UK Chess Challenge

The Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge, now in its 19th year, continues to attract tremendous support from schools and junior clubs around the UK.   These include 12 schools (and one junior club) from Suffolk – see list below.

Each of these schools holds an internal tournament during the Spring Term, with qualifiers progressing to the Megafinal, which this year will be held on Sunday 11 May at Woodbridge School.

For the past two years, the Bury Knights Junior Chess Club has held an additional event, known as the ‘Last Chance Saloon’, to give children who either failed to qualify at their own school tournament, or who didn’t take part this year for some reason, the opportunity to qualify for the Megafinal.

The Last Chance Saloon will be repeated again this year.   It will take place on Saturday 26 April, at Horringer Court Middle School in Bury St Edmunds.   Entry forms are available from Bob Jones.

Schools entered this year are:

Creeting St Mary
East Bergholt
Handford Hall
Ipswich Prep.
Meadows Montessori (Ipswich)

Needham Market
St Louis (Bury St Edmunds)

East Bergholt High
King Edward Upper (Bury St Edmunds)
Sir John Leman (Beccles)
Woodbridge School

Plus the Bury Knights Junior Chess Club, of course!

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