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

Essex Players at the World Youth Championships

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

Adam is in the under 16 boys section (99 players - over 20 titled players) and Dion is in the under 14 boys section which is slightly larger in number and also contains a few titled players!

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.

Glorney Cup and Associated Events

Three Essex players were selected for the England teams at this annual event which was hosted this year by Scotland.  After a slow start all three players performed well as part of victorious England teams.

Adam Taylor (Board 1 in the Glorney Cup for players under 18) - 4/6

Naomi Wei (Board 2 in the Gilbert Cup for girls under 18) - 3.5/6

Dion Huang (Board 3 in the Robinson Cup for boys under 14) - 4/6

Congratulations to all the players.  Further details on the ECF Junior website.

 

Essex Juniors at the British Chess Championships

Congratulations to all the Essex juniors who made the long journey to Aberystwyth for the recent British Championships.  All the players competed well against the best players from across the country and the experience will prove invaluable for their future chess development.  Some of the players were taking part in the Championships for the first time and hopefully more players from the County will go to the event next year at the slightly closer venue of Warwick University.

Scores

u16 – Daniel Gallagher 4/7

Recent and Forthcoming events

International Events

Adam Taylor scored 5/9 in the Open Section of the recent Commonwealth Chess Championships held in Glasgow.

Daniel Gallagher was part of the England Squad at the European Schools Championships held at Kavala in Greece and he scored 4/9 in the Open under 15 section.

UK Chess Challenge

At the recent UK Chess Challenge Gigafinal the following players finished in the top 3 in their sections –

Aditya Verma – 1st Boys u10

Naomi Wei – 2nd Girls u14

Elliot Cocks – 3rd Boys u12