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

Terafinal Results 2016

Seven Essex juniors played at the Terafinal this year.  This is the final round of the UK Chess Challenge and it is a great achievement to reach this stage having come through the school, Megafinal (county) and Gigafinal (national) stages.  The Terafinal is for those who came first in their sections at the Gigafinal and and the three challenger sections are for those who finished second or third in their Gigafinal sections.  There are no allowance for age at the Terafinal and the games have a much longer time allowance so it is particularly daunting for the younger players.  It is also uses

Essex Junior Training Events

The Essex Junior Chess Association is pleased to promote a series of training events in 2016/17 starting on 25 September – all aspiring juniors are encouraged to take part.  There is a flyer with all the details posted on this website - please click on “View Tournaments”.

 

In addition, there is a train and play day in Brentwood on 11 September.

There is also an Essex Blitz event in Wanstead on 24 September.  Details of these events may also be found under “View Tournaments”.

Chelmsford Junior Chess Tournament - 8 October 2016

The entry form for the Chelmsford event, our first Essex Junior Grand Prix of 2016/17 is now available on this website via the red "view tournaments" button.

As usual it is a Qualifier event for the London Junior Chess Championships and please note that space is limited at the venue so enter early to avoid disappointment!

British Championships + Other News

Great news that Nina Pert  has done the double and become the British under 8 and under 9 girls chess champion. She scored 4/6 in both events which on both occasions was the highest score by a girl.

Congratulations also to Elliot Cocks who has won the British under 16 Championship - a great effort and very well deserved.

Anum Sheikh is ECF Player of the Year !!!

Yes, its true - see http://www.englishchess.org.uk/

Anum and her parents wish to thank everybody in Essex for their support and votes.