Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge Southern Challengers

The Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge, which started in schools in January, reached it’s penultimate stage – the Southern Challengers – on 31st August.

A brave band of 25 Sussex players who had qualified from the Gigafinals in July made the journey to Harrow. The event was very strong – everyone there had scored 4 points or more in a Gigafinal!

Congratulations to the following who all scored 50% or more:

U8 Girls – Emily Ashcroft 4½ (3rd), Avyanna Singh 3

U8 Boys – Kaysan Salajee 3½

U10 Boys A – Kit Blades 5 (1st=), Thomas Irani 4½, Austin Mitchell 4, Oliver Stockham 3½

U10 Boys B – Charlie Wannasin-Bell 4, Toby Appleton 3

U10 Girls – Ann Tagg 3½

U12 Boys – Ayden Salajee 4, Solomon Mitchell 3½

U12 Girls – Elena Currah 4½ (2nd), Darcey Walker-Lee 4 (3rd=), Maya McMahon 3

U14 – Max Wilton 4