SJC for Individuals

We cater for all ages from 5 - 18, and all standards of play from beginner to National player.

Find out more about our training days and tournaments.

Maybe you would like to aim for selection to one of the Sussex Teams, or even the England Squad.

SJC for Schools

We run one of the largest competitions for Schools in the UK, with an average of 40 Sussex Schools entering teams at U11, U14 and U18 age groups. Read more.

We have also set up an 'Academy Schools' program to encourage wider participation in schools. Read more.

If your school doesn't have a chess club, we may be able to help you find a coach in your area. Contact us.

Bursary Fund

The SJC Bursary fund has been established to assist Sussex families in need with expenses.  We welcome enquiries which will be dealt with in strict confidence.
Please contact us for details.

The Small Print

Click here to read our Constitution and Policies.

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Sussex Junior Chess

Est. 1995 - President: GM David Howell

British Chess Educational Trust Award 2012

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 offer training days at venues around the county, and organise tournaments for individuals and schools. 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.

If you would like to make a donation to support our work, please use this link.....

Donate to SJC

Who's Who at SJC?

Our committee are usually present at most events and would welcome your questions and feedback.

Alternatively use our Contact Form to get in touch.

SJC Coaching Manager 2011-12

Paul Salmons

Andy Mitchell

Martin Faulkner

Coaching Manager
Jonathan Tuck




SJC for Schools

SJC Secretary 2011-12

David Graham Academy Director SW Sussex

Schools Competitions
Chris Jones

Academy Schools Director
Burgess Hill/Uckfield
Brian Stockham

Academy Schools Director
South-West Sussex
David Graham

David Fryer Academy Schools Director Crowborough


Gareth Anthony Academy Director East Grinstead

Academy Schools Director
Crowborough & Heathfield
David Fryer


Academy Schools Director
East Grinstead
Gareth Anthony