Sussex Junior Chess

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About Us

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 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.

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Our Events

Ttraining days take place about once a month during the school year at various schools around the county; catering for all ages (4 – 18) and all standards from complete beginner to England standard.

We run a series of 6 tournaments (grand prix) which are open to all, as well as smaller age-restricted tournaments open just to Sussex participants.

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for schools

We run one of the largest competitions for Schools in the UK, with an average of 40 Sussex Schools entering teams at U11, U14, U16 and U19 age groups.
We have also set up an ‘Academy Schools’ program to encourage wider participation in schools.
If your school doesn’t have a chess club, we may be able to help you find a coach in your area.

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Upcoming Events

How to enter an event

You can book any of our events using our online system.
Entries will close at 6:00pm the day before the event to allow us time to prepare the event – for example ensuring we have sufficient and appropriate coaches on training days; and sufficient equipment and staffing for tournaments.
We politely ask that you do not turn up without prior registration as this causes delays inconveniencing other attendees.

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Upcoming Events

Sep
10
Sun
9:45 am Training Day 1 @ Copthorne Prep School
Training Day 1 @ Copthorne Prep School
Sep 10 @ 9:45 am – 4:00 pm
Eligibility Open to anyone aged under 18 at midnight on August 31st 2017 and who is either resident in, or attends school in Sussex. I’m a beginner, is this for me? Definitely yes. If you Read more about Training Day 1[…]
Sep
16
Sat
9:45 am Grand Prix 1 @ Crowborough Community Centre
Grand Prix 1 @ Crowborough Community Centre
Sep 16 @ 9:45 am – 5:30 pm
The Sussex Junior Chess ‘Grand Prix’ comprises a series of 6 Open tournaments throughout the year. Tournaments are standalone, but a player’s best four results count towards a Grand Prix final placing at the end Read more about Grand Prix 1[…]
Oct
1
Sun
9:45 am Training Day 2 @ Brighton College
Training Day 2 @ Brighton College
Oct 1 @ 9:45 am – 4:00 pm
Eligibility Open to anyone aged under 18 at midnight on August 31st 2017 and who is either resident in, or attends school in Sussex. I’m a beginner, is this for me? Definitely yes. If you Read more about Training Day 2[…]
Oct
14
Sat
9:45 am Grand Prix 2 (LJCC Qualifier) @ Worth School
Grand Prix 2 (LJCC Qualifier) @ Worth School
Oct 14 @ 9:45 am – 5:30 pm
The Sussex Junior Chess ‘Grand Prix’ comprises a series of 6 Open tournaments throughout the year. Tournaments are standalone, but a player’s best four results count towards a Grand Prix final placing at the end Read more about Grand Prix 2 (LJCC Qualifier)[…]
Oct
28
Sat
9:45 am Sussex Closed U8 Championship @ Birchwood Grove School
Sussex Closed U8 Championship @ Birchwood Grove School
Oct 28 @ 9:45 am – 1:45 pm
Eligibility Open to Sussex players who meet the age qualification for the event they are entering. Players may ‘play up’ if they wish. Sussex Eligibility: resident in, or attend school or chess club in Sussex, Read more about Sussex Closed U8 Championship[…]
9:45 am Training Day 3 @ Birchwood Grove School
Training Day 3 @ Birchwood Grove School
Oct 28 @ 9:45 am – 4:00 pm
Eligibility Open to anyone aged under 18 at midnight on August 31st 2017 and who is either resident in, or attends school in Sussex. I’m a beginner, is this for me? Definitely yes. If you Read more about Training Day 3[…]

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