Welcome to the Essex Junior Chess Association

New Junior Chess Club in Saffron Walden


Attention! Calling all 8-18 year old students in Saffron Walden who are serious about their Chess and wish to make the most of their playing strength


Saffron Walden County High School – Room B1

 Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4UH


Wednesdays 4:15 – 6:15 pm term time. First session is on January 28th

Subsequent sessions in the Spring term are held on Feb 4th, Feb 11th, Feb 25th, March 11th, March 18th and March 25th.

Recent Events

The Christmas and New Year period is also a busy time for chess.  Listed below are results by Essex players –

Hastings Congress

Masters – Adam Taylor 5/9 (Tournament Performance Rating of 2253)

Weekend Major – Aditya Verma 3/5

Weekend Minor – Elliot Cocks 3/5

Weekend u120 – Annum Sheikh – 3/5

London Junior Chess Championships 2014


Under 14s v Surrey

An away match against Surrey is never an easy fixture but our players fought hard and there were very few games that were over quickly.  The final scoreline of 16½ to 7½ to Surrey was a little hard on our team but we let a few promising positions disappear and with some more experience our players could have scored some extra wins or draws.

Southend-on-Sea Junior Chess Tournament

The next Essex Junior Grand Prix is at the Prince Avenue Academy, Hornby Avenue, Westcliff on 1 February 2015.  Entry forms are available via this website - please click on the red "view tournaments" button.

Parents and players should note that there is now a Tournament Protocol that will apply to all events run by the Essex Junior Chess Association.  This can be viewed on this website by visiting Results/Tournaments/Grand Prix.  The Protocol is at the end of the Grand Prix rules.


The EJCA apologises for the recent technical problems with the website and we are now once again able to keep you up to date with news of Essex Junior chess teams, events and players.  The results of the recent Basildon Junior tournament have been added under Results/Tournaments/Crosstables and the current Grand Prix tables have been updated.