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Chelmsford Junior Chess Tournament

The first Essex Junior Grand Prix event for 2017/18 will be in Chelmsford on 7 October and the entry form is available via this website – please click on the red view tournaments button where you will also find the dates of other events.  Please help the Organisers by entering as early as you can.

Essex Juniors at the British

The British Chess Championships is now underway and it is great to see many Essex Juniors taking part in the various events.  Daniel Gallagher and Elliot Cocks are playing in the Championship and in the first round Daniel is paired against GM Nick Pert.  The best way to keep up to date with their progress is via the "Essex at the British" section of the excellent Essex Chess Association website


New Grades

The July 2017 Grading List has been published by the ECF today.  Check your grade here

Saffron Walden Tournament and Essex Junior Grand Prix Winners

There were 61 players at the final round of the Essex Junior Grand Prix held in Saffron Walden on 25 June 2017.


1st Shayan Gohil (Hornchurch) 6/6

2nd Charlotte Willoughby (Shenfield) 5/6

3rd Charlie Moorey (Saffron Walden) 4/6


1st Abigail Weersing (Saffron Walden) 5/6 (on tie break)

2nd Shreyas Royal (Kent) 5/6

3rd Oren Pilowsky-Bankirer (Cambridge) 4/6 (on tie break)

U18 Minor

Forthcoming Events


The final Essex Junior Grand Prix event will take place at the RA Butler Academy, South Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 3DG on Sunday 25 June 2017.  This is the last chance to gain vital Grand Prix points and the Essex Champion 2017 trophies will be awarded at the prize giving.  Please enter early to avoid disappointment.  Click on “view tournaments” for the entry form.