Crowborough Chess Club juniors, supported by several Sussex Juniors and Worthing Knights players have been competing in a fortnightly online Worldwide Junior tournament. After several weeks placing 4th in their division against teams from all over the world their persistence paid off on 7th November when they secured a place on the podium when they […]
Following last Sundays pioneering event, this afternoon 10 more SJC juniors representing Crowborough online club and East Grinstead Bookshop had the opportunity to play over the board chess at an historic venue. Representing EGB: Cillian Nagy, Ann Tagg, Luke Freeman, George Tagg, Aidan BurnsideRepresenting Crowborough: Daniel Donaghy, Joseph Johnson, Rafe Chapman, Sorcha Chapman, Gregory DaCostaThe match […]
Congratulations to ex-Sussex junior FM Rhys Cumming who has just taken his first step towards the International Master title. Rhys, who captains our Sussex Martlets teams in the 4NCL chess league, came third in an over the board tournament in Portugal, earning his first IM Norm.
We will be running the Sussex Closed Girls Championships and the Sussex Closed U9/11/13/18 Championships online during November. The girls’ event will be held on Saturday 14th November using the Lichess.org platform. There will be an entry fee of £3 per player. The U9/11/13/18 Championship will be on Saturday 28th November on the Tournelo chess […]
On Sunday 26th October East Grinstead Bookshop Chess Club challenged Crowborough Juniors to a friendly 5 board match. The match took place across the board in 2 seperate rooms. This was one of the first such matches played in this country since the lockdown in March. Each board was separated by a perspex screen and players were […]
Crowborough Chess Club and the Worthing Knights Junior Chess Club both have online offerings which they are opening up to any Sussex Junior Chess player: Worthing Knights Online tournaments SJC Coach David Graham is running online tournaments on Thursdays; 5:15 – 6:45pm. These are free and you can join in for as long as you […]
Congratulations to Arjun Kolani – runner up in the Terafinal Under 14 section. Following the national cancellations of over the board chess due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK Chess Challenge organisers moved swiftly to adapt the format – moving the Megafinals and Gigafinals online using the Lichess platform. The season came to its conclusion […]
Thanks to Mick Plumb of Bognor & Arun Chess Club for producing another fine round up of chess in Sussex for the 2019-20 season. Read our roundup of the season and find out about other chess clubs in the county – despite Covid-19 there was still a lot of chess activity.
Congratulations to Avyanna who finished as the ‘Top U8 Girl’ in the Delancey UK Chess Challenge Blitz tournament last weekend. The UKCC have been very pro-active in organising a huge variety of online chess events during the current Covid-19 situation. Avyanna took part in the U8 Mixed Blitz tournament which started with 99 players across […]
This year, due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the Glorney-Gilbert Cup was hosted by England as an online event. Participating nations were Belgium, England, Ireland, The Netherlands, Scotland and Wales. Sussex’s Lucy Bennet-Stevens played top board in rounds 1-3, helping England to a 3-0 victory over Wales in Round 1; and contributing a very good draw […]