Welcome to the Essex Junior Chess Association

Action from the Southend GP in the under 9sRyan Smith v Jonathan Cheung in the under 18(Minor) at the Southend GPEssex under 14 for the match with Richmond JCCPlay in progress in the Under 18(Open) section at SouthendOlga considers her move in the under 9s at the Southend GPThe last games to finish in the Under 18(Open) at the Southend GPNina Pert plays Abigail Weersing on top board in the under 11s at SouthendEssex under 14 Team v Kent (2/12/17)

Action from the Southend GP in the under 9s

Ryan Smith v Jonathan Cheung in the under 18(Minor) at the Southend GP

Charukgan plays a move in his game with Ben

Essex under 14 for the match with Richmond JCC

Play in progress in the Under 18(Open) section at Southend

Olga considers her move in the under 9s at the Southend GP

The last games to finish in the Under 18(Open) at the Southend GP

Essex under 14 Team v Kent (2/12/17)

Southend Junior Chess Tournament

The 3rd Essex Junior Grand Prix event of 2017/18 was held at the Prince Avenue Academy School in Westcliff-on-Sea on 14 January 2018 and attracted 62 entrants.

First IM norm for Adam C Taylor

Former Essex Junior Champion, Adam Taylor continues to makes progress towards the IM title with an excellent performance at the Hastings Congress.  Current Essex juniors should aspire to achieve similar success - further details on the ECF and ECA websites and, of course, the Hastings Congress website.

http://www.englishchess.org.uk/first-im-norm-for-adam-c-taylor

http://www.essexchess.org.uk/

Forthcoming Events

All players and parents are reminded that the next event in the Essex Junior Chess Grand Prix is on Sunday, 14 January 2018 at the Prince Avenue Academy, Hornby Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 0LG.

The closing date for entries is Wednesday, 10 January so please submit entries by then to avoid possible disappointment as late entries will only be submitted if space permits.

After this event the fourth Grand Prix is likely to be held in Colchester and the fifth and final event will be in Saffron Walden on 24 June 2018.

London Junior Chess Championships 2017

The annual London Junior Chess Championships were held on 16/17 and 28-30 December 2017.

The most successful Essex player was Purba Audhora who was joint first in under 14 Minor event with an excellent score of 5/6 (see photos below).

Well fought Win for Under 14s v Kent

The under 14 team played their second fixture of 2017/18 away against Kent on 2 December 2017.  The teams were evenly matched and despite some early wins for Essex after the first round the scores stood level at six points each.

After the interval between the games we certainly hit the ground running winning seven of the first eight games to finish thus ensuring victory in the match.  It was a credit to both teams that the remaining games continued to be well fought and there were two wins for each team giving a final score of 15-9 to Essex.