Added by commTrevor on Wednesday, January 22, 2014
The under 14 team played their third match of 2013/14 at the Tetherdown Primary School, Muswell Hill against a strong Middlesex team. Over the top 10 boards we were outgraded by an average of 22 points and the home team made this difference count by winning the first round 9½ to 2½.
On 8 December fourteen players represented Essex at Amherst School, Sevenoaks for the fixture against Kent. After the first round we led 7-5 although many of the games had been had fought. Unfortunately, the second round started badly, especially on the lower boards, and although we recovered as the round progressed, the extra half point needed to win the match was just beyond us. Still a draw is always a good result against Kent and the teams were evenly matched. Well done to all the players, including the two reserves who won all their games and not forgetting parents for all their su
Our first match in the SCCU u14 tournament was played at the URC Church in Chelmsford on Sunday, 24 November against Sussex.
As usual, the Sussex team was very competitive and after the first round the visitors were leading by half a point. Despite this minor setback, the Essex players demonstrated their fighting spirit by coming though the second round by a four point margin and therefore finishing as winners by 13½ to 10½.
The full result may be viewed on the SCCU website –
The Second Grand Prix of 2013/14 was held at Basildon on 17 November and attracted 140 junior players, including several from outside of Essex. There were sections for players aged under 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14 together with an Open section for adults and juniors of any age or grade that included several juniors over 14. The main prize winners were as follows –