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...headline results, photos soon
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
It's the LJCC qualification season - Sussex had a successful day today at Coulsdon where Elizabeth Finn won the U12 section with 5½ securing qualification to the U12 Major; Oliver Faulkner scored 4 earning him a place in the U12 Minor, and Adam Faulkner runner up in the U10 section with 4½ qualifying for the U10 Major.
4th - 9th October
Good luck to our team competing in the 4th Basamro International Chess Tournament in Murmansk. Read Mike's blog here and follow the results here
Our U14 team have won our first national title of the season at the NYCA Championships in Northampton; our U18s were runners up in their section...headline results
Congratulations to Callum Vyse who attended the Fleet LJCC qualifier where he came 2nd in the U12, scoring 4½, and qualifying for the LJCC U12 Major
Grand Prix tournament season gets underway at Crowborough with 96 juniors vying for titles...report and photos, and Grand Prix standings
The delayed 2015/16 Sadd Cup Under-16 final took place at Downlands with all five teams originally entered taking part. A strong contest with high quality chess was eventually won by Uckfield CTC - headline results, photos to follow
The Burgess Hill Academy summer championships saw 36 children entered from 17 schools, a special invitation having gone to Uckfield Academy. The event was still narrowly won by the hosts Birchwood Grove, with the individual champion Michael Stockham of Uckfield CTC with a perfect 6/6
The Burgess Hill Rotary Club shields for the season were presented to Birchwood Grove CP as best school for the fourth year running and to Ed Hamey of Downlands as best player