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EPSCA Inter-Association Championship 2016 UNDER 11s – East Zone

The Essex Under 11s played in the EPSCA Under 11 East Zone at Orleans Park School in Twickenham on 19th March.  The other teams involved were Barnet, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Newham, Northamptonshire, Richmond, and Suffolk.

Daniel Gallagher in Graz

Highly rated Essex junior Daniel Gallagher recently played in Austria at the Graz Open.  Although Daniel was ranked only 115 out of a field of 136 players, he ended up with a score of 5/9 and a finishing place of 57th. This was a very good score for Daniel and it's great to see an Essex junior playing in an Open event on the continent.  Full details at chess-results http://www.chess-results.com/tnr181947.aspx

 

 

 

Under 14s Results - Victory Over Surrey!

The Essex u14 team has played two matches on consecutive weekends most recently against Surrey at home on 6 February.  This proved to be an excellent fixture with many very competitive games and Essex just edged the first round by 7 to 5.  In the first round our top boards made little impression on the strong Surrey players but the second round was a different story and the whole team steadily accumulated enough points to win the match by the healthy margin of 15½ to 8½.  Wins against Surrey can be quite rare but it was a well deserved performance with every member of the team contributing

January 2016 Grades

Visit the ECF Grading Database for the latest grades - http://www.ecfgrading.org.uk/new/menu.php

Southend Junior Chess Tournament - 17 January 2016

 

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

Hastings International Chess Congress

Results of Essex Juniors –

Open (including 13 Grandmasters) over 9 rounds – FM Adam Taylor 4.5 and Daniel Gallagher 3.5

Weekend Major (5 rounds) – Elliot Cocks and Aditya Verma 2/5

Weekend u120 (5 rounds) – Shlok Verma 2.5 and Zoe Johnson 0/3

Clockwise from top left - Aditya and Shlok Verma, Adam Taylor, Elliot Cocks and Daniel Gallagher (Photo from Anna Gallagher)

Essex Players at the London Junior Chess Championships (Part two)

Scores of Essex players who competed in the second part of the London Junior Chess Championships between Christmas and the New Year
Under 8 (7 games)
Shlok Verma 6 =2nd
Jerry Zheng 5
Kalinda Architha Attanayake 3.5
Harry Zheng 3

Essex Players at the London Junior Chess Championships

Scores by Essex players at the first weekend of the London Junior Chess Championships -

U14 Major (6 games)

Elliot Cocks 3.5

U14 Minor (6 games)

Nadia Jaufarally 5 =2nd Leading Girl

Aadarsh Saravanan 4.5 =4th

Samuel Hyde 2.5

Lavanan Ainkaran 2

Sarah Weersing 2/4

Faris Mir 0/3

U10 Major (7 games)

Anum Sheikh 5.5 =4th Leading Girl

Bhramav Rajesh 4

Abbey Weersing 4

Giulio Sahinoz 3.5

Zahra Jaufarally 3

Teddy Bulpett 1.5

London Chess Classic

Success for Essex Players at the London Chess Classic.  Essex prizewinners so far –

Classic Weekend Open – 2nd= FM Adam Taylor

U120 Weekend event - =1st Aadarsh Saravanan; Grading Prize - Bhramav Rajesh

English Junior Rapidplay – Overall scores 2nd Naomi Wei and =3rd Elliot Cocks.  Elliot was =1st amongst the under 14s with Lavanan Ainkaran =3rd in that age group.

Under 14 Team News

After a delay in the start of the Annual Southern Counties Chess Union (SCCU) county event for 2015/16 the Essex under 14 team finds itself in the Eastern Zone again with several strong county teams plus Richmond Junior Chess Club who are also affiliated to the SCCU.

Our first match was away to Kent in Sevenoaks.  We faced a good team that led 8-4 after the first round.  The second round was a much closer affair with our team winning by the narrowest of margin.  The overall score was a 14.5 to 9.5 win to Kent though Essex did win the reserve boards by a 8-2 score!

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