Southend Junior Chess Tournament - 17 January 2016

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The 3rd Essex Junior Grand Prix event of 2015/16 was held at the Prince Avenue Academy School in Westcliff-on-Sea on 17 January 2016 and attracted 93 entrants (seven more than last year).

Results in the various age groups were as follows –

Under 9

1st Tristan Bromelow (Hainault) 6/6

2nd (on tie break) Aarnavh Trivedi (Cambridgeshire) 5/6

3rd Rehan Shikalgar (Newham) 5/6

Under 11 (40 players!)

1st Shahjahon Saidmurodov (East Ham) 5½/6

2nd (on tie break) Lakshan Siddharth (Basildon) 5/6

3rd Dio Papena (Colchester) 5/6

Under 18 Minor

1st James Rowan (Hockley) 5½/6

2nd Charley Lo (Southend) 5/6

Grading Prizes – Urbi Modhura (Southend) 4/6 and Christopher Willoughby (Shenfield) 3/6

Under 18 Open

1st Elliot Cocks (Chelmsford) 5/6

2nd  Anum Sheikh (Ilford) 4½/6

Grading Prize – Alex Collyer (Stratford) - 4½/6


There were also a large number of entrants playing in their first EJCA event, many of whom were local players but the winner of the Best Newcomer trophy was Sam Barrett (Hatfield Broad Oak) who scored 3½ in the under 11 section.

Cross tables from the event may be viewed on this website via Results/Tournaments/Cross tables and the latest Grand Prix standings are at Results/Tournaments/Grand Prix.

Congratulations to all the prize winners and we hope to see everybody at the next Grand Prix which is due to be held at a venue to be confirmed in Colchester in the next few months.