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Our first and perhaps the Youngest entry for Giga South


First entry received from the Boys, for Giga South and Giga North.

Daniel Shek, impressed us as he was regular to the information desk At Weyvalley team selection tournament held on  19th June and attempted all the problems. He is officially our first entry to the problem solving contest.

His most favourite problem is given to you as a sample exercise. White to play and Win with the most deadly move… This will be the top problem for U7-U10s. (Easy)

Daniel Shek, Our Star Solver! and first Entry to UKCA's Solving Challenge

Daniel Shek, A emerging Star! and First Ever Entry to UKCA’s Solving Challenge 2016 at Giga Final South

We are getting lot of response and Questions. Shortly, we will launch the online challenge and sample Problem sets.

Please visit website for updates on how you can practice and win the Grand Challenge.

Solving Competition

NEW in 2016

Problem Solving Competition During the Giga Finals

This year, UKCA is set to launch 2 stage problem solving competition in the Character of UK Chess Challenge.

The Problem Solving Context will run alongside of the both the Giga-finals tournament and in-between the rounds.  Top solvers from each category from both the Giga-finals will further be invited to Tera-finals problem solving contest.

Ultimate winner of the Solving Challenge 2016 will get a DGT Board. MORE…

Silver Plate 2014 – South

Dear Chess Players,

The UK Chess Academy successfully organised the Silver Plate event 3rd year in row. Ad we informed you that the UK Chess Academy will send own team for International events starting in 2015. We will publish list of eligible players shortly. Please join our UK Chess Academy FREE membership and also join our Facebook page. Full results and cross table HERE

Some photos of Silver plate 2014 – South event here and Prizegiving Photos.

TERA Final 16-17 August 2014

Dear Players and Parents,

The last stage “TERA FINAL” of the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge 2014 will be held at Loughborough School, on 16-17 August, 2014.
more details:

Delancey Promotional Chess Day

The UK Chess Academy is proud to present the 1st ever Promotional Chess Festival, in association with Delancey UK Schools and Alpha Plus Group. Held on Saturday, 1st February, 2014,  at: WETHERBY PREPARATORY SCHOOL, Bryanston Square,  W1H 2EA
more details: and join NOW

Silver Plate

The UK Chess Academy is organising Silver Plate tournament in second year.

First time Silver  Plate – North and South 2012 were run successfully in August 2012.

15 winners names were recommended to ECF to represent England at World and European School Chess Championships.

Silver Plate tournament is special event for Gigafinalists who scored 3.5 or more points and missed to finish in the top 3 places to play in the Terafinal.

Silver Plate tournament will have U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 and U17 sections. Age group will be calculated as at 01.01.2013, that means you might play in different section than in Gigafinal. There will be separate section for boys and girls, but sections could be merged if not sufficient number of participants.

This year’s  ”Silver Plate – South 2013″ will be held on Saturday 7th September 2013 at:


Specialist Business and Enterprise College



And ”Silver Plate – North 2013″ will be held on Saturday 14th September 2013 at:





was held on Saturday 25th August at  SADDLEWORTH SCHOOL, High Street, Uppermill, Oldham, OL3 6BU

U9 section winners:

Jay, Kamath graded 68, QEGS Wakefield 5½ / 6

Neya, Govindaraj ungraded, Howells 5 / 6

U11 section winners:

Harvey, Wright graded 59, Southport JCC 5½/ 6

Ranya, Kumar  graded 41, Norwich JCC 2/6

U13 section winners:

Michael, Ashworth graded 149, St Thomas Rich 5½/6

Catherine, Savidge graded 53, Mickle Trafford 3/6

U15 section winner:

Cameron, Blair graded 107, Rocklington 5/6

 U17 section winner:

   Alexander, Cartlidge graded 113, St Joseph’s College 3½ / 6

 SILVER PLATE South 2012

  was held on Saturday 25th August at  HINCHLEY WOOD SCHOOL, Claygate lane, Surrey, KT10 0AQ

U9 section winners:

Atara, Omeet graded 114 from Yateley Manor scored 6/6

Mallin, Lara graded 49 from Channing scored   3  out of 6

U11 section winners:

Holton, Jakob graded 86 from Eynsham Community scored 6 out of 6

D’Souza-Eva, Chloe graded 98 scored 3 out of 6

U13 section winners:

Mobeen, Mairaj graded 115 from Hatch End High scored 5 out of 6

Hauer, Marianne graded 87 from Eynsham Community scored  3½ out of 6

U15 section winner:

D’Souza-Eva, Daniel graded 122 scored 5 out of  6

U17 section winner:

Furber, Thomas from Royal Latin scored 4½   out of 6



Chess festival

London Chess Festival


The UK Chess Academy is honoured to invite you to the very first London Chess Festival, in support of the International School Chess Union. 


The Festival will take place from August 21st to August 25th 2013.


At Sports centre, Hinchley Wood Senior School, Claygate Lane, Hinchley Wood, Surrey KT10 0AQ


 Players of all standards and of all ages are welcome to take part in this celebration of chess, which spans 5 days of late summer!


Day1: Wednesday 21st August 2013

Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge

Unique Promotional Event

Day 2: Thursday 22nd August 2013

First Ever Junior U5/U6/U7 Championship

Junior Rapidplay

Day 3: Friday 23rd August 2013

FIDE OPEN; U2100; U1800; U110 ECF

3 and 2 day events

£5000 Prize Money

Day 4: Saturday 24th August 2013

FIDE OPEN; U2100; U1800; U110 ECF

Day 5: Sunday 25th August 2013

FIDE OPEN (Last Round)


Plus; Evening events, Master simuls, Grand master coaching

                                     Schedule TBC