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Delancey UK Chess Challenge – Northern Gigafinal Results
A big well done to the boys and girls from Scotland who took part in the gigafinal stage of the UK Chess Challenge, held in Manchester.
Outstanding achievements across various sections were:-
Dietah Connolly Sams, Flora Stevensons, Edinburgh - Plate winner
James Hartman, Nether Currie, Currie - 2nd=
Ben Volland, Muckhart - Plate winner
Siddharth Berera, South Morningside, Edinburgh - Plate winner
Robert Pirrie, South Morningside, Edinburgh - Plate winner
John Morrison, Bruntsfield, Edinburgh - 3rd=
Grace Thompson, Rockfield, Oban - 3rd=
Declan Shafi, St Andrews School, Dundee - 1st, Ultimo
Tom Laing, Prestwick Academy, Ayrshire - Plate winner
Leonardo Sani, Madras College, St Andrews - 1st, Ultimo
Colin Howie, Mearns Castle, Newton Mearns - 3rd=
Leston D'Costa, Aberdeen Grammar - Plate winner
Saumya Maheshwari, George Heriot's, Edinburgh - Plate winner
There were a number of other really encouraging results which promise well for the future. For the players who are not amongst the above prizewinners, 'keep going you were up against tough opposition'. The big Scottish contingent is very encouraging with so many families supporting their children's interest in chess.
If you notice any errors/omissions in the above list please email Membership Secretary and corrections will be made.