Having qualified in superb fashion from the Northern Zonal round in March, Lancashire fielded a squad of twenty-three players at the English Primary Schools Chess Association (EPSCA) Under-11 National Final, held at Nottingham High School on Saturday 11th May 2013. Lancashire were one of 18 participating Associations, including 7 from the north, together with qualifiers from the midlands and the south, with the latter expected to be very strong opponents who would be competing with Notts for the higher finishing places.
EPSCA Under 11 Final - May 2013
EPSCA Under 9 Final - April 2013
The 2013 English Primary Schools Chess Association (EPSCA) U9 Final took place on Saturday 27th April at Wycombe High School, High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire.
After the long journey south, Lancashire's youngsters did themselves proud with a fantastic performance in this year's event. The team were not only competitive with our northern counterparts but went one better and scored more than them all!!
NCCU U16 Pennine Cup (April 2013)
Lancashire was one of nine teams that attended the Pennine cup in Bradford on Sunday 15th April, excellent to see so many U16's playing competitive chess. The venue was a bit tight, and the draw arrangements unique, but praise has to be given to the team of Andrew Wainwright and others from Yorkshire who made every effort to make the day a success in trying circumstances.
EPSCA U11 Zonal - March 2013
Lancashire fielded a squad of twenty-four players at the English Primary Schools Chess Association (EPSCA) Under-11 Zonal Stage, held at Saddleworth School on Saturday 16th March 2013. Lancashire were one of 9 counties, of which 7 would qualify for the National Final to be held in May. Prior to the event, we had hoped to qualify, but knew that our young squad would have their hands full if they were to make the top 7 places. We need not have been concerned!!
NYCA - November 2012
Lancashire are the new U16 National Champions!
Saturday 10th November 2012 was a special day for Lancashire's U16 players as they put on a great team performance to win the National Youth Chess Association (NYCA) U16 Inter-Association Championships held at Abraham Darby Academy in Telford.
An inexperienced U12 team also did the county proud finishing in a very creditable fourth position, a result which bodes well for the future of Lancashire chess.