Sussex U11 Championship

Girls still rule in Sussex after Abi Fryer was the unexpected but worthy winner of the Under 11 championships. Following in the footsteps of last year’s Sussex star, Stephanie Barraclough, Abi swept all before her (well almost) including the pre-tournament favourite Andrew Tucker to take the title by half a point. Hellingly were the schools […]

Sussex U9 Championship

Farris Ziyada won a closely fought championship to follow up his success in last year’s under 8’s.   SUSSEX JUNIOR CHESS Date Played :24/11/2001 Cross Table for UNDER 9 CHAMPIONSHIP Pos PIN Name Grade Rounds 1 2 3 4 5 6 A B C D 1 1 ZIYADA, Farris………. 78 b25+ b19+ b6+ b5= b13+ […]

NYCA Championships

NYCA Under 14 Team (10 Nov 01) If any aspiring team manager wants to learn how to win the competitions their teams enter, they could do no worse than have a word with Martin May whose under 14 teams have maintained a fantastic 100% record under his leadership. The team started the tournament with high […]

Horsham Tournament

66 players turned-up to compete in the four sections (Under 11 Major and Minor and Under 18 Major and Minor). The Under 18 Major was extremely hard fought. A measure of this can be seen in that the winner Charlie Linford ‘only’ scored 4 ½ points. Charlie had to recover after a first round defeat […]

SCCU U14/U90 Championship

Sussex vs Hampshire, 6th October 2001 Following the under 8 championship, the Under 14 (under 90 grade) team put up an fantastic display in disposing of Hampshire in the Southern Counties Chess Union competition by the largest margin ever for a Sussex Team. In the first round, not a single game was lost, and the […]

Sussex U8 Championship

This would appear to be the tournament for unknown players to make their mark. For the second year running a player who has never played in any other Sussex event took the title. Oliver Bennick swept all before him, including the two favourites to win with a magnificent 4½ points. Congratulations to him, and we […]

Chichester Tournament

This is the first SJC tournament that all players entered on the Friday evening turned-up, and no late entries on the day. Alot easier for the organisers! As usual the venue proved difficult to find, with two of the top Under 18 players arriving very late in the first round, providing some late excitement. As […]

Crowborough Tournament

All the titles returned to Sussex based players this year. Steven Stracey won the very first under 18 minor section, and Adam Prescott collecting some notable scalps in the under 18 major to notch up his first senior section outright win. Andrew Tucker and Eleanor Hayden pulled clear of the field in the under 11 […]