Monthly Archives: March 2023

UPMINSTER II V LOUGHTON II – 29/03/2023

Last night we played Loughton team in the first play-off fixture in Division 2. As teams fight to avoid relegation it was important to do as best as we can, so it was fantastic to see Upminster won 4.5 - 1.5.  First to finish was Peter with a confident win outgrading his opponent by 300…
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Upminster III v Thurrock II – 21/03/2023

Geoff Cooper's (captain) report: Last night we played Thurrock in our latest division 3 match. We lost 3-2 which was disappointing as we outgraded our opponents by an average of 200 points. Peter on board 1 had an even rook and pawn ending but his opponent’s king was better placed allowing him to grab a…
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Upminster I v Basildon – 07/03/2023

Les Crane's (captain) report:A drawn match, Upminster I scoring 4 to Basildon's 4John was playing a strong player and held his own for most of the game but ultimately ran short of time and lost on time.Martin also ran short on time, and lost.Andy and Scott played well and both drew.Sasha won and was dominating…
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Junior Activity 5th March

John's report from the Essex Junior Grand Prix This Sunday saw the latest tournaments in the Essex Junior Chess Association's Grand Prix, with four sections, U18 Open, U18 Minor, U11 Open and U11 Minor , Upminster were well represented with five of our talented juniors taking part! Leading the way was Sasha in the U18 Open.…
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