Delancey UK Chess Challenge announces timing for 2021 events, starting in June

Delancey UK Chess Challenge announces timing for 2021 events, starting in June

The Delancey UK Chess Challenge team have announced the format and timing for this year’s tournament.

The 2021 the UK Chess Challenge takes part over three stages:
1) Megafinals (online)- June (see below)
2) Gigafinals (online) – July (see below)
3a) Terafinal preliminaries – online in September
3b) Terafinal ‘Elite’ (Over the Board)

Players must play in each stage and qualify for the next stage by meeting the qualifying score.

The tournament is a 7 round Swiss with a time control of 10 minutes plus 5 seconds per move.

For the purposes of the 2021 competition ages will be calculated as at 31/08/2020. The challenge is separated into 5 age group categories; under 8, under 10, under 12, under 14 and under 18.

All the events take place online on lichess.org except for the very final stage – the Terafinal Elite – which will take place over the board.

Megafinal Dates

DatesAge GroupsTimes
Saturday 12th JuneU14 and U1810.00 – 13.00
U1214.00 – 17.00
Sunday 13th JuneU1010.00 – 13.00
U814.00 – 17.00
Saturday 26th JuneU810.00 – 13.00
U1014.00 – 17.00
Sunday 27th JuneU1210.00 – 13.00
U14 and U1814.00 – 17.00

Gigafinal Dates

DatesAge GroupsTimes
Saturday 3rd JulyU14 and U1810.00 – 13.00
U1214.00 – 17.00
Sunday 4th JulyU1010.00 – 13.00
U814.00 – 17.00
Saturday 17th JulyU810.00 – 13.00
U1014.00 – 17.00
Sunday 18th JulyU1210.00 – 13.00
U14 and U1814.00 – 17.00

Full Details

Full details of how to enter and the rules can be found on the Delancey UK Schools’ Chess Challenge page.