Sussex Grand Prix 2015-2016

There are 6 tournaments that make up an annual Sussex Junior Chess Grand Prix (GP), similar to the one in motor racing. Results in each of the constituent Grand Prix tournaments earn points towards the overall Grand Prix. These points are accumulated for all eligible participants. The 6 grand prix tournaments for 2015-2016 are: GP1 […]

GP6 Worthing, 21st May 2016

All our events are staffed by volunteers, so thanks to: Sandra for entries management Tournament control team Peter, Catherine and Andy; assisted by board stewards Dave, Brian, Andy, Sue and Gary Caroline, Jane and Keith on catering Chris for running the analysis room David for photography Worthing College for the venue U18 Major   U18 […]

GP5 Eastbourne, 6th February 2016

Bishop Bell School once again provided an excellent venue for the tournament, with 118 entries comfortably accommodated in the school hall. There was a bumper entry in the two Under 18 sections with 50 players between them. The penultimate grand prix of the season makes for a very exciting competition; players selected to the Sussex […]

GP4 Hastings, 3rd January 2016

103 players made the journey to St Mary Star of the Sea School in Hastings, a tournament timed to coincide with its big brother – the prestigious Hastings International Chess Congress. Sussex Juniors were joined by players from the ‘neighbouring’ counties of Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Oxfordshire and Surrey. The highlight of the day for […]

GP3 Horsham, 22nd November 2015

Despite the sub-zero temperatures, 104 players made the journey to Farlington School as we reach the half way point in the 2015-16 Grand Prix season. Sussex Juniors were joined by players from the nearby counties of Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire  and Hertfordshire. Thanks to Farlington School for the hospitality at this excellent venue. The U11 Minor […]

GP2 Worth 17th October 2015

The second Grand Prix of the season saw 112 assemble to compete in the Grand Prix and enjoy the beautiful Worth School grounds to the full. This event is always popular as it is a qualifying event for the prestigious London Junior Chess Championships (LJCC); itself an important stopover on the route to qualification for […]

GP1 Crowborough – 12th September 2015

Crowborough Grand Prix The new season opened in style with 94 in the four SJC junior sections, joined in the impressive playing hall by a further 48 players in the 30th Crowborough Adult Congress. In the Under 11 Minors, the arbiters reported high standards of play and concentration. This was epitomised by the thrilling last […]