Week 47 Round-Up

  • The Club Championship is already underway and members rated 60 and over are welcome to join.
  • Thurrock I drew with Upminster III
  • This coming  week we have two second team matches. Wednesday we play home at Grays against Upminster 4 and the other away to Temple 1st team. Please get in touch if you are willing and available to play.

We Are Looking For New Members

Currently looking for players to play in our Four Club Teams playing in Essex and Southend Chess Leagues, plus internal competitions.
All ages, abilities and beginners welcome (Teaching provided).

We Meet on:

Wednesdays at St Thomas RC Church Hall, East Thurrock Road, Grays RM176SR Adults 7.30 – 10.30 pm Junior section (age 5+) 7.30 – 8.30

Tuesday at East Thurrock CommunityAssociation Stanford SS170NU
Adults 7.30 to 10.30pm, Junior section (age 5+) 7.30 – 8.30

First night FREE at both venues, thereafter £1 at Grays, 50p Stanford
For more info contact Malcolm on 07872611738

English Chess Federation Under 120 – 2017

Readers, I should start by pointing out that this event occurred all the way back in July. Going forward we will try to have more up to date reports for you. So here is a belated report from our friends at Essex chess. Many thanks to Chester.

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1 Jul – ECF U120 Final Middx 5½-6½ Essex
At Leamington Spa. Essex have won the U120 Final against Middx. The win was achieved with two games to spare as, at 6-4, Essex had a win on Board Count even if the last two games were lost. Essex showed great resilience as Middx had the early advantage, three times holding the lead in the early stages. Essex held their nerve and came back in the second half of the match to stretch over the winning line.

Many congratulations to the team and to skipper Malcolm Crane on a fantastic season, capped with the best result.

The final result of that bout was Middx 5½ – 6½ Essex. Thanks again to all those that participated and a special thanks to organisers.