British Chess Championships, Torquay, 8th-21st August 2022

The British Chess Championships has always been a great event in the chess calendar to round off the season, and typically many Sussex juniors have attended to combine some top level chess with some relaxation by the sea. The 2022 Championships began on the 8th with a week of junior age-group tournaments. Due to the …

Andy, Luke & Nayan help SE England to victory over Wales, 28th May 2022

Andy, Luke and Nayan were all recently selected to the National Chess Junior Squad at the trial in Liverpool in April. Saturday 28th May saw their first outing in their new uniform, representing SE England in a home international against Wales in Chepstow. Our Sussex trio scored 5.5 out of a possible 6 between them, …

Latest Sussex Players to be Selected to the NCJS

Congratulations to Andy, Luke and Nayan who are the latest in a long roll of honour of Sussex players selected to the National Chess Junior Squad. Pre-Covid, candidates would need to attend a number of qualifying events around the Country to gain sufficient qualifying ‘norms’ to be selected to trial in Liverpool. This year the …

Sussex players help Oxford to victory in 2021 Varsity match

At the end of October, the 139th “Varsity Match” Oxford vs Cambridge was played at the Royal Automobile Club in London. All in all, Cambridge is slightly ahead in matches, but this year Oxford won 5.5-2.5. Over the years several ex-Sussex juniors have been selected to take part in this prestigious and historic match including …

British Championships News – Arjun is U14 Champion

Arjun Kolani won the 2021 U14 British Chess Championships played at Milton Keynes over the weekend 2nd-3rd October scoring 4.5 points from 5 games. This has rounded off a wonderful year for Arjun who became the 2021 Online U14 champion and U14 Online Rapidplay champion. In the summer he represented England in the U14 Glorney …

Arjun wins Two U14 British Online Titles

The 2021 British Online Championships took place between 24 July-8 August 2021. Congratulations to Arjun Kolani who won the U14 titles at both Online Standardplay and Online Rapidplay. He also has one of his games from the World Youth Championship earlier this year featured in the latest issue of the ECF Chess Moves newsletter – …