The first Megafinal weekend of 2020 took place on the 20th and 21st June. 1,628 players took part in the first ever online megafinals which were live streamed on our partner site’s twitch channel.
Gigafinal Weekend 2
Gigafinal Weekend 1
Megafinal Weekend 2
Megafinal Weekend 1
We have two hard-fought preliminaries so far with players doing battle across 3 age groups. There are 6 preliminaries in total with players able to take part in as many or as few as they like. Players top 3 scores will be counted towards their final tally and the top 8 boys, top 8 girls and the 8 next highest ranked players (so 24 in total) will take part in the final on 15th August.
Under 8 Standings after all preliminaries
Under 12 Standings after all preliminaries
Under 18 Standings after all preliminaries
“Chess Variants” have slightly different rules to standard chess – some are very similar to standard chess and others completely different! However they all require the same skill sets: concentration, calculation, pattern recognition and preparation.
There are 7 events in the championship – players can play in as many or as few events as they choose. Players top 5 scores will count towards their final score. There are prizes for the top boy and girl in the following age categories: U8, U12, U18.
Variant Standings (Final standings)
Chess 960 is a special chess variant created by Bobby Fischer. It is perhaps the closest variant to normal chess, with no additional rules other than how to set up the pieces. In chess 960 the back rank pieces are totally randomised with the only constraint that the king be between the two rooks. This removes the dastardly opening theory which is dread of the modern chess player and allows players to get creative from the first move!
There are three qualifying events, in the Swiss format. Players who qualify will play in a final held in later in the summer.