28.09.2018 - MSCL Fixtures 2018-19

The fixtures have been published and we start the season with a Cup match at Home vs last season's champions Woodpushers 2.The 1st team have 10 matches this season compared to 7 last year comprising of 5 players per team so plenty of opportunities for all our adult members to represent the club. Let Chris Dunn know of your availablity.The Rapid team of 4 players per team is aimed at our junior and family members. They have 5 matches this season with 3 at home. The new team to the league is Collyer College in Horsham and we play them in an away match on Thursday 15th November.Fixtures 2018-19   Date Team Opponents  H/A Score Result Fri 28 Sep 18 KO Cup Woodpushers 2 Home Wed 31 Oct 18 1st Argumentatives Away Fri 02 Nov 18 Rapid Horsham Home ...

24.09.2018 - To All Club Members

Can we please ask members to pay their membership fees by electronic transfer. If you have not received an email with our bank details it means you are not on our mailing list. Please email secretary@crowboroughchess.org to be added. We will still accept cash or a cheque of course but direct payment is easier for us as HSBC have now closed the Crowborough branch. The AGM took place on Friday 21st September 2018. It was noted that although we made a small surplus last year with an end of season bank balance of £600 there are several factors that will impinge on next year’s finances. ·       Last year the 2017 Crowborough Congress had a bumper entry of 48 while this year it was 36. The congress was still profitable but with a lower income by £200. ·       You may have noticed that we now have a cage in the basement storeroom which means we do not have to lug sets, boards ...

15.09.2018 - 33rd Crowborough Chess Congress

Dagne Ciuksyte won in style winning her first 5 games before drawing with former champion and tournament regular Rasa Norinkeviciute in the final round.   Dagne's next tournament will be the Chess Olympiad playing for the England women's team.Sussex players Chaski Patrick and Morgan Blake came in second with a fine result of 5 wins and just a single loss each and Rasa came 4th with 4½ points.Peter Kemp won the Albany Cup for the best result by a Crowborough Chess Club player with a score of 4/6. The Veteran's Prize was shared three ways by John Sugden and Paul Kelly of Hastings and Mike Nicholas of Worthing.There were also 6 grading prizes making up a total prize fund of £550.Link to Final CrosstableLink to Junior Results and PhotosPrize List First Name Surname Club Grade Score Prize ...

31.08.2018 - New Season starts on

Friday 7th September 2018 when we hope to welcome back all the old faces and some new ones. Same format as last season with the junior club starting at 6:30pm for one hour including training and one organised junior championship game. At 7:30pm the older juniors can join in with the adults playing in the club rapidplay championship. These matches will last approximately one hour finishing by 9pm with the option to play a second game. The club closes at 10pm. We are entering one adult and one junior team in the Mid Sussex Chess League and one mixed team in the MSCL Knock Out Cup. Once the home and away fixtures are announced we will be asking club members to let us know their availability for selection. Unfortunately our wonderful Wealden Council have sold the Mead House car park so if there are no spaces immediately outside the Community Centre please park just past the centre on the left where there is a limited amount of parking or across the road in the cresce...

22.08.2018 - Crowborough Chess Congress

Saturday 15th September 2018 Please ENTER early - late fees apply after 10th September.Also a reminder that players need to have renewed their SILVER or GOLD Membership of the English Chess Federation before the day of the tournament.Crowborough Chess Club look forward to welcoming you all to our congress.Although the tournament is played as a single section there are 6 grading prizes to be competed for.Last years results can be viewed here while you can enter here....

27.07.2018 - Summary of new grades for July 2018

All grades can be viewed on the ECF website http://www.ecfgrading.org.uk/new/menu.php Standard Grade Most improved Crowborough player – Chris Dunn +7 points though coincidentally he lost 7 points on his rapid grade. Henry Shaw gained a standard play grade for the first time with a very respectable 104. On the ECF website you can look up National top 100 lists for various age groups etc. Robert Elliston appears as No.4 in his age group 80+ Elena Currah is No.10 in the under 11 girls list. Rapid Grade Most improved Crowborough Player was Jack Lai with an impressive increase of 24 while a special mention should go to  Mark Currah and Oliver Stockham who both achieved a rating incease of 15. Four players achieved rapid grades for the first time Nick Hope 100, Keith Martin 66, Benjamin Pearce 63 and Isabella Hull 25. Lucy Lai appears at No.41 in the under 10 girls list while in the under 11 girls list Elena Currah is at No.11 and Lucy Hopkirk is...

18.07.2018 - Weald Chess Congress 2018

14th-15th July 2018Results & PhotosA contingent of Crowborough Chess Club members travelled the short distance to Copthorne to play in this regular event organised by Sussex Junior Chess.There are 4 sections to chose from so all strengths from Grandmaster down can play.Henry Shaw was the star of the show winning the Minor Section and £105 in only his second longplay tournament that he has entered....

11.06.2018 - Tunbridge Wells Chess Congress

9th - 10th June 2018 Myself, Henry and Suriya crossed the border into Kent to play in probably the best run weekend tournament outside of Sussex. Full Results                Photos The venue is a fine Edwardian building owned by the Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club with a spacious and airy playing area and a comfy sofa to rest on between rounds.Even so I made myself known to the controllers making an objection on behalf of Suriya for the fact that he was given black in all three of his Saturday games. After receiving the explanation that 3 of the 4 players on 0/2 had played two blacks my objection was overruled and I was threatened with being given two blacks myself on Sunday. I did think for a moment on Sunday morning that their threat to me was real when I was given my 3rd black in round 4.As it turned out we all had a reasonable result with myself gaining 2½/5 in the Open Section with Henry and Suriya scoring 2½ and 2 respect...

06.06.2018 - World Cup 2018

Join the Crowborough Chess Club fantasy football league.I have created  a private league in the Telegraph Fantasy Football competition for the World Cup - your first team is FREE - so just create your team from their website and then click to join a private league.https://fantasyfootball.telegraph.co.uk/CROWBOROUGH CHESS CLUBpin = 8151882passcode = 6464Can you do better than my team.DAVID FRYER...

06.06.2018 - Club Newsletter

Reminder for all the Juniors that the Junior Summer Chess Club continues this Friday 8th June until Friday 20th July 2018. These extra 7 Fridays will follow the normal format for 6:30pm-7:30pm but we do have Meeting Room 3 booked until 8:30pm so for those interested and wish to stay on for the extra hour we will be arranging extra training or games. These Summer meetings are additional to the club membership so to pay for the meeting room we are asking for £15 for one child or £25 for two. If you have not already paid Gill and wish to pay electronically please email for bank details. With the end of the regular season the Senior Rapidplay Tournament has come to a finish with a resounding and worthy victory for Michael Redman who is the new Crowborough Club Champion. Jonathan Grisenthwaite came second and Chris Dunn was third. The Trophy for the top junior was won by Elliott Hookway who came 4th overall. The Spring Junior Tournament also co...

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