Monday 1 May 2017
Teesside Megafinal: Details
Event: Delancey UK Chess Challenge Teesside Megafinal.
Venue: Yarm Senior School, in the Princess Alexandra Auditorium. Please note - our tournaments are usually in the Yarm Prep. School. The Senior School is just across the road. Parking is available on site.
Date: Saturday 6 May 2017
Timings: Please arrive for 9.45 a.m. Play will start at 10.00 a.m. The prize giving will be at approximately 5.00 p.m.
Format: All players will play six rounds, on the Swiss system. We will combine some of the sections but the champions of each one will receive the trophies and titles. Tied places will be resolved by the Sum of Progressive Scores tiebreaker.
Gigafinal Qualification: All players who are Under-7 to Under-11 require four or more points out of six to qualify for the Manchester Gigafinal. All Over-11s require three and a half points or more out of six to qualify.
Gigafinal details can be found here.
The tournament is not just about qualifying for the Gigafinal. It should be seen primarily as an excellent experience for all competitors who will be able to learn a lot by playing against new opponents from a large number of different schools.
The Megafinal is fully booked. We cannot accept any more entries and will definitely not be able to take extra entries on the day.
If you were too late in trying to enter before our full capacity was reached, please investigate other Megafinal options, which can be found here.
We cannot offer full supervision anywhere outside of the playing rooms. Parents/guardians must supervise their children at all times other than when the children are in the playing rooms.
Parents, guardians, teachers and chess coaches will not be allowed in the playing rooms during the rounds.
Problems arising during the games will be solved by the tournament Arbiter. Children must alert the Arbiter to any problems by raising their hand. It is very difficult to solve problems retrospectively.
The venue's cafe will be open and basic refreshments will be on sale throughout the day. However, we advise you to bring a packed lunch too.
We will be working very hard on the day trying to ensure everyone has a great time. As usual with our events, we want to keep the pressure on the children to an absolute minimum. To help protect this ethos, we want the children to relax between the rounds and to temporarily forget about their chess battles. It would be greatly appreciated if all parents, guardians, teachers, chess coaches et al supported this ethos too and helped all of the children to enjoy the day without applying any pressure between the rounds.
Full reports will appear across our range of social media platforms. Please let me know on the day if you have any concerns regarding the use of photographs.
The Arbiter's decision in all matters relating to the tournament is final.
A full list of Megafinal rules can be found here.