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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Marcus Harvey Wins Sensational Seventeenth

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....

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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..........

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terafinal and challengers results

Marcus Harvey from Marlborough, Oxfordshire is the 2013 STRAT

The results (pdf) can be seen under

Challengers Cross tables

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