Congratulations to Oliver Manchester - Oliver took part in the NCJS U11 trial circuit this season attending 7 events and winning the trophy for the highest overall score - the first Sussex player to win this award
Bumper turn out of 123 contest last tournament in this seasons grand prix series at Worthing - results and photos and final grand prix placings
This week saw the Sussex Schools Primary Cup finals - congratulations to champions Wallands, Lewes (Div 1), English Martyrs, Worthing (Div 2), Little Common (Div 3), and East Hoathly (Div 4)...full results
12 school teams contest the Sussex Schools U14 Butler Cup finals - congratulations to champions Brighton College (Butler Cup), Great Walstead (Butler Plate), and Copthorne Prep (Butler Shield)...report
It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Con Power. Con was a stalwart of Hastings Chess for many decades and became a regular helper at our tournaments over the last few years supporting his grandson. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
U11 team just squeezed out of medals into 4th place at final in High Wycombe..but Sussex share 2nd place overall in the AudioChess Grand Prix....report
Over 400 compete in Sussex Megafinal and over 130 make it through to the next stage - the Gigafinal in July...report
News from the 4NCL: Congratulations to Sussex Martlets 2 who finish the season Div 4S champions, losing only 1 match out of 11. Sussex Martlets 1 had a challenging season in Div 1 where they were outgraded in every single match but still produced some excellent individual results.Thanks to Sue Howell who steps down as Admin Manager after two very successful seasons, negotiating many logistical challenges to steer the first team to promotion last season and the second team this season...full results
Congratulations to our new NCJS members who were all successful at the trial in Liverpool - Jonathan Britnell, Giovanni Currah, Alec Hedger, Xavier Laurillard and Oliver Manchester
Breaking news: U9 team 3rd in their national final...report
Congratulations to our U11 girls team who travelled all the way to Cheadle Hulme for their national final and came 3rd...report
28 children from 10 schools entered the Burgess Hill Academy event at Birchwood Grove, with Oakmeeds convincingly winning Top School, the hosts winning Top Primary School and William Sturgis of Oakmeeds the individual champion and Oliver Goswamy of St Lawrence the Easter Egg winner.
38 children from 13 schools entered the Uckfield Academy Easter event at UCTC with the hosts winning Top School with a perfect score, Blackboys winning Top Primary School and Jack Graham of UCTC the individual champion and Oliver Godfrey of Blackboys the Easter Egg winner.
News from the NCJS Championships in Reading....congratulations to Oliver Faulkner 2nd= in U10s; and in the U14 - Dominic Miller winner, Amardip Ahluwalia 2nd=; Thomas Finn 4th= in U16s; and grading prizes for George Neale, Ed Gray and Batuhan Kaya...roundup
Schools Primary Cup R2 results updated...Finals Day will be 17th May at Great Walstead
Five Sussex girls played in the 39th Surrey Easter Congress in Cheam. Top performer was Lydia, who finished 3rd in the U10 section with 3.5/5, just ahead of Evie and Laura on 3/5. Sophie scored 2.5/5 in the U9 section and Amelie 3/5 in the U7.
Well done to Amardip and Freddie who were part of a NCJS delegation to the Tournament of Young Talents in Frydek Mistek, Czech Republic...Amardip came 2nd in the U15 section with a score of 6/8; Freddie scored 50% and gained rating points
Following the example set by the U9 team, the U11 team have won their zone in Bristol...read on