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Updated 3.7.05



The competition got under way on schedule in October, once again with a reduced entry. There was not even a Scotland / N Ireland Zone this year. Scotland mustered exactly one entry, and the four Irish entries did not suffice to make up a playable combined Zone.

It is completed, and full results are below. Nottingham HS set a record by qualifying for the last four in both Plate and Championship. The Semi-finals and Finals were played Saturday / Sunday 2-3 July 2005 at Quorn Hall International Educational Centre, Quorn, Leics. This is a rather splendid country house whose early history we don't know, though it is now under the administration of Leicestershire County Council.
     Dave Welch, BCF Chief Arbiter, officiated as always. BCF CEO Roy Heppinstall was in attendance, together with acting Junior Director Cyril Johnson.

Teams and results from the Local Zones are further down the page. The competition goes back to 1957, and no one is sure whether the achievement of Haberdashers Askes in winning two different Zones is unique. It probably is. Update 5.5.06. It isn't. We hear from an ex-pupil of Wyggeston Grammar School (Leicester) that they did it in 1969. It has also been done since by Nottingham High School.

This is a summary. There is also a detailed results page.
     Average ages are in brackets. The older team, to win, must beat its opponents by a number of points at least equal to the age difference in years (taken as a whole number by truncation). If it does not, it loses. Board count and elimination apply only when there is no age handicap. An asterisk means win on handicap, or board count or elimination, and failing an asterisk the team with more points wins.

Round 1 (by 4th March)
Q Elizabeth GS Wakefield (13.10)* 3 3 Lancaster RGS (17.0); Nottingham HS A (15.5) 4˝ 1˝ Norwich School (14.11); Magdalen College School Oxford A (15.1) 3˝ 2˝ K Edwards Birmingham (15.5); RGS Guildford (15.8) 4 2 Haberdashers Askes Elstree B (12.11); Dulwich College (13.7)* 3 3 St Olaves GS Orpington (14.7); byes Blue Coat Oldham, Monmouth School A, Haberdashers Askes Elstreee A
Quarter-finals (by end of term)
Q Elizabeth GS Wakefield (14.4) 1˝ 3˝ Blue Coat Oldham (16.8); Magdalen College School Oxford A (15.3) 3 3 *Monmouth School A (13.4); Nottingham HS A (15.7) 4 2 Haberdashers Askes Elstreee A (14.4); Dulwich College (13.7) 1˝ 4˝ RGS Guildford (15.9)
Semi-finals Blue Coat Oldham (17.0) 4 2 RGS Guildford (16.0); Monmouth School (14.0) 1˝ 4˝ Nottingham HS A
Third Place Play-off RGS Guildford (16.11) 2˝ 3˝ Monmouth School
Final Nottingham HS A (15.10) 4˝ 1˝ Blue Coat Oldham (17.0)
Round 1 Aughton St Michaels Primary (Ormskirk) w/o scr RGS Newcastle; Nottingham HS B (12.4) 6 0 Bolton School Junior School (10.8); Bishops Stortford HS (16.3) 1 5 Magdalen College School B (12.5); Twickenham Prep School (12.4)* 2 4 Trinity School Croydon (16.6); byes Oakham School A, Southend HS, Hampton School A, Millfield School A. St Pauls School withdrew.
Millfield School A (14.3) 2˝ 3˝ Hampton School A (14.4); Magdalen College School B (12.5) 1 5 Oakham School A (16.2); Twickenham Prep School (12.6) 0 6 Southend HS (16.1); Aughton St Michaels (10.8) 1˝ 4˝ Nottingham HS B (12.6)
Semi-finals Southend HS (15.3) 1 5 Hampton School; Nottingham HS B* (12.11) 2˝ 3˝ Oakham School
Third Place Play-off Oakham School (16.7) 4˝ 1˝ Southend HS
Final Hampton School (14.11) 4 2 Nottingham HS B


Zone 1: Lancs/Greater Manchester
Winners Lancaster RGS; Runners-up Aughton St Michaels
     League Group
Beaver Rd Primary School, Didsbury
Parrs Wood Technology College, East Didsbury
Aughton St Michaels CE Primary, Ormskirk, Lancs
     Knockout Group
Argoed High School, Mold, Flints
Blue Coat School, Liverpool
Lancaster Royal Grammar School
Lytham St Annes High School (A team)
Lytham St Annes High School (B team)
Manchester Grammar School
     The League winner joins the KO at the semi-final stage.

Zone 2: Greater Manchester/Yorkshire
Winners Blue Coat Oldham; Runners-up Bolton School Juniors
     League Group
Bolton School Boys Division: Junior School
Bury Grammar School
Holmfirth High School, W Yorkshire
     Knockout Group
Blue Coat School, Oldham
Bolton School Boys Division
North Halifax Grammar School
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Wakefield (B team)
     The two winners will play off for the Zone Championship.

Zone 3: North/Yorkshire
Winners QEGS Wakefield A; Runners-up RGS Newcastle
     League Group
Austin Friars School, Carlisle
Ushaw Moor Junior School, Ushaw Moor, Durham
Yarm School, Yarm, Cleveland
     Knockout Group
Abbey Grange CE High School, Leeds
Hymers College, Hull
Leeds Grammar School (A team)
Leeds Grammar School (B team)
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield (A team)
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Junior School, Wakefield
Royal Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne
     The League winner joins the KO at the semi-final stage.

