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Southend Congress

The Southend Congress took place over Easter with some good performances by Essex Juniors.

In the Open event Daniel Gallagher (Maldon) scored 4.5/7 and only missed out on the title of Essex Champion on tie break.  Elliot Cocks (Chelmsford) also made a good score of 3/5 in the u170 section.

Under 9s Come Close at the Zonals

On Sat 12th March, Essex U9s took on the Eastern counties in the Zonal qualifier in Newham.

Nine counties competed for 6 places, where the qualifiers would compete in the finals to be held in the Nottingham in April.

A full squad of 4 girls and 13 boys from all over Essex made the event, some of whom had only started to play in the last 6 months.

Ages ranged from 5-8yrs old most of which were representing their county for the first time.

A solid start in Rnd 1, with a better result in Rnd 2 placed Essex in the top half of the table.

Success at the SCCU Jamboree

Declan Kilcline submits the following report -

A 6 man team, consisting of 5 girls and 1 boy, went down to Gravesend on Sunday 13th March to compete in the U14 Minor section. Essex was the 2015 defending champions and 3 of the team were back again.

Each player would play 3 games, with 60 mins per player on the clock.

Round 1 placed Essex in front. After Round 2, Essex found themselves tied for 1st with a 3rd team a whisker behind.

EPSCA Inter-Association Championship 2016 UNDER 11s – East Zone

The Essex Under 11s played in the EPSCA Under 11 East Zone at Orleans Park School in Twickenham on 19th March.  The other teams involved were Barnet, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Newham, Northamptonshire, Richmond, and Suffolk.

Daniel Gallagher in Graz

Highly rated Essex junior Daniel Gallagher recently played in Austria at the Graz Open.  Although Daniel was ranked only 115 out of a field of 136 players, he ended up with a score of 5/9 and a finishing place of 57th. This was a very good score for Daniel and it's great to see an Essex junior playing in an Open event on the continent.  Full details at chess-results http://www.chess-results.com/tnr181947.aspx

 

 

 

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