Delancey UK Chess Challenge Blitz

Congratulations to Avyanna who finished as the ‘Top U8 Girl’ in the Delancey UK Chess Challenge Blitz tournament last weekend. The UKCC have been very pro-active in organising a huge variety of online chess events during the current Covid-19 situation. Avyanna took part in the U8 Mixed Blitz tournament which started with 99 players across […]

Glorney-Gilbert Cup 2020

This year, due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the Glorney-Gilbert Cup was hosted by England as an online event. Participating nations were Belgium, England, Ireland, The Netherlands, Scotland and Wales. Sussex’s Lucy Bennet-Stevens played top board in rounds 1-3, helping England to a 3-0 victory over Wales in Round 1; and contributing a very good draw […]

GM David Howell attends training day at Hove, 18th January

Thanks to GM David Howell (SJC President) who spent the day with us, joining each training group, and giving an interactive masterclass on under-promotion. Sussex Junior Chess were thrilled that their president, one of the world’s best players, came along to the Aldrington training day to present the children with a masterclass. David began with […]

New Sussex NCJS Members

Congratulations to Ben Crosby and Tom Howeson – the first Sussex players selected to the National Chess Junior Squad this season. Ben placed 3rd at the recent British Rapidplay in Pudsey, earning him his second half-norm, and thus qualification to the squad. Tom gained his second half norm at the London Junior Chess Championships Under-14 […]

NCJS Qualification News

Congratulations to Amelie, Kit, Thomas and Oliver who all travelled to the EPSCA English Under 11 Championships in Nottingham, 19-20 October. Amelie, Oliver and Thomas were all successful in gaining their first half norms, while Kit won the event with 5 out of 5 earning a full norm. Kit is now qualified to attend the […]