northern and southern gigafinal results

The results of the Northern and Southern Gigafinal are now available (see the Results tab).

The title winners, Ultimo (boys) and Ultima (girls) together with those coming 2nd or 3rd, will receive an invitation through the post in the next few days, to take part in the TERAFINAL (Ultimi) and CHALLENGERS (2nd and 3rd).

Please email if you are expecting an invitation and it doesn't arrive.

Players who qualified for the Silver Plate, took entry forms from their Gigafinal.  If this has gone missing, please contact Sainbayar Tserendorf ( ) and he will assist you.

Mike Basman

July 14th 2014

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Would you like to improve your chess, learn a lot and have fun at the same time? 

Then sign up for the coaching at your UK Chess Challenge Gigafinal!

The coaches:

FIDE Senior Trainer, IM Andrew Martin  ( ymchessmaster on You Tube)

IM Ravikumar

FM Charlie Storey (The Sniper)

Tony Corfe

All of the coaches are extremely experienced at domestic and international level.

Sessions run from 10:30am-4:30pm each day, with an hour’s break for lunch.

The beginners group will run each morning from 1030-1pm, with a half-hour break in the middle.

Chess-related prizes such as books and DVD’s will be awarded.

All welcome, including adults(parents) and this year beginners too!


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the 41 2014 megafinals are off!

The results of our first Megafinal 2014, 38 Scotland South & East are now available.  Many thanks to the organisers, Lothian Junior Chess and to Dick Heathwood the Entries Secretary, for running an excellent event.

You can see the full results under the right side heading "Megafinal Results/Gigafinal Qualifiers".

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Junior British Chess Magazine

Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge is delighted to be able to offer you the opportunity of reading the newly launched Junior British Chess Magazine.   Designed to coach young players (and their teachers and parents!) up to good club player standard, it is packed with fantastic games, analysis, brilliant chess tips, puzzles and tests plus the latest news, main tournament reports and interviews with rising stars in the chess world.  All in vibrant full colour with lots of photos – to help you become the Grandmaster you were born to be! For more information please view this leaflet:  JBCM information


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Megafinal entry forms

The Megafinals are nearly all arranged now and can be viewed under the link at the side of this page or at

Please email if you don't receive entry forms for your qualifiers in the next few days.


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Report on the Chess Festival

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

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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

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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.

Please email if you would like a copy of the poster.

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