Sunday, June 12, 2022

Dylan Qualifies For UK Schools Chess Challenge Giga Final

Congratulations to Dylan Whitney on his performance today at the UK Schools Chess Challenge Mega Final in Bristol. A score of 4.5/6 saw him take 5th place out of 42 competitors, just a point behind the winner, and a place in the Giga Finals being held over the weekends of 9th/10th July (Northern) and 23rd/24th July (Southern). I don't know  whether he will be playing in the Northern or Southern Section - I'm sure he'll let us know !! If he gets through the Giga Finals he will qualify for the Challengers event in Daventry over the weekend of 17th/18th September. His final goal will then be to qualify for the Tera Final being held at Blenheim Palace in October.

You can view the standings in this weekend's competition here - Dylan actually drew with the winner in his round 4 game. His only loss was in round 5 against the eventual runner-up.

Go Dylan !!!!!