Grand Prix 2016 – 2017

Sussex Junior Chess Grand Prix – 2016 – 2017 Season   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 […]

Grand Prix 6 – Worthing

Worthing Grand Prix – 20th May 2017 Worthing College All our events are staffed by volunteers, so thanks to: Anita McMahon for entries management Tournament control team Peter & Catherine Finn, Dave Graham and Bunesh Labroo; assisted by board stewards Andy Mitchell, Bernard Power, Gary McCulloch, Lael Page and Tom Borland Ed Chapman, Jane Armstrong […]

Grand Prix 5 – Eastbourne

Eastbourne Grand Prix, 4th February 2017 St Catherine’s College (previously Bishop Bell School) once again provided an excellent venue for the tournament, with 117 entries comfortably accommodated in the school hall. The penultimate grand prix of the season makes for a very exciting competition; with players selected to the Sussex teams jostling for position in […]

Grand Prix 4 – Hastings

Hastings Grand Prix, 2nd January 2017 88 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. This year’s Congress was held in memory of Con Power, who supported SJC events and whose grandson Ben […]

Grand Prix 3 – Horsham

Horsham Grand Prix, 13th November 2016   108 players made the journey to another hospitable new venue at Forest School as we reach the half way point in the 2016-17 Grand Prix season. Players appreciated the extra space in the playing hall, and helpers appreciated not having to carry tables up and down the stairs […]

Grand Prix 2 – Worth

Worth Grand Prix, 15th October 2016 The second Grand Prix of the season saw 95 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 […]

Grand Prix 1 – Crowborough

Crowborough Grand Prix, 17th September 2016 The new season opened in style with 96 in the four SJC junior sections, joined in the impressive playing hall by a further 41 players in the 31st Crowborough Adult Congress. In the Under 11 Minors, the arbiters reported high standards of play and concentration, although the players had […]