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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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ECF Grades


U16 Team - NYCA National Champions 2014


U12 Team - NYCA National Champions 2014


NYCA U14 team 2014

U14 Team - NYCA Joint National Champions 2014


U18 Team - ECF National Champions 2014


Sussex U11 Squad 2014

U11 Team - EPSCA National Champions 2014


U14 Team -SCCU Champions 2014


Sussex U13 Team National Champions 2013

U13 Team - ECF National Champions 2013


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Upcoming Events

1st March
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

1st March
Primary Cup second round draw released...who will make it to Finals Day?

1st March
Congratulations to Amardip who came 3rd in the Bexhill Chess Congress U1900 section, gaining over 200 rating points and a £50 rating prize

21st-22nd February
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

20th February
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

20th February
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

19th February
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

16th February
Thanks to Brighton College who kindly invited some of our older juniors to a simultaneous display given by GM Nigel Short...more

Nigel Short Simul

15th February
Tough start to the County season for our new U11 squad in their first outing...report

15th February
Congratulations to Batuhan who has won the Bexhill Chess Club tournament with 9½/11, earning £50

15th February
2 wins with black gets Sussex Martlets 2 off the bottom of 4NCL Div 3; mixed fortunes for Sussex Martlets 1 in Div 2...more

8th February
Sussex Kings (boys) convincingly win U9 7-Counties match in Newbury while the Sussex Queens (girls) take second place...report

7th February
113 players contest penultimate GP tournament of the season...read more

Updated grand prix placings.

31st Jan - 1st Feb
30 Sussex players take part in South of England Championships at Yateley...Paul, Lucy, Amardip, Calum, Torrin, Elena, Adam and Timmy all in the prizes and half norms for Alec and Jonathan...more

26th January
New ECF grades are out

17th January
Well done to our U11 girls team, 2nd in 5-Counties match in Reading...report

11th January
Another good weekend for Sussex Martlets 1 at 4NCL; 2nd team still struggling to find their form...more

10th January
U14/U130 team in closely fought home win vs Kent 12½ - 11½ ..report

10th January
First outing for our new U9 squad results in convincing win vs Berks, Bucks & Hants in Twyford...more

4th January
92 compete in Hastings GP - report & photos - and updated GP placings

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2nd January
35 children from 10 schools entered the Burgess Hill Academy winter championships and for the first time ever, the hosts Birchwood Grove were narrowly beaten into second place by Oakmeeds, with Matthew Barton and Oliver Falvey jointly winning the individual title after all tie-breaks failed to separate them.

2nd January
50 children from 13 different schools attend first SW Sussex Academy tournament of 2015. Individual champions were Rajan Allenby, Jake Burford and Ethan Langridge. Broadwater were top school, followed closely by West Park, St Margarets (Angmering) and Sion...report & photos

30th December
30 children from 12 schools entered the Uckfield Academy winter championships, where Uckfield CTC strongly regained Top School with the first three individual places, with Michael Stockham winning on a tie-break, and Rocks Park narrowly winning Top Primary School over Blackboys.


Next Training

Sunday 29th March
Windlesham House School
Washington
Incorporating the Sussex Junior Chess A.G.M. 2:00pm
and
Delancey UKSCC qualifier for SJC Members

Entry Form

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Next Tournament

Saturday 2nd May
Delancey UKCC MEGAFINAL

Hassocks

** Entry by qualification ONLY**
** Strictly No Entry On The Day **

Sussex players not already qualified may enter a qualifying event on 29th March

More Information


Saturday 16th May
Worthing Grand Prix
Worthing College
1 Sanditon Way, Worthing,
West Sussex BN14 9FD
(Postcode is very new – if your SatNav doesn’t recognise it use BN14 9QD)

Entry Form

Map

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.


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