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Colchester Junior Chess Tournament - 24 April 2016

The Fourth Round of the Essex Junior Grand Prix was held on Sunday, 24 April 2016 at St Benedict’s College, Colchester.  86 players took part with many players coming from outside of the County to give the homegrown talent some strong opposition.  The results were as follows –

Under 9

1st (on tie break) Aarnavh Trivedi (Cambridgeshire) 5

2nd equal Tristan Bromelow (Hainault) and Nina Pert (Billericay) 5

Under 11

1st Adam John (Bury) 6

2nd Shreyas Royal  (Kent) 5

Friendly Match for Essex Girls

Last Saturday, 16 April a team of Essex girls played a friendly match against a girl’s team made up of players from Cambridge plus Richmond junior club.  The fixture was arranged to give the girls an opportunity to play a match as we did not have enough younger players to make the long trek to Manchester for the EPSCA under 11 girl’s finals on the same day.  The match was played at the Friends Meeting House in Saffron Walden.

Essex Juniors Selected for England!

Congratulations to Giulio Sahinoz (Saffron Walden) and Elliot Cocks (Chelmsford) who have been selected for the England team for the European School Chess Championships in Kassandra, Greece from 16 to 26 June 2016.  See ECF Juniors page link -  http://englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/play-for-england/developmental-championships/european-schools-championships/european-schools-championships-2016/meet-the-team/

Southend Congress

The Southend Congress took place over Easter with some good performances by Essex Juniors.

In the Open event Daniel Gallagher (Maldon) scored 4.5/7 and only missed out on the title of Essex Champion on tie break.  Elliot Cocks (Chelmsford) also made a good score of 3/5 in the u170 section.

Under 9s Come Close at the Zonals

On Sat 12th March, Essex U9s took on the Eastern counties in the Zonal qualifier in Newham.

Nine counties competed for 6 places, where the qualifiers would compete in the finals to be held in the Nottingham in April.

A full squad of 4 girls and 13 boys from all over Essex made the event, some of whom had only started to play in the last 6 months.

Ages ranged from 5-8yrs old most of which were representing their county for the first time.

A solid start in Rnd 1, with a better result in Rnd 2 placed Essex in the top half of the table.

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