Welcome to the Essex Junior Chess Association

Essex TeamPhoto by Mrudang Patel

Southend Congress - Junior Tournament

The Organisers of the Southend Congress have added a one day junior event on Saturday 19 April.  Further details available via the following link -


New Junior Chess Club in Chelmsford

The Knights of Chelmsford Junior Chess Club held their first meeting on Tuesday 25th March. The Knights are keen to welcome children of all ages and strengths to the club so it was great to have children from ages 6 to 16 and from beginners to experienced tournament players at our first meeting.

u11s Qualify for the EPSCA Final

The Essex Under 11 team played in the EPSCA East Zonal on Saturday 15th March at the Chingford Foundation School in Chingford. 

The team finished in 5th place comfortably qualifying for the final in May.  Everyone scored at least a point for the team, with Robert Dybowski winning all three games.  Two other players were unbeaten - Oscar Dybowski and Temi Aderogba.  Several players had wins against much higher graded opponents.  So a pleasing effort all round.

BARNET             48.5

KENT                  44

RICHMOND         37

HERTS                33

UK Chess Challenge "Last Chance Saloon" - 10 April 2014

This is a golden opportunity to qualify for the Megafinal if you have failed to do so already or your school has not held a Chess Challenge tournament.

The event takes place on Thursday, 10 April 2014 at the St John's Church Centre in Buckhurst Hill.  Full details on the entry form that may be accessed on this website by clicking on the red "view tournaments" button.

SCCU Jamboree

Although we were missing some of our stars, Essex managed to field three teams to make the long trip to Hassocks in West Sussex for the SCCU Jamboree on 9 March 2014.

Our teams battled valiantly although we were seriously outgraded in many of the games – especially from Board 3 down in the under 14 Open and the top half of the under 14 Minor team.  Our u18s had some long games but most probably suffered through lack of regular chess.