22.07.2019 - July 2019 Grades Published

Full details on the ECF Website  FirstName  Surname  Member ECFMember StdGrade  RapidGrade FIDEGrade  Chris  Dunn  Adult Member  Silver 129 112 -  Robert  Elliston  Adult Member  Gold 174 151 2083  David  Fryer  Adult Member  Gold 170 164 1926  Don  Grant  Adult Member  Bronze - 41 -  Jonathan  Grisenthwaite  Adult Member  Bronze 95 93 -  Nick  Hope  Adult Member  Bronze ...

16.07.2019 - Weald Congress

Twelve club members played at the annual Weald Congress an adult tournament but organised by Sussex Junior Chess so an excellent opportunity for our juniors to gain long play tournament experience.Congratulations to everyone playing but especially to Oliver Stockham who scored 4½/5 winning the Minor Section and £110 and to Peter Crosby who came 3rd in the same section.Special mention to Martin who picked up a grading prize in the very strong Open section with a marvellous 203 performance. From experience I know how difficult it is to concentrate on your own game while also keeping an eye on your children's games. MINOR Under 110 Grading Performance Oliver Stockham 4½/5 133 Peter Crosby 4/5 112 Thomas Martin 2½/5 72 Emily Ashcroft  1½/4  30 ...

01.06.2019 - End of Season Blitz 2019

In a tightly contested tournament comprising of 14 players Trevor Norton came out 1st on tiebreak winning 4 of his 5 games. Jonathan Tuck came 2nd on the same score. Elena Currah just pipped Daniel Longley also on tiebreak to collect the U18 prize.Crowborough Blitz Venue: Crowborough Community Centre Date: 31/05/2019 to 01/06/2019 Arbiter: Gary McCulloch Timings: 5 mins to completion plus an additional 3 secs for each move   Pos Name Grade 1 2 3 4 5 A B C D T 1 Norton, Trevor 170 b10+ w9+ b2+ b3- w4+ 4 5 895 179 13.0 2 Tuck, Jonathan 190 w11+ b5+ w1- b8+ w3+ 4 5 935 187 12.0     ...

23.05.2019 - Chess Club Newsletter

This Friday 24th May is the last round of the Adult Rapid Play Club Championship with Nick Hope currently looking the favourite to pick up the trophy. On Friday 31st  May 2019 the end of season Blitz Tournament will be taking place between 8pm and 9:30pm and all are welcome; Adults, Juniors, Parents and Guests. This will be run by Gary over 5 rounds and the time control will be 5 minutes + 3 Seconds a move. As usual prizes can be expected. The Junior Spring Tournament will end on the 31stMay but we will then start the special additional Summer Term tournament for the Juniors. This will run as usual between 6:30pm and 7:30pm though we do have the room booked until 8:30pm so if any juniors wish to stay on and play casual games or need help from the trainers on any particular aspects of the game they are more than welcome to stay on. We will be meeting in the smaller Room 3 only for the summer term and unfortunately we do need to ask for an additional £1...

13.05.2019 - Sussex Mega-Final Results

See the Sussex Junior Website for full lists Thank you to SJC for providing once again a classroom for our use and 17 of our club members and a couple of special guests took advantage of this facility.All the players entered their results with a number displaying their Excel skills onto our Laptop which has helped me to show the following table of results. Names Section Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3  Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total Risha Jithendra U9 1 1 1 0 1 1 5 Qualified Francesca Currah U9 0 1 1 0 0 0 2   Lucy Lai U10 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 Suprema Oliver Stockham U10 1 1 ...

07.05.2019 - Crowborough Juniors successful against Brighton

MSCL Rapid Play 3 May 2019   Crowborough       Brighton   1 122 Adam Faulkner ½ - ½ Susan Chadwick  121 2 108 Oliver Faulkner 1 - 0 Kit blades  108 3 101 Thomas Martin 1 - 0 Thomas Irani    87 4   37 Benjamin Pearce 0 -   1 Leo Dormon    65 Av:   92   2½ -  1½      95 Overall a great performance by everyone and thank you for...

03.05.2019 - Club players qualify for England

Congratulations to Adam Faulkner and Elena Currah who qualified for the National Chess Junior Squad (NCJS) at the trial in Liverpool over the weekend. Adam scored 4 points and Elena 3 points after 5 rounds and are now available for selection to represent England in overseas events. I only have this bare information at the moment and will update with photos and mre details once I have them. But this a great and very tough achievement well done to both players. ...

27.04.2019 - Eastbourne 2 vs Crowborough

MSCL Div 2 Result Match Friday 26th April 2019Crowborough 1st Team secured 3rd place in the MSCL Div 2 last night with a draw away at Eastbourne.Former Crowborough player and youth champion Matthew Pannett must have been pleased to share the spoils with Robert while Jon Lawrance following on from his Lightning success finished the league season with a fine 8 wins 1 draw and just a single loss.   Eastbourne 2       Crowborough   1 138 Matthew Pannett ½ - ½ Robert Elliston 174 2 123 William Tracey 0 - 1 Jon Lawrance 156 3 123 Colin Clark ½ - ½ Chris Dunn 129 4 120 ...

13.04.2019 - Crowborough Easter Lightning Results

Jon Lawrance wins with Henry Shaw picking up the top Junior prizeCrowborough LightningEaster 2019 Venue: Crowborough Community Centre Date: 11/04/2019 Arbiter: Gary McCulloch   Pos Name Grade 1 2 3 4 5 A B C D T 1 Lawrance, Jon AN 128F w13+ b15= w4+ b5+ b2+ 4½ 5 815 163 13.0                           2 Tuck, Jonathan 180 w15+ b7+ w5+ b3+ w1- 4 5 875 175 14.0 3 Fryer, David W 165C b8+ w11+ b10+ w2- b6+ 4 5 ...

28.03.2019 - UK Chess Challenge 2019

The Crowborough Chess Club qualifying competition for the UK Chess Challenge Mega-Final was completed last week. PDF of the cross table of the games played in the last 10 weeks. All the Age Group winners and qualifiers should now enter one of the Mega-Finals by following the link https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com please enter early as they do fill up. We recommend that you enter the Sussex Mega-Final (in Hassocks) where we will have a classroom booked specifically for Crowborough Chess Club in which you and your children can park for the day away from the hubbub and where I will be available to review chess games etc. Please ensure that you put Crowborough Chess Club as your School so that you will avoid playing each other in the Mega-Final. Summary of Results In a tightly fought competition where everyone lost at least one game the overall prizes go to; 1st Henry Shaw 23pts 2nd Suriya Velayudham 22pts 3rd Elliott Hookway 21pts Under 11 Rege...

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