Welcome to the Essex Junior Chess Association

A Possee of Controllers at Saffron Walden GP5Players deep in thought at Saffron Walden GP5Top Board in the under 11s at Saffron WaldenSaffron Walden GP 5 - Playing HallTop Board in the under 9s at Saffron WaldenUnder 18 (Open) at Saffron Walden GP5Under 11s at Saffron Walden GP5Lavanan Ainkaran plays Lakdinu Peries in the Under 18 (Minor) at Saffron WaldenAditya considers a reply to Sarah's French DefenceLeonardo Stefanoni v Aditya Verma in the u18 at Saffron Walden

Top Board in the under 9s at Saffron Walden

FM Adam Taylor


Congratulations to Adam Taylor from Colchester who has attained the FIDE master title.

Several years ago Adam was a regular at Essex junior events, winning many trophies and being Essex Under 11 Champion in 2009.  Following that Adam was a constant member of the Under 14 Team for two years scoring an excellent 9 points from 10 games in the year the team reached the SCCU Under 14 Team Final.

Since then Adam has moved onto to greater achievements in the chess world and he has represented England many times at junior events.

Essex under 14 Team

Under 14 matches with other counties are being arranged and the Team Manager has been in touch with prospective players.  Further interest is always welcome so if your son or daughter wishes to be considered for the matches please contact Trevor Dickerson via email trevord@mypostoffice.co.uk

Essex Juniors Win Challenge Match v Cambridge

The first annual Challenge Match with Cambridge juniors was held at St Faith’s School in Cambridge on Saturday 26 September 2015.  Each County fielded players in under 11, 14 and 18 categories and after two rounds of highly competitive chess Essex emerged as the winners of the Challenge Cup.  This was mainly due to strong performances by the under 14 players and a spirited performance by the under 11s who were clear winners of the second round after just losing the first..  Scores were as follows -

U18 - 4:4 draw

Chelmsford Junior Chess Club

News from the Organiser of the Club - "Chelmsford Junior Chess Club will start Tuesday 3rd November and meet at Christ Church in London Road from 4.30-6pm.  Chelmsford has not had a junior club since July and it will be lovely to have one again.  We will welcome junior players of all ages and chess levels and offer a safe environment for everybody to have fun playing and improving their chess.  Players can drop in at any time the club is open and the initial cost will be £2 per week."

Chelmsford Junior Chess Tournament - 10 October 2015

The Chelmsford Junior Chess Tournament will take place on Saturday, 10 October 2015 at the Kings Road Primary School.  This is the first event in the Essex Junior Grand Prix for 2015/15 and the entry form is available via the red "View Tournaments" button on this website.  Do please try to enter early as space is limited at this venue!

The entry form for the Basildon Junior Tournament on 15 November 2015 is now also available.