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.
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.
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.