The Team Manager, Dave Hawkins, makes the following report -
EPSCA Inter-Association Under-11 Girls Final - 18th April at Fairford, Gloucestershire.
Essex Under-11 Girls went into this event without great expectations, hampered by withdrawals, unavailability, the loss of 2 key players due to emigration, and being able to field only 10 players in a team of 12. (Two of these only played their first competitive tournament in February.)
The Essex Under 11s played in the EPSCA Under 11 East Zone at The Malcolm Arnold Academy in Northampton on 21st March. The other teams involved were from Barnet, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Newham, Northamptonshire, Richmond, and Suffolk.
Added by commTrevor on Saturday, February 28, 2015
Several Essex Juniors took part in prestigious tournaments recently.
The best score by an Essex junior at the South of England Juniors event at Yately Manor was by Niall Ali in the Under 14 Closed Section where his score of 3/5 gave him a tournament performance rating of 166.
At the Wiltshire and West of England Junior Championships we had four juniors on the prize list –
Anum Sheik – Equal 1st in the under 9 Championship (Best girl in this section and overall best girl prize)
An away match against Surrey is never an easy fixture but our players fought hard and there were very few games that were over quickly. The final scoreline of 16½ to 7½ to Surrey was a little hard on our team but we let a few promising positions disappear and with some more experience our players could have scored some extra wins or draws.
Added by commTrevor on Thursday, December 18, 2014
The EJCA apologises for the recent technical problems with the website and we are now once again able to keep you up to date with news of Essex Junior chess teams, events and players. The results of the recent Basildon Junior tournament have been added under Results/Tournaments/Crosstables and the current Grand Prix tables have been updated.