Monday, 11 July 2016

Summer Chess School

The Ulster Chess Union will be running its annual summer chess school from the 3rd - 5th August in Ballynafeigh Bowing Club. This is a great opportunity for young players to improve and develop their game, guided by the excellent children's chess coach Mark Newman. Each fun filled day is comprised of tutorials, games, puzzles and mini competitions. Further details can be found on the UCU website.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge

Over the weekend 3 of Ulster Chess's finest kids were competing in the Delancey UK Schools Giga Finals. Each of these children had qualified by winning their section in the local Mega Finals.

Avrora Zelenchuk won the U7 Girls section with an outstanding score of 5/6. This qualifies her to compete in the Tera Finals, to be held later this year. Dexter Harris scored an excellent 4/6 in the U8 boys section winning a rosette for his efforts.

Daniil Zelenchuk was competing in the U13 boys section and scored a fantastic 3.5/6. This was enough to win him a rosette in a very difficult section.

Congratulations to all 3 of these players who performed amazingly well in such a competitive tournament.