01.10.2019 - Season 2019-20

All Mid Sussex League Results can now be found on theECF League Managent System.The AGM agreed to increase the membership fees by £5. This should provide a small surplus over the next year after paying for hire of meeting rooms, insurance, team entries, junior trophies, engraving and refreshments. The new membership fees for September 2019 – May 2020 are; Adult Membership £80 Junior Membership £50 Family Membership £115 Any combination of Adult and Junior memberships £  90 Three Junior memberships £  75 Two Junior memberships If you have not already done so please pay your membership fees by electronic transfer or if you prefer by cash or cheque to the Treaurer. Club Championship Jonathan Grisenthwaite is organising the club championship rapidplay this year which is open to adult and junior members and commences shortly after 7:30pm. Teams Nick Hope is our new 1st Team captain and please keep him inform...

14.09.2019 - 34th Crowborough Chess Congess Results

Download Crosstable  David Norton from Horley prevailed over a very competitive field scoring an unbeaten 5½/6 and picked up the Berberich Cup and £150 1st prize.David Graham of Worthing came clear 2nd on 5/6 and was also unbeaten. Three veterans came in as equal 3rd place on 4½/6; Ian Snape (Beckenham) Chaski Patrick (Uckfield) John Sugden (Hastings & St L) Grading prizes were won by ; Martin Cutmore (Folkestone) Paul Jackson (Coulsdon) Daniel Finn (Sussex Juniors) Matthew Britnell (Lewes) Jon Lawrance (Crowborough) Andy Mitchell (Lewes) James West (Coulsdon) The team results were; Gold Medal (Boxes of chocolates)  WORTHING 10½ Points Silver Medal LEWES 10 Points Bronze Medal SUSSEX JUNIORS and SUSSEX MARTLETS 9½ Points. And finally after 30 years of hurt he never stopped dreaming. Jon Lawrance was the first winner of the Albany Cup presented to the highest placed...

26.08.2019 - Season 2019-20

Chess Club starts a new season on Friday 6thSeptember 2019 Junior Members This season we are going to start the junior Club at 6:20pm so that we can finish in time for the Adult Club rapidplay games to start promptly at 7:30pm. Older juniors who wish to improve or gain an ECF Rapidplay rating are strongly encouraged to join the adults in the 7:30pm games which are played under tournament conditions. IMPORTANT do remember to enter the SJC Crowborough Grand Prix 1 that is on Saturday 14th September please enter via Sussex Junior Chess As last season we will be running a Junior Team in the Mid Sussex League Rapidplay – all parents who are interested in their children playing for the team please let me know either by email or talk to me at the club. Adult Members As last season we will be running a 1st team in the Mid Sussex Chess League ; a team in the MSCL KO Cup and one team in the Paul Watson Trophy. Chris Dunn has done a splendid job over the past f...

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. ...

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