The U14/U130 team are off to a strong start to their league with a home win vs Richmond at Haywards Heath...report soon
Our very new U9 team travelled to Twyford for their first match of the season..report
88 contest 4th GP of the season at Hastings and GM David Howell presents the prizes...report & photos and updated GP positions
25 children from 9 schools entered the Burgess Hill Academy winter championships at Birchwood Grove school, with the hosts easily regaining Top Primary School, and Downlands also easily achieving Top School with three of their team scoring 5/6 and Ryan Sargent the individual champion
28th Dec - 5th Jan
The Hastings International Congress is underway and as usual our juniors are taking the opportunity to gain experience in the many events on offer;highlights so far...
Calum Salmons 2nd= in the Christmas 'A' tournament and Jonathan Britnell 3rd= in the Christmas 'D'
Father and son duos Forsters and Howells in the prizes at the evening 'pairs' event
Congratulations to Adam Faulkner - 2nd= in the London Junior CC U8 section with 6/7
41 children from 17 schools entered the Uckfield Academy winter championships at Rocks Park school, with Uckfield CTC retaining Top School, the hosts Rocks Park regaining Top Primary School, and Michael Stockham was the individual champion with an unbeaten 5½/6
67 children from 25 different schools attend South West Sussex Academy Tournament, most playing outside their school for the first time - results and photos
News from the LJCC - Congratulations to Edward Gray 3rd= in the U14 Major, earning his second NCJS half-norm and therefore qualification to the squad.
Calum Salmons, Xavier Laurilard, Bridie O'Leary, Arjun Kolani, Abhi Jadav and Sophie Rees also in the prizes...roundup
Hastings Chess Congress - free junior coaching session
GM Chris Ward will hold a free junior coaching session on Thursday 29th December 2016 in the Commentary Room at Horntye Park Sports Complex between 10.00am and 12.30pm - for more info see the congress website
44 girls aged 7 - 17 contest Sussex Girls Championship - congratulations to Elena Currah and Elizabeth Finn (U11 Champions), Leah Douglas (U14 Champion), and Polina Shchepinova (U18 Champion). Rocks Park Primary (U11) and Burgess Hill Girls (U18) were the top schools...results & photos
A good start to the 4NCL season with 2 wins for Sussex Martlets 1; 50% for Sussex Martlets 2, and a draw against a much higher rated side for the new third team...roundup
A record 145 compete in Sussex championships - results and photos
Many of you will have played in last years' Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge and progressed to the Sussex Megafinal, Southern Gigafinal, or even the National Terafinal. Well the competition is under new management and will be starting in a school near you soon!
After a difficult few months the UK Chess Challenge has been taken over by ECF Director of Womens' Chess, WFM Sarah Longson (formerly Hegarty). Sarah is well known to Sussex - see here
If you want to take part in the UK's largest chess competition, make sure your school or club has a copy of this brochure.
108 attend 3rd grand prix of the season - report & photos - and updated GP placings
The NCJS qualifying circuit reaches Leeds - congratulations to Leo who earns his 2nd half norm, thus securing invitation to the trial in April
Breaking news - U12 and U16 teams win NYCA Championships in Telford...more soon
20 children from 8 schools entered the Burgess Hill Academy event at Birchwood Grove with the Burgess Hill Academy (formerly Oakmeeds) winning as Top School and Wivelsfield the Top Primary School, and Tom Rousell of BHA the individual champion.
17 children from 8 schools entered the Uckfield Academy event at Uckfield CTC, with the hosts winning Top School and Framfield winning Top Primary School, Troy Southall of Uckfield CTC the individual champion.
24 contest Sussex U8 Championship - congratulations to joint champions Arun Gibbons and Thomas Kindell. Copthorne Prep were top school just ahead of Blackboys Primary - full results
15th - 16th October
Congratulations to Leo Yu, Elizabeth Finn and Callum Vyse who all gained their first half-norms for the NCJS trial at the English Closed Championships in Nottingham.
Nearly 100 compete in the 2nd GP of the season...results & photos and updated grand prix placings