The first ever Delancey UK Schools Chess Festival was a complete success. The UK Chess Academy would like to thank all the Juniors chess players and parents for their support and attendance.
A massive thank you to Michael Basman, IM and Founder of UK Chess Challenge, Malcolm Pein, IM and Founder of Chess in Schools and Community, Akshaya Kalaiyalahan (12 years old) British Champion and Alex Golding (10 year old) UKCC Champion, who all played in our simultaneous display.
And finally a special thanks to our special guests Katharine Walsh and Olivia Gregory, from Delancey.
Here is a flipagram photo show of the
Delancey Chess Festival
This Saturday, the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge is excited to launch a brand-new chess event in association with the UK Chess Academy.
With close to 100 young chess enthusiasts expected to attend from schools across the country, the Delancey Chess Festival will provide a myriad of fun chess lectures, puzzles, tournaments, and the exciting new chess variant - press-up/ knock-down chess!
Created in response to the surge in popularity for the original UK Chess Challenge - which is enjoying another record breaking year, with 50,000 players and 1500 schools already signed up to this year's event, we are excited to see
19TH CHESS CHALLENGE starts soon
We are pleased to announce the 19th Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge will start in schools and chess clubs all over the UK in the Spring Term 2014.
Entry forms and a poster have been posted to all our member schools and many who have entered in the past.
The seventeenth Terafinal of the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge produced some of the most eventful scenes ever. Boasting an array of star junior talents, observers were treated to displays of outstanding virtuosity, nerveless thinking and fine sportsmanship. Many reputations were made in this concertinaed two-day event, and many were lost....
tournament of champions: press release
1,800 players took part in the third stage of the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge 2013, 1,050 playing in the Southern Gigafinal and 750 in the North. The tournament produced no less than 69 champions, 36 from the South and 33 from the North who will contest the Terafinal in Loughborough in August for a prize fund of over £12,000. But the Gigafinal was a tournament of champions itself, for each of the competitors had fought their way through two gruelling school and county stages..........
terafinal and challengers results
Marcus Harvey from Marlborough, Oxfordshire is the 2013 STRAT