Sarah and Alex Longson worked wonders to keep the tournament going during the COVID lockdowns and, to the delight of children all across the UK, they even managed to switch the Megafinals and Gigafinals to the online world. The final round of the competition, the prestigious Terafinal, was played at Blenheim Palace in October.
Entries are now open for the initial, school-based phase of the competition. In fact, in an interesting break with tradition, all players can now enter the Megafinals, without having to achieve the formerly required 17 points in their own schools.
The school events can therefore be seen as excellent and essential tournament experience for children before they play in a Megafinal.
We are hoping to run a Megafinal on Teesside again, for the first time since 2019. The date is already pencilled in and further details will follow in due course.
Head here for further details on the the whole initiative, including plenty of free resources.
This is the page you need to enrol your school for the Delancey UK Schools' Chess Challenge 2022.