Saffron Walden Tournament and Essex Junior Grand Prix Winners

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There were 61 players at the final round of the Essex Junior Grand Prix held in Saffron Walden on 25 June 2017.


1st Shayan Gohil (Hornchurch) 6/6

2nd Charlotte Willoughby (Shenfield) 5/6

3rd Charlie Moorey (Saffron Walden) 4/6


1st Abigail Weersing (Saffron Walden) 5/6 (on tie break)

2nd Shreyas Royal (Kent) 5/6

3rd Oren Pilowsky-Bankirer (Cambridge) 4/6 (on tie break)

U18 Minor

1st Ethan Yau (Southend) 6/6

2nd Madison Bowden (Writtle) 4½/6

Grading Prize for Under 70 -  Jishnu Rajaram (Romford) 2½/6

U18 Open

1st Luke Remus-Elliot (Barnet) 5½/6

2nd Jacob Yoon (Barnet) 5/6

Grading U120 - Tai Remus-Elliot (Barnet) 4/6

Grading U105 Urbi Modhura (Southend) & Samiran Muhunthan (Ilford) 3/6

Best Newcomer

Benjamin Pickwick (Chelmsford) in the Under 18 Minor - 2½/6


Trophies for the Essex Junior Championships 2016-17 were also awarded as follows -

Under 9 – Nina Pert (Billericay)

Under 11 – Abigail Weersing (Saffron Walden)

Under 11 Girls – Abigail Weersing (Saffron Walden)

Under 14 – Charukgan Muhunthan (Ilford)

Under 18 – Lavanan Ainkaran (Ilford)

All the crosstables from this event may be viewed on this website via Results/Tournaments/Cross Tables and the final Grand Prix tables for 2016/17 are at Results/Tournaments/Grand Prix.

The Grand Prix for 2017/18 starts next Autumn at a date and venue to be announced and the entry form will be available via this website nearer the date.

Essex players who cannot wait until October should consider entering the the Essex Rapidplay at Writtle on Sunday, 16 July 2017, details are available on this website under "view tournaments".

Thanks to Sasikala Ainkaran for the picture - additional pictures from the prizegiving will be found in the Gallery under the News tab.