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
1st Harry Zheng (Boreham) 6/6
2nd Olga Latypova (Chelmsford) 5/6
3rd on tie break Max Yau (Westcliff-on-Sea) 4/6
1st Bhramav Rajesh (Colchester) 6/6