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 –