Welcome to the Essex Junior Chess Association

Sam Barrett playing Lui Michel Papena at the Southend under 11sA long game in the u9s at the Colchester GPTop Board  in the under 18 Open at the Colchester GPAction on the top board in the Under 11s at the Colchester GPArizona Foakes makes her move in her game with Emmy Kilcline at SouthendPlayers in the u18(Minor) at the Colchester GPUnder 18 section at the Southend GPPlenty of concentration at the Colchester GP!Abigail Weersing makes her move in the under 11s at the Colchester GPDeep in thought in the u11s at the Colchester GPZoe Johnson thinks about her move at the Colchester GPSamuel Squire - best dressed player at the Southend GP

A long game in the u9s at the Colchester GP

Top Board in the under 18 Open at the Colchester GP

Players in the u18(Minor) at the Colchester GP

Plenty of concentration at the Colchester GP!

Abigail Weersing makes her move in the under 11s at the Colchester GP

Deep in thought in the u11s at the Colchester GP

Zoe Johnson thinks about her move at the Colchester GP

Basildon Junior Chess Tournament

The Second Essex Junior Grand Prix event was held at the Kingswood Primary School, Basildon on Sunday, 20 November 2016.  There were four sections plus juniors over 14 could compete for prizes in the Open Section.

Essex players faced fierce competition from many players based outside the county, especially with this event offering the chance to qualify for the London Junior Chess Championships.

Under 6-8

1st Daniel Shek (Yately Manor School) 5.5/6

2nd Rowan Kent (Woodbridge School) 5

Under 10

Grand Prix Rules

The Tournament Protocol for Essex Junior Grand Prix events has recently been reviewed by the EJCA Committee.  The Protocol may be viewed on this website under Results/Tournaments/Grand Prix/Grand Prix Rules.

Best of luck to Anum at the World Championships!

Essex's own WCM Anum Sheik (ECF Player of the Year) is playing in the World Championships starting tomorrow.  See link http://www.chess-results.com/tnr238132.aspx?lan=1&art=25&fedb=ENG&turdet=YES&flag=30&wi=984

Chelmsford Junior Chess Tournament - 8 October 2016

The 1st Essex Junior Grand Prix of 2016/17 was held at the Kings Road Primary School, Chelmsford on 8 October and attracted 85 entrants, including some aspiring players from other counties.

Results in the various age groups were as follows

Under 8

1st  Harry Zheng (Boreham) 6/6

2nd Olga Latypova (Chelmsford) 5/6

3rd on tie break Max Yau (Westcliff-on-Sea) 4/6

Under 10

1st Bhramav Rajesh (Colchester) 6/6

Abbey is Under 11 Danish Champion!

Essex has another National Champion - Abbey Weersing recently competed in the U-11 Danish Chess Championship and was the winner of the girl's section, finishing with 4.5 out of 7.  Congratulations to Abbey and her family - photo of Abbey (centre with other prizewinners).