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The new season starts in October / November. You will be able to enter online in September on the Championships' dedicated website. If you prefer (U19 only) you can use the paper entry form which is available now. The U19 Rules are unchanged, barring a small amendment to the rates of play.


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The national competition is once again split into four sections: U19, U19 Girls, U11, U11 Girls (see its dedicated website). We report the U19 results here for continuity. Because we always have, if you like. They will also appear on the Championships' dedicated site. The other sections will appear on the dedicated site only.
     The U19 section has achieved a modest entry of 102 teams. The local Zones (details further down) concluded in February. For the Last Chance Saloon, see foot of page.

The Zones led to a four-round Championship knockout for Zone winners, and a parallel Plate knockout for Zone runners-up. The season culminated in semi-finals and Finals at Uppingham School, our regular venue. For the first time in 26 years, in a competition dominated by independent schools, we have an English state school as National Champion. Reading School wrested the title from Manchester Grammar, holders for the last three years. Wilson's School won the Plate, completing a state-school double.

Summary results are below. DETAILED MATCH RESULTS are in a separate page.

     Round 1 (by 24th March)
Bolton School Boys Division (B team) (13.1) ½ 5½ Nottingham HS A (14.4); K Edwards Birmingham (15.9) 4½ 1½ Abingdon School (15.4); Winchester College (15.7) 2½ 3½ Wellington College (15.1); Hampton School (14.3) 5 1 Westminster Under School (11.8); RGS Guildford (15.10) 6 0 Westminster School; Byes Manchester Grammar School, Reading School, Haberdashers' Aske's
     Quarter-finals (by 9th May)
Nottingham HS A (14.5) ½ 5½ Manchester Grammar School (15.8); K Edwards Birmingham (15.10) 0 6 Reading School (14.10); Wellington College (15.3) 1½ 4½ Hampton School (14.5); RGS Guildford (15.11) 4 2 Haberdashers' Aske's (15.7)
     Semi-finals 3.7.14
Manchester Grammar (16.3) 5½ ½ RGS Guildford (16.1); Hampton School (14.6) 2½ 3½ Reading School (15.0)
     Third Place Playoff 4.7.14
Hampton School (14.6) 1½ 4½ RGS Guildford
     Final 4.7.14
Manchester Grammar (16.3) 3 3 *Reading School (15.0). (Reading School win on age handicap but board count also favoured them.)

     Round 1
Aughton St Michaels Primary 1 5 Newcastle under Lyme School; Sir Thomas Rich's School Gloucester (13.11) 2 4 Torquay GS (15.7); Dr Challoners GS Amersham w/o def Vandyke Upper School Leighton Buzzard; University College School (13.10) 3 3 *North London Collegiate School (12.6); Sevenoaks School (14.10) ½ 5½ Eltham College (15.1); Byes Nottingham HS B, Q Elizabeth School Barnet, Wilson's School Wallington
Newcastle under Lyme School (13.8) 4 2 Nottingham HS B (13.10); North London Collegiate School (12.7) 0 6 Wilson's School (15.2); Eltham College (15.3) 2½ 3½ Q Elizabeth School Barnet (15.0); Torquay GS w/o def Dr Challoners GS      Semi-finals 3.7.14
Newcastle under Lyme School (14.3) 0 6 Q Elizabeth School Barnet (16.3); Torquay Grammar School (15.4) Wilson's School (15.3) 2½ 3½ Reading School (15.0)
     Third Place Playoff 4.7.14
Newcastle under Lyme School (14.3) ½ 5½ Torquay Grammar School
     Final 4.7.14
Wilson's School (15.9) 4 2 Q Elizabeth School Barnet (16.3)

(Summary results appear in red)

Zone 1: The North East, Notts & Lincolnshire
Knockout Group A
Grammar School at Leeds
Nottingham High School A Zone Champion
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Wakefield
Royal Grammar School Newcastle upon Tyne Group finalist
League Group B
Kings School Grantham A
Nottingham High School B Zone Runner-up
Stamford School
League Group C
Meden School, Mansfield,
Kings School Grantham B
Heanor Gate Science College, Heanor
The winner of A will proceed to the Zone Final. The winners of B and C will play off for the right to meet them.

Zone 2: Lancs & Greater Manchester
League Group A

Urmston Grammar School
Aughton St Michaels CE Primary Zone Runner-up
Bolton School Boys’ Division A
League Group B
Bolton School Girls Division
Bolton School Boys’ Division B Zone Champion
Stockport Grammar School
Smithills School, Bolton
The Group winners will meet in the Zone Final.

