Lincolnshire Chess Association

Junior 2015-16

Previous Seasons

Lincolnshire U18 County Championship (29th May)

The U18 County Championship will be held on Saturday 16th July at the The Atrium in Lincoln. It will be run alongside the Open Lincolnshire Chess Championships. This is a 6 round swiss tournament (25 mins each on the clock). An entry form is available to download.

Midlands Championships 2016 (5th Mar)

Lincolnshire had 3 teams participating in the Midlands Championships this year. The U11 team finished in 4th place. The U9 team finished in 5th place. The U11 Girls finished in 2nd place and were silver medal winners. Full Results

Festival of Chess (13th Dec)

The champions for the Festival of Chess held at Stamford on Saturday 5th December are as follows:

Under 11 5/6 Alex Spragg Witham Hall
Under 11 Girl 3/6 Mia Permarker John Clare
Under 10 6/6 Richard Tomlinson Witham Hall
Under 9 6/6 Laith Nussair-Palmer Stamford Junior
Under 9 Girl 4/6 Rosie Willerton St John Baptist
Under 8 4/6 Johnny Gretton Witham Hall

The full results are available on the website with some photos.

21st UK Chess Challenge (20th Nov)

Message from Keith Palmer

Details of this national tournament have now been posted to schools by the organiser. I have provided a link to the relevant page of their website as it's not always easy to find -

This year, the LSCA are planning to run a one day UK Chess Challenge tournament, probably in the Grantham area, to give children whose schools do not enter the competition an opportunity to participate (and to give pupils who have not qualified through their school a second chance of qualifying for the megafinal). I will post further details when I get them.

LSCA on Facebook (20th Nov)

Message from Keith Palmer

Lincolnshire Chess Association now have a Facebook page where you can find information about various chess events and goings on from around the county. It is being hosted by Ian Scott. It is a close account meaning that you will need to register to view any information. Please follow the link to find out more -

Stamford Festival of Chess (24th Oct)

Message from Keith Palmer

The very popular Festival of Chess at Stamford Junior School is almost upon us again! This year the tournament will be held on the later date of Saturday 5th December. As with the tournament at Lisle last weekend, children who post a good score at the Stamford event will be invited to represent Lincolnshire at the Midlands Championships in Nottingham on Saturday 27th February 2016. Please keep a note in your diaries.

An entry form is available to download.

National Under 11 Teams Championships (24th Oct)

Message from Keith Palmer

Lisle Marsden has been asked to run an Eastern England zonal for the National Under 11 Teams Championships on Saturday 14th November. This is a unique opportunity for children in Lincolnshire schools to take part in a national competition without travelling too far afield (last year Lisle had to travel to Bolton for the nearest zonal!). The event would need the support of at least 3 school teams to make it viable, but we do have quite a number of schools with a core of experienced youngsters who would benefit from competing at this national level (the teams consist of 6 players but lower boards would offer less experienced children an opportunity to compete at a higher level too). Osgodby, Church Farm and Kirkby-on-Bain in the north and Stamford Junior, John Clare, Malcolm Sargent and Witham Hall in the south immediately spring to mind. Please encourage your school to have a go!

A flyer is available to download.

North Lincolnshire Individual Championships Results (24th Oct)

The champions for the North Lincolnshire Individual Championships held at Lisle Marsden Academy on Saturday 17th October are as follows:

Under 11 6/6 Ben Cain Lisle Marsden Academy
Under 11 Girl 3/6 Ruby Hill Osgodby Primary
Under 10 4/6 Tom Lidgard Lisle Marsden Academy
Under 9 6/6 Laith Nasair-Palmer Stamford Junior
Under 9 Girl 3/6 Harriet Graham Lisle Marsden Academy
Under 8 3/6 Ronnie Hill Osgodby Primary

The full results are available on the website with some photos.

Junior Calendar of Events for 2015-16 (13th Sep)

Here are some upcoming events:

National Schools Teams Championships Final (9th Aug)

Lisle Marsden's Under 11 team qualified for a place in the National Final of the National Schools Teams Chess Championships which was held at the magnificent Uppingham School in Rutland. They won 2 games and lost 3 finishing in 11th place. Full Results

Gigafinal (9th Aug)

Juniors from Lincolnshire competed in the Gigafinal in Manchester on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July. Arya Parnian (Grimsby) finished =1st in the Under 11 section with a score of 5/6 and Ben Cain (Lisle Marsden) finished =2nd in the Under 10 section with a score 5/6. Full Results