Events organised by Sussex Junior Chess (colour coded blue or pink)
You must be aged under 18 on 31st August 2021 to enter any of our events.
*** We are looking forward to a return to over-the-board events from September 2021 – please keep checking back as we confirm more events. Booking is now open for most of our Autumn events. ***
|Grand Prix tournaments||Sussex “Closed” tournaments||Training Days||Calendar (all events)|
|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.
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.
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
*** 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
New for 2022 is an Under-18 section.
Older players who already hold one NCJS half-norm may enter the English Closed Championships running alongside – contact Peter Purland – firstname.lastname@example.org
NCJS members will be invited to the ‘closed’ events by Peter Purland