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Final GP tables 2018-19

The final standings in the Essex Junior Grand Prix are now uploaded.  Follow Results, Tournaments, Grand Prix.

Essex Under 9s qualify for finals

Team Manager Michael Catabay reports:- 

On Saturday 16th March 2019 the Essex Under 9 team competed with 6 other teams in the EPSCA East Zone Qualifying event. As expected, the East Zone is always a very tough and challenging area from which to qualify for the final.  We had a very good start of the day when all the players arrived  at  the venue in good time, which gave us extra time to get to know each other and settle down.

Essex U11s take bronze and qualify for the finals.

Team Managaer Mark MacCallum reports:-

U11s Third at EPSCA East Zone Qualifier

 The Essex Under 11s competed at the EPSCA Under 11 East Zone at Sir John Cass Foundation Primary School, in Aldgate, London on 9th March 2018.  The other teams competing for a place at the National Final were Barnet, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Newham, Richmond and Suffolk.


A truly stunning performance by our U11 Girls' Team.  Manager Andy Willoughby reports:- 

Essex U14 and U18 teams at the SCCU Jamboree

The Southern Counties Chess Union Junior Jamboree took place in East Finchley on Sunday 17th March. Team Manager Craig Caves reports:-

Section - U18 Minor

4th Brentwood U12 Open Tournament

Entries for the 4th Brentwood Open U12 tournament have now opened at www.britishchess.co.uk. This is a six-round graded rapidplay event open to everyone in Year 7 or below. The day will include the chance for some coaching between rounds and a (purely for fun) tournament for parents.

Grand Prix 4 - date for your diary

The fourth Essex Junior Grand Prix tournament of 2018/19 will be on Saturday 4th May in Colchester. The entry form will be available here towards the end of March.

Grand Prix 5

The fifth and final tournament of 2018/19 will be back in Chelmsford on Sunday 23rd June.


The Essex Junior Chess Association apologises for this website being unavailable over recent weeks for technical reasons which proved much longer to resolve than we expected!!

Grand Prix 3 was held in Southend on 19 January 2019 and attracted 65 entries.  The results were as follows –

Under 9

1st Lior Yedid (Middlesex) 5½/6                

2nd Anwulikaego Obi  (Newham) 5

3rd (on tie break) Vivian Obi  (Newham) 4

Under 11

1st Shayan Gohil (Hornchurch) 5½/6

World Cadet Championship

Abigail Weersing, Anum Sheikh and Giulio Sahinoz were part of the England squad at the recent World Cadets Championship in Spain.  Full details of the event and team scores may be found on the ECF Juniors pages here https://www.englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/2018-world-cadets-chess-championship/

One of the professional coaches at the event was former Essex Junior, FM Adam Taylor