Welcome to the Essex Junior Chess Association

Sam Barrett playing Lui Michel Papena at the Southend under 11sA long game in the u9s at the Colchester GPTop Board  in the under 18 Open at the Colchester GPAction on the top board in the Under 11s at the Colchester GPArizona Foakes makes her move in her game with Emmy Kilcline at SouthendPlayers in the u18(Minor) at the Colchester GPUnder 18 section at the Southend GPPlenty of concentration at the Colchester GP!Abigail Weersing makes her move in the under 11s at the Colchester GPDeep in thought in the u11s at the Colchester GPZoe Johnson thinks about her move at the Colchester GPSamuel Squire - best dressed player at the Southend GP

A long game in the u9s at the Colchester GP

Top Board in the under 18 Open at the Colchester GP

Players in the u18(Minor) at the Colchester GP

Plenty of concentration at the Colchester GP!

Abigail Weersing makes her move in the under 11s at the Colchester GP

Deep in thought in the u11s at the Colchester GP

Zoe Johnson thinks about her move at the Colchester GP

London Junior Chess Championships

The London Junior Chess Championships have recently concluded and several Essex players took part in the various events against some of the best juniors in the southern counties.

Sarah Weersing was the top scoring girl in the under 14 Major Section and became the SCCU Girls u14 Champion.  In the under 14 Minor Section Urbi Modhura was the Leading Girl (finishing just above her twin sister Purba Audhora).  Probably the best result by a boy from Essex was achieved by Findlay Lister who finished =4th in the Under 12 Major Section.

Southend Junior Chess Tournament

The next tournament in the Essex Junior Chess Grand Prix is to be held in Southend on Sunday, 22 January 2017.  There will be sections for players under 9, 11 and 18 (including the Open).  All juniors are welcome - the entry form is available via "view tournaments" on this website.

Training Report

Essex Juniors are rapidly improving their chess

Sunday, December 4th saw 36 Essex Juniors ranging in age from 6 to 13 travel to Writtle, Chelmsford for six hours of training, graded games and fun. With an excellent player:coach ratio of 9:1, these lucky juniors received expert coaching from 4 coaches with average grades exceeding 200, led by International Master, Richard Pert, with excellent support from Tom Villiers, Robin Slade and Russell White

Basildon Junior Chess Tournament

The Second Essex Junior Grand Prix event was held at the Kingswood Primary School, Basildon on Sunday, 20 November 2016.  There were four sections plus juniors over 14 could compete for prizes in the Open Section.

Essex players faced fierce competition from many players based outside the county, especially with this event offering the chance to qualify for the London Junior Chess Championships.

Under 6-8

1st Daniel Shek (Yately Manor School) 5.5/6

2nd Rowan Kent (Woodbridge School) 5

Under 10

Grand Prix Rules

The Tournament Protocol for Essex Junior Grand Prix events has recently been reviewed by the EJCA Committee.  The Protocol may be viewed on this website under Results/Tournaments/Grand Prix/Grand Prix Rules.