Saffron Walden Junior Chess Tournament - 24/6/18

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There were 65 players at the final round of the Essex Junior Grand Prix held in Saffron Walden on 24 June 2018.


1st Max Yau (Southend) 5½/6

2nd Charlie Moorey (Saffron Walden) 5/6

3rd (on tie break) Mae Catabay (Colchester) 4/6


= 1st Charlotte Willoughby (Shenfield) & Shivum Gordon-Shah (Cambridge) 5/6

3rd Jake Horton (Billericay) 4½/6

U18 Minor

1st Max Pert (Billericay) 5/6

2nd (on tie break) Dmitry Molostvov (Brentwood) 4½/6

Grading Prizes for Under 85 - Isha Aggarwal Stanbridge (Southend) 4/6

and for under 60 Aci-Khela Catabay (Colchester) 3/6

U18 Open

1st Peter Koiza (Linton) 5½/6

2nd (on tie break) Abigail Weersing (Saffron Walden) 4½/6

Grading Prize under 120 – Nina Pert (Billericay) 3/6

Best Newcomer

Eshan Rajora (Barkingside) in the Under 9 - 3/6

Trophies for the Essex Junior Championships 2017/18 were also awarded as follows -

Under 9 – Max Pert (Billericay)

Under 11 – Bhramav Rajesh (Colchester)

Under 11 Girls – Nina Pert (Billericay)

Under 14 – Abigail Weersing (Saffron Walden)

Under 18 – Ryan Smith (Chelmsford)

Grand Prix Champions Max, Nina, Abigail and Ryan are pictured playing at Saffron Walden (Bhramav did not enter - he had already scored well at previous events).

All the crosstables from this event may be viewed on this website via Results/Tournaments/Cross Tables and the final Grand Prix tables for 2017/18 will be at Results/Tournaments/Grand Prix in the near future.   There is a selection of photographs on the Gallery tab under

Special thanks to Declan for ensuring that we had coverage of England v Panama in the Parents’ Room.

The Grand Prix for 2018/19 starts next Autumn and the first event will be in Chelmsford on Saturday 13 October 2018.  The entry form will be available via this website nearer the date.

Essex players who cannot wait until October should consider playing at the British Championships – details are available on this website at “view tournaments”.