Good luck to Dorset juniors in this weekend’s Terafinal Preliminaries

Dorset Junior Chess is extremely proud of the four local junior chess players who will be competing in the online Terafinal Preliminaries this weekend on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September.

The Terafinal Preliminaries is the penultimate round in the Delancey UK Chess Challenge, a national chess competition run across the UK and across five age groups from U8 to U18. The UK Chess Challenge first took place in 1996 and has since grown into the largest children’s chess tournament in the world. It’s a very tough and demanding chess competition.

Zander Booth (U10), Larissa Cuthbert (U12), Jamie Doyle (U14), and Merlin Cork (U18) all qualified from the Gigafinal stage and will be in action across the weekend.

Larissa and Merlin are pictured below.


The timetable for the Terafinal Preliminaries, which will take place online on the Lichess platform is as follows:

Saturday 4th September:

  • 10:00 – 13.30: Under 10 (Zander)
  • 15:00 – 18:30 Under 12s (Larissa)

Sunday 5th September:

  • 10:00 – 13.30 Under 8s
  • 10:00 – 13.30 Under 18s (Merlin)
  • 15:00 – 18:30 Under 14s (Jamie)

The link to proceedings is:   or

UK Chess Challenge 2021 – Terafinal • Tournaments •

In the Terafinal preliminaries, the top 3 boys, top 3 girls and the 4 next highest ranked players will qualify for the Terafinal Grand Final which in 2021 is being held at Blenheim Palace and will be an over the board event.

We will be thinking of you!

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