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EPSCA Under 9 Zone Saturday, March 13
Keith Tunstall writes:

The online EPSCA season continued this weekend (13-Mar-21) with the Under 9 Association Team Battle & Under 9 Reserves Individual Arena Events hosted on lichess by Barnet Junior Chess.


The Berkshire Under 9 Team did themselves proud by finishing in 6th place of the 14 teams that took part.

Our star player EvanP5190 had a 75% win rate (9 wins, 1 draw & 2 loses) and was ranked 8th overall, out of the 176 players. However, these battles reply on the entire team to contribute and they certainly did that - with an average of 9 points each.

After around 20 minutes of play, Berkshire were in 3rd place! Sadly, this did not last. We slipped back to 8th place, but we did not give in. With 10 minutes to go we held a reasonably solid 7th place and all looked good. Then, a few critical wins just before the end of the battle, saw us secure 6th place. A great effort from everyone.


We also had the luxury of having four players taking part in the Under 9 Reserves Individual Arena and not to be outdone by a great team performance in the Zone battle, we took 1st and 2nd place out of the 19 taking part in this tournament! A fabulous performance by TristanP8 who had a 91% win rate (10 wins & 1 loss), which was closely followed by KingSamraat with an 86 % win rate (7 wins & 1 loss).

Thanks to everyone who played and everyone who made it possible to play (the organizers Barnet & especially the parents who responded to all my emails).


Please keep an eye out for invites to the EPSCA lichess matches which are on each Saturday over the next four weeks:

  • Under 11 Zone - 20 March
  • Under 11 Girls Finals - 27 March
    • No zone qualifier for the girls teams
  • Under 9 Finals - 24 April
  • Under 11 Finals - 08 May

Well played everyone.

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