SJC Coach David Graham is running online tournaments on Thursdays; 5:15 – 6:45pm. Any Sussex Junior Chess player is welcome to attend. Join for as long as you wish, you do not have to play the whole 1.5 hours. You will need a lichess account – https://lichess.org/ – for safeguarding reasons you MUST contact Dave […]
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 […]
Nearly 50 players represented our Sussex squad in the 5th online Inter-County blitz but it wasn’t quite enough to knock Kent off the top spot. Our campaign in this competition started in the 3rd Battle on 1st June – winning Division 2 and earning promotion to Division 1 at the first attempt. Following that, the […]
Updated 7th July. After the last scheduled session on the 18th July we will be taking a break over the summer, resuming in September.
The Sussex Junior Chess AGM normally takes place at our April training day, but was postponed this year due to the Covid-19 restrictions. It will be rescheduled at the earliest opportunity once face to face events are considered acceptably safe.
Thanks to Adam Raoof, Jonathan Tuck, Andy Mitchell and Anita McMahon for facilitating our first online yournament – a 5 round swiss on the Tornelo platform. An excellent entry of nearly 100 players and an extremely strong Under 18 Major section made for some exciting matches. Under 11 Minor Place Name Rating Score Tie break […]
Congratulations to our U9 team who came equal second in a very closely fought South Zone. They will now progress to the final in April. Team R1 R2 R3 Points Pos Wey Valley 8 10 9 27 1 Oxfordshire 7½ 9 8 24½ 2= Sussex 8½ 6 10 24½ 2= Somerset 6 3 2 11 […]