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

Saffron Walden Junior Chess Tournament

The Saffron Walden Junior Chess Tournament will be held on 26 June 2016 at the RA Butler School and entry forms are now available via this website - please click on the red "view tournaments" button to download the entry form.  There are the usual four sections for under 9, 11 and 18s (minor and open).

All junior players are welcome to enter and this is the last event for Essex players to gain Junior Grand Prix points for 2015/16.  Please enter early to avoid disappointment.

 

UK Chess Challenge Megafinal

Well done to everybody who scored well in their Chess Challenge event at their school and who played at the Essex Megafinal held over last weekend, 14-15 May at Kingswood School in Basildon.  Players who qualified from this event will take part at the Southern Gigafinal to be held at the Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, Reading on 16/17 July.

 

Full results from the Essex Megafinal may be viewed at http://twokingschess.com

1st Brentwood Under 12 Open Chess Tournament - 22 May 2016

The entry form for this new event at the Brentwood Preparatory School may found via the red "view tournaments" button on this website.  Players should note that the event is not part of the Essex Junior Grand Prix but all under 12 players should take the opportunity of playing in another local tournament.

Good Performance by Under 11s at EPSCA Final

The Essex Under 11s played in the EPSCA Under 11 Final at Wycombe High School in Buckinghamshire on 7th May 2016.

The 17 teams competing were Barnet, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Glamorgan, Hertfordshire, Kent, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Richmond, Somerset, Sussex, Tameside, Wey Valley, Wirral and Yorkshire.

Adam and Anum are English Youth Champions

English Youth Chess Champions, are now awarded from the English Youth Chess Championship Grand Prix and it is excellent news that Adam Taylor and Anum Sheikh have again won the titles in their age groups - congratulations to both of them.

Several other Essex players featured in the final standings that can be viewed here http://englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/play/english-youth-gp/