Saffron Walden Junior Chess Tournament

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The Organisers were delighted to see a turnout of 90 players for the final round of the Essex Grand Prix held in Saffron Walden on 26 June 2016.  Many local players were trying to boost their Grand Prix standings and we also had some strong entrants from outside the County.  All of the sections were very competitive and it was good to see several newcomers from Chigwell School in the under 14 Minor Section.

Under 9

1st  on tie break Arnav Srivastava (Cambridge) 5/6

=2nd Nina Pert (Billericay) and Harry Zheng (Boreham) 5/6

Under 11

1st Shahjahon Saidmurodov (Newham) 6/6

2nd Tom Roy (Bury St Edmunds) 5/6

3rd on tie break Abigail Weersing (Saffron Walden) 4/6

Under 18 Minor

1st  on tie break  Gautham Shenbagakumar (Newham) 5/6

2nd Urbi Modhura (Southend) 5/6

under 65 and Ungraded Grading Prizes Oren Pilowsky-Bankirer (Cambridge) and Peter Petrov (Stratford) both 4/6

Under 18 Open

1st Leonardo Stefanoni (Ilford) 5.5/6

2nd Angelo Cassar (Chelmsford) 4.5/6

under 105 Grading Prize Sarah Weersing (Saffron Walden) 3.5/6


Trophies for the Essex Junior Championships 2015-16 were also awarded as follows -

Under 9 – Tristan Bromelow (Hainault)

Under 11 – Anum Sheikh (Ilford)

Under 11 Girls – Anum Sheikh (Ilford)

Under 14 – Leonardo Stefanoni (Ilford)

Under 18 – Angelo Cassar (Chelmsford)

The photo below shows some of the prize winners -

All the crosstables from this event may be viewed on this website via Results/Tournaments/Cross Tables and the final Grand Prix tables for 2015/16 are at Results/Tournaments/Grand Prix

The Grand Prix for 2016/17 starts on 8 October 2016 at the Kings Road School in Chelmsford and the entry form will be available via this website nearer the date.

Essex players who cannot wait until October should consider entering the Essex Rapidplay at Writtle on 9 July 2016 – the entry form is available on this website at “view tournaments”.