U9s in 7th place out of 18 teams in their National final in Northampton; strength in depth bodes well for the future - more soon
Our young U11 Girls team have fun day out in Gloucestershire at EPSCA final finishing in a very creditable 6th place - thanks to Amy and Cassie for their mentoring - report
News from the NCJS Championships in Daventry - U12 George Neale takes his place in the squad having gained 3½/5 and a grading prize, and U10 Oli Manchester gains his 2nd half-norm with 3/5 earning him a place at the trial later this month
Fantastic result at the Golders Green Rapidplay for Callum Brewer who beat Russian Grandmaster Alex Cherniaev with black in Round 1!
33 children from 9 schools entered the 25th Burgess Hill Academy event at Birchwood Grove, with Oakmeeds very narrowly winning Top School from the hosts, Benjamin Sturgis of Oakmeeds the individual champion, Henry Tomkins of St Wilfrid's the blitz champion and Matthew Barton of Northease Manor the Easter egg champion.
37 children from 15 schools entered the 26th Uckfield Academy event at Holy Cross, with UCTC narrowly winning Top School from Top Primary School Rocks Park, and Michael Stockham of UCTC the individual champion and Jack Graham of UCTC the Easter egg champion.
2nd - 6th April
Callum, Dominic, Thomas and Daniel all travelled to Frydek Mistek in the Czech Republic to represent the NCJS in the U15 Open section. All scored well with Callum top-scoring ( 6/8) to take 4th place overall.
Sussex Martlets 1 secure 2 very good wins and a place in the promotion pool in 4NCL
Congratulations to our U11 squad who won their zone at Hassocks...report
It is with much sadness that we report the death of Colin Harding on Friday. Colin was a great supporter of chess in Sussex. Having taught and run the chess club at Great Walstead for many years he was involved in the creation of Sussex Junior Chess in the early 1990s and remained very active in retirement both at the school and at our events. Our thoughts are with his family.
Life after junior chess - ex-Sussex Junior and Sussex Martlets 4NCL player Grant Bucher has been rubbing shoulders with GMs at the Reykjavik Open. Grant
scored 5½/10 performing well above grading including a win over an FM and a draw with a 2428 rated GM
Breaking news - U9s win their Zone in Chepstow...report
U14 Open team retain the SCCU Title and U18 Minor team runners up...headline results
ex-Sussex Juniors Rhys Cumming and Jude Lenier were selected to represent Oxford in the presigious annual Varsity match held at the RAC Club in Pall Mall - the match ended in a 4-4 draw
Our U9 Boys took on our U11 Girls in a practice match before the forthcoming zone matches...after a strong start in round 1 the girls faded a little in round 2 to allow the boys to retain the Sir Patrick Moore Cup
Primary Cup second round draw released...who will make it to Finals Day?
Congratulations to Amardip who came 3rd in the Bexhill Chess Congress U1900 section, gaining over 200 rating points and a £50 rating prize
News from the West Of England Championships, Swindon - Matthew Howell 2nd in the Minor, half norms for U12s Hugo and Lucy, Controller's prizes for Thomas and Calum, and a grading prize for Freddie
27 children from 6 schools entered the 24th Burgess Hill Academy event at Birchwood Grove, with the hosts winning back the Top School trophy, Benjamin Sturgis of Oakmeeds the individual champion, and Tom Rousell of Oakmeeds the blitz champion
Congratulations to Josh Higgs who has won the B-Turnier of the Internationales Schachopen Graz (Austria) with a score of 7/9, gaining 132 FIDE rating points
42 children from 13 schools entered the 25th Uckfield Academy event at Holy Cross, with UCTC easily retaining Top School, Rocks Park just winning Top Primary School and Jack Graham of UCTC the individual champion
Thanks to Brighton College who kindly invited some of our older juniors to a simultaneous display given by GM Nigel Short...more