26th Nov - 4th Dec
Good luck to Callum & Billy playing for England in the World Schools Chess Championship 2014 being held in Juiz de Fora, Brazil. To follow their progress click here or via the twitter feed: @ECFWSCC2014
Nearly 100 contest 3rd GP of the season at Horsham...headline results
A record 130 contest Sussex U9, U11, U13 and U18 titles in very exciting event...results and photos
4NCL season kicks off with a good win for Sussex Martlets 1 vs Guildford 3; Sussex Martlets 2 were outgraded on both days but had some excellent individual performances....more
U12 and U16 teams retain their NYCA national titles in Telford...more soon
Uckfield CTC honoured for contribution to chess with a BCET Award...read more
30th October - 27 children from 8 schools attended the 22nd Burgess Hill Academy event at Birchwood Grove, with the hosts narrowly winning Top School above emerging secondary schools, and Thomas Lawrence again individual champion
31st October - 17 children from 10 schools attended the 23rd Uckfield Academy event at Holy Cross, with Lewes Old Grammar Seniors winning Top School, Rocks Park narrowly retaining Top Primary School from Harlands, and Michael Stockham the individual champion.
Slow start to the season for U14/U130 team who reversed last years result, losing 18½ - 5½. Report soon
More news from the Leeds Rapidplay! Dominic (U13) and George (U12) both competed in the 2-day 11-round event. George came 2nd in the Minor section with 8 points earning his first half-norm; and Dominic's score of 9 won him the Intermediate section gaining a full norm, qualification to the NCJS and some prize money!
News from the Leeds Rapidplay...Batuhan earns his first half-norm towards invitation to the NCJS trial, and Zevon gains his second
32 of our youngest players compete for Sussex U8 Title...congratulations to winner Arjun Kolani and top school team Great Walstead...more
Primary Schools U11 Cup round 1 draw released...read more
SJC Academy Schools Trophy presented to Broadwater First & Middle School, Worthing for their contribution to chess in Sussex
18th - 29th October
Good luck to Amy, Cosima & Josh playing for England in the European Youth Chess Championship 2014 being held in Batumi, Georgia. To follow their progress click here or via the twitter feed: @ECFEYCC2014
111 contest Worth GP; congratulations to winners Adam Faulkner (U8), Jonathan Britnell (U10), Paul Northcott (U12) and David Liu (U18)...results & photos
The first event in the U11 England Squad trial qualification circuit took place in Nottingham - half-norms for Alec, Calum, Edward, Oliver and Zevon; with Calum in overall 2nd place and Oliver Top U10!
19th - 30th September
Update from the World Youth Championships in Durban, South Africa - Amy scored an excellent 6.5/11 with a rating performance of +81.6. She met 6 titled players on the way and came close to toppling the 2300 rated third seed in round 9
U14 team earn first National title of 2014 season at NYCA Championships in Northampton and U18s take 2nd place...report
Congratulations to Paul Northcott who achieved joint 1st place in the Portsmouth Congress Minor Section with an unbeaten 5/6
Chess season gets underway with a vengeance with 76 attending the first grand prix at Crowborough - results and photos; more playing in the Crowborough Chess Club Rapidplay; and still more attending the UK Chess Academy Silver Plate.
6th - 7th September
Well done to Amardip, Daniel & Oli who were all selected to represent England in Flanders - all were unbeaten, contributing to a convincing win for England. Amardip followed up by coming 2nd= in the rapidplay tournament.
Congratulations to Batuhan Kaya who came 2nd in the U11 section of the Godalming Junior Rapidplay at Aldro.
22nd - 26th August
Billy, Cosima, Humberto, Josh, Matthew F, Matthew and Oli Howell all took part in the Gibraltar Junior International - prizes for Josh & Cosima, and Charlie wrote an entertaining daily blog for the ECF website