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Essex GP 2 at Basildon

The 2nd Essex Junior Grand Prix of 2015/16 was held at the The Kingswood Primary School, Basildon on 15 November attracted 126 entrants from across Essex and a large number from other counties.  There were also several juniors playing in the Open section for adults and those over 14.

Results in the various age groups were as follows –

Under 8

5/6 – Amy John (Bury), Yoav Bankier Pilowsky (Cambridge) & Shlok Verma (Orpington)

Under 10

5½/6 Adam John (Bury) & Nischal Thatte (Ealing)

Chelmsford Junior Chess Club

The Organiser of the Chelmsford Junior Chess Club reports that the Club had its first meeting on 3 November and will continue to meet every Tuesday at 4.30pm. We ended up with 30 juniors between the ages of 4 and 14 ranging from experienced players to total beginners. Please see the club blog for photos and further details.

 

http://chelmsfordjuniorchessclub.blogspot.co.uk

Essex Juniors at Bury Congress

Several Essex Juniors took part in the annual Bury St Edmunds Congress held on 24/25 October 2015.  This is one of the nearest weekend events to most parts of Essex so it was good to see many of the players make good tournament performance ratings and/or register some good results.  Individual results from five games listed below -

Open: Daniel Gallagher 3; Gorak Rajesh and Partha Mulay 2

Major (u170): Elliot Cocks 2

Intermediate (u145): Aadarsh Saravanan 2½

Minor: (u120): Scott Shelley 4 (=2nd); Giulio Sahinoz 3: Lorenzo Sahinoz 2½; Bhramav Rajesh 2

Chelmsford Junior Chess Tournament - 10 October 2015

The 1st Essex Junior Grand Prix of 2015/16 was held at the Kings Road Primary School, Chelmsford and attracted 89 entrants – an increase of five from last year.

Results in the various age groups were as follows

Under 8

1st Shreyas Royal (Beckton) 6/6

2nd Shlok Verma (Orpington) 5/6

3rd on tie break Zoe Johnson (Colchester) 4/6

Under 10

1st Shahjahon Saidmurodov (East Ham) 6/6

2nd Bhramav Rajesh (Colchester) 5/6

3rd on tie break Fraser Caves (Hullbridge) 4/6

Under 12

FM Adam Taylor

 

Congratulations to Adam Taylor from Colchester who has attained the FIDE master title.

Several years ago Adam was a regular at Essex junior events, winning many trophies and being Essex Under 11 Champion in 2009.  Following that Adam was a constant member of the Under 14 Team for two years scoring an excellent 9 points from 10 games in the year the team reached the SCCU Under 14 Team Final.

Since then Adam has moved onto to greater achievements in the chess world and he has represented England many times at junior events.

Essex under 14 Team

Under 14 matches with other counties are being arranged and the Team Manager has been in touch with prospective players.  Further interest is always welcome so if your son or daughter wishes to be considered for the matches please contact Trevor Dickerson via email trevord@mypostoffice.co.uk

Essex Juniors Win Challenge Match v Cambridge

The first annual Challenge Match with Cambridge juniors was held at St Faith’s School in Cambridge on Saturday 26 September 2015.  Each County fielded players in under 11, 14 and 18 categories and after two rounds of highly competitive chess Essex emerged as the winners of the Challenge Cup.  This was mainly due to strong performances by the under 14 players and a spirited performance by the under 11s who were clear winners of the second round after just losing the first..  Scores were as follows -

U18 - 4:4 draw

Chelmsford Junior Chess Club

News from the Organiser of the Club - "Chelmsford Junior Chess Club will start Tuesday 3rd November and meet at Christ Church in London Road from 4.30-6pm.  Chelmsford has not had a junior club since July and it will be lovely to have one again.  We will welcome junior players of all ages and chess levels and offer a safe environment for everybody to have fun playing and improving their chess.  Players can drop in at any time the club is open and the initial cost will be £2 per week."

British Championships 2015 - Round-up

The 2015 British Championship at Warwick University was a resounding success for Essex Players.  Eleven Essex players competed in the various Junior Championship events held throughout the Championship.  Congratulations to the following prizewinners -

Anum Sheikh – Joint under 9 Girls Champion

Aditya Verma – under 11 and under 12 Champion

Nadia Jaufarally – under 11 Girls Champion

Daniel Gallagher – under 15 Champion

Elliot Cocks – 2nd in the under 14 and under 15 events (also winner of the under 150 Rapid event)

 

Super Saturday at British Championships for Essex Juniors

A great day for Essex Players -

Daniel Gallagher - British under 15 Champion with 5.5 points from 7. 

Elliot Cocks came =2nd with 5 points

Aditya Verma - British under 11 Champion with 7/7 !!  Nadia Jaufarally is the British under 11 Girls Champion with 5 points.

 

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