Making Mistakes

I was shocked to hear of the amount of children cheating in online competitions when playing online became the only way to play chess due to covid-19. At first I thought “what motivates them?” as it’s not something I would ever have contemplated. I guess Children do...

2020 Schedule

It is with regret that we have taken the decision to postpone all Megafinals until September at the earliest. This is due to the continuing health crisis surrounding the coronavirus and the uncertainty that this brings for organisers and schools. Our current plan is...

What’s New – 2020

UK Chess Challenge – New for 2020 “There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind” C.S.Lewis Here we’d like to introduce a few of the changes to the competition for 2020 which we hope will help improve the overall experience for players, parents and...

Mega Result for Hallfield

Although the UKCC is an individual competition we do like to draw attention to strong performances from schools. In a ‘Mega’ performance Hallfield School have managed to produce 10 Supremo/as in the 2019 Megafinals – a fantastic achievement. The full...

Tips and Advice for Players – 2019

Tips and Advice for players Last year I posted some advice for players playing their first Gigafinal (though this advice is still applicable if you have played in one previously). I thought I would update that post and share with the ‘Class of 2019’ as the advice is...