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

Anum Sheikh is ECF Player of the Year !!!

Yes, its true - see http://www.englishchess.org.uk/

Anum and her parents wish to thank everybody in Essex for their support and votes.

Saffron Walden Junior Chess Tournament

The Organisers were delighted to see a turnout of 90 players for the final round of the Essex Grand Prix held in Saffron Walden on 26 June 2016.  Many local players were trying to boost their Grand Prix standings and we also had some strong entrants from outside the County.  All of the sections were very competitive and it was good to see several newcomers from Chigwell School in the under 14 Minor Section.

Under 9

1st  on tie break Arnav Srivastava (Cambridge) 5/6

=2nd Nina Pert (Billericay) and Harry Zheng (Boreham) 5/6

Under 11

Essex Individual Rapidplay - 9 July 2016

The Essex Individual Rapidplay will be held Saturday, 9 July 2016 at Longmeads Community Centre, Writtle CM1 3LY.

This is an 'Essex Closed' event open to adults and juniors.  ECF Membership required, but as an Essex Closed event, Bronze membership is sufficient. ECF-non-members can play, on payment of an additional £7.50 to cover the cost of grading.

The event has 6 rounds, incorporating the ECA Rapidplay Championship, the North Essex Rapidplay Championship and the Essex Junior Championship.  Rate of play: 20 minutes plus 10 seconds a move increment.

Chelmsford JCC - Training

Chelmsford Junior Chess Club is holding monthly chess workshops on a Saturday morning (next one 9th July).   These are aimed at children graded between about 40 and 90 who play in the EJCA tournaments and the Essex U9 and U11 teams to help them move their game up a level.

 

European Schools Championship

Best wishes to Giulio Sahinoz and Elliot Cocks who are flying the flag for England (and Essex) at the European Schools Chess Championship at Kassandra in Greece.  Follow their progress via this link http://www.chess-results.com/tnr221615.aspx?lan=1&art=25&fedb=ENG&flag=30&wi=821