16th June 2016

The list of winners of tankards for best performances for the season has been posted. They will be presented by Don Grant at the AGM. The table may be viewed here

15th May 2016

4th Hastings and St Leonards Weekend Chess Tournament 2016

See here for information

10th May 2016

SCCU and ECF Report

Julie Denning has written a report on the SCCU Executive Committee and ECF Finance Council Meetings held in April 2016. It may be found in the Downloads section


The MSCL AGM will be held at Lewes Chess Club on:

Tuesday the 21st of June 2016 at 7.45pm


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

As usual the Committee welcome proposals for rule changes and they need to be received by Saturday 21 May in order to provide time for the committee to review and clarify, if necessary, in advance of the AGM. Please ensure that any proposals take full account of the existing rules and clearly identify the changes, additions and removals which are required to effect. Please also provide a clear rationale which can be published with the proposal.

Note that Rule Change Proposals should be approved by your club's committee.

The draft minutes of the 2015 AGM and the rules of the League and KO cup can be found under Downloads and Rules respectively.

ECF Game fees

A reminder that players who are not ECF members and have played more than 6 times this season can save money either individually or for their Club by becoming ECF bronze members by the 30th of June.

9th May 2016

Congratulations to   Worthing 2   on winning the Second Division

Hastings & St Leonards 3 narrowly defeated Woodpushers 1 in the last league match to be played, thus remaining in the second division.

6th May 2016

Congratulations to   Sussex University 1   winning the Fourth Division

3rd May 2016

Leicester City    Brighton & Hove 1   wins First Division

All the first division matches have now been completed and Brighton & Hove 1 have become the Division 1 Champions. Congratulations to them

The last match to be posted saw Horsham 1 beating Crowborough 1, giving them second place on game point difference, Crowborough themselves avoiding a relegation position, also only on game points.

1st May 2016

The third division matches have been completed

Uckfield 1 is the winning team

Congratulations to all their players

27th Feb 2016

Ian Comley has set up a new chess blog. There is a link to it on the External Sites page

18th December 2015

91st Hastings International Chess Congress 28th December 2015 - 5th January 2016

Details of the Hastings Congress may be found here: Hastings Chess

28th October 2015

The Results Form has been updated and improved. It my be found in the Downloads section. It is now functions as a template

Please also note the change in contact email for Worthing

23rd October 2015

The first set of results for the new season have been uploaded. They may be found in the Tables section

Details for Crowborough and Sussex have been updated in the Clubs section

19th October 2015

Team captains may be interested to know that there is a new results form available, together with a guide on how to use it. Please visit the download section

14th October 2015

The rules for the new season are now available for download from the Rules section. Note in particular the introduction of a new time control as agreed at the AGM.

The Download section is now functional and the latest version of the draft AGM minutes can also be downloaded.

13th October 2015

The nominations for the new season are now available. The table is designed to be displayed on a variety of screen types. Please let me know if you have difficulty viewing it. The new rules will follow shortly

30th September 2015

There has been a number of changes to the website recently. It has been re-located to a new host, Orion Arts and has been made more mobile friendly, so now you should be able to view it comfortably on any device.

The fixtures for the new season have been posted, and some updates to the club pages.

There will be more changes in the coming weeks as old pages are updated. Please contact the Web Editor if you have any comments

2nd September 2015

Haywards Heath

They have relocated to a new venue. See the club's page for details

2nd Hastings and St Leonards Weekend Chess Tournament 2015

This annual event will be held at the weekend of 31th October and 1st November

Round 1 2 3
Saturday 9.30 am 1.30 pm 5.30 pm
Round 4 5
Sunday 10 am 2.00 pm

Entry is available for any chess player graded under 160 ECF

An entry form can be obtained from the Hastings and St Leonards website