Southern Counties Chess Union
Under 18/Under 14 Jamboree
Sunday 26th March 2023
Venue: Bishop Douglass School, Hamilton Road, London, N2 0SQ
Entries are invited for the above event which is open to County, Club, and School teams of 6 players and will include 4 sections, with entry per team at the indicated price:
Note: Teams in the Open must be ECF Gold Members or pay a surcharge of £12 per player. Teams in the Minor should have ECF Junior Silver membership which is free for the first year.
Under 18 Open
|Grading un-restricted. Open to players born on or after 1 September 2004.||£50||£60|
Under 18 Minor
|Players’ standard-play and rapid-play ratings must be less than 1700. Open to players born on or after 1 September 2004.||£50||£60|
| Under 14 Open
|Grading un-restricted. Open to players born on or after 1 September 2008.||£50||£60|
Under 14 Minor
|Players’ standard-play and rapid-play ratings must be less than 1550. Open to players born on or after 1 September 2008.||£50||£60|
Counties, Clubs, and Schools may enter no more than two teams per section and no more than four teams in total unless otherwise agreed by the organisers.
The Open sections will run as 2 round Fide and ECF-rated jamboree with time control 80+10.
The Minor sections will run as 3-round ECF-rated Jamboree with tie control 50+10.
Players must have been aged under 14 or under 18, respectively, on 31 August 2022.
The March 2023 Rating List will be used for purposes of eligibility.
SCCU Conditions of Entry apply Conditions of Entry to Competitions
Organisers of teams entering our competitions must ensure that their officials, players, and where applicable their parents, guardians, or carers are aware of these conditions, their safeguarding responsibilities, and the use that will be made of their personal information.
Reserves are welcome and will be allocated rated matches with other reserves in a separate tournament.
Fide Rating / ECF Rating
All games, including reserve games, will be sent for ECF standard-play rating. Games in the Open sections will also be sent for Fide rating. Teams in the U18 and U14 Open sections must have ECF Gold membership.
Arrival from 10:00 - Prize-giving 17:30
- Round 1 10:45
- Round 2 14:15
- Round 1 10:45
- Round 2 13:00
- Round 3 15:15
Please note that ECF membership is not compulsory to take part in the Minor sections of the Jamboree for players who have never played rated games before.
An active Junior Gold membership is required for all players in the Open sections. Any players in the Open sections who do not have Gold membership will be charged £12 each.
The ECF is providing one year’s free silver membership for junior players who have not previously been members of the Federation. See www.englishchess.org.uk for details and encourage your players to join.
Venue and Transport
Bishop Douglass School, Hamilton Road, N2 0SQ. There is parking available on-site. Cars - please use the entrance to the side of the school and park in the first fenced-off tennis court. Finchley Central Station is a 1-mile walk from the venue, East Finchley Station is a 0.9- mile walk. The Transport for London Journey Planner should be able to help: https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/.
Catering will be provided on-site from 10:30 until 16:00. Please bring small change – it will be cash only.
Trophies will be awarded to teams placed first and second in each section. SCCU non-members will not be eligible for SCCU titles. SCCU Membership SCCU membership is open to Counties and Non-County Organisations within the Southern Counties region. www.sccu-chess.com Members vary from year to year and always include Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey, and Sussex. Any schools and clubs within a Member County are automatically awarded membership status.
SCCU membership is open to Counties and Non-County Organisations within the Southern Counties region. www.sccu-chess.com Members vary from year to year and always include Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey, and Sussex. Any schools and clubs within a Member County are automatically awarded membership status.
For any queries, please contact SCCU Junior Organiser:
Angela Eyton -
Closing date for entries
Entries should be received by organisers on or before Wednesday, 22nd March 2023.
SCCU Members - £50 per team
Non-SCCU Members - £60 per team
Southern Counties Chess Union
Sort Code: 30-98-97
Account: 7714 7163.
Please use your group’s name as reference.
How to enter:
Please complete the google form: SCCU Jamboree booking form