Welcome to the Essex Junior Chess Association

Essex Girls Score Well!

The Essex Girls team put in an excellent performance to come 5th out of 15 teams in the EPSCA Inter-Association Under 11 Girls’ Championship just behind some very good teams.  A full report should follow but in the meantime here is a team photo -

Colchester Junior Chess Tournament

The next Essex Junior Grand Prix is at St Benedict's Catholic College, Norman Way, Colchester, CO3 3US on Sunday 17 May 2015.  Entry forms are available via this website - please click on the red "view tournaments" button.  if you are interested please try to enter as soon as possible.

Parents and players should note that there is now a Tournament Protocol that will apply to all events run by the Essex Junior Chess Association.  This can be viewed on this website by visiting Results/Tournaments/Grand Prix.  The Protocol is at the end of the Grand Prix rules.

Southend Congress and Interntional News

The Southend Chess Congress took place over the Easter weekend and it was pleasing to see several Essex juniors taking part there as it is at present the only weekend event in the County.

Under 11s Qualify for National Finals

The Essex Under 11s played in the EPSCA Under 11 East Zone at The Malcolm Arnold Academy in Northampton on 21st March.  The other teams involved were from Barnet, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Newham, Northamptonshire, Richmond, and Suffolk.

UK Chess Challenge Last Chance Saloon

If you have not qualified for the next stage of the UK Chess Challenge you can enter the Last Chance Saloon at Buckhurst Hill on 2 April!

This is an ideal opportunity if you have failed to qualify in the UK Chess Challenge at your school or your School has not run a Chess Challenge.

The entry form may be downloaded through this website via the red "View Tournaments" button.