Want to Play for Wey Valley, Surrey?

  • EPSCA Association Championships are not able to run this year over the board.
  • So, a fun online alternative this year, keeping to original dates:
  • All events will start at 2pm and run continuously.
  • All teams – Practice Date – 6 March at 2pm
    • U9  Zone – 13 March
    • U11 Zone – 20 March
      • U11 Girls Finals – 27 March
      • U9 Finals – 24 April
      • U11 Finals – 8 May

Interested?Contact Us

2020 Wey Valley, Surrey won the Zone, but the Finals were cancelled. Above are photographs of the winning team with their trophies, the Team Manager (Emma-Jane Billington-Phillips) and Team Coach (IM Michael Basman).

If your child is interested then complete the contact information form below:

n.b. If your child has a Lichess.org account, please enter their Username on the form above, but if not then we can create one for them which will be a child account for online safety and managed by us.

BJC (Barnet Junior Chess) Charity are organising this fun online alternative to the EPSCA Championships and their ‘Online Fair Play Policy’ can be found here:

U9, U11 and Girls Team Manager –

Emma-Jane Billington-Phillips:

email: coach@chessentriesforall.com

How it Will Work:

  • The event will run on Lichess.org using the team facility.
  • The Zone stage will consist of a team battle lasting 2 hours. Time control is 10 mins + 5 seconds.
  • Battles on Lichess run as continuous pairings.
  • The top 50% of teams will qualify to the Finals and the remaining teams will be invited to a Plate Finals competition running at the same time as the Finals.
  • The Finals and Plate Finals competitions will run stage as individual board Swiss tournaments with 5 rounds and time control of 10 mins + 5 seconds. There will be 5 mins between rounds. No substitutions will be allowed for the Finals. Reserves will play their own tournament.
  • Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February Emma-Jane Billington-Phillips will organise some selection tournaments for those who are interested in playing for one of the Wey Valley, Surrey county teams.

How it Will Work:

  • The event will run on Lichess.org using the team facility.
  • The Zone stage will run on the traditional split of North, South and East and will consist of a team battle lasting 2 hours. Time control is 10 mins + 5 seconds.
  • Battles on Lichess run as continuous pairings. We have enclosed some further information for any Managers who are not familiar with how it works.
  • The top 50% of teams will qualify to the Finals and the remaining teams will be invited to a Plate Finals competition running at the same time as the Finals with the same format.
  • The Finals and Plate Finals competitions will run differently to the Zone stage as individual board Swiss tournaments with 5 rounds and time control of 10 mins + 5 seconds. There will be 5 mins between rounds. No substitutions will be allowed for the Finals. Reserves will play their own tournament.
  • Where places are tied in the Zone stages all teams on that score group will qualify – Lichess tie breaks will not apply.