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: http://delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/

Delancey International Open 2014

Delancey International Open 2014  is on its way.
In open section GM M.Hebden (Eng) leader with 5,5 after round 6. RESULTS: HERE.

2 day U110 event run successfully. You can find some photos at UK Chess Academy FB page.  And full results: HERE.

3 day U2000 event started and all pairings abd results available HERE.

Thursday 29th May will be 1 day U100 ECF event will be held with 36 entrants confirmed. ENTRANTS LIST.

30th May, Friday 7 round Swiss Blitz tournament attracting strong GMs and IMs. GM J.Nunn (2605), GM M.Hebden (2550), GM K.Arkell (2426) are signed to play.

Delancey Chess Festival

Dear Chess Players and Supporters,
The first ever Delancey UK Schools Chess Festival was a complete success. The UK Chess Academy would like to thank all 56 Juniors chess players and parents for their support and attendance.
A massive thank you to Michael Basman, IM and Founder of UK Chess Challenge, Malcolm Pein, IM and Founder of Chess in Schools and Community, Akshaya Kalaiyalahan (12 years old) British Champion and Alex Golding (10 year old) UKCC Champion, who all played in our simultaneous display.
And finally a special thanks to our special guests Katharine Walsh and Olivia Gregory, from Delancey.
We hope everyone enjoyed their day as much as we did! All players took part in a simultaneous game against IM’s, British Champions and UKCC Champions, puzzle chess, press-up knock down chess, and attended a chess talk by national chess master James Coleman.
The Main tournament of 5 round swiss was organised by Amu Sainbayar with scoring system win 3, draw 2 and loss 1 point. William Golding and Robert Akeya-Price were Gold Medal winners scoring 15 and 14 points.
At the same time we managed to run a  5 round 5 minute Blitz tournament for strong Juniors including our special guests and some strong parents, using scoring system win 3, draw 1 and loss 0. After 5 rounds Mr Tumen Buyandalai, Trainer of the UK Chess Academy won the tournament with 13, ahead of IM M. Basman, who scored 12. The Bronze Medal was won by Kishan Pattni.
The Chess Festival was also our first event in starting to select and organise “The Delancey Chess Team”.
We will be publishing the selection policy and other conditions to play for Delancey Chess Team team shortly!

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: www.ukchessacademy.com 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