Essex u14 Team
Essex is taking part in the Southern Counties Chess Union zone along with Kent, Middlesex, Surrey and Sussex.
Our first match was at home to Middlesex on 8 November 2014. The teams were quite evenly matched on grades but Essex led after the first round by 8-4. However, the visitors put in a strong effort in the second round to reverse the scoreline and the match ended in a 12-12 draw.
There was also an encouraging turnout of extra players willing to play graded reserve games.
Our second match was away against Sussex in Haywards Heath. We had several regular players absent for this event but thanks to the support of four Year 6 players we were able to give a very strong Sussex team a competitive match and play three reserve boards as well!
We actually led the first round by 6½-5½ but once again the opponents came back well in the second round and the final score was a 14-10 victory to Sussex.
Thanks to all players and parents for their efforts and support so far. Full results of the matches may be found on the SCCU website http://www.sccu.ndo.co.uk/jun.htm
The other two matches against Surrey and Kent will be played in 2015.