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Newbury Park GP3 - Results

Grand Prix 3 of 2013/14 was our first event at Newbury Park.  It attracted 95 players with a high number of entrants playing in their first Essex event.

Results were as follows

Under 9 Section

1st R Dhruva Bhagwat (Reading) 6/6 

2nd = Temi Aderogba (Southend) and Robert Dybowski (East London) 5/6

Under 11 Section

1st Oscar Dybowski 6/6 (East London)

2nd = Ben Bishop (Moulsham School) and Justus Genthe (Southend) 5/6

Under 18 Minor

Under 14s put up a spirited display against Middlesex

The under 14 team played their third match of 2013/14 at the Tetherdown Primary School, Muswell Hill against a strong Middlesex team.  Over the top 10 boards we were outgraded by an average of 22 points and the home team made this difference count by winning the first round 9½ to 2½.

Under 14s Draw 12-12 with Kent

On 8 December fourteen players represented Essex at Amherst School, Sevenoaks for the fixture against Kent.  After the first round we led 7-5 although many of the games had been had fought.  Unfortunately, the second round started badly, especially on the lower boards, and although we recovered as the round progressed, the extra half point needed to win the match was just beyond us.  Still a draw is always a good result against Kent and the teams were evenly matched.  Well done to all the players, including the two reserves who won all their games and not forgetting parents for all their su

Essex Girls at English Championships

Several Essex players made the trip to Nottingham for this event on 30 November. Congratulations to Naomi Wei who came equal first in the under 14 section with 4/5.

There were also encouraging performances from our other players - Jenny Kilcline and Sarah Weersing 3/5 in the under 12 section and Emmy Kilcline 2/5 in the under 10 section.

Further details about the event on the ECF Juniors website.

 

Essex u14s Start with a Win

Our first match in the SCCU u14 tournament was played at the URC Church in Chelmsford on Sunday, 24 November against Sussex.

As usual, the Sussex team was very competitive and after the first round the visitors were leading by half a point.  Despite this minor setback, the Essex players demonstrated their fighting spirit by coming though the second round by a four point margin and therefore finishing as winners by 13½ to 10½.

The full result may be viewed on the SCCU website –

http://www.sccu.ndo.co.uk/jun.htm

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