Founder and long-term organiser Mike Basman has now handed over the reins to Sarah Hegarty. Sarah won the tournament in 1996 so we can easily say the event is in very safe hands.
CSC Teesside will be entering all of our schools, as usual, and it is important to note that ALL schools can enter, whether or not they involved with Chess in Schools and Communities.
Schools will have already received entry forms through the post and they can also enter online, here.
Qualifiers from the in-school phase of the tournament will qualify for the Megafinals. I am delighted to report that we will be hosting one of the Megafinals on Teesside, just as we did last year. It will be at Yarm School on Saturday 6 May 2017.
Top players from the Megafinals qualify for the Gigafinals and the top scorers there go on to face the ultimate challenge in the Terrafinal.
The dates of the latter stages have already been confirmed:
Southern Gigafinal: 23rd- 24th July 2017
Northern Gigafinal: 15th-16th July 2017
Terafinal: 12th-13th August 2017
Further updates will follow...