great Hall at Bristol Grammar school during play.

Under 11 semi-final medals

Under 9 semi-final medals

Results from Bristol are available from: http://goo.gl/Nth3P5

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

Under 11 first-round results, 2018

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

Under 9 first-round results, 2018

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

The following competitions were cancelled because of snow.

Results from the first round under 9 and under 11 zones are available in
NPSCC-zoneresults-2018.docLast updated 27 March

 

2017 NPSCC champions

Westminster Under   

Under 11 Champions
(Joint)

Haberdashers’ Aske’s

   

Westminster Under   

Under 9 Champions

 

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.