1999-2000 Miscellaneous News

Sussex Juniors at Richmond International event (23 Jul 00) Six Sussex Junior players were honoured to be invited to compete in an International rapidplay event this weekend at Richmond. Eight of the Czech Republic’s rising stars were in a field that also included 16 of the Richmond Junior club’s strongest players and six from other […]

Sussex U14 & U18 Championship

Tom Davey wins Under 14/18 Sussex Title (8/9 Jul 00) The pre-tournament favourites were edged out in this hard fought competition as Tom Davey from Hurstpierpoint put in a superb performance to win the joint Sussex under 14/18 tournament with a perfect 6/6. Theo Penty picked up the under 14 title and second place with […]

Sussex U7 Championship

Sebastian Stracey is Sussex under 7 champion. (17 Jun 00) Two pupils from Hellingly school took the honours at the Sussex (closed) under 7 championships.In the final match between Sebastian Stracey and Christopher Linnett, Christopher always seemed in control until Sebastian overturned the form book with an incisive attack. The school trophy was picked up […]

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 […]

Downs (Worthing) Tournament

An Adam won both under 11 sections at the Downs tournament in Worthing; Adam Prescott won the major section with a well deserved 5/6, and Adam Hart won the minor section with a perfect 6/6. The under 18 section was won by Josiah Lutton from Essex with 5½/6 Crosstables:   SUSSEX JUNIOR CHESS Date Played […]

Sussex Young Masters

Charlie Linford retained his Young Master title by beating David Barraclough 2-0 in the final on 16th May 2000. Final: David Barraclough 0 1 Charlie Linford David Barraclough 0 1 Charlie Linford Semi Final A Charlie Linford 1 0 Theo Penty Charlie Linford 0 1 Theo Penty Charlie Linford won 15 minute each rapidplay decider […]

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 […]