Our Events

Events organised by Sussex Junior Chess (colour coded blue or pink)

You must be aged under 18 on 31st August 2019 to enter any of our events.

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Open to all  Open to those who live
or attend school
in Sussex only
 Open to those who live
or attend school
in Sussex only
 

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.


How to enter Sussex events

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.


Enter online


Sussex Junior Chess and English Chess Federation (ECF) Membership

The English Chess Federation (ECF) is the governing chess organisation in England.

One of the many activities they undertake is the administration of the National chess grading system by which chess players are ranked (or seeded). 

Sussex Junior Chess believes that it helps player motivation and development to be able to measure their improvement via their grade and therefore submits tournament results to the ECF for inclusion in the grading database. The ECF levies a charge for this service where players are not members of the ECF. Sussex Junior Chess chooses not to pass on this cost to players as we wish to make participation as easy as possible for new players.

However, as you progress on your chess journey we would recommend that you consider joining the ECF.  This will make it easier for you to play chess outside of Sussex (where membership is often required) and benefits Sussex Junior Chess (we are a not-for-profit organisation) by reducing our costs. There are several tiers of membership, which can be confusing, but the most useful tier for juniors is “Junior Silver” membership which is free for the first year to new juniors; and only £6 per annum thereafter.

For more information on joining the ECF click HERE, or alternatively contact the ECF Office on 01424 775222 or by email to office@englishchess.org.uk


Calendar Key:

  Sussex Tournaments
  Sussex Training Days
  Sussex Team Events
  Sussex School Events
  Events run by organisations outside Sussex

 

Use the ‘categories’ and ‘tags’ links to filter the calendar

Sep
21
Sat
DUKSCC National Terafinal @ Daventry
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm
DUKSCC National Terafinal @ Daventry

ENTRY BY QUALIFICATION FROM A GIGAFINAL

Oct
19
Sat
NCJS Qualifier – English U11 Closed Championships @ Nottingham High School
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm

*** This is not a Sussex Junior Chess event. Information on out of county events 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 ***

  Entry form

Contact David Levens 01773 270806 or 07341 282048 or by email

Nov
23
Sat
NCJS Qualifier – British Rapidplay @ Pudsey
Nov 23 @ 10:45 am – Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm
NCJS Qualifier - British Rapidplay @ Pudsey

*** This is not a Sussex Junior Chess event. Information on out of county events 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 ***

Event website: www.british-rapidplay.org.uk/2019site/index.html

U11 NCJS Qualifier is on the Saturday

Older players seeking NCJS norms play on Sunday

 

Dec
14
Sat
London Junior Chess Championships U10 & U14 @ University of Westminster
Dec 14 @ 9:30 am – Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm
London Junior Chess Championships U10 & U14 @ University of Westminster

*** This is not a Sussex Junior Chess event. Information on out of county events 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 ***

Event website: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/index.html

The U10 section is not a NCJS trial qualifier but is very good experience for younger players but pre-qualification to play is required (eg via the SJC GP2 Worth Tournament).

The U14 Major is a NCJS norm event for older players seeking qualification to the squad – no pre-qualification needed.

Dec
28
Sat
London Junior Chess Championships U8, U12, U16, U18-21 @ University of Westminster
Dec 28 @ 9:30 am – Dec 30 @ 7:00 pm
London Junior Chess Championships U8, U12, U16, U18-21 @ University of Westminster

*** This is not a Sussex Junior Chess event. Information on out of county events 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 ***

Event website: http://www.ljcc.co.uk/index.html

The U8 is NOT a NCJS norm-seeking event but is prestigious and good experience – this takes place over 2 days only 29th-30th Dec.

The U12 Major section is a NCJS U11 trial qualifier  and a NCJS norm-seeking event but pre-qualification to play is required (eg via the SJC GP2 Worth Tournament). Other qualifying events are listed on the LJCC event website.

The U16 is a NCJS norm event for older players seeking qualification to the squad – no pre-qualification needed.

The U18/21 is part of the British Championship Qualifying Grand Prix.

Jan
25
Sat
NCJS Qualifier – South of England Championships @ Yateley Manor School
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm
NCJS Qualifier - South of England Championships @ Yateley Manor School

*** This is not a Sussex Junior Chess event. Information on out of county events 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 ***

Event website: https://www.southofenglandjunior.com/

The Under 11 tournament is a Qualifier for the England Junior Squad Trials

Older players who already hold one NCJS half-norm may enter the English Closed Championships running alongside – contact Peter Purland  – petepurland@btopenworld.com

Entry Form: South of England 2019

Feb
8
Sat
NCJS Qualifier – EPSCA Rapidplay @ Broadgreen International School
Feb 8 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

*** This is not a Sussex Junior Chess event. Information on out of county events 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 ***

Entry form

Event organiser: Julian Clissold

Entry Form
Apr
25
Sat
NCJS Trial @ Liverpool
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm
NCJS Trial @ Liverpool

ENTRY BY QUALIFICATION ONLY

Jul
17
Fri
British Chess Championships @ Torquay
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – Jul 31 @ 8:00 pm