The Terafinal took place at Blenheim Palace on 15th and 16th October. 60 players across five age categories took part in arguably one of the most difficult UK junior events in history to qualify for.
The Challengers event took place at the Mercure Daventry Court Hotel on 17th and 18th September with the final 15 players qualifying for the Terafinal to make up the 60 finalists.
Three Gigafinals were held this year. The first (9th and 10th July) was the Northern Gigafinal at our long standing venue in Manchester – Wright Robinson College. For the first time the Southern Gigafinal (23rd and 24th July) was held at Harrow high School, a popular venue that also hosted a Megafinal earlier in the year. Finally the Online Gigafinal took place on lichess.org on 3rd and 4th September.
15 players from each Gigafinal qualified for the Terafinal (3 per age group) and other players achieving a score of 5 or more qualified for the Challengers.
In total 24 Megafinals were held all across the UK (and also on lichess.org) with players competing to win prizes and qualify for the Gigafinals. Full results can be accessed below.