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An introduction to the EPSCA England team trials

2019 EPSCA England U11 team trials
Results so far

Team trials
Team trial qualifying events
File with pre-trial tournament details for 2018


EPSCA runs an England Under 11 team and an England Girls’ Under 11 team. To be eligible for selection in 2019 players should have been 9 or 10 on 31 August 2018 (i.e. born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2009).

EPSCA England Girls’ Under 11 team
Players are selected by the team manager, based on performances at major tournaments throughout the year.

EPSCA England Under 11 team
Entry to the team trial, held in Liverpool college on 27 and 28 April 2019, 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 EPSCA England Under 11 team trial

27 and 28 April 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)

(See introduction above for details on how to qualify).
Held at Liverpool College

Pre-trial tournaments for the 2019 EPSCA team trials

English Closed October 13-14 2018
At Nottingham High School
Information from David Levens 01773 761170

British Rapidplay Junior Championships Saturday 24th November 2018
At Craiglands Hotel, Cow Pasture Lane, Ilkley
U11 one day event
Information from Steve Burton 0113 256 8157

London Junior Championships Fri 28 - Sun 30th December 2018
U12 Major
At Harrow Campus University of Westminster
Information from Nathanael Lutton 01268 280932

South of England Championships Sat 26 Sun -27 Jan 2019
U11 Championships
At Yateley Manor School, Yateley near Camberley
Information from Amy Grieve

EPSCA Rapidplay 2019 tbc
U11 Open
At Broadgreen Comprehensive, Liverpool
Information from Julian Clissold

West of England Championships Sat 23- Sun24 February 2019
U 12 Major                
In Swindon
Information from Bev Schofield 01793 487575

The Junior Squad  venue tbc Sat 6– Sun 7 April 2019
Information from Peter Purland


These tournaments are useful for all players to improve their play and we recommend all players to play in at least two of them.

RTF file with details of pre-trial tournaments for the 2019 trials