Uckfield Chess Academy

About Sussex Chess Academies

Sussex Junior Chess established the Chess Academy concept as a way of encouraging wider participation in chess.

The programme seeks to liaise with schools within a geographic area and then to tailor fun, innovative, and age and experience appropriate chess events to suit that community. It is hoped that this will bring chess to a new audience, encouraging them to learn to play chess and offering them a path for progression through local clubs to County and even National level events.

Brian Stockham, a coach with many years experience in junior chess is the Academy Director for the Uckfield and Burgess Hill areas.

Latest News from the Uckfield Chess Academy:

29th December 2017

18 children from 11 schools attended the Uckfield Academy winter championships held at the Uckfield Youth Centre, with the hosts Uckfield College winning Top School, Blackboys CEP were Top Primary School and Michael Stockham of Uckfield College was the individual champion with 6/6.


27th October 2017

24 children from 10 schools entered the 40th Uckfield Academy event entitled Pawnstormer, with the hosts Uckfield College winning Top School and Blackboys CEP Top Primary School and the individual champion was Michael Stockham of the College.


Next event: Thursday 15th February 2018, Uckfield Youth Centre