Essex Back to Real Chess Fest – Part 2

Junior Rated Rapid and Beginners Tournaments

Saturday 4 September, 1:30 pm to 5 pm

The Hall at Wanstead House, 21 The Green, Wanstead E11 2NT

To coincide with the return of County Chess to Wanstead House, the Essex Chess Association in conjunction with the local junior chess clubs of Ilford and Wanstead & Woodford is hosting an afternoon of competitive chess for Essex junior players between 1.30 pm and 5 pm.

One of the principle aims of this festival is to promote chess for girls in Essex, which currently has the strongest county girls’ team in the country.

HOW TO ENTER – Please complete the online entry form below for each junior player, stating the tournament preference. The entry fee is £3 with payment details provided with the entry confirmation.

A) The ECF rated rapid will be a 5 or 6 round Swiss tournament played at G10+5 (all moves in 10 minutes with a 5 second increment for each move) with Rounds at approximately 2:10 pm (after announcements), 2:45 pm, 3:20 pm, 3:55 pm and 4:30 pm. Registration from 1:30 pm.  ECF membership is not required for this event.

Current entries for the Rated Rapid are available from the **Essex Festival 2** menu in the main navigation above.

B) An unrated informal beginners tournament without clocks (save for resolving deadlock) with a different opponent each round on a similar level of success.

This is an event for those Juniors players who have a connection with Essex (which extends to the London Boroughs that are both North of the R. Thames and East of the R. Lea) whether through residency, birth, school location, club location, or having played for an Essex county team.

Under the auspices of the ECA, the Junior Festival will be supervised by Essex Junior Organiser, Robin Slade of Chelmsford JCC and Ben Harte of Wanstead & Woodford JCCC.

Places are limited so do register early to avoid disappointment.

Please note that other than in the playing rooms the ECA is unable to provide supervision of junior players at this event. Wanstead House is a “covid secure” venue with safety precautions in place. However, attendees do so at their own risk and are asked to observe the protocols in place to help.

Conditions of Entry apply (event and ECA) along with the Safeguarding and Privacy Policies of the ECA. Parents and guardians are please referred to the Safeguarding page available from the Corporate menu at the foot of this page, from where the event conditions and risk assessments can also be viewed.

Link: Vega Tournament Pages

Required reading

Festival conditions of entry

ECA conditions of entry August 2018

ECA Covid-19 Risk Assessment

ECA Safeguarding and Privacy Policy – see the Corporate menu at the foot of this page.

Please note

Juniors under 8 must have parent present on site.

Essex Chess Association does not provide supervision save for in the Playing Rooms.

Festival Entry Form

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Thank you for registering for the ECA Festival – Junior Events on 14 August 2021. We will be in contact shortly to confirm your entry. If you have indicated payment by bank transfer, the ECA Bank details will be provided by email. Should your circumstances change such that you are unable to attend please contact the Organiser at straight away.