South East England vs Wales, 1st June 2019

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 […]

NCJS Trial News

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.

BUCA Championships 2019

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 […]

NCJS Trip to Poland 20th-25th February

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 […]

ECF National Schools Girls’ Tournament 2019

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 […]