We have 2 Sussex Champions! Congratulations to Calum Salmons – Under 16 Champion with 5.5/7; and Polina Shchepinova 3rd= and Under 14 Girl Champion with 5/7. Also Will Graham, 1st= in the Under 2050; Matthew Britnell 1st= in the Under 1900; Matthew Howell 1st= in the Under 1750; and Matt Payne 1st= in the Blitz. […]
Congratulations to Arjun Kolani and Cassie Graham who were both selected to represent England in the annual Glorney-Gilbert International. The event comprises a team round robin in 4 sections – The Glorney Cup (Under 18), the Gilbert Cup (U18 Girls), the Robinson Cup (Under 14) and the Stokes Cup (Under 12). The nations taking part […]
13 Sussex players were selected to represent SE England in this annual fixture with Wales, held in Chepstow, organised by the National Chess Junior Squad. The event takes the form of two rounds over 12 boards, in each of two age groups – under 12, and under 14. Representing Sussex in the Under 12 team […]
Congratulations to Abhi Jadav, Adam Faulkner and Elena Currah who all qualified for the National Chess Junior Squad (NCJS) at the trial in Liverpool over the weekend. Adam, still only under-10, scored 4 points; Abhi 3½ and Elena 3.
Congratulations to Under-13 Oliver Faulkner who gained his second half-norm, and therefore qualification to the Squad, at the Squad Championships in Daventry 6th-7th April.
Good to see some of our ex-juniors representing their universities at the British Universities’ Chess Association (BUCA) championships in Telford. The event features 4 divisions according to strength – the Championship, Plate, Bowl and Shield. In the Plate we have Jonathan Finn representing Nottingham 1 and David Liu representing UCL 2; in the Bowl Josh […]
Congratulations to Elizabeth Finn, Alec and Tim Hedger, Polina , Solomon Mitchell and Leo Yu; all selected to represent the National Chess Junior Squad (NCJS) in Chrzanow, Poland. The trip features a mix of serious chess opportunities and sightseeing to salt mines. The chess activities included a simul against a GM – well done to […]
Congratulations to Elena Currah who scored 3 out of 5, securing her second under-11 half norm. She will now join Abhi, Adam and Theo at the NCJS Trial in April.
A clean sweep for Sussex in the U16 Closed section – well done Ed , Calum and Batuhan; qualification to the NCJS for Max; and prizes for Arjun and Henry. The South of England Junior Championships is a popular stop-over on the NCJS qualification circuit, and also has events for all age groups. As always, […]
Copthorne Prep, represented by Amelie Rees, Niamh Grace and Natalie van Hoven, entered the Southern semi-final of the ECF National Schools Girls’ Tournament held at St Catherine’s, Bramley on Sunday 13th January. Amelie and Natalie are both only Under-9, and Niamh is Under-8. 56 teams entered the Under-11 section and Copthorne were placed 6th overall […]