The Sir Patrick Moore Cup

Sir Patrick Caldwell-Moore CBE 1923 – 2012

Sir Patrick Moore

Sir Patrick Moore was an amateur astronomer, famous for presenting one of the longest running TV series “The Sky at Night”. In 2001, he was knighted for “services to the popularisation of science and to broadcasting” and appointed an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society.

Although born in Surrey, he grew up in East Grinstead and has lived for much of his life in Selsey.

Amongst other interests and talents he was a keen chess player, allegedly competing for Sussex in the 1950s. He kindly accepted the honorary title of Vice President of Sussex Junior Chess.

The Sir Patrick Moore Cup

Sir Patrick Moore presenting the Sir Patrick Moore Cup to members of the winning Sussex team, 2005.

Sir Patrick presented this trophy to Sussex Junior Chess and it is awarded to the winner of the bienniel Sussex vs. Ireland friendly tournament.