Bruce Dienes Awards 2015 – 2016

The season closes with the Under-7 Championships and final training day. This is also where we make the final awards of the season – the Bruce Dienes Cup and associated awards. Bruce was a chess player, parent, and Chairman of Sussex Junior Chess until his untimely death in 2006. Established in 2010, the ethos of […]

4NCL Sussex Martlets 2015 – 2016

The Four Nations Chess League (4NCL) is a team tournament over three divisions, with over 850 players taking part and almost £10,000 in cash prizes on offer. Their website claims “it is the most prestigious team chess event held in the United Kingdom”! Sussex Junior Chess sponsors 2 mixed-age teams captained by ex-Sussex junior David […]

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 […]

EPSCA U11 Championships 2016

The English Primary Schools’ Chess Association (EPSCA) exists “to advance the education of primary school aged children by teaching, supervising and developing the playing of chess by those children.” EPSCA holds three annual team championships for member associations – Under 9, Under 11, and Girls Under 11. The U11 Championship is for teams of 20, […]

EPSCA U9 Championship 2016

The English Primary Schools’ Chess Association (EPSCA) exists “to advance the education of primary school aged children by teaching, supervising and developing the playing of chess by those children.” EPSCA holds three annual team championships for member associations – Under 9, Under 11, and Girls Under 11. The U9 Championship is for teams of 12, […]

EPSCA Girls’ U11 Championship

The English Primary Schools’ Chess Association (EPSCA) exists “to advance the education of primary school aged children by teaching, supervising and developing the playing of chess by those children.” E.P.S.C.A. holds three annual team championships for member associations – Under 9, Under 11, and Girls Under 11. The U11 Girls Championship is for teams of […]

SCCU U14/U130 League 2015 – 2016

This grade-limited competition, run by the Southern Counties Chess Union, was formerly known as the “U14/U140”, and before that the “U14/U90”. The ethos of this competition is to provide opportunities for secondary age children to play competitive chess. Sussex embraces this by choosing to select over 11s in preference to possibly stronger Under 11s who […]