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

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.

Saffron Walden Junior Chess Tournament

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

Essex Individual Rapidplay - 9 July 2016

The Essex Individual Rapidplay was held on Saturday, 9 July 2016 at Longmeads Community Centre, Writtle CM1 3LY.

Although it was an 'Essex Closed' event it only attracted 38 players with the number being boosted by several Essex juniors. 

Elliot Cocks retained the title of Essex Junior Rapidplay Champion scoring 2.5/6 in the Open Section; Leonardo Stefanoni was 2nd and Findlay Lister 3rd in the Intermediate (U125) and Christopher Willoughby and Urbi Modhura were among those sharing 2nd place in the Minor (U90)

European Schools Championship

Best wishes to Giulio Sahinoz and Elliot Cocks who are flying the flag for England (and Essex) at the European Schools Chess Championship at Kassandra in Greece.  Follow their progress via this link http://www.chess-results.com/tnr221615.aspx?lan=1&art=25&fedb=ENG&flag=30&wi=821
 

Anum nominated as "ECF Player of the Year"

Great to hear that Anum Sheik is on the list of nominations for English Chess Federation Player of the Year!

This is due to her Bronze medal win at the European Schools Championship in Turkey when she was representing England.  All ECF Members can vote so please give Anum your support.  The online voting form is here https://britchess.wufoo.eu/forms/ecf-player-of-the-year-2016/