ECGCF Minor Cup

ECGCF (English County Girls Chess) Minor Cup (11 Jun 00) A young Sussex team of six girls performed creditably in this under 14 event at Paddington, coming third out of four, but only 1 point behind the winners, Kent. With the average age of the team only 11, the outlook is very promising for a […]

EPSCA U11 Championship

Scorpions win under 11 title !!! (6 May 00) The Sussex Scorpions team exceeded their most optimistic targets by taking the honours in the Millennium EPSCA under 11 inter county team championships. Consistent performances throughout the team and the reserves paved the way for a clear 2½ advantage over joint second placed Richmond and Hampshire. […]

Sussex vs Ireland

South East “All Stars” in Ireland (9 Apr 00) A team of 10 junior chess players visited Dublin over the weekend to play chess against an Irish team (‘The Green Team’). The players were mostly from Sussex with a few friends. The top six boards played three rounds, and boards 7 – 10 played four. […]

EPSCA U9 Championship

Under 9 EPSCA Zonal, Sutton (11 Mar 00) The Sussex Seals (Under 9) team had a hard act to follow from the previous year, and despite their best endeavors were unable to qualify for the final, finishing 7th out of 8 in the London and South East Regional Zonal. Excellent individual performances from Sebastian Pozzo […]

U18 Jamboree Chelmsford

Six counties took part in this strong event. With some of the teams putting out an extremely strong lineup the young Sussex team performed creditably in coming 5th with 4 points. Notable performances were from Tom Davey and Grant Bucher with well earned draws against higher graded opponents. Kent won the competition with 9½ out […]

SCCU U14/U90 Competition

Final – Chelmsford, 4 Mar 2000 The young and enthusiastic under 14 team performed exceptionally well in gaining second place with 11½ points in the final won by Essex with 18½. Round 1 – On the unnumbered boards, White “floated” up   White   Black 1 Daniel Hitchens 75 O 0 1 Charlie Linford 85 […]

NYCA U14 Championship

A depleted Sussex team had a day of mixed fortunes in Stoke on Trent at the National Youth Chess associations Under 14 championships, finishing 7th out of 12.     Board   Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 TOTAL 1 Thomas Rendle 1 1 1 3 2 Theo Penty 1 0 ½ 1½ 3 Nick […]

4-Counties Match

In a day of mixed fortunes, a 24 strong team of mixed ages came fourth in a friendly match at Sutton. The team was made up of 8 under14’s, 8 under 11’s and 8 under 9’s, playing against the strongest teams in the London area, Richmond, Barnet and Wey Valley. The first round was a […]

NYCA U12 Tournament

Sussex Under 12 team third in NYCA competition (25-Sep-99) This year, Sussex was represented at the National Youth Chess Association’s under 12 team competition in Stoke-on Trent. The team members included many of the previous year’s under 11 team with a few younger players taken along to broaden their team competition experience.  The event itself […]

ECGCF Jamboree

Sussex Girls Under 14 team third in ECGCF* Regional (25-Sep-99) In a marked improvement on the previous year, the 6 member Sussex Girls under 14 team came third in this regional competition, beating newcomers Essex, and a stronger (and older) team from Kent. Congratulations are due to both Stephanie Barraclough and Georgina Draper for scoring […]