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

You must be aged under 18 on 31st August 2018 to enter any of our events.

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 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.


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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 £5 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
2
Mon
Burgess Hill Academy Event @ The King’s Centre
Sep 2 @ 9:30 am – 4:45 pm

SUSSEX JUNIOR CHESS BURGESS HILL ACADEMY EVENT – Monday 2nd September 2019 – King’s Centre, Burgess Hill

All day event:- 9.30.am registration; 4.45.pm finish with presentations

A Junior Chess event is to be held at The King’s Centre, 33-35 Victoria Road, Burgess Hill RH15 9LR.

This event will be the annual summer championship for the Academy so will involve six rounds of the full game of chess according to the Swiss pairing system, with some coaching on tournament play during. There will be trophies and therefore a competition for each of the year groups, and there will also be a Top School trophy and Top Primary School trophy awarded at the final presentation, as well as the seasonal Rotary Club awards for Top Player and Top School.  This event is suitable to all who can play the game and is open to all junior ages and abilities.

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.

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 the King’s Centre and children attending will need a packed lunch and drinks for the day.  Refreshments will not be supplied, although there is a café at the centre.

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 of Saturday 31st August 2019.

Please send your entry form to:

Mr Brian Stockham, 36 Scarletts Close, Rocks Park, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 2BA.

Entry form

 

Future Dates for your diary:

tbc

Sep
3
Tue
Uckfield Academy Event @ Uckfield Youth Centre
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SUSSEX JUNIOR CHESS UCKFIELD ACADEMY EVENT – Tuesday 3rd September 2019 – Uckfield Youth Centre

All day event:- 9.00.am registration; 4.00.pm finish with presentations

A Junior Chess event is to be held at the Uckfield Youth Centre, next to Uckfield Community Technology College (UCTC), Downsview Crescent, Uckfield TN22 3DJ.

This event will be the annual summer championship for the Academy so will involve six rounds of the full game of chess according to the Swiss pairing system, with some coaching on tournament play during. There will be trophies and therefore a competition for each of the year groups, and there will also be a Top School trophy and Top Primary School trophy awarded at the final presentation.  This event is suitable to all who can play the game and is open to all junior ages and abilities.

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 the Centre 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 first post on Saturday 31st August 2019.

Please send your entry form to:

Mr Brian Stockham, 36 Scarletts Close, Rocks Park, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 2BA.

Future Dates for your diary:

tbc