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
Some of our players qualified for the Silver Plate competition by scoring 3½ or more at the UKCC Gigafinal in July - congratulations to Maya McMahon who won the U10 Girls section with an unbeaten 5/5
3rd - 4th September
Amardip Ahluwalia, Jonathan Britnell, Giovanni Currah, Alec Hedger, Xavier Laurillard, and Oliver Manchester all travelled to Flanders to represent the NCJS in their annual fixture. The team won, and Amardip scooped the top scorer prize.
Well done to Batuhan who won the Godalming Open U13 section with 5/5
Sussex Chess News is out and features lots of stories about our juniors
20th - 21st August
News coming in of some great Sussex results from the UKCC Terafinal...Amardip and Calum 3rd=, Lucy shares top girl prize and Solomon is top U9. More prizewinners in the Challengers...roundup
18th - 23rd August
Batuhan, Cassie, David, Matthew F, Matthew L, Oli and Vincent all took part in the Gibraltar Junior Chess Festival - well done to David who came 3rd= in the U16s, and Cassie who was =Top Girl
7th - 22nd August
Good luck to Amy, competing in the World U20 in India - follow her progress here
Sadd Cup (U16 School Teams) Update: this was set for Tuesday 5th July. Unfortunately the NUT decided to strike on that day, so the event had to be cancelled. It has now been rescheduled for Tuesday 13th September at Downlands School.
Congratulations to Amardip, British U13 Champion with 6½/7, and Oli Howell 3rd= with 5/7; also Polina earns her first half norm towards qualification for the NCJS squad...roundup