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Colchester Junior Tournament Results

The Fourth Round of the Essex Junior Grand Prix was held on Sunday, 17 May 2015 at St Benedict’s College, a new venue for this event, in Colchester.  A total of 79 players took part, with several most welcome players from outside of Essex including two from Lincolnshire!  After four closely fought sections, Essex players held off the challenge from the visitors in all but the section for the youngest players.  The results were as follows –

Under 9

1st on tie break Adam John (Suffolk) 5½

2nd Shahjahon Saidmurodov (Newham) 5½

Two England Youth Champions from Essex!

New championship titles, English Youth Chess Champions, are now awarded from the English Youth Chess Championship Grand Prix. 

http://englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/champions/john-robinson-junior-gp/

Congratulations to Adam Taylor (17 year old Boys Champion) and Anum Sheikh (9 year old Girls Champion) on their titles.

Adam has now won his respective age group for the 3rd year in a row.  We hope this is the first of many titles for Anum.

Essex Girls Score Well!

The Team Manager, Dave Hawkins, makes the following report -

EPSCA Inter-Association Under-11 Girls Final - 18th April at Fairford, Gloucestershire.

Essex Under-11 Girls went into this event without great expectations, hampered by withdrawals, unavailability, the loss of 2 key players due to emigration, and being able to field only 10 players in a team of 12.  (Two of these only played their first competitive tournament in February.)

Southend Congress and Interntional News

The Southend Chess Congress took place over the Easter weekend and it was pleasing to see several Essex juniors taking part there as it is at present the only weekend event in the County.

Under 11s Qualify for National Finals

The Essex Under 11s played in the EPSCA Under 11 East Zone at The Malcolm Arnold Academy in Northampton on 21st March.  The other teams involved were from Barnet, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Newham, Northamptonshire, Richmond, and Suffolk.

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