David Howell, aged 8, beats a GM

David Howell, aged 8, beats a Grandmaster! 29 Aug 1999 8 year old David Howell from Sussex stunned the chess world by beating England’s number 5 grandmaster Dr. John Nunn in a 5 minute blitz tournament at the Mind Sports Olympiad on Sunday 29th August. Dr Nunn is author of the bible of chess aficionados […]

UK Chess Challenge

Thomas Rendle, aged 13, wins the Terafinal! Aug 1999 Sussex under 13 Thomas Rendle scooped the title at the Saitek Chess Challenge Terafinal by narrowly beating Adam Hunt in a play-off.  This result placed Thomas top of the 35,000+ entries in the competition, the largest of its kind in the world for Juniors. In an […]

British Chess Championships 1999

British Championships – Scarborough – July 1999 Players from Sussex Junior Chess had a successful time at the British Championships in Scarborough. Top performer was David Howell, who scooped both the Under 9 and under 10 titles, with 7/7, and 6½/7 respectfully. He was also 3rd in the under 11 age group with 5½ out […]

Sir Patrick Moore joins SJC

Sir Patrick Moore joins SJC! July 1999 World renowned astronomer, chess player and Sussex resident Patrick Moore, today agreed to join Sussex Junior Chess as ‘Honorary Vice President’. Patrick is a keen chess player, and once used to play for Sussex at a representative level. Patrick used to play with a grade of around BCF […]

EPSCA Schools Competition 1999

EPSCA Schools Competition 1999 Final: St. Lawrence School were placed fourth in the national final of the EPSCA schools competition. Semi-Final: St. Lawrence School ‘A’ team, from Hurstpierpoint played in semi-final of the EPSCA (English Primary Schools) national schools competition at Camber Sands on 12/13th June, and returned as joint winners. Four of the five […]

EPSCA U9 Team Championships 1999

EPSCA U9 Team Championships 1999 Final – Manchester, May 1999 In a tense and exciting day Sussex narrowly failed to repeat their EPSCA zonal success in the under 9’s final. Having scored a near maximum 11 out of 12  in the first round they were unable to sustain the momentum in the following two rounds […]

EPSCA U11 Team Championship 1999

EPSCA U11 Team Championship 1999 Final – Manchester, May 1999 Sussex came 5th in the under 11 EPSCA final, surpassing all their previous efforts. Despite the loss of David Howell on board 1, everyone tried their very hardest and some turned in some fantastic performances. Of particular note were the under 9’s Daniel Khoo and […]

Downs Tournament May 1999

Downs Junior Open – 15 May 1999 The Under 16 section was won by Charlie Linford with a perfect score of 6 out of 6. The Under 11 section was won by James Asquith with a score of 5½ out of 6. Cross Table for DOWNS JUNIOR OPEN U16 Pos PIN Name Grade Rounds 1 […]

EPSCA U11 Girls Finals – 1999

EPSCA U11 Girls Finals – 1999 Sussex girls came 8th out of 17 in the under 11 EPSCA final, a very creditable performance considering this is the first year for some time that there has been any girls organisation in Sussex. There were some excellent performances, particularly from Charlotte Mayers on Board 12 with a […]

Southern England vs. Northern France

Southern England vs. Northern France 1999 Keen young south of England juniors created another first for junior chess in their recent visit to northern France. Forty-two children, predominantly from Sussex, traveled to Auberchicourt, near Lille, for the weekend and received commemorative medals from the Mayor. The event was arranged jointly by SJC and the Auberchicourt […]