Sussex Junior Chess

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About Us

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.

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Our Events

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.

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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, 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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Upcoming Sussex Events

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.

Book online

Calendar Key:

  Sussex Tournaments
  Sussex Training Days
  Sussex Team Events

Apr
21
Sat
Sussex U11 Team National Final @ Grace Academy, Solihull
Apr 21 @ 10:30 am – 7:30 pm
Sussex U11 Team National Final @ Grace Academy, Solihull

ENTRY BY SELECTION ONLY

Worthing Junior Rapidplay incorporating Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge qualifying tournament @ The Tarring Club
Apr 21 @ 1:45 pm – 5:30 pm

Worthing Junior Rapidplay Championship, incorporating Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge Qualifying tournament

Saturday 21st April

1:45 arrival for 2:00 start

The Tarring Club (upstairs room)

118-122 Pavilion Road

Worthing

BN14 7EL

To enter contact David Graham (details on attached flyer) – advance registration required, pay on the day

Apr
28
Sat
Sussex U9 Team National Final @ Grace Academy, Solihull
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am – 7:30 pm
Sussex U9 Team National Final @ Grace Academy, Solihull

ENTRY BY SELECTION ONLY

May
5
Sat
4NCL Sussex Martlets 1 @ Telford
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – May 7 @ 6:00 pm
4NCL Sussex Martlets 1 @ Telford

Entry by selection

4NCL Sussex Martlets 2 & 3 @ Reading
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – May 7 @ 6:00 pm
4NCL Sussex Martlets 2 & 3 @ Reading

Entry by selection

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