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
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
30th July - 10th August
Good luck to Ollie Willson, competing in the Commonwealth Chess Congress in Sri Lanka
23rd July - 5th August
Congratulations to Arjun - joint U10 champion with 6/7 and winner of the Neil Carr Scholarship - and JuJu joint U14 champion with 5½/7. Edward collects his first NCJS half norm with 4/7 in the U12s...roundup
The stand-out Sussex performance in week 1 was from Matt Payne who has scored 3½/5 with 2 draws and a win against IM opposition along the way.
New ECF grades are out - has yours gone up?
16th - 17th July
Well done to everyone who represented Sussex at the Southern Gigafinal. Solomon, Elizabeth, Giovanni, Polina, Calum, Amardipand Lucy all won their sections and are through to the final stage - the Terafinal; 14 others made it to the Challengers and 27 more to the Plate...roundup...if anyone has any photos to share contact me
17th - 21st July
Good luck to Callum, Cassie, Dominic, Lucy, Matthew and Oli who are all representing England at the Glorney-Gilbert International...results
The Sussex U18, U14 and Girls' trophies are awarded annually at the Weald Chess Congress - congratulations to this years champions Ollie Willson, Oli Howell, Polina Shchepinova and Lucy Bennet-Stevens
Well done to Calum and Batuhan who played in the Hastings Weekend U175 tournament; they both won grading prizes and Batuhan also came joint third.