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New Grades

The January 2018 Grades have been published by the ECF - check yours here

Southend Junior Chess Tournament

The 3rd Essex Junior Grand Prix event of 2017/18 was held at the Prince Avenue Academy School in Westcliff-on-Sea on 14 January 2018 and attracted 62 entrants.

First IM norm for Adam C Taylor

Former Essex Junior Champion, Adam Taylor continues to makes progress towards the IM title with an excellent performance at the Hastings Congress.  Current Essex juniors should aspire to achieve similar success - further details on the ECF and ECA websites and, of course, the Hastings Congress website.

Forthcoming Events

All players and parents are reminded that the next event in the Essex Junior Chess Grand Prix is on Sunday, 14 January 2018 at the Prince Avenue Academy, Hornby Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 0LG.

The closing date for entries is Wednesday, 10 January so please submit entries by then to avoid possible disappointment as late entries will only be submitted if space permits.

After this event the fourth Grand Prix is likely to be held in Colchester and the fifth and final event will be in Saffron Walden on 24 June 2018.

London Junior Chess Championships 2017

The annual London Junior Chess Championships were held on 16/17 and 28-30 December 2017.

The most successful Essex player was Purba Audhora who was joint first in under 14 Minor event with an excellent score of 5/6 (see photos below).