News reaching me from the West of England Championships in Swindon - Timmy wins U9 and Amardip wins U18, more in the prizes...roundup soon
Good luck to Alec, Ed and Zevon who are competing in Poland with the NCJS
First win for our new U11 team in a very close match vs. Oxon, Maidenhead and Bucks...headline results
Challenging day but lots of match experience gained by our U9 boys and girls in Newbury...headline results, report soon
Latest Grand Prix positions with just one tournament to go
117 contest Eastbourne GP - report, results & photos
New grades are out - has yours gone up?
Some great results at the South of England Championships - Timmy Hedger 1st= in U9s; Paul Northcott 1st= in U15s; Calum Salmons & Batuhan Kaya 2nd= in U14 Closed; Matt Forster 4th= in U16 Closed; half norms in the U11s for Arjun Kolani, Oliver Faulkner, Callum Vyse & Leo Yu...and Polina Shchepinova gains her 2nd half norm as an U12 thus joining the NCJS; plus lots of 50%+ scores...roundup
Congratulations to Elizabeth Finn who scored 4/6 at the EPSCA Rapidplay in Liverpool, securing her second half-norm and therefore invitation to the NCJS trial in April
Draw for the second stage of the Schools' Butler Cup released...more
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.