Chess Club every Friday from 9th September 2022 
at the Crowborough Community Centre     

Junior Club 6:30pm-7:30pm including training and games.    
Rapidplay Tournament for Adults and older Juniors 7:45pm – 9:15pm 
these games will be ECF Rated.    

All members and parents are welcome to attend.    
Membership fees set at Family £110, Adults £90, Juniors £65
which covers the season September to May.    

The club is run by volunteers if you would like to help in any way please let David or Gill know.    

We will be running three teams in the Mid Sussex Chess League this season ; 
1st Team, 2nd Team and Junior Team.    

It will be great to welcome you all back and to see some new faces. 

36th Chess Congress on
Saturday 17th September 2022
Adult Tournament Details
Junior Tournament Details

British Chess Championship Results
Under 16s Raina score 2/7
Under 14s Risha score 2/7
Under 14s Ann score 2/7
Under 12s Luke score 3½/7
Under 10s Bella score 1/7
Over 65s David score 4/7
Under 1500 Rapidplay Ann score 2½/7
Under 1500 Rapidplay Luke score 5/7 3rd Place

UK Chess Challenge

Friday 15th July 2022

Elena Currah wins the Summer Rapidplay with an impressive 5 wins from 6 games

ECF Rating Results and LMS Results by Round

While the junior event was won by Gleb with a close fought final win against Lucy

Friday 8th July 2022

Only two club nights left now before the Summer break. 

Even with the larger Meet Room 2 the one room is not working great for the junior club.

So this week I will be asking for much more quiet. So please warn your younger ones before coming.

I will be teaching basic checkmates this week and handing out some homework so beware!

Tests and medals next week.

Summer Rapidplay Round 5

Starts 7:45pm with a three way tie for 1st place between Elena, Doug and myself on 3 points each.

Results on ECF Website and on

All games are sent for ECF Rating so even if you cannot catch myself and Elena (Doug is off on holiday) you can still improve your rating for the season.

British Chess Championships 2022

Still time to enter and to plan for your visit to Torquay.

Just three entries with Crowborough next to their name so far.

All in their age Groups;

  • Under 12s Luke Freeman
  • Under 10s Bella Walsh
  • Over 65s David Fryer

Summer Chess Club

Results Summer Rapid 2022

We are running both the Junior and Adult Clubs for an extended Summer Term

6 Fridays starting Friday 10th June and finishing on Friday 15th July

There is an additional sub of £10 to cover the hire of Meeting Room 3

Friday 27th May 2022

Spring end of season Blitz tournament was a closely fought contest with three players tieing on 5/6

Jon Lawrance came out winner on tie break - many thanks to the 17 players who competed

Results Spring Bltz 2022

Friday 20th May 2022

Chess Club returns at usual times of 6:30pm Juniors and 7:45pm Adults

The short 4 Round Spring Rapid Tournament was won on tie break by Lucy Hopkirk

Results Spring Rapid 2022

UK Chess Challenge 2022

Following our warm up club tournament run between January and March this year and won by Daniel Longley our players have been competing in the Mega-Finals.

With no Sussex Mega-Final this year it has meant travelling to Kent or Surrey

Happy to say we have a number of qualifiers so far for the Regional Giga-Finals here are some links to the Mega-Finals that include Crowborough players

Any more? Let me know

Friday 27th May 2022

Next week Gary is organising one of our very popular Blitz Tournaments

Start time approx. 7:45pm Prizes on offer so don’t miss this event that is open to adult and Junior members

Finishes at 9:30pm but you can join and leave at any time

Mid Sussex Chess League

Pleased to announce that with all matches finished our 1st Team and our Junior Team won their respective leagues.

Next season starting in October 2022 we will be entering two adult teams and one junior team

League tables

Spring Tournaments 

Adult and Junior club resumes on Friday 22nd April with new tournaments.

Benedict Weis won the 2022 Club Championship after 14 gruelling rounds 
Final Result 

Daniel Longley won the club's qualifying UK Chess Challenge tournament with a clean sweep of  8 wins from 8 games and suriya was a close Runner-Up. Prizes were presented to all the Age Group winners.

Thomas Martin took the Easter Egg home in our Fun Easter tournament with 4 wins from 4 games and collected 18 mini eggs from his opponents' Rooks.

Chess Club is on tonight Friday 8th April
but we will be closed next week as its Good Friday 
We will be announcing the winners and prizes for the juniors in the UK Chess Challenge that we have been playing each Friday this term. There will then be a fun Easter tournament for the junior club    

At 7:45pm we have the 14th and Final Round of the Adult Club Championship     
Benedict Weis is currently leading with 7½ points all latest scores can be found here     

Mid Sussex Chess League Teams
The Junior Team confirmed themselves as Champions with a 3-1 victory last week – congratulations to all who played for the team     

The 1st Team gained promotion with an away victory at Bexhill but will need to wait until their final match against East Grinstead at home on May 6th to find out if they will be champions    
League Table   Have a nice Easter break if you are away otherwise I look forward to seeing you all tonight    

ECF National Ratings
  All our adult games are ECF Rated and the easiest way to see if your rating is going up or down is to follow this link and click on your name   

Every Friday
Friday Club Night  returned to real life at the Community Centre from the 10th September 2021
Junior Club from 6:30pm with Senior Club starting at 7:30pm
7:00 pm Junior UK Chess Challenge Club Qualifying games

2022 Club Championship
Every Friday starts 7:45pm finish about 9:15pm see Results to Date

Friday 7th January 2022
Club nights restart after Christmas break.

Saturday 26th February 2022

Crowborough Chess Congress an all day event. 

2021 Club Championship

Daniel Donaghy wins see Results

Saturday 18th September 2021
Crowborough Junior Chess Congress SJC Grand Prix 1
All day event Results can be seen on Sussex Junior Chess

Information for those attending the Chess Club on Fridays    
The Senior games played at 7:45pm are sent for Monthly National Rating and therefore players should become members of the English Chess Federation to at least Bronze level.    
If you are a member of the ECF it should show a G, S or B before your name.    
If you play more than 3 games and do not become an ECF Member the club will be invoiced £18 for Adults or £6 for Juniors so please join the ECF.