Burgess Hill Junior Chess

Home of the Kings

About BHJC

We meet on Monday at 5pm - 7pm, at The Kings Church in Burgess Hill.

Burgess Hill Junior Chess has been set up to provide pupils of all ages with the opportunity to enjoy learning chess and developing their skills. Beginners and chess players of all abilities are welcome to join. Training is being provided by a highly experienced Chess Training Coach from the Sussex Junior Chess Association.


BHJC's objectives are:

  • To provide a friendly atmosphere for children of school age to develop skills and qualities that will stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives.

  • To encourage self-assessment, healthy competition and teamwork.

To encourage players to develop:

  • Their cognitive ability (attention span, memory, analysis, problem solving, logical and precise thinking) a fundamental framework for personal growth.

  • The qualities of sportsmanship, by accepting defeat and success with equability and self-control.

  • Social and communication skills leading to greater confidence and self-esteem.

Chess Club Sussex

Why Chess?

Chess is a game that captures the attention of millions of people the world over. Its appeal knows no boundaries, whether by age or geography. Chess is acknowledged to promote mathematical and abstract thinking skills and is a positive activity for children. Chess has a mathematical basis. Mathematics is the tool of science, the language of technology and organised thought.Chess is an excellent way of using a child's free time and provides an interest that can be shared for life.

Chess encourages study and preparation as the means of achieving pre-defined goals and individual improvement. It develops skills and qualities that are central to both our economy and society.

Our Policies and Procedures

"It's easy for me to get along with chess players. Even though we're all very different, we have chess in common"
~ Magnus Carlsen, World Champion 2013 - present ~