13.05.2018 - Sussex Mega-Final

15 Club members competed at the Sussex Mega-Final in Hassocks on Saturday 12th May 2-18.Report and Pictures on the Sussex Junior Chess website3½ points were required to qualify the Giga-Final   Age Group Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Total Isabella U10Girl 0 0 1 1 ½ 1 3½ Monty U11Boy 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 ...

16.04.2018 - Spring 2018 Lightning Tournament

19 players including 8 juniors competed on Friday 13th for the wonderful prizes on offer.Jonathan Tuck was victorious with a 100% score just ahead of Robert Elliston and Giovanni Currah both on 4/5. Thank you to Gary McCulloch for organising this fun though rather scary 10 second buzzer tournament. Gary came 4th himself with an excellent 3½/5 score.The best junior prize was won by Giovanni on 4/5 with Thomas Martin and Elena Currah scoring well on 3/5. ...

07.04.2018 - Crowborough vs Brighton Result

A brave fight was put up by our Rapidplay team against an inspired and on the night a better Brighton team.Despite some strong play and plenty of effort we were unfortunately on the end of a 0-4 defeat.   Crowborough       Brighton & Hove   1 96 Shaw, Henry 0 - 1 Rayment, James L - 2 71 Seddon, Evie 0 - 1 Blades, Kit 70 3 74 Kendall, Maxwell 0 - 1 Rayment, Ruby 43 4 67 Chapman, Rafe 0 - 1 Kadri, Zeki - Av: 77   0   ...

24.03.2018 - Rapidplay Team Wins

Congratulations to the Crowborough Rapidplay team who won their match last night against a very competive team from Horsham.Thomas Martin started the evening by comprehensively winning the Easter Egg challenge and as captain lead the line playing against Horsham's top player but could not prevent Ben Crosby taking home the point.Suriya Velayudham played a very exciting game even though it started out as an exchange French Defence. The game went with Suriya as white 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nf3 c5 5.c4 !? and after much excitement and great play by both sides Suriya came away with the victory.Theo Hall continued his winning ways winning a game with a sneaky threat that his opponent missed and has now scored 4/4 for the team. Well done Theo.The last game to finish was Henry's which was a very long and interesting tussle. His opponent Peter Crosby swapped off all the Bishop's leaving Henry with two sets of double pawns and of course a number of semi-open files. It was the a file that...

17.03.2018 - Crowborugh 1 suffers narrow defeat

In their final match of the 2017-18 season last Friday 16th March 2018 Crowborough were defeated by a strong team travelling across the county from Horsham.Despite this loss Crowborough have retained their Division 2 status and with a number of new and returning players the prospects look good for next season when we may be challenging for promotion back to the premier Mid Sussex League.   Crowborough       Horsham 3   1 169 Elliston, Robert V ½ - ½ Heath, Chris W 161 2 169 Lawrance, JAN ½ - ½ Harbott, Peter 160 3 125 Redman, Michael A 0 - 1 Taylor, Alex B 159 ...

28.02.2018 - Weather Update

Friday 2nd March 2018 CHESS CLUB CLOSED The community centre is closed due to adverse weather conditions ie SNOW. Should all be back to normal next week. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Crowborough could have more snow on Friday so check your emails and/or website for latest news. If bad the Community Centre may be closed and hence the chess club will also be closed. We have already postponed the planned match with Brighton in the MSCL Rapid Play League. ...

22.02.2018 - West of England Junior Chess Championship

A number of our players traveled to Swindon last weekend to play in the prestigious Wiltshire and West of England Junior Chess Championships.I am only aware of the prize winners as listed on the Wiltshire Website but not the crosstables.Thomas Martin is shown picking up his third place prize in the Under 12 Challengers.As soon as I have more details of individual results I will update this news item. ...

07.02.2018 - Rapid Play team win away at Lewes

6th February 2018   Lewes       Crowborough   1 107 Henry Adams 0 - 1 Henry Shaw 96 2 111 Jacob Wynn 1 - 0 Thomas Martin 102 3 56 Luke Brooks 0 - 1 Evie Seddon 71 4 20 Georg...

25.01.2018 - New Grades for January 2018

The English Chess Federation have published the new grades for January 2018.Full lists including top age groups can be found on the ECF Website.Club Members Ratings 2017-18 First Name Surname ECF Standard ECF Rapid FIDE Jan18 Jul17 Jan18 Jul17 Jan18  Amardip  Ahluwalia 190 184 186 175 2044  Gareth  Anthony 198 196  Mark  Currah 49 55 45 49  Chris  Dunn 122 111 128 130  Robert  Elliston 169 175 159 166 2083 &nbs...

19.01.2018 - Team Results 2018

The first team matches of the Calendar year 2018 are in and it is a mixed fare with the juniors performing really well with a 3-1 away victory at Brighton while the seniors had a bit of a train crash with a ½-4½ home defeat against Hastings.The junior match was;   Brighton & Hove       Crowborough   1 118 Wilton, Maximilian 1 - 0 Martin, Thomas W 102 2 37 Dormon, Leo 0 - 1 Shaw, Henry 96 3 21 Martinez, Aldo 0 - 1 Scott, Liam 67 4 43 Rayment, Ruby 0 - 1 Hall, Theo 63 Av: ...

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