Monday 16 July 2018

Northern Gigafinal 2018

The Northern Gigafinal of the Delancey UK Schools’ Chess Challenge took place last weekend.

The venue was the Wright Robinson College, Manchester.

We had a significant number of Teesside children in action over the two days of the event.

I was there to assist with the CSC stall, together with my excellent friends Glenn Trueman and David Hardy.

Congratulations to all who helped to make the event such a great success, from the wonderful Sarah and her magnificent team to all of the players and their parents who gave up their weekend and missed the World Cup Final to support the world of chess.

We had a lot of interest at the CSC stall and made some important new contacts.

Thank you very much to everyone who came to our stall to say hello, chat about our activities and, of course, to play lots of games against David, Glenn and myself. The children seemed to enjoy our special chess challenges too.

All of our CSC Teesside players represented their schools and our area in fabulous fashion. Gigafinals are very difficult events and there are no easy games, but all of our players gained very valuable experience.

Well done, everyone!

The full results can be accessed via the following links.

Click on the names of each child to find out their individual scores and click on 'Final Ranking Crosstable' to see the full story of each section.

Under-7 Girls

Under-7 Boys

Under-8 Girls

Under-8 Boys

Under-9 Girls

Under-9 Boys (A Group)

Under-9 Boys (B Group)

Under-10 Girls

Under-10 Boys (A Group)

Under-10 Boys (B Group)

Under-11 Girls

Under-11 Boys (A Group)

Under-11 Boys (B Group)




Under-15 to Under-18s

We conclude with some captured moments from a busy and very enjoyable weekend.

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