|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;
|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
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
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.
1st Joe Berberich Cup
John N Sugden
174-185 Grading (3rd=)
161-173 Grading (3rd=)
|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
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
Junior entries to Sussex
|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.
National Ranking Standard
National Ranking Rapidplay
Rank 3 - Age Group u14
Rank 5 - Age Group u14
|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