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Final Standings

Below are the final standings for the 2nd Online Chess Challenge.

Congratulations to Ironaut who successfully defended the title won last year scoring 92.4% of the total points available.

Picking up the second prize medal as well as a trophy for Top Under 9 is ScientificMouse – a new entrant this year.

Last year’s runner up RemnantIsland is this year’s bronze medallist and also Top Under 11 Player.

The above three players plus the other top 10 finishers will receive automatic qualification for the Gigafinals when they finally get underway later in the year. The remainder of the top 20 will all receive certificates.

 

 

Position Other Username Solved Level points Puzzle points Puzzle leaderboard Thursday blitz Sunday blitz Thursday blitz 2 Sunday blitz 2 TOTAL
1st Ironaut 1369 250 125 99 100 125 125 100 924
2nd Top Under 9 ScientificMouse 1606 250 125 100 88 96 88 99 846
3rd Top under 11 RemnantIsland 268 231 125 87 89 97 95 90 814
4th ForkPower 575 213 125 94 80 96 93 96 797
5th LastShallowTrain 279 199 125 89 86 98 92 94 783
6th sportychess 854 224 125 96 73 71 78 70 737
7th BigSpeedyDot 324 189 125 92 75 90 74 87 732
8th goldranger 285 250 125 90 56 64 70 75 730
9th evenultrapawn 738 250 125 95 88 86 84 728
10th FastSilentShape 495 182 125 93 93 84 71 66 714
11th alexsor 51 250 30 68 84 91 91 95 709
12th FastArtisticBoa 941 213 125 97 84 99 88 706
13th NextSensibleJelly 305 195 125 91 87 96 98 692
14th NextCarefulBrick 272 201 125 88 66 76 64 70 690
15th BestDapperTiger 263 180 125 86 85 68 65 70 679
16th TopOldCarrot 135 191 50 82 91 90 81 84 669
17th ImportantTreat 97 220 40 77 91 82 80 590
18th ChessGaint 0 205 95 78 87 86 551
19th CHS_RehanS 1029 188 125 98 56 79 546
20th CoolAncientKid 14 120 10 37 94 87 94 94 536
21st QueenEatingDragon 20 230 20 47 98 91 486
22nd SourFreshScience 7 120 19 72 92 73 73 449
23rd RichMinorRecord 11 120 10 30 66 80 66 74 446
24th BKAdrian 221 70 100 85 56 70 61 442
25th RishiPip 28 120 20 55 56 84 79 414
26th NewGreatGadget 20 194 20 47 80 72 413
27th SteadyGarden 161 250 75 84 409
28th SharpCloset 0 215 98 79 392
29th JadeRacingFruit 17 10 10 43 77 86 83 77 386
30th FunEndlessDragon 120 186 50 80 70 386
31st FoamyArk 121 242 50 81 373
32nd DryShoe 0 196 100 74 370
33rd kidopert007 8 201 22 72 71 366
34th NewWhiteBaseball 74 182 40 71 72 365
35th Sambajam 104 232 50 78 360
36th SrinivasRath 80 244 40 72 356
37th LastSparklyKnight 3 120 1 56 94 84 355
38th LastOlympicPark 9 192 27 62 67 348
39th FunDistinctPanther 155 187 75 83 0 345
40th MiniReadyFirebird 50 180 30 67 63 340

UK Online Chess Challenge

How to Join

First you have to sign up to get a free chesskid account. Follow these easy steps

1) Go to      https://www.chesskid.com/register/kid/username
2) Choose a username. These are randomly generated by chesskid – choose one that you like.
3) Choose a player picture – it doesn’t have to look like you!
4) Create a password – write it down so you don’t forget
5) Enter your parents email. Ask your parents if you don’t know it
6) Hit ‘Play’. OK so now you are in – but there is one more REALLY IMPORTANT TASK…
7) Click home and click the grey settings button in the top righthand corner.
8) Type in your first and last names in the boxes
9) Click the link at the bottom saying “Do you have a group registration key”
10) Enter the following GFXKZM

OK – so now you are all set for the challenge! Please see “Rules” below for dates and how to take part.

***If you have any trouble following the above please email us at  chesskid@ukchess.co.uk

Rules of the Competition

Overview

The 2nd Online UK Chess Challenge will run from Monday 2nd March to Sunday 15th March. Individuals can score points by completing lessons, solving puzzles and competing in online tournaments.

The main aim of the online challenge is for children to have fun playing chess online and to learn and improve by using some of ChessKid’s great features. There will no doubt be some technical glitches but we will do our best to resolve quickly.

The maximum number of points available is 1,000. We will be updating the overall leaderboard periodically on this page and by email.

Points for completing lessons

The following points will be awarded for completing the various stages of lessons

Pawn – 10 points
Knight – 20 points
Bishop – 40 points
Rook – 50 points
Queen – 60 points
King – 70 points

Note – the points are awarded when all levels of that stage are complete. Total number of points available for lessons is 250

Points for solving puzzles

The following points will be awarded for solving a number of puzzles

250 solved 125 points
200 solved 100 points
150 solved 75 points
100 solved 50 points
60 solved 40 points
40 solved 30 points
20 solved 20 points
10 solved 10 points

This is for puzzles solved during the period 02/03/2019 – 15/03/2019

There will also be a leaderboard for puzzles solved and additional points awarded for a high placing on this leader board as follows:

1st 125 points
2nd 100 points
3rd 99 points
4th 98 points
……etc
100th 2 points

All other places score 1 point assuming at least 1 attempt is made

Points for competing in online tournaments

There are four points paying tournaments during the challenge (plus an additional ‘friendly’ tournament on 2nd March). The following points are awarded depending on where you finish in the tournament

1st 125 points
2nd 100 points
3rd 99 points
4th 98 points
……etc
100th 2 points

All other places score 1 point

Tournament Dates

Monday 2nd March – 6pm – Friendly tournament
Thursday 5th March – 6pm
Sunday 8th March – 4pm
Thursday 12th March – 6pm
Sunday 15th March – 4pm

Login to your account to register. You can only register within 15 minutes of the start time (the system will not allow you to register before this). The rounds will start on the times given above. We expect each event to last approximately 90 minutes. All players play each game – you may need to wait in between rounds for your next round to begin if other players are still playing.

The ‘friendly’ tournament on 2nd March is designed to allow everyone to test the registration and playing process to iron out any difficulties before the first official tournament on Thursday 5th March.

Prizes

The top 20 finishers will each receive a certificate.

The top 10 finishers will, in addition, receive automatic qualification to a 2020 gigafinal of their choice (though the entry fee will still need to be paid).

The overall winner will receive a trophy to commemorate their success (as will the top ranked under 9 and under 11 player). 2nd and 3rd in the overall standings will receive medals.