Sussex Chess News is out and features lots of stories about our juniors
20th - 21st August
News coming in of some great Sussex results from the UKCC Terafinal...Amardip and Calum 3rd=, Lucy shares top girl prize and Solomon is top U9. More prizewinners in the Challengers...roundup
18th - 23rd August
Batuhan, Cassie, David, Matthew F, Matthew L, Oli and Vincent all took part in the Gibraltar Junior Chess Festival - well done to David who came 3rd= in the U16s, and Cassie who was =Top Girl
7th - 22nd August
Good luck to Amy, competing in the World U20 in India - follow her progress here
Sadd Cup (U16 School Teams) Update: this was set for Tuesday 5th July. Unfortunately the NUT decided to strike on that day, so the event had to be cancelled. It has now been rescheduled for Tuesday 13th September at Downlands School.
Congratulations to Amardip, British U13 Champion with 6½/7, and Oli Howell 3rd= with 5/7; also Polina earns her first half norm towards qualification for the NCJS squad...roundup
30th July - 10th August
Good luck to Ollie Willson, competing in the Commonwealth Chess Congress in Sri Lanka
23rd July - 5th August
Congratulations to Arjun - joint U10 champion with 6/7 and winner of the Neil Carr Scholarship - and JuJu joint U14 champion with 5½/7. Edward collects his first NCJS half norm with 4/7 in the U12s...roundup
The stand-out Sussex performance in week 1 was from Matt Payne who has scored 3½/5 with 2 draws and a win against IM opposition along the way.
New ECF grades are out - has yours gone up?
16th - 17th July
Well done to everyone who represented Sussex at the Southern Gigafinal. Solomon, Elizabeth, Giovanni, Polina, Calum, Amardipand Lucy all won their sections and are through to the final stage - the Terafinal; 14 others made it to the Challengers and 27 more to the Plate...roundup...if anyone has any photos to share contact me
17th - 21st July
Good luck to Callum, Cassie, Dominic, Lucy, Matthew and Oli who are all representing England at the Glorney-Gilbert International...results
The Sussex U18, U14 and Girls' trophies are awarded annually at the Weald Chess Congress - congratulations to this years champions Ollie Willson, Oli Howell, Polina Shchepinova and Lucy Bennet-Stevens
Well done to Calum and Batuhan who played in the Hastings Weekend U175 tournament; they both won grading prizes and Batuhan also came joint third.
Sussex host ECF Junior County Championships in Brighton and capitalise on home advantage to secure U18 Minor, U13 Open and U13 Minor titles plus 2nd place on tiebreak in U18 Open...headline results
Large Sussex contingent selected to represent London & the SE U11s vs 'The Rest' - Jonathan Britnell, Giovanni Currah, Ed Gray, Alec Hedger, Timmy Hedger, Xavier Laurillard, Oliver & Thomas Manchester - London & the SE won 21-17
17th - 25th June
Good luck to Dominic Miller who is competing in the European Schools Chess Championships in Halkidiki, Greece as part of the England delegation...follow his progress here
The final end of season prizegiving took place at Great Walstead - congratulations to Timon Walshe-Grey, winner of the Bruce Dienes cup; and Reggie Barker, Torrin Bell and Maxwell Kendall who received Bruce Dienes awards...more
45 contest Sussex Under-7 championship...results and photos