New Online Tournaments Scheduled

We will be running the Sussex Closed Girls Championships and the Sussex Closed U9/11/13/18 Championships online during November. The girls’ event will be held on Saturday 14th November using the Lichess.org platform. There will be an entry fee of £3 per player. The U9/11/13/18 Championship will be on Saturday 28th November on the Tournelo chess …

Online Chess Opportunities for SJC Players

Crowborough Chess Club and the Worthing Knights Junior Chess Club both have online offerings which they are opening up to any Sussex Junior Chess player: Worthing Knights Online tournaments SJC Coach David Graham is running online tournaments on Thursdays; 5:15 – 6:45pm. These are free and you can join in for as long as you …

Sussex Junior Chess AGM

The Sussex Junior Chess AGM normally takes place at our April training day, but was postponed this year due to the Covid-19 restrictions. It will be rescheduled at the earliest opportunity once face to face events are considered acceptably safe.

SCCU U18 & U14 League – Richmond vs Sussex, 29th February 2020

Thanks to Richmond for relaunching this competition. This year there are 2 age groups – under 18, and under 14 (grade limited to under 130). In the U14 section, 7 teams have entered and have been split geographically into an East Zone (Essex, Kent, Middlesex) and a West Zone (Maidenhead, Richmond, Surrey & Sussex). The …

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 …

2nd SJC Online Tournament 25th May

Sussex Junior Chess will be by holding our second Online Chess tournament on the Spring Bank Holiday Monday 25th May after the highly successful inaugural Online Chess tournament to celebrate VE Day FIDE International chess Arbiter and tournament organiser Adam Raoof will again be running the tournament for Sussex Junior Chess and is providing the …

Uckfield & Burgess Hill Academy Events 24th & 25th July – POSTPONED

Brian Stockham writes: ” I am afraid I am having to cancel the Academy events this week, or hopefully rather postpone it.  I have been having a problem with circulating group emails for some months and am in my eighth week of liaising with BT to solve the problem. Unfortunately just advertising the events on …

Sussex Under 7 Championship 9th June 2019

33 travelled to Great Walstead school, just outside Haywards Heath, to compete for the title of Sussex Under-7 Champion. Several had played at the Sussex Megafinal last month, but for many it was their first taste of tournament conditions outside of their school chess club. The standard of chess was very pleasing, and the behaviour …