Zone 3: Greater Manchester, Cheshire & North Staffs
League Group A

St Edwards Academy, Leek (A team)
St Edwards Academy B
Newcastle under Lyme School Zone Runner-up
Knockout Group B
Kings School Chester A
Kings School Chester B
Manchester Grammar School Zone Champion
Altrincham Grammar School for Boys
The Group winners will meet in the Zone Final.

Zone 4: Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire & the West Midlands
League Group A

Dixie Grammar School, Market Bosworth
King Edward VI Five Ways Birmingham
King Edwards School Birmingham Zone Champion
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys Birmingham
Knockout Group B
Hereford Cathedral School
Lady Hawkins School, Kington
Monmouth School
Sir Thomas Rich’s School, Gloucester Zone Runner-up
The Group winners will meet in the Zone Final.

Zone 5: Beds, Bucks & Oxon
League Group A

Radley College
Berkhamsted School
Vandyke Upper School, Leighton Buzzard Zone Runner-up
Aylesbury Grammar School
Knockout Group B
Abingdon School A Zone Champion
Abingdon School B
Bedford Modern School
Magdalen College School Oxford
North Oxfordshire Academy, Banbury
The Group winners will meet in the Zone Final.

Zone 6: Berks, Bucks, Herts & Hants
League Group A

Dr Challoners Grammar School Amersham A Zone Runner-up
Dr Challoners Grammar School Amersham B
Eton College
Yateley Manor School A
Knockout Group B
Langley Grammar School Slough
Reading School Zone Champion
Wellington College
Yateley Manor School C
The Group winners will meet in the Zone Final.

Zone 7: Suffolk, Essex & London NE
Benjamin Britten High School Lowestoft
Brentwood School
Burnt Mill Academy Harlow
Dame Alice Owens School Potters Bar
Enfield Grammar School A
Enfield Grammar School B
Haberdashers Askes School A Zone Champion
Queen Elizabeth Boys School Barnet Zone Runner-up
Southend High School for Boys Zone semi-finalist
Woodbridge School Zone semi-finalist
This is a Knockout Zone.

Zone 8: London North
League Group A

Haberdashers Askes School B
Mill Hill County High School
University College School Zone Runner-up
North London Collegiate School B
League Group B
North London Collegiate School A
Claremont High School Academy
Fortismere School
Forest School
Westminster School Zone Champion
The group winners will meet in the Zone Final.

Zone 9: London South
League Group A
Hampton School Zone Champion
Kings College School Wimbledon
Twickenham Prep School
League Group B
Graveney School London SW17
Eltham College
Dulwich College
Eltham College Zone Runner-up
The group winners will meet in the Zone Final.

Zone 10: Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Hants & Some of London
Knockout Group A

Yateley Manor School B team
Yateley Manor School D
Royal Grammar School Guildford Zone Champion
Worth School
Wilson’s School A Zone Runner-up
League Group B
Sevenoaks School Group winner: Zone semi-finalist
St Olaves GS
King’s School, Canterbury
One-Day Group C (played 17th November)
Wilson's School B Group winner: Zone semi-finalist
Wilson's School C
Wilson's School D
Wilson's School E
The winners of B and C will join the Knockout at the semi-final stage.

Zone 11: Hants & Points West
Bishop Wordsworths School
Bristol Grammar School
Cantell School Southampton
Cathedral School Llandaff
Highcliffe School Christchurch Zone semi-finalist
Holyrood Academy Chard
Millfield School Zone semi-finalist
Torquay Boys Grammar School Zone Runner-up
Winchester College A Zone Champion
Winchester College B
This is a Knockout Zone.

at Eton College, Sunday 9th February 2014
5-round Swiss, 18 teams
Rate of play (top 6 matches) all moves in 20 minutes, with an added 5 seconds per move. Remainder: all moves in 25 minutes

  1   (5)
  2= (4)

  4= (3)

10= (2)

16= (1)

18   (0)
Wellington College Qualify for National Championship
Westminster Under School Qualify for National Championship
Sevenoaks School Qualify for Plate Championship
North London Collegiate School Qualify for Plate Championship
Eton College •
Mill Hill County High School •
St Olave's GS •
Cumnor House Prep School
RGS Guildford B
Wilson's School B
Hampton School B
Langley GS, Slough
Wilson's School C
Reigate GS
Kings Grantham B
Wilson's School D
Kings Grantham A
Blue Skies School, Chatham
Tied teams are shown in order of tie-break score;lexcept for the three teams marked "•", which could not sensibly be separated and are shown in alphabetical order.

Some PHOTOS appear on the dedicated National Schools site.

Previous years' results are in the Archive.