Delancey UK Chess Challenge – congratulations to our local junior players

Many congratulations to six of our Dorset Junior Chess players who obtained the required number of points at the Megafinal stage to qualify for the next stage of the Delancey UK Chess Challenge, the Gigafinals. Well done indeed as you were up against top juniors from across the UK.

They are:

  • Leo Camopy (Boys U8)
  • Max Teverson (Boys U8)
  • Jack Baskett (U10)
  • Harry Mercer (U10)
  • Matthew Butcher (U10)
  • Larissa Cuthbert (Girls U12)


The Gigafinals will take place in July or August with qualifiers taking part in one of the two events.


Saturday 11th Under 12, 14 and 18

Sunday 12th Under 8, 10



Saturday 8th Under 8, 10

Sunday 9th Under 12, 14 and 18


About the Delancey UK Chess Challenge.

The UK Chess Challenge first took place in 1996 and has since grown into the largest children’s chess tournament in the world.

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK Chess Challenge, is taking part entirely online in 2020 – on Sarah Longson, Director Delancey UK Chess Challenge felt this was the best way to give everyone involved certainty on the tournament structure and dates. The Megafinals kicked off on 20th and 21st June, with 1,628 junior chess players from across the UK, and continued this weekend on 4th and 5th July. Live coverage is on the Twitch platform and Lichess.

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