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    IAPS Chess
    The longest chess game theoretically possible is 5,949 moves


Tournament information

Format of play
  • All competitions are for girls and boys.

  • Championship and U11, U12 & U13
  • The Championship tournament is best suited to experienced players.
  • The U11/U12/U13 section is for players in Y6 to Y8 who are not experienced enough to play in the Championship section.
  • These tournaments will be played over seven rounds across two days.
  • The time control will be 45 minutes per player.
  • Games in all these sections will be ECF graded.

  • U8, U9 & U10
  • The U8, U9 and U10 sections will have their own age tournament on day one and will then be divided up into A, B and C sections for day two based on their day one performance.
  • On day one four rounds will be played (1 hour per round)
  • On day two competitors will play five rounds (1 hour per round)

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  • Entry requirements

  • All competitors must attend an IAPS School.
  • Competitors may only play in one age group throughout the competition.
  • Only a member of school staff, with a school email address, can book onto IAPS sports events online.
  • Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis.

  • Date of birth
  • The age of the competitors must be taken from the 1 September 2018.

  • National governing body

    The national governing body for chess in England is the English Chess Federation.

    Rules and regulations

    English Chess Federation rules and regulations
  • All IAPS chess championships are conducted under the English Chess Federation rules.
  • Please read the rules and regulations in full before entering the event.

  • Competitor details
  • Schools must complete their competitors details for the event online before the entry deadline.
  • The link to submit your competitors details can be found in the confirmation email sent to you immediately after booking online.
  • If you do not receive the confirmation email for any reason, you can log into your account via our website and re-send yourself the email.

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    We will email and tweet any urgent information to schools regarding our events e.g. cancellations due to weather.

    We will use this noticeboard to post the same information.

    Important information
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