Arjun wins Two U14 British Online Titles

The 2021 British Online Championships took place between 24 July-8 August 2021. Congratulations to Arjun Kolani who won the U14 titles at both Online Standardplay and Online Rapidplay. He also has one of his games from the World Youth Championship earlier this year featured in the latest issue of the ECF Chess Moves newsletter – …

Sussex take 2nd in SCCU U14 Online Jamboree 6th June 2021

Thanks to Barnet for organising the inaugural online SCCU Under 14/18 Jamboree. Sussex entered two teams in the Open section and four teams in the Minor section. U14 Open Welsh Dragons 20 1st Sussex Junior Chess 1 19.5 2nd Muswell Hill Junior Chess 19 3rd Essex Juniors 18   Berkshire 17.5   Leicestershire 17.5   …

Sussex Under 11s vs. She Plays To Win, Staffordshire with Wales, and Suffolk

Thanks to Tim Kent and Edmund Player (Suffolk), Jonathan Blackburn (Staffs & Wales) and IM Lorin D’Costa (SPTW) for making this match possible; great preparation for the upcoming under-11 Final on May 8th. The same 4 teams battled it out back in February when She Plays to Win Team came out on top. Would things …

Under 9 Squad joint 6th place in very close National Final, 24th April 2021

The Under 9 County Championship season reached its finale yesterday with 14 teams from 11 counties playing a 5-round swiss tournament over 12 boards, with a separate tournament for the ‘rising stars’. Team Manager Mike Forster was very pleased with the results, commenting Over the top 12 boards two thirds of the team attained rating …

East Grinstead leads the way in return to over the board chess

The folk of East Grinstead Bookshop Chess Club proved themselves to be both pioneering and hardy – as far as we know the first club in Sussex to offer outdoor, post-lockdown, socially distanced, over the board chess…..albeit in unseasonally chilly temperatures. A mix of seasoned campaigners and enthusiastic juniors braved the cold last Sunday – …

Sussex Under-11 Girls Second in National Final, 27th March 2021

Headline Results: 1st – Barnet – 46 2nd – Sussex – 42.5 3rd – Berkshire – 32 Congratulations to our Under 11 Girls and Gareth Rees their coach for a tremendous result in the national final today. Not only were they second overall in a very closely fought match, but our rising stars took 1st, …