Sussex Junior Chess
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.
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.
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.
Click the logo to send us an email.
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.
Sussex Training Days
Sussex Team Events
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
To enter contact David Graham (details on attached flyer) – advance registration required, pay on the day
U14/U130 team take the prize for the novel match venue….but it wasn’t enough to secure victory over the mighty Richmond team who now progress to the Final against Essex and Oxford.
Congratulations to Lucy Bennet-Stevens, 2nd= in U16 section; Jonathan Britnell, 4th in U14; and grading prizes in U12s for Elizabeth Finn and Tom Howeson
Information on what to expect at the Sussex Megafinal to help you plan your day…read more
Round 2 results are now in….Finals Day is Tuesday 22nd May at Windlesham House
Arjun and Polina win prizes while competing in Frydek Mistek with the NCJS.
Sussex U11 Girls a very creditable 5th place out of 12 teams in National Final in Oxford…headline results
Breaking news: Sussex squeezed into second place on tie-break from Wey Valley in very exciting zone…more soon
Under-9 team secure place in National Final by winning the South Zone….
All current parents and carers of attendees of SJC are invited to attend our AGM which will take place at Windlesham House School, Washington, West Sussex RH20 4AY on Sunday 8th April 2018 at 2pm…read more
Sussex squeezed into Second place by half a point at very exciting ECF U18 Championship….more