Miscellaneous News 2016-17

Sussex Juniors On Tour 2016-2017! This page records the adventures that some of our players have when competing in events outside of Sussex….and sometimes outside of the UK! 17th – 21st August – Gibraltar Junior Chess Festival 24th-26th July – Glorney International, Cardiff 3rd June – SE England vs Wales, Chepstow 3rd-5th April – IAPS […]

Uckfield Chess Academy

Uckfield Chess Academy About Chess Academies Sussex Junior Chess established the Chess Academy concept as a way of encouraging wider participation in chess. The programme seeks to liaise with schools within a geographic area and then to tailor fun, innovative, and age and experience appropriate chess events to suit that community. It is hoped that […]

Burgess Hill Chess Academy

Burgess Hill Chess Academy About Chess Academies Sussex Junior Chess established the Chess Academy concept as a way of encouraging wider participation in chess. The programme seeks to liaise with schools within a geographic area and then to tailor fun, innovative, and age and experience appropriate chess events to suit that community. It is hoped […]

Southern Gigafinal 2016

Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge – Southern Gigafinal, 22nd-23rd July 2017, Orleans Park School, Twickenham The Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge journey started back in January in school chess clubs across the country with over 40,000 children entering nationwide. In Sussex, nearly 80 Schools joined in the fun this year resulting in 405 children taking […]

Bruce Dienes Awards

Bruce Dienes Awards, Great Walstead, 10th June 2017 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 […]

Sussex Closed U7 Championship

Sussex Closed U7 Championship, Great Walstead, 10th June 2017   As a volunteer organisation we have many people to thank for giving their time freely: Tournament controller Gary McCulloch, assisted by Karen Meakings, Catherine Finn, Daniel Finn, Matt Forster, Andy Mitchell and Brian Stockham Mike Forster for coaching and analysis between games Keith, Debbie and […]

4NCL – Sussex Martlets Teams

Sussex Martlets 4NCL Teams 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 3 mixed-age teams captained […]

Sussex Schools Butler Cup (U14)

Sussex Schools Competitions – The Butler Cup (U14) Each year Sussex Junior Chess organise an inter-school chess tournament for 4 age groups – U19 (The Wilson Cup), U16 (The Sadd Cup), U14 (The Butler Cup) and U11 (The Primary Cup) The Butler Cup begins in the Autumn Term with schools playing 2-3 matches against other […]