SJC Inter-Schools Cup Competitions - Primary Cup (U11), Butler Cup (U14), Sir Clarence Sadd Cup (U16), Wilson Cup (U18)
Gammans-Renwick Cup (Girls' Teams)

Each year Sussex Junior Chess organise an inter-school chess tournament for 4 age groups. Progress and results for the Sir Clarence Sadd Cup are below.
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U16 Inter-Schools Competitions - The Sir Clarence Sadd Cup

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Sir Clarence Sadd Cup 2015-16

13th September 2016

The delayed 2015/16 Sadd Cup Under-16 final took place at Downlands Community School on Tuesday 13th September with all five teams originally entered taking part. A strong contest with high quality chess was eventually won by Uckfield CTC. 

Each team captain drew their team’s letter on arrival. Matches were played with 25 minutes each on the clock unadjusted and the two-minute rule applicable.

Round 1

Board

White

Player

Result

Black

Player

1

B1

Thomas Finn (Y10)

1

0

C1  

Joe Light (Y10)

2

D1

Michael Stockham (Y11)

1

0

E1  

Tom Rousell (Y8)

3

E2

Thomas Midmer (Y8)

0

1

A1  

Freddie Coleman (Y9)

4

B2

Daniel Finn (Y8)

1

0

A2  

Ryan Sargent (Y7)

5

D2

Henry Roser (Y8)

1

0

C2  

Aryan Gazeri (Y10)

6

C3

Dylan Williams (Y9)

1

0

E3 

Ben Sturgis (Y8)

7

A3

Chris Hill (Y10)

0

1

D3  

Benedict Weis (Y7)

8

D4

Troy Southall (Y7)

1

0

B3  

Matthew Finn (Y8)

9

B4

Jack Hilton (Y9)

0

1

E4 

Ben Sansom (Y8)

10

C4

Ben Figg (Y10)

1

0

A4 

Ed Hamey (Y9)

 

Round 2

Board

White

Player

Result

Black

Player

1

E1

Tom Rousell

0

1

C1

Joe Light

2

A1

Freddie Coleman

½

½

D1

Michael Stockham

3

D2

Henry Roser

0

1

B1

Thomas Finn

4

B2

Daniel Finn

1

0

E2

Thomas Midmer

5

C2

Aryan Gazeri

1

0

A2

Ryan Sargent

6

B3

Matthew Finn

1

0

A3

Chris Hill

7

D3

Benedict Weis

0

1

C3

Dylan Williams

8

A4

Ed Hamey

0

1

E3

Ben Sturgis

9

E4

Ben Sansom

0

1

D4

Troy Southall

10

C4

Ben Figg

1

0

B4

Jack Hilton

 

Round 3

Board

White

Player

Result

Black

Player

1

A1

Freddie Coleman

1

0

B1

Thomas Finn

2

C1

Joe Light

0

1

D1

Michael Stockham

3

A2

Ryan Sargent

1

0

E1

Tom Rousell

4

E2

Thomas Midmer

½

½

D2

Henry Roser

5

C2

Aryan Gazeri

0

1

B2

Daniel Finn

6

E3

Ben Sturgis

1

0

B3

Matthew Finn

7

A3

Chris Hill

½

½

C3

Dylan Williams

8

B4

Jack Hilton

0

1

D3

Benedict Weis

9

E4

Ben Sansom

0

1

C4

Ben Figg

10

D4

Troy Southall

1

0

A4

Ed Hamey

                                                                        Round 1                        Round 2                        Round 3
1st – D – UCKFIELD CTC                                    4                                  1½    [5½]                     3½     [9]
2nd – C – LEWES OLD GRAMMAR                     2                                  4       [6]                        1½    [7½]
3rd – B – ST CATHERINE’S COLLEGE                2                                  3       [5]                        1        [6]
4th – A – DOWNLANDS                                      1                                  ½      [1½]                     2½     [4]
5th – E – BURGESS HILL ACADEMY                  1                                  1       [2]                        1½     [3½]    

Sussex Junior Chess Academy Schools Director for Uckfield and Burgess Hill, Brian Stockham, was present and writes:

"I know all adults present agreed that this event would prove to any doubter that chess between teams is anything but boring, but this event was particularly exciting as indeed were so many of the individual games.  With three England players present and no less than ten having had the experience of playing for Sussex in competition perhaps that was never in doubt.

A particular well done to Daniel Finn (Board 2 St Catherine’s), Troy Southall (Board 4 UCTC) and Ben Figg (Board 4 LOGs) for scoring the perfect 3/3, and to Freddie Coleman (Board 1 Downlands), Michael Stockham (Board 1 UCTC) and Dylan Williams (Board 3 LOGs) for remaining unbeaten on 2.5/3.

I know some schools were affected by being unable to call back pupils from last year’s Year 11 as they have moved on to other schools. The good news is that of all of those playing in this tournament, only one will be unavailable for this year’s tournament.  I have put 2015/16 year groups in the final result for information. All agreed that the event should take place between February and Easter and there already appear to be offers to host.  I look forward to seeing it happen and would hope to be present again, especially if the chess is at the same level as this one!"