15.11.2017 - Latest News

Autumn Lightning17 players including 7 juniors competed in the annual lightning tournament over 5 rounds.There was a three way tie for 1st place between ; Trevor Norton, Jonathan Tuck and Michael Redman each scoring 4 points with Trevor winning on tie break.The strength of the competition can be seen with 4th= shared between 1st team regulars Robert Elliston and Jon Lawrance on 3½ points while the top junior prize went to Thomas Martin with 3 points from 5 games.Junior ClubThree club nights are left before Christmas and we will be making this Friday 17th November the last round of the Autumn Term competition. Current leading scores are; Suriya Velayudham 25 points who after losing his first game has stormed through the field with 8 straight wins. Henry Shaw 21 points Elliott Hookway 20 points Lucy Hopkirk 20 points Liam Scott 19 points Thomas Martin 17 points Theo Hall 17 points Rafe Chapman 17 points 25 players have...

16.10.2017 - Rapid Play Club Championship 2017-18

takes place every Friday evening starting 7:30pm.All club members are welcome. Played under tournament conditions. Games will be sent for ECF grading. Please let Chris Dunn know that you wish to play.Download the CrosstableRecord the start of your game and bring into analysis room after your game for review by chess club trainers Jonathan and Trevor.Early scores (3 points for a win, 2 for a draw and 1 for a loss) are; 1. Reece Holloway 9 pts 2. Nicholas Fernandez 7 pts 3.= Michael Redman 6 pts 3.= Jonathan Grisenthwaite 6 pts 5. Chris Dunn 5 pts ...

04.10.2017 - To all Crowborough Junior Chess Club Members

As from this Friday there is, in addition to the usual junior chess club running from 6:30-7:30pm the opportunity for the older/stronger players to stay on after 7:30pm. Chris Dunn will be organising competitive ECF Graded games at the time control of 25 minutes + 5 second increments. The games will last therefore a maximum of one hour but may finish sooner. This is an opportunity to gain experience of longer play against other members including adult players (you may even get a chance to beat me) and to obtain or extend your English Chess Federation Rating. PS parents can also play in these games if they dare ! So at 7:30pm we will close the connecting partition between meeting rooms 2 & 3 and Chris Dunn will announce the games to be played that evening. It is imperative that parents email Chris by Thursday if they want to play in these later games that will take place between 7:30pm – 9:00pm. For the more experienced players it is ok to play in just...

28.09.2017 - New Season 2017-18

We are entering; one team in the Mid Sussex Chess League one team in the Rapid Play League one team in the KO Cup The fixture list for the 1st Team has been announced though at this time still subject to change. See fixtures.Please let Chris Dunn know your fixture availability as soon as possible.David Fryer will be discussing with the junior's parents team players for the Rapid Play League.Any adults or juniors who wish to play in the club rapid play championships on Fridays between 7:30-9:00 please contact  Chris Dunn who is organising this event. See details....

17.09.2017 - Crowborough Congress Results

Crosstable For the photos from the event please refer to our Reports page.  Name  Pts    Prize  Krzysztof Jamroz  6  1st Joe Berberich Cup  £150  Matthew Payne  5  2nd  £  80  Mark Broom  4½  3rd=  £  40  John N Sugden  4½  174-185 Grading (3rd=)  £  40  Martin Cutmore  4½  161-173 Grading (3rd=)  £  40  Michael Nicholas  4  Veteran Prize  £  40  David Fryer  3½  Albany Cup  ...

11.09.2017 - Crowborough Chess Congress

Saturday 16th Sep 2017 Enter online - Late entry fees now apply - Please do not enter on the day45 Entries with 91 playing in the junior tournament so we are very nearly full.Check whether your entry has been received and if you have entered but do not appear on the list please e-mail.Entries to Date...

01.09.2017 - Club re-opens Friday 8th September

Hope you all had a nice summer break. After a trip along the Caledonian Canal I’m certainly refreshed and ready for a new chess season. Club re-opens for adults & juniors next Friday 8th September 2017 at the Community Centre. Junior Club – 6:30pm – 7:30pm Adult Club – 7:30pm – 10:00pm As usual junior club will comprise ½ hour training + ½ hour games We will start the adult club off with some friendly rapidplay games to warm up for the Crowborough Chess Congress. Crowborough Chess Congress Saturday 16th September 2017 at the Community Centre Two tournaments one for adults and one for juniors. This is an all day event from 10:00am – 5:30pm. Highly recommended that all our junior members enter this opening SJC Grand Prix   Please enter as soon as possible to avoid late fees and to help the organisers; Adult entries to Crowborough Chess Club Junior entries to Sussex Junior Chess Crowborough Chess...

05.08.2017 - British Chess Championships 2017

Update The Championships have finished and as could have been predicted with the shortened 9 day tournament there was a four way tie for first between the top 3 seeds; David Howell, Gawain Jones, Luke McShane and International Master Craig Hanley. Gawain Jones came out on top in the Rapidplay play-offs.Amardip as hoped did finish well scoring 2½ out of his last 3 games and finishes on an encouraging 3½/9.You can view and download all the longplay games here.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The British Championships are being played in Landudno and Crowborough Chess Club's sole representive in the Championship this year is Amardip Ahluwalia.Amardip qualified for the Championship as West of England under 18 Champion but is finding the step up tough and currently stands on 2/7. However with two good results to finish the tournament off he could end up on a very respectable 4/9.Here are a few puzzle ...

28.07.2017 - July 2017 National Grades Published

The English Chess Federation produce ratings for individual players. The higher the rating the better and the letter indicates the number of games played. eg an A rating is the highest for 30 or more games played in the last year.They also publish Top 100 lists for different age groups. All the details including games played can be found at http://www.ecfgrading.org.uk The following is a table of Crowborough Chess Club members who have a published grade in this July 2017 list and where they appear in any Top 100 lists.Please let me know about any errors or omissions. Age Group Standard Rapidplay National Ranking Standard National Ranking Rapidplay Amardip Ahluwalia u14 184A 175A Rank 3 - Age Group u14 Rank 5 - Age Group u14 Gareth Anthony Adult 196D ...

22.07.2017 - Summer 2017 Junior Championship

The final round of the Crowborough Junior Chess Championship was an exciting end of season tribute to all our players. Henry our defending champion needed to win his final game and hope that long term leader Lucy slipped up and lost her final game. Both players had tough games against Reece and Theo who as expected did not make it easy for the leading pair. Reece despite some friendly moans to Gill about his massive upfloat played superbly against Henry, liquidating a good middlegame into a winning endgame and when Henry’s clock fell Reece was about to capture Henry’s only passed pawn and leave himeself with an easy Bishop and 3 pawns vs 4 pawns ending. As this was happening Theo had Lucy’s king in an almost impossilble to escape mating net but with only 2 minutes left on her clock she ...

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