Thanks to Mick Plumb of Bognor & Arun Chess Club for producing another great summary of chess in Sussex….plenty of our juniors making the news….
Arjun Kolani, and Oli and Matthew Howell all in the prizewinners at the Gibraltar Junior Festival. This is a very popular NCJS trip combining quality chess with sunshine and sightseeing. This year Arjun Kolani travelled as part of the squad delegation and finished 2nd in the Under 12 section….winning substantial prizemoney! Travelling independently were the […]
Congratulations to Polina Shchepinova who came 2nd= in the Major (U150) section with 4/5 This is a popular congress with Sussex players and there were 50% performances in the Open from Scott Borland, Jonathan Britnell, and Batuhan Kaya. Full Results.
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 […]