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Sussex Junior Chess

Est. 1995 - President: GM David Howell

British Chess Educational Trust Award 2012

Sussex Junior Chess is a not for profit organisation run by volunteers which exists to promote and popularise chess amongst school age children in the county.

We offer training days at venues around the county, and organise tournaments for individuals and schools. We also select and run county teams - Under 9, Under 11, Under 11 Girls, Under 12, Under 13, Under 14, Under 16 & Under 18 -  who compete in national events.

All surpluses from SJC events are used to develop junior chess in Sussex.

If you would like to make a donation to support our work, please use this link.....

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U14 Team -SCCU Champions 2015


U16 Team - NYCA National Champions 2014


U12 Team - NYCA National Champions 2014


NYCA U14 team 2014

U14 Team - NYCA Joint National Champions 2014

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Upcoming Events

25th July - 8th August
First Sussex player in the prizes at the British - Callum 2nd= in the U15s...roundup

24th July
New grades are out...has yours gone up?

19th - 23rd July
Well done to Ollie Willson, Matthew Forster and Oli Howell who represented England in the Glorney-Gilbert International hosted by the Irish Chess Union...more

16th July
News from the Academy Schools programme – an Under-16 schools invitation tournament at Downlands saw the hosts achieve a resounding win against Uckfield CTC – report and photos soon

15th July
Chess Cafe culture comes to East Grinstead...East Grinstead Chess Club have joined forces with the Book Shop in the historic High Street to provide visitors with the chance for a casual game of chess on Wednesdays from 2.30pm throughout the summer...more

9th July
News from the Academy Schools programme - an Under-19 schools invitation tournament at Uckfield CTC saw the hosts beat Lewes Old Grammar convincingly – report soon

12th July
Many Sussex juniors do well at 9th Weald Congress...new Sussex U18, U14 and Girls Champions are Callum, Matthew and Cassie...full results

10th July
Fresh from Turkey, Amardip played the Kings Place Festival in London, winning the £50 U155 grading prize in the Major section with 4½/6

9th July
Congratulations to Dominic Miller who has won the inaugural chess scholarship to Brighton College...more

4th - 5th July
Well done to our 140 players at the Gigafinal...Amardip, Jonathan, Paul and Timmy win their sections taking them through to the Terafinal; several others through to the Challengers and the Silver Plate....roundup

24th June - 3rd July
Good luck to Amardip who is representing England at the European Schools Chess Championships in Konya, Turkey

23rd June
Congratulations to Primary Cup champions Copthorne Prep (Div 1), English Martyrs (Div 2), London Meed (Div 3) and Harlands (Div 4)...headline results and photos

21st June
On the longest day of the year 30 Sussex players travelled to Grantham to compete in the ECF U18 & U13 Championships; scooping 2nd place in the U18 Open, U13 Open and U13 Minor...more

Sussex U13 Minor Team 2015

13th June
60 under-7s contest Sussex Championship; congratulations to champion Adam Faulkner and top school Great Walstead...read more

Adam (Sussex 2015 U7 Champion) with GM David Howell (Sussex 1997 U7 Champion)

...and season ends with the Bruce Dienes awards followed by annual end of season simultaneous featuring IMs Tom Rendle and Chris Baker, watched by GM David Howell...read more

29th May
22 children from 9 schools entered the 26th Burgess Hill Academy event at Birchwood Grove, with Oakmeeds easily winning Top School and Matthew Barton of Northease Manor the individual champion on 6/6.

28th May
25 children from 9 schools entered the 27th Uckfield Academy event at Holy Cross, with Uckfield CTC only narrowly winning Top School, Rocks Park only narrowly winning Top Primary School and Jack Graham of UCTC individual champion on 6/6.

30th May
12 Sussex players selected to represent SE England vs Wales in Monmouth...more

23rd - 29th May
A very successful trip to Poland with the NCJS for Amardip, Freddie, Oli and Matthew...more

 


Next Tournament

Saturday 12th September
GP1 - Crowborough

Entry Form

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There is no outside playspace at this venue.
The venue is shared with an adult chess tournament run by Crowborough Chess Club.

If you are planning to attend one of our tournaments but have not had time to pre-book, we would politely ask that you telephone or email before 9:00pm the evening before (details on the entry form, or, via our ContactUs tab) - this helps us ensure a prompt start at the published time.
Unregistered players arriving after 9:45 will miss round 1. A half point bye may be awarded at the organisers' discretion.


Next Training

Sunday 6th September
Copthorne Prep. School

Entry Form

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SJC Academy Events

Entry welcomed from pupils attending Sussex schools.

No events at present


You may be interested in...

Events listed here are not organised by Sussex Junior Chess. Enquires and feedback should be directed to the organisers.

Burgess Hill Junior Chess Club
Mondays - More Info and website

Crawley Junior Chess Club
Fridays - More Info

Crawley Training & Tournament
Next event will be posted here

Crowborough Junior Chess Club
Fridays - More Info

Horsham Junior Chess Club
Tuesdays - More Info

Worthing Knights Junior Chess Club
Thursdays - More Info


Become a Member

Join Sussex Junior Chess for only £10 per family and enjoy discounted event entry!
Application form

Membership is reduced to £5 if you are also a silver or gold member of the ECF. Currently the ECF are offering FREE silver membership to new junior members....find out more


Bursary Fund

The SJC Bursary fund has been established to assist Sussex families in need with expenses.  We welcome enquiries which will be dealt with in strict confidence.
Please email us for details.


Roving Reporters Wanted

Are you an experienced SJC member competing in out-of-county events? If so, we would love to hear how you get on to celebrate your success and inspire new members.




GM David Howell drops in to GP5

GM David Howell drops in to Eastbourne Tournament, Feb 2013


SJC players representing England at European Schools CC in Serbia 2013


GM Gawain Jones and IM Thomas Rendle sign autographs at GP4 January 2013


SJC receive BCET award 2012

SJC awarded British Chess Educational Trust award 2012

Sussex players at WSCC 2013

SJC players representing England at World Schools CC in Greece 2013

London Chess Classic 2013

GM David Howell with SJC prizewinners

European Youth Prague Aug 2012

Amy with GMs David Howell and Stephen Gordon at the European Youth Championships in Prague August 2012