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UKCC 2020 Roundup

The Delancey UK Chess Challenge has come to a close, and what a journey it has been. The pandemic has changed the face of the UKCC this year. We’d like to start by thanking everyone who took part this year for helping us through a time of great turmoil and...

UKCC Tournament Report 27th July

This week seven UKCC tournaments took place. The three age groups of the blitz played and concluded their final preliminary. The second chess960 qualifiers took place on Saturday, again split into three age groups. Finally, the Racing Kings variant events...

UKCC Tournament Report 20th July

Blitz Preliminary 5 The 3+1 blitz preliminary was a chaotic as always. Thousands of games were played over the course of the hour as players tried to balance the quick time controls with careful considered play. At the end, six players came within four...

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,...

Combination Turnaround

I am enjoying investigating this new book, which has just been published by Russian Chess House. Don't be put off by the unfamiliar writing on the cover; the text inside is given in English too. The unusual aspect about most of the exercises in this book is that they...

British Chess Championships 2019

The 2019 British Chess Championships are happening right now! The venue is the Riviera International Centre in Torquay and the event will run until 4 August. There are lots of sections, as can be seen by clicking here. One good way to improve at chess is to watch the...

About the Terafinal 2019

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Gigafinal – Sections and Rules

Sections The following sections will be run for each Gigafinal Saturday Boys under 7s Boys under 8s Boys under 9s Boys under 10s Sunday Girls under 7s Girls under 8s Girls under 9s Girls under 10s Girls under 11s Mixed under 12s Mixed under 13s Mixed under 14s Mixed...

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 list...

Guide to Gigafinals 2019

Gigafinals – What to expect This year there are four Gigafinals taking place in Manchester, Solihull, Twickenham and Surrey. We are expecting around 2,500 children to take part with around 200 Terafinal spots up for grabs. It goes without saying that the...