Basildon Junior Chess Tournament

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The 2nd Essex Junior Grand Prix of 2017/18 was held at The Kingswood Primary School, Basildon on 19 November and it attracted 89 entrants from across Essex including and a large number from other counties.  There were also some juniors playing in the Open section for adults and those over 14.

Results in the various age groups were as follows –

Under 8

5/6 – Max Pert (Billericay) and Akhilan Balasundaram (Barnet)

Under 10

6/6 – Nina Pert (Billericay)

5/6 Daniel Shek (Crowthorne)

Under 12

6/6 Anum Sheikh (Ilford)

5/6 Adam John (Bury)

Under 14

5/6  Urbi Modhura (Southend)

4½/6 Tejas Mulay (Ilford) and Jonathan Cheung (Rayleigh)

In the Open event the best score by an Essex Junior was achieved by Elliot Cocks (Chelmsford) with 3½/6.

Congratulations to Nathanael Lutton and all his team on another successful tournament!  the photo below is at the start of Round 5.

The full crosstables for each event may be viewed at the Two Kings Chess website -

The updated Essex Junior Grand Prix tables are at Results/Tournaments/Grand Prix on this website, ie,

Essex Junior Grand Prix 3 for 2017/18 will be held on Sunday, 14 January 2018 at the Prince Avenue Academy, Westcliff-on-Sea.

Entry forms will be available nearer the date through this website via “view tournaments”.