Welcome to the Essex Junior Chess Association

Action from the Southend GP in the under 9sEssex under 14 for the match with Richmond JCCRyan Smith v Jonathan Cheung in the under 18(Minor) at the Southend GPOlga 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)Essex u14 Team 2018 Champions SCCU (East) League

Action from the Southend GP in the under 9s

Essex under 14 for the match with Richmond JCC

Charukgan plays a move in his game with Ben

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

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)

Under 14s v Richmond JCC

The under 14 team played the first match in their SCCU u130 Final away at Richmond JCC at their usual venue, Orleans Park School.  It was fortunate for Richmond that after the January grades were published they had four players 130 and above who could still play due to lower August grades whilst we had just the one.  We were outgraded on most boards but many of our team had done well in various events lately and they were sure to give a good account of themselves.

Saffron Walden Junior Chess Tournament - 24/6/18

It is not too late to enter the Saffron Junior Chess Tournament, the fifth and final event in the Essex Junior Grand Prix.  It will be held on Saturday, 24 June 2018 and the entry form is available at this website via the red ‘view tournaments’ button.  This is the last chance for players to improve the Grand Prix standings for 2017/18.

There are other forthcoming events that have recently been added to the tournaments page -

Colchester Junior Chess Tournament

The 4th Essex Junior Grand Prix event of 2017/18 was held at St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School in Colchester on 26 May 2018 and attracted 64 entrants.

All the sections were very well contested with only the under 18 Minor producing a winner with a maximum score.

U9                                                                                                                             

1st Robert Shaparenkov (Hertfordshire) 5/6

2nd (on tie break) Mae Catabay (Colchester) 5

3rd Max Yau (Southend) 4.5

Forthcoming Events & Megafinal

It is not too late to enter the Colchester Junior Chess Tournament, the fourth event in the Essex Junior Grand Prix.  It will be held next Saturday, 26 May 2018 and the entry form is available at this website via the red ‘view tournaments’ button.

There are other forthcoming events that have recently been added to the tournaments page -

Outstanding Performance by the Under 11s at the EPSCA Final

The Essex Under 11s played in the EPSCA Under 11 Final at Grace Academy Solihull in Birmingham on 21st April 2018.

The 15 qualifying teams competing were Barnet, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire and North Wales, Essex, Kent, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Richmond, Sussex, Tameside, Warwickshire, and Wey Valley.