12th June

New Forum Post - Match Timings

Peter Larwood has contributed to the match timing debate. Please visit the Forum

8th June

New Forum Post - Match Timings

Barry Maufe has posted his views on the proposal to simplify match timings. See Forum in the main menu

Also view Best Match Averages 2019 from the side-bar

5th June

New Forum Post - Match Timings

Hastings Chess Club has posted a response to the committee proposal on simplifying match timings. See Forum in the main menu

23rd May

The Best Match Averages for the season have been computed and can be viewed in the News sub-menu

18th May

Notice of MSCL AGM at Lewes Chess Club Tuesday 25th June 2019 at 7.45pm

The AGM will be held at:

St Mary's Supporters Club, Christie Road, Lewes, Sussex BN7 1PL

Please view the full text via the News sub-menu

11th May

Forum Post - Match Timings

The committee has considered the Match Timings used in the league this season, and written a proposal to simplify and improve them. Visit the Forum to read about it. Any member of the MSCL may comment on these proposals.

Please send your views to The Forum Editor

10th May

Round-up of the League Season

Peter Farr has written a report on the performance of our league teams this season. Visit the news section or local menu to read it

26th March

Results Form

Please download the new Results Form again. There were some minor errors. Apologies for the inconvenience

25th March

New Results Form

Please find an updated Results Form in the Download section.

24th March

Weald Congress

The Weald Congress will take place 13th/14th July at Copthorne.

It will be a 5 round Swiss in 4 sections - Open, Major (U175), Intermediate (U140) and Minor (U110) with a prizefund of £1750

The entry form may be found in the download section

Also visit the website

7th March

Handicap Knock-out Cup

Congratulations to Worthing who have won the MSCL Handicap Cup for the first time in their history

Click on the link in the sub-menu to read the whole story

1st February

Results Form Again

Please find an updated Results Form in the Download section. Some players were missing from one of the lists. Apologies for the inconvenience

27th January

New Results Form

Please find an updated Results Form in the Download section. There are also accompanying notes

15th December

Timecontrol Guide

A short guide to this season‘s timecontrols has been added to the Rules section

2nd December

New Results Form

Please find an updated Results Form in the Download section. There are also accompanying notes, similar to the Help cell on the form itself, with a little more detail

21st November

Hastings Captain Order

Please note a correction to the Hastings club page. The captains for the 3rd and 4th teams were the wrong way round

12th November

World Chess Championship Evening

Friday November 16th 2018 at 8pm

Crowborough Chess Club invites all members and non members to a World Chess Championship evening with commentary.

Light refreshments will be available.

The World Chess Championship match is being held in London between the 9th and 28th November 2018.

This much anticipated match is between reigning champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway and the challenger Fabiano Caruana of the USA and consists of 12 games with the 6th game being played on Friday 16th November 2018. David Fryer & Trevor Norton will host the evening and provide:

8:00pm  -  a background to the World Championship match

8:15pm  -  play through and comment on the meeting room‘s TV screen games from round 1-5

9:00pm  - short break for replenishing drinks and snacks

9:15pm  -  presenting commentary and video from the match on Game 6 that started at 3pm

Questions & answers throughout.

Venue  -  Crowborough Community Centre - downstairs in Meeting Room 2

When  -  8pm to 10pm Friday 16th November 2018

Cost   - free to members and £3 for non members.

19th October

Results Form

Please find the new Results Form in the download section. It may be used for all competitions

17th October

Sussex County Chess Association - McArthur Cup and Paul Watson Trophy

The rules are now available in the download section

16th October

Sussex County Chess Association - McArthur Cup and Paul Watson Trophy

A message from Peter Farr about these competitions- see link in right menu

SCCU Executive Committee and Special General Meetings, and ECF and BCF Council Meetings

Julie Denning has posted her comments on these Meetings. See the menu on the right.

The nominations table has recently been updated

11th October

Sussex County Chess Champion tournament [knock out]

If you would like to take part in this competition or require details please contact:

Robert Elliston on 01580 200609 or Email

2nd October

The first result of the season has been posted. It was a Knock-out cup match between Crowborough and Woodpushers 2. See Results section

The whole site now uses secure transfers, normally indicated by a padlock symbol to the left of the web address. If this causes you any problems, please contact the webmaster

28th September

The club pages have been updated and we have a new one - Collyers. They will enter a team in the Rapid-play league this season

Fixture List

The fixture lists for the new season can be found under Tables - Fixtures in the main menu. This time we only have 3 divisions of 11 as it was felt that there were insufficient team entries to sustain 4 divisions.

Play through Games on the site

The Games page has been reinstated after a number of years of dormancy with just 2 to start off with, kindly submitted by Andy Briggs of Woodpushers. They may be found under Archive - Games.

19th September


The Sussex County Chess Association (SCCA) is holding its AGM on Tuesday 25th September, starting at 7:45 pm at Lewes Chess Club. Click the link on the sidebar for details

New Match Card

An error was discovered in the match card template which has been corrected. Option C should have 35 minutes to finish. Please download the updated one. Sorry about the inconvenience.

17th September

Welcome to the new season

The MSCL committee has decided to reduce the number of leagues from 4 to 3 this season, in view of the reduction in overall team entries by 1 or 2

There will be 11 teams in each division

New Rules

Following extensive discussion at the AGM on the use of digital clocks and other timecontrol issues, the rules have been updated - see Rules pages. They may also be found in the download section in pdf format.

Explanatory notes may also be downloaded. Please read these carefully - especially if you are a captain, as the new options are rather complicated.

Captains will also have to be able to set their clocks to any of the new timecontrols that their club may employ, as players may mutually agree (at the beginning of a match) to use a different one from the standard G/65 +30

New Match Card

To accompany the new timecontrol rules a new card has been prepared which can also be found in downloads. It has an extra box per game for entering the timecontrol actually used. This is now a requirement. The reverse of the card details the shortform nomenclature needed to enter the timecontrol

The new result submission form (when available) will also have this field

There are no changes to the Knock-out or Rapid rules

Other Downloads

There are recent minutes etc in the download section


Results, documents etc for the past season have been moved to the archive section

Club Pages

Most of these have been fully updated for the new season. We had to obtain GDPR consent for everyone whose details are given, and one or two are still outstanding