Online Inter-County Chess Battle

Thanks to Alex Holowczak, ECF Director of Junior Chess, for organising this fun, fast and furious online championship. Taking place every 2-3 weeks teams need a minimum of 15 players (no maximum) and play matches with a time limit of 5/3 – the whole event lasting 90 minutes.


29th Battle – 2nd May 2022

Another great effort from the Sussex juniors as we won the monthly online county battle for the 4th time in a row.

A large turnout of players once again and this makes all the difference.

Congratulations to Henry, Kit, Adam, Risha and Luke who all came in the top 15 and they were backed up by many other strong performances.

Big thanks to all who played, next event will be June 6th.

See https://lichess.org/tournament/G0lnDAG7 for full results.

Dave Graham

Sussex Chess Coach


27th Battle – 7th March 2022

Another terrific performance from the Sussex juniors winning for the 2nd month in a row.

A reduced team of 25 players but in an exciting finish we pipped Essex and Kent to 1st place.

George followed up his tournament win last month with 4th place and he was backed up by a stack of players scoring in double figures, great strength in depth!

Thank you to everyone who played, next event will be April 4th.

See 27th Inter-County Division 1 Team Battle #kok4inrx • lichess.org for full results.


26th Battle – 7th February 2022

Brilliant from the Sussex juniors as we convincingly won the monthly online county battle – the turnout of 40 players just fantastic, what a great team effort.

George won the tournament overall and we had 6 others finish in the top 20.

Big thanks to all who played, next event will be March 7th.

See https://lichess.org/tournament/tF6ZSIS2 for full results.

25th Battle – 3rd January 2022

Another great performance from Sussex in the monthly online county battle – 2nd place and a record turnout of 34 players.

Well done to Ted, Kit and Henry who finished ion the top 10.

Big thanks to all who played, next event will be Feb 7th.

Full results – 25th Inter-County Division 1 Team Battle #sNEwXZYq • lichess.org

25th Inter-County Division 1 Team Battle

1KJCAnightmarefreddyUSA 35+28+26+25+24+22+20+20+18+16+15+14+14+14+13304
2Sussex Junior Chess Online ClubK-A-B 26+25+24+20+18+18+16+16+16+14+14+12+12+12+12255
3Yorkshire Junior Chess AssociationAlexanderRoyle12 40+24+18+18+16+16+16+14+14+14+14+11+11+11+10247
4Essex JuniorsThinRoseLeapFrog 19+18+18+16+16+16+16+16+16+14+13+13+12+12+10225
5Warwickshire JuniorsEatingTheEarth 23+21+20+20+20+20+15+13+13+12+12+9+8+6+6218
6Richmond Junior Chess ClubDeeper_education 18+16+16+16+14+12+11+8+8+6+6+5+4+4+3147
7Leicestershire Juniorsliverpool20CHAMPION 19+17+16+14+14+14+8+8+6+4+4+4+4+3+2137
8Suffolk Junior ChessOliverRichards 22+20+18+16+14+13+9+7+3+0122
9Hampshire Junior Chess Associationmhxx 18+18+18+13+10+10+8+8+7+7+2+0119
10Cambridgeshire KnightsRiShAn001 28+19+17+16+14+8+7+3112

24th Battle – 6th December 2021

A great performance from Sussex in the monthly online county battle – 2nd place and just 5 points off 1st place.

Well done and thanks to all who played, next event will be Jan 4th. If you are a Sussex player and would like to join the team please contact us.

24th Inter-County Division 1 Team Battle #o1eVCndy • lichess.org


23rd Battle – 1st November 2021

A great turnout of 27 players – squeezed out of the top positions into 5th place. Full results here: https://lichess.org/tournament/Dp0psIqd

Congratulations to Henry Adams on coming joint 1st overall.


22nd Battle – 4th October 2021

Running all through the pandemic the most recent tournament on 4th October was the 22nd Battle. Nearly 20 players represented our Sussex squad. Having reached division 1 it’s tough at the top but Sussex finished on the podium in 3rd place, punching above our weight in terms of numbers.

Well done to this months top scorer Max Wilton.

Anyone interested in joining the Sussex team for this event please contact us.

Full results are here: https://lichess.org/tournament/N5onj2JT