Sussex Junior Chess Event Calendar
Events organised by Sussex Junior Chess (colour coded blue or pink)
Grand Prix tournaments are open to all aged under-18 on 31st August 2017 – Sussex Grand Prix Tournaments 2017-18
‘Closed’ tournaments are open to those who live or attend school in Sussex only – Sussex ‘Closed’ Tournaments 2017-18
Training Days are open to those who live or attend school in Sussex only – Sussex Training Days 2017-18
You do not need to be a member to enter our events, and you do not need to commit to more than one event at a time.
Events not organised by Sussex Junior Chess (colour coded yellow)
Information on events that are not organised by Sussex Junior Chess is provided on a best endeavors basis and should not be relied upon as your only source of information about such events. Please contact the relevant organisers for up to date information.
SJC Bursary Fund
SJC believe that no-one should be denied the opportunity to participate in chess on the grounds of cost. The SJC Bursary fund has been established to assist Sussex families in need with expenses. We welcome enquiries which will be dealt with in strict confidence – please contact us for details.
Browse our calendar below. When you are ready to book, click on the ‘Book Online’ button above to be taken to our online booking system where you can select the events you are interested in and pay by Paypal, credit card or debit card.
Entries will close at 6:00pm the day before the event to allow us time to prepare the event – for example ensuring we have sufficient and appropriate coaches on training days; and sufficient equipment and staffing for tournaments.
We politely ask that you do not turn up without prior registration as this causes delays inconveniencing other attendees.
Sussex Training Days
Sussex Team Events
Sussex School Events
Events run by organisations outside Sussex
Download the calendar in pdf format – SJC Calendar 2017-18
Use the ‘categories’ and ‘tags’ links to filter the calendar
Worthing Junior Rapidplay Championship, incorporating Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge Qualifying tournament
Saturday 21st April
1:45 arrival for 2:00 start
The Tarring Club (upstairs room)
118-122 Pavilion Road
To enter contact David Graham (details on attached flyer) – advance registration required, pay on the day
Worthing College, 1 Sanditon Way, Worthing, BN14 9FD
What is a ‘Grand Prix’ ?
The Sussex Junior Chess ‘Grand Prix’ comprises a series of 6 Open tournaments throughout the year. Tournaments are standalone, but a player’s best four results count towards a Grand Prix final placing at the end of the season. Silver salvers are awarded to the top three placed players in each age group with medals for those competing in at least five of the six events.
Open to anyone aged under 18 years at midnight on August 31st 2017.
Which section should I enter – Under 11 Minor & Major, U18 Minor & Major?
Minor sections are for weaker players and those new to tournament chess.
The U18 Minor is restricted to players graded 100 or less on the most recent ECF grading list.
Players selected to the U9 and U11 County squads will be expected to enter the U11 Major section.
Winners will be expected to move up to a higher section in subsequent events.
The tournament organisers reserve the right to place a player in the major section if they consider this to be appropriate. A player may enter a higher section if they wish.
In the event of low entries, sections may be merged.
U18 Major and U18 Minor: Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and grading prizes
U11 Major and U11 Minor: Trophies for the top three places in each section. Trophies for the top placed player in each age group from U7 – U10 from either (but not both) of the under 11 sections.
Trophy for the top girl from either (but not both) of the under 11 sections.
Rate of Play
Fischer time control – 25 mins plus 5 secs a move. ECF rapidplay rules will apply. A brief explanation is always given at the start of the competition for those not familiar with chess clocks.
|Round 1 10:00 – 11:00||Round 2 11:15 – 12:15|
|Round 3 12:45 – 13:45||Round 4 14:00 – 15:00|
|Round 5 15:15 – 16:15||Round 6 16:30 – 17:30|
|Prize giving approximately 5:45|
Please note 9:45 registration to ensure a prompt start at 10:00
Unregistered players arriving after 9:45 will miss round 1. A half point bye may be awarded at the organisers’ discretion
|Entry Fee||Early Entry
(5 or more days before the event)
(within 5 days of the event)
|Family Ticket *||£22||£30|
* Covers 2 – 5 siblings living at the same address
Our volunteers work hard in advance of each event to ensure you have the best possible experience. Entries close at 6pm the day before the event to allow time to prepare the tournament. Entries on the day cause considerable disruption and result in the event starting late.
Therefore, players who turn up on the day without prior registration incur an additional late fee of £4 per player.
Supervision of Children
The organisers and their helpers cannot accept responsibility for juniors.
Children under the age of 8 years will not be allowed to participate unless supervised by a parent/guardian throughout the whole event.
Children over the age of 8 years may be supervised by an adult nominated by their parents (though this cannot be a coach). However, parents/guardians should note that they are still ultimately responsible for their children at all times and in all places during this event (including whilst their children are in session with a coach or playing a game during a tournament).
Photographs and Database
Entry to this event is on the understanding that results and photographs may be used for publicity including in the press, and on our website. If you do not wish your child to be photographed please let an organiser know at registration. Your details will also be held on our database for the purposes of advising you of events, and County team selection. We never share your details with third parties.
A comprehensive range of hot and cold snacks is provided at all SJC events including sandwiches, confectionery and hot and cold drinks.
The Organisers and their helpers accept no responsibility for any damage, theft or accident to the person or property of any competitor, trainee or other visitor at this event. Nor are they responsible for the effects of actions of anyone else attending this event.
SJC Bursary Fund
The SJC Bursary fund has been established to assist Sussex families in need with expenses. We welcome enquiries in strict confidence to email@example.com
All games will be submitted to the ECF for grading.
Thursday 12th April 2018 – 9.00.am registration; 4.00.pm finish with presentations
Uckfield Youth Centre, next to Uckfield College (formerly Uckfield Community Technology College (UCTC)), Downsview Crescent, Uckfield TN22 3DJ
The event will be a training day entitled `Rook Raider’ and mainly focused on improving skills in the use of the rook in chess, so will be of benefit to players of all abilities including beginners, but will involve learning through competitive play and it will incorporate our ever popular annual Easter Egg fun competition. A Top School trophy will be awarded at the final presentation, but there will also be individual prizes for year groups as well as the top three in the main competition element, plus of course eggstasy for some.
The object of the event is to encourage all levels and ages of junior players to play in and to increase their experience and enjoyment of tournament Chess and meet others of like mind in this area.
The cost for the event will be £10. Cheques should be made payable to Sussex Junior Chess.
Sussex Junior Chess are not responsible for transport to/from UCTC and children attending will need a packed lunch and drinks for the day. Refreshments will not be supplied.
Disclaimer: Organisers and helpers accept no responsibility for any damage, theft or accident to the person or property of any competitor or visitor at this event. Nor are they responsible for the effects of actions of anyone else attending this event.
Supervision: Organisers and helpers cannot act ‘in loco parentis’ for juniors. Parents/guardians are responsible for their children at all times and in all places during this event.
The deadline for entries is the morning post on Tuesday 10th April 2018.
Please send your entry form to:
Mr Brian Stockham, 36 Scarletts Close, Rocks Park, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 2BA.
Future Dates for your diary:
31st May 2018
23rd July 2018