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The Largest Chess Tournament in The World. Enter Your School Today... It is an Easy Game!

Following last year's event in which 63,000 children from 1900 schools and clubs took part, Delancey is launching the 17th Chess Challenge and hope for even greater numbers this year!

These tournaments are massively popