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Adam's norm

Congratulations to FM Adam C Taylor (Manningtree) on securing his first IM Norm at the Hastings International Chess Congress 2017/18. Adam scored 5½/9, with only one loss, against a field including 4 GMs, 3 IMs and 1 FM for a TPR of 2452. Adam had the satisfaction of beating the tournament winner, GM Deep Sengupta 2586, in the first round. An impressive performance!

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Southend 2018

The 62nd Southend Chess Congress takes place 30 March-02 April 2018, Southend Adult Community College, Ambleside Drive, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2UN.

Same conditions as last year: FIDE Open and four ECF-graded sections, Leigh-on-Sea U170, Westcliff U145, Southchurch U120 and Thorpe Bay U95. Online entry.

The Essex Championship will be awarded to the highest placed eligible player in the Southend FIDE Open. In the event of a tie, the first tie-break will be Sum of Progressive Scores. If there is still a tie, Sum of Opponents' Scores will be applied.

Head over to the Congress website for full details.

Southend 2018

U180 Venue change

The U180 match v Sussex on 20 January 2018 will now be an Essex Home fixture. Sussex could not get their Hassocks venue for this date, so will come to Wanstead. 13:30 start, incremental rate of play with Essex digital clocks.

The Calendar has been updated to show the venue change.


Murrell's marauders mighty

SCCU Open: Sussex 8½-7½ Essex
At Hassocks. Statistically it should have been a 10-6 home win, but was very nearly a steal by the visitors. Gavin had the misfortune to lose his winning game on the clock when either flag could have dropped (analogue clock). And he had passed up the chance of seeing West Ham beat Chelsea, to support the team! Once more, Essex produced a stirling performance in a losing cause. One day...

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Loughton Christmas Rapid

Wednesday, 13 December 2017
at Loughton Chess Club

Loughton CC will be holding a Christmas Rapid, this coming Wednesday, 13 December 2017, at their venue: Loughton Bowling Club, Eleven Acre Rise, LOUGHTON, Essex  IG10 1AN. MAP

  • 5 Rounds;
  • 15 mins per player per game;
  • NOT graded;
  • FREE entry;
  • Registration 19:30 - 19:45, don't be late;

Please use this email link for: ENQUIRIES

A convivial evening's Rapid chess.

Essex home double

SCCU U180: Essex 8½-7½ Surrey
At Wanstead House. Surrey must be regretting the non-appearance of their Board 2, with the match decided by the odd point. Steve Rix had the honour of scoring the winning point after an exchange sacrifice. The other match being drawn looks like a good result for Essex.

Other match: Middx 8-8 Kent
Positions: Kent 1½/2, Essex, Surrey 1/2, Middx ½/1, Sussex 0/1.

SCCU U140: Essex 10½-5½ Kent
At Wanstead House. Essex on a roll with three wins from three to top the table by two clear points. Happy skipper, Charlton Siddo, reports excellent performances from the talented Essex Juniors in a convincing victory. You can read Charlton's report on the U140 page.

Other matches: Middx 7½-8½ Herts, Sussex 7-9 Surrey.

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