Zone 4: W Midlands
Winners K Edwards School; Runners-up Nottingham HS B
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys, Birmingham
King Edwards School, Birmingham (A team)
King Edwards School Birmingham (B team)
Nottingham High School (B team)
S Anselms School, Bakewell, Derbys
St Edwards Middle School, Leek, Staffs
Westwood High School, Leek, Staffs
     This is a Knockout Zone.

Zone 5: E Midlands
Winners Nottingham HS A; Runners-up Oakham School A
     League group
Gleed Boys School, Spalding, Lincs
Spalding Grammar School
Kings School, Grantham, Lincs
     Knockout Group
Heanor Gate Science College, Heanor, Derbys
Nottingham High School (A team)
Oakham School (A team)
Oakham School (B team)
Oundle School
Uppingham School Rutland
     The League winner joins the KO at the semi-final stage.

Zone 6: East
Winners Norwich School; Runners-up Southend HS
     League Group
St Benedicts School, Colchester
Philip Morant School, Colchester
Royal Hospital School, Ipswich
     Knockout Group
Colchester Royal Grammar School
Norwich School
Southend High School for Boys
St Albans Catholic School, Ipswich
Temple Sutton Primary School, Southend
Woodbridge School (A team)
Woodbridge School (B team)
     The League winner joins the KO at the semi-final stage.

Zone 7: Beds/Bucks/Oxon
Winners Magdalen College School A; Runners-up Magdalen College School B
     League Group
Chesham Prep School (A team)
Chesham Prep School (B team),
Magdalen College School (B team)
Abingdon School
     Knockout Group
Bedford Modern School (A team)
Bedford Modern School (B team)
Bedford School
Dr Challoners Grammar School, Amersham
Magdalen College School, Oxford (A team)
Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe
     The League winner joins the KO at the semi-final stage.

Zone 8: “London North”
Winners Haberdashers Askes A; Runners-up Bishops Stortford HS
     League Group A
Moulsham High School, Chelmsford
Brentwood School
Beauchamps High School, Wickford, Essex
     League Group B
Bishops Stortford High School
Chancellors School, Hatfield
Watford Grammar School for Boys
     Knockout Group
Christs College, Finchley
Haberdashers Askes School, Elstree (A team)
King Edward VI School, Chelmsford
Latymer School, London N9
Queen Elizabeths Boys School, Barnet
The Haberdashers team may include pupils of their prep school.
     The Knockout winner proceeds direct to the Zone Final. The two League winners play off for the right to meet them.

Zone 9: London West
Winners Haberdashers Askes B; Runners-up Twickenham Prep
     League Group A
Haberdashers Askes School (B team)
Haberdashers Askes School (C team)
John Lyon School, Harrow
Arnold House School, St Johns Wood
University College School, Hampstead
     League Group B
Kings House School, Richmond
Emanuel School, London SW11
St Stephens CE Primary School, Twickenham (A team)
St Stephens CE Primary School, Twickenham (B team)
Twickenham Prep School
Haberdashers teams may include pupils of their prep school.
     The two winners will play off for the Zone Championship.

Zone 10: London Central
Winners Dulwich College; Runners-up St Pauls
     League Group
City of London School
Westminster School (B team)
North Bridge House School, London NW1
     Knockout Group
Dulwich College
Hampton School (B team)
Haydon School, Hillingdon
Highgate Junior School
Ilford County High School
St Pauls School, London SW13
Westminster School (A team)
     The League winner will join the Knockout at the semi-final stage.

Zone 11: Kent/Surrey/Sussex
Winners St Olaves GS; Runners-up Trinity
Christs Hospital School, Horsham
Dartford Grammar School
Dorothy Stringer High School, Brighton
Eltham College
Judd School, Tonbridge
Kings College School, Wimbledon
­Skinners School, Tunbridge Wells
St Olaves Grammar School, Orpington
Trinity School, Croydon
Wallington County Grammar School
     This is a Knockout Zone.

Zone 12: South
Winners RGS Guildford; Runners-up Hampton School
Aldro School, Godalming, Surrey
Claremont Fan Court, Esher
Eton College
Hampton School (A team)
King Edward VI School, Southampton
Ridgeway Claires Court School, Maidenhead Thicket, Berks
Royal Grammar School, Guildford
Tiffin School, Kingston upon Thames
Yateley Manor School (A team)
Yateley Manor School (B team)
     This is a Knockout Zone.

Zone 13: West
Winners Monmouth School; Runners-up Millfield A
     Knockout Group A
Bristol Grammar School
Commonweal School, Swindon
Fitzalan High School, Leckwith, Cardiff
Monmouth School (A team)
Monmouth School (B team)
Torquay Boys Grammar School (A team)
Torquay GS A will play all matches away from home in this Group.
     Knockout Group B
Devonport High School for Boys
Millfield School (A team)
Millfield School (B team)
Torquay Boys Grammar School (B team)
     The two winners will play off for the Zone Championship.

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