Sharon Daniel has sailed into the 3rd round of the competition showing on Channel 4, 9 pm Sunday. Who knows how far she can get? Sharon has played many times in the UK Chess Challenge and last year, qualified for the Terafinal. In fact her winner's cup with the red ribbon was on display in the TV shot of her living room.
This year she has also qualified for the Terafinal, and with a current grade of 157 ECF she is placed as the number 5 girl in the competition.
The Challenge approaches its final (4th) stage
The gloves are off!
The greatest junior chess tournament in the world is approaching its climax, after 3 initial stages.
First was the 53,000 player, 1500 school preliminary event in the Spring Term, followed by the second stage, where 7,000 qualifiers throughout the country took part in 41 Megafinals. This created over 900 section winners in 24 age groups, known as the Supremi.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 ( mailto:UKChessAcademy@gmail.com ) and he will assist you.
July 14th 2014
MASTER CHESS COACHING AT THE GIGAFINALS
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!
FIDE Senior Trainer, IM Andrew Martin ( ymchessmaster on You Tube)
FM Charlie Storey (The Sniper)
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!
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".
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
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 http://www.ukchesschallenge.com/megafinal_info_2013.html
Please email email@example.com if you don't receive entry forms for your qualifiers in the next few days.
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.