Junior Rated Rapid and Beginners Tournaments
Saturday 14 August 1:30pm to 5pm
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 2 and 5pm.
To enter please complete the online Entry Form – on the Festival page – link below or from the main menu above – 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 round Swiss tournament played at 10 + 5 (all moves in 10 minutes with a 5 second increment for each move) with Rounds at approximately 2:10pm (after announcements), 2:45pm, 3:20pm, 3:55pm and 4:30pm. Registration from 1:30pm. ECF membership is not required for this event.
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 local chess coaches, Tom Barton of Ilford JCC and Ben Harte & Mark Murrell 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.