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Essex Boys Represent England

Elliot Cocks and Daniel Gallagher represented England at the annual junior team event comprising teams from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.  It was held this year from 19 to 23 July in Dublin.  Daniel was in the under 18 team that competed for the Glorney Cup whereas Elliot was in the under 14 team that played for the John Robinson Cup.  Full details are available via the website for the event -

Grand Prix Winners and Recent Results

Winners of the Essex Grand Prix titles for 2014/15 are as follows –

Under 9 – Zahra Jaufarally

Under 11 – Aditya Verma

Under 11 Girl – Nadia Jaufarally

Under 14 – Elliot Cocks

Under 18 – Angelo Cassar 

Congratulations to them all and to others who scored well throughout the series of events.  There were also trophies awarded to players who had taken part in every Grand Prix (photo below).

Saffron Walden Junior Chess Tournament

The Fifth and Final Round of the Essex Junior Grand Prix was held on Sunday, 28 June 2015 at the R A Butler Academy in Saffron Walden.  A total of 84 players took part, with several most welcome players from adjoining Counties and three from Bedford.  All the sections were closely contested with Essex players aiming to score well to improve their final standings in the Essex Junior Grand Prix.  The results were as follows –

Under 9

1st Joshua John (Newham) 5½

2nd William Stoeber (Cambridgeshire) 5

Under 11

Under 11s at EPSCA Finals

Mark McCallum, Essex u11 Team Manager makes the following report -

EPSCA Inter-Association Championship 2015


The Essex Under 11s played in the EPSCA Under 11 Final at Nottingham High School in Nottingham on 9th May 2015. 

The 16 teams competing were Barnet, Berkshire, Cheshire and North Wales, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Lancashire, Manchester, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oldham, Oxfordshire, Richmond, Sussex, Wey Valley and Yorkshire.