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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


U13 Team - ECF Champions 2016


U13 Under 110 Team - ECF Champions 2016


U18 Under 130 Team - ECF Champions 2016


U18 Team - SCCU Champions 2016


U12 Team - NYCA National Champions 2015


U18 Team - NYCA National Champions 2015


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Upcoming Events

23rd July - 5th August
As week 1 of the British CC in Bournemouth draws to a close the stand-out Sussex performance is from Matt Payne who has scored 3½/5 with 2 draws and a win against IM opposition along the way; Dominic Miller also performing well above grade and several of our players in the running for junior titles...roundup tomorrow

23rd July
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

9th-10th July
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

2nd-3rd July
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.

26th June
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

18th June
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

11th June
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

11th June
45 contest Sussex Under-7 championship...results and photos

Academy News
2nd June – 26 children from 11 schools entered the Uckfield Academy event at UCTC, with the hosts narrowly retaining Top School from the Top Primary School, Rocks Park, the individual champion being Michael Stockham of UCTC.

3rd June – 23 children from 10 schools entered the Burgess Hill Academy event at Birchwood Grove, with Oakmeeds convincingly retaining Top School and Birchwood Grove just retaining Top Primary School, the individual champion being Tom Rousell of Oakmeeds.

4th - 5th June
This weekend saw the NCJS home internationals vs Wales in Monmouth. On Saturday Alec, Ed, Oliver & Thomas represented SE England U12s whilst Amardip, Freddie, Harry, Matt, Dominic and Joseph represented the U14s. On Sunday Polina & Elizabeth both represented England U11 Girls and Leo represented SW England U10s...roundup

21st May
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

21st May
Bumper turn out of 123 contest last tournament in this seasons grand prix series at Worthing - results and photos and final grand prix placings

17th May
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

Sunday 11th September
Training Day - Copthorne

Entry Form

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NB. We will be sharing the venue with the Crowborough Chess Club Rapidplay and there is no outdoors playspace at this venue
 

Saturday 17th September
Crowborough Tournament (GP1)

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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 contact 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.


Adam (Sussex 2015 U7 Champion) with GM David Howell (Sussex 1997 U7 Champion)



GM David Howell joint British Champion, and Amy Hoare British Womens Champion Aug 2014


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

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