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MCA: AGM 2014
This year our AGM will be on May 21st 2014, 7:30 p.m. at Aigburth Chess Club [Venue: Aigburth Cricket and Bowls Club (next to St Michaels Station), Southwood Road, St Michaels, L17 7BQ]
Everyone is welcome, details will follow.
John Davis, Secretary
15/03/2014: English Primary Schools Chess Association (EPSCA)
Merseyside are hosting (for the first time ever) the English Primary Schools Chess Association (EPSCA) U11 Chess championships on March 15th 2014. It will be held at Broadgreen International School, Queens Drive, Liverpool. This is a very prestigious event in the EPSCA diary and as such is being taken very seriously by Merseyside Chess.
There will be 9 counties taking part, Cheshire & North Wales, Lancashire, Merseyside, Manchester, Nottinghamshire, Oldham, Staffordshire, Tameside and Yorkshire and Northamptonshire. Each will bring with them a team of 20 players plus reserves. The day will consist of 3 rounds of chess, timetable as follows:
Arrival – by 11.00 am
Board Stewards Meeting – 11.15am
First round – 11.45 am
Second round – 1.45 pm
Third round – 3.45 pm
Prize Giving – 5.35 pm
In order to make this event a huge success we will need people to volunteer and support us during the day covering various roles. The roles will include:
- being board stewards
- inputting/recording results
- help with organising car-parking
- setting up the night before and helping clear away after the event
- any other duties we come across during the day
All roles will be explained and supported by experienced adult chess players, who have run events like this before.
The Arbiter for the day will be Peter Purland from EPSCA.
All documents and rules for the event can be found on the EPSCA website www.epsca.org.uk/rules
This is an opportunity to show all the other counties that Merseyside Chess are working together as a team and supporting junior chess.
As the arrival time is 11.00 am - volunteers will need to be on site by 9.30 am (especially the car parking stewards).
Magnus Carlson is the new Chess World Champion
The match between World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand (India) and challenger Magnus Carlsen (Norway) begun at November 7th. To get more information, including links to the games please visit these websites: