Elliot Cocks and Daniel Gallagher represented England at the annual junior team event comprising teams from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. It was held this year from 19 to 23 July in Dublin. Daniel was in the under 18 team that competed for the Glorney Cup whereas Elliot was in the under 14 team that played for the John Robinson Cup. Full details are available via the website for the event - http://www.glorneycupchess.org/index.htm
The Fifth and Final Round of the Essex Junior Grand Prix was held on Sunday, 28 June 2015 at the R A Butler Academy in Saffron Walden. A total of 84 players took part, with several most welcome players from adjoining Counties and three from Bedford. All the sections were closely contested with Essex players aiming to score well to improve their final standings in the Essex Junior Grand Prix. The results were as follows –
Mark McCallum, Essex u11 Team Manager makes the following report -
EPSCA Inter-Association Championship 2015
UNDER 11s – FINAL
The Essex Under 11s played in the EPSCA Under 11 Final at Nottingham High School in Nottingham on 9th May 2015.
The 16 teams competing were Barnet, Berkshire, Cheshire and North Wales, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Lancashire, Manchester, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oldham, Oxfordshire, Richmond, Sussex, Wey Valley and Yorkshire.
The Fourth Round of the Essex Junior Grand Prix was held on Sunday, 17 May 2015 at St Benedict’s College, a new venue for this event, in Colchester. A total of 79 players took part, with several most welcome players from outside of Essex including two from Lincolnshire! After four closely fought sections, Essex players held off the challenge from the visitors in all but the section for the youngest players. The results were as follows –
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.