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

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

Under 18 Team at the ECF Jamboree

We fielded a team in the under 18 minor section at the ECF Jamboree held at Wilson’s School, Wallington on Sunday 29 June 2014.  We tried to field the strongest possible team though the average grade of the players had to be no more than 110(standard) .  All of our players won their first round games but the Jamboree system gave us harder pairings in the second round.  Despite this, all our players fought hard in their games and a 3rd place finish was still very creditable.

More Success for Essex Girls at the UKI Girls Chess Championships

Essex cemented its status as one of the country's leading counties for Junior Girls Chess at the June 21st UKI Chess Championships in Surrey.  Of the 130 contestants, nine were from Essex.  These nine produced some amazing performances, winning two of the eight possible championships with another 3 losing out via a tiebreaker or the final match.  Some specifics include:

Saffron Walden Junior Chess Tournament

The last Essex Junior Grand Prix event was held on Sunday, 22 June 2014 in Saffron Walden and attracted 77 players.  It proved to be a good day for the girls as out of the four sections three were won outright, or jointly by girls.

Under 9

1st  Temi Aderogba (Southend) 6/6

2nd Anum Sheikh (Ilford) 5/6

3rd (on tie break) Charukgan Muhunthan (Ilford) 4.5/6

Under 11

1st (on tie break) Sarah Weersing (Saffron Walden) 5/6

EPSCA Representative Matches

Sarah Weersing and Emmy Kilcline played in the recent EPSCA England Girls match - East of England v West of England.  Sarah was put on Board 1 and acquitted herself well with 2 draws against girls graded 110 and 114.  Emmy got a win and a loss on Board 10.   Further details may be found at www.epsca.org.uk