Sussex vs Rest of England (23 Jun 01)
The prize for becoming national under 11 champions in 2000 was to play a 24 board match against the Rest of England. As expected, the Rest of England players were made up of the top boards from other counties, and proved too strong for Sussex despite the inclusion of some of last year’s successful team. There were some very good performances in the top half, particulrly from Sebastian Pozzo, Joe Richardson and Andrew Tucker who either won or drew both their games. This achievement will certainly not have done their future prospects any harm.
The final result was 37½ to 10½ in favour of the Rest of England.
|Rest of England||Sussex||Rest of England|
|Tom Harbour||½ – ½||Sebastian Pozzo||½ – ½||Thomas Pym|
|Thomas Pym||1 – 0||Stephanie Barraclough||½ – ½||Tom Harbour|
|Joseph Jervis||½ – ½||Grant Bucher||0 – 1||Henry Kingston|
|Henry Kingston||1 – 0||Adam Prescott||1 – 0||Joseph Jervis|
|Nicholas Kidson||1 – 0||Danny Glebocki||0 – 1||Arthur Truslove|
|Arthur Truslove||1 – 0||Charles de Nicolay||½ – ½||Nicholas Kidson|
|Aidan Glennie||½ – ½||Joe Richardson||1 – 0||Graham Hantman|
|Graham Hantman||0 – 1||Daniel Khoo||0 – 1||Aidan Glennie|
|Yvette Cook||0 – 1||Andrew Tucker||½ – ½||Yasmin Ball|
|Yasmin Ball||1 – 0||Eleanor Hayden||1 – 0||Yvette Cook|
|Robyn Smith||1 – 0||Steven Stracey||0 – 1||Luke Emmanuel|
|Luke Emmanuel||1 – 0||Harry Mayhew||0 – 1||Robyn Smith|
|Andrew Bayliss||0 – 1||Katherine Rattle||0 – 1||Charles Evans|
|Charles Evans||1 – 0||Jonathan Paley||0 – 1||Andrew Bayliss|
|James Stansfield||1 – 0||Christopher Linnett||0 – 1||David Donaghy|
|David Donaghy||0 – 1||Tristan Blundell||0 – 1||James Stansfield|
|Hannah Dale||1 – 0||Trevelyan Harper||0 – 1||Nippy Wallis|
|Nippy Wallis||1 – 0||Simon Bell||0 – 1||Hannah Dale|
|William Waters||1 – 0||Sarah Linnett||0 – 1||Matthew Smitten|
|Matthew Smitten||1 – 0||Harry Hawkins||0 – 1||William Waters|
|Edward Ward||1 – 0||Jolyon Palmer||0 – 1||Sam Cloake|
|Sam Cloake||1 – 0||Elliot Smith||0 – 1||Edward Ward|
|Tom McNally||1 – 0||Abi Fryer||0 – 1||Jamie Powell|
|Jamie Powell||1 – 0||James Arnold||0 – 1||Tom McNally|
|18½ – 5½||5 – 19|
EPSCA U11 England team trials (29 April 01)
Grant Bucher and Stephanie Barraclough.of Sussex scored 4 out of 6 at the EPSCA England under 11 team trials in Liverpool this weekend. They were closely followed by other Sussex stalwarts Joe Richardson and Sebastian Pozzo who scored 3 out of 6. Many congratulations to them all.
Mid Sussex Tournament (30 Mar 01)
This event is an increasingly popular tournament sponsored by the Mid Sussex Times and organised by St. Lawrence School, Hurstpierpoint. I am grateful to one of the organisers, Margaret Tester for sending this report:
On Friday 30th March The annual Mid Sussex Chess Tournament was held in St Lawrence C of E Primary School Hurstpierpoint. Eight schools took part in the afternoon, 2 more than last year. The standard of play gets higher each year and this year was no exception. The Swiss Style competition was played with 5 rounds of half an hour each. The top 3 in each school counted for the school title. The second and third places were decided by including the fourth placed player.
1st St Lawrence C of E Primary Hurstpierpoint 13 points
2nd Birchwood Grove Primary Burgess Hill 11 points
3rd Lindfield Primary Haywards Heath 11 points
4th Harlands Haywards Heath 10 ½ points
5th Holy Trinity Primary Cuckfield 8 points
6th Warninglid Primary 7 points
7th St Peters Ardingly 6 ½ points
8th St Wilfrids Burgess Hill 4 ½ points
1st= Stephanie Barraclough Lindfield joint winner
Grant Bucher St Lawrence joint winner
3rd Simon Wilcox Birchwood Grove
Thanks to everyone who made this tournament such an enjoyable occasion. To those who scored, paired players after each round, made refreshment, oversaw the children between rounds, encouraged their teams in such a sporting way and cleared up at the end a VERY big thank you. The children behaved admirably and so made the event that much easier for the organisers.
Grateful thanks to the Mid Sussex Times whose sponsorship enabled us to provide trophies, medals, certificates and refreshment for this event.
It is good to see more joining in and we hope that other small schools will join the competition next year. With a minimum of three in a team it is a suitable event for large and small schools to meet together on an equal footing.
South of England Junior Championships (3-4 Feb 01)
A small but confident contingent of Sussex players travelled to the South of England Championships with very different goals in mind. For some it was qualification for the EPSCA squad trials or to make a mark in the closed tournaments, and for others it was to have some fun. In the end, one of the players along for the fun produced the outstanding performance. Simon Tucker was a clear second in the under 8’s with 4½ out of 6. Stephanie Barraclough came joint 3rd with 4 out of 5 in the under 11’s and gained her second full qualification for the trials. Grant Bucher and Joe Richardson both scored 3, giving Grant his second part qualification and a place at the trials.
|Under 14 (Closed)|
|Under 11 Championship|
Shoreham Airport training (4 Nov 00)
Ninety children from Sussex Junior Chess invaded Shoreham Airport for the November training and fun day. A little chess was fitted in between a tour of the airport and a talk by world champion memory man Daniel Tammet. They were also treated to a real emergency when a light aircraft blew a tyre on the runway, and was attended to by the full airport emergency services. For those interested in the chess, a team of selected West Sussex players beat a team from East Sussex by 3 – 1 in the Jade Air hangar surrounded by aircraft.
The television crew from Meridian TV got their scoop when Daniel had a slight hiccup in remembering one of the 4 digit numbers on a grid of 10 x 10. (400 numbers in all). However it should be said that he only drew the grid up the night before, and many of us have difficulty in remembering our single four digit PIN numbers !!
SJC would like to thank all the organisers and sponsors for arranging such a fantastic day out, and also the weather for providing a chink of sunshine in an otherwise wet week.