Welcome to the Essex Junior Chess Association

Does this clock work??Under 18s playing at Saffron WaldenDeveena Kalaria v Sarah Weersing at the Colchester GPUnder 13 players at the SCCU JamboreeDeep in thought at Colchester Junior TournamentUnder 9 players receive advice about the rules at ColchesterTrophies for the successful players in the Essex Junior Grand Prix 2013/14Prize winners at the Saffron Walden tournamentECF County Championship 2013 - Under 13s finish 2ndu9 Team at EPSCA Final 2014Action from the u18 Minor at Colchester GPu11 Section at the Colchester GPA close game in the u9 section at the Colchester GPSarah Weersing plays Justus Genthe in the u11 section at Saffron WaldenUnder 9s concentrating hard at Saffron WaldenJoint winners of the under 18 Minor section at Saffron Walden - Deveena Karia and George WarrenderShaking hands at the start of Round 5 at ColchesterAnum Sheikh plays Temi Aderogba in the u11 section at Saffron WaldenUnder 11 Team at the 2014 EPSCA FinalA joke before it gets serious.Some of the Prizewinners at the Colchester Junior Chess Tournament 2014Adel Youssef starts the clock at Saffron WaldenLizzie Robson makes a move in her game with Adel Youssef at Saffron WaldenShlok Verma watches the games in the u11 section at Saffron WaldenYoungest player, Shlok Verma, in action at Saffron WaldenAt the start of the Saffron Walden TournamentUnder 11s at the Saffron Walden Tournament

Does this clock work??

Under 18s playing at Saffron Walden

Deveena Kalaria v Sarah Weersing at the Colchester GP

Deep in thought at Colchester Junior Tournament

Trophies for the successful players in the Essex Junior Grand Prix 2013/14

Prize winners at the Saffron Walden tournament

u9 Team at EPSCA Final 2014

Action from the u18 Minor at Colchester GP

u11 Section at the Colchester GP

A close game in the u9 section at the Colchester GP

Sarah Weersing plays Justus Genthe in the u11 section at Saffron Walden

Under 9s concentrating hard at Saffron Walden

Joint winners of the under 18 Minor section at Saffron Walden - Deveena Karia and George Warrender

Anum Sheikh plays Temi Aderogba in the u11 section at Saffron Walden

Adel Youssef starts the clock at Saffron Walden

Lizzie Robson makes a move in her game with Adel Youssef at Saffron Walden

Shlok Verma watches the games in the u11 section at Saffron Walden

Youngest player, Shlok Verma, in action at Saffron Walden

At the start of the Saffron Walden tournament

Under 11s at the Saffron Walden Tournament

Chelmsford Junior Chess Tournament

The 1st Essex Junior Grand Prix of 2014/15 held at the Kings Road School, Chelmsford attracted 84 entrants from across Essex and adjoining counties.

Results in the various age groups were as follows -

Under 8

1st Shlok Verma (Ilford) 6/6

2nd Tristan Bromelow (Hainault) 5/6

3rd Flynn Godfrey (Felsted ) 4/6

Under 10

1st Viktor Jamroz (Kent) 6/6

2nd Zahra Jaufarally (Colchester) 5/6

3rd (on tie break) Oliver Tuck (Chelmsford) 4/6

Under 12

Colchester Junior Chess Club Now Open

We are delighted to report that there is now a Colchester Junior Chess Club.  The Club meets on Thursdays between 4.30 and 6.30pm.

The Club's main aim is to promote chess among young players (5 -18) in Colchester and Members can learn and play chess in a friendly atmosphere.

It's at the Kingswode Hoe School, Sussex Road, CO3 3QJ.

Parents are welcome to wait or help out and there are free teas, coffees, biscuits, WiFi and parking available.

Essex Players at the World Youth Championships

Adam Taylor and Dion Huang were part of the England squad at the 2014 World Youth Championships held in Durban, South Africa from 19-30 September.

Adam was in the under 16 boys section (94 players - over 20 titled players) and Dion was in the under 14 boys section which was slightly larger in number and also contained a few titled players!

Recent Results

This item relates to recent successes by Essex players at the UK Chess Challenge, the UK Chess Challenge Plate event and the Essex Rapidplay.

At the UKCC –

Terrafinal Aditya Verma was 10th out of 55 players;

Challengers “B” – Elliot Cocks 7th out of 40 players; and

Challengers “C” – Naomi Wei 5th from 35 players and Top Girl!

At the UKCC Plate there were several Essex players taking part.

Under 7 – Shlok Verma (Winner Boys title)

Under 9 – Anum Sheikh (Winner Girls title), Giulio Sahinoz (Joint 1st Boys), Abbey Weersing 3/6

Forthcoming Events

This item gives notices about the 1st Essex Junior Grand Prix and the Essex Individual Rapidplay events.

The first EJCA event will be held on 11 October 2014 at the Kings Road School, Chelmsford.  As usual there are sections for all age groups and for further details please see the entry form which may be downloaded via the red button ("view tournaments") on this website.  Please enter as early as you can.