Sussex Junior Chess
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.
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.
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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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.
17th – 21st August. Good luck to Daniel & Thomas Finn, Matt Forster and Oli Howell all competing in the Gibraltar Junior International. Follow their progress here.
12th – 13th August. The UK Chess Challenge reached it’s final stage, theTerafinal in Daventry; Out of 40,000 players who entered the competition in January 14 Sussex players qualified for this final stage and 9 took up their places. Our top performer was Scott Borland 2nd= in Challengers A with 4½/6, with Thomas Dan just Read more about Delancey UK Chess Challenge Terafinal[…]
Congratulations to Elizabeth Finn and Oliver Faulkner who earned a half-norm towards qualification for the NCJS in the U11s at the British CC; also to Leo Yu who followed up a half-norm in the U11s with another in the U12s, thus taking up his place in the squad. In the Major Open we had 3 Read more about British Chess Championships Llandudno[…]
Our website is being upgraded to provide a better user experience, particularly on mobile devices. This is a work in progress – please bear with us. Priority is being given to migration of current content – access to archive information will be fully integrated over the next few weeks but for the timebeing is accessible Read more about New SJC Website[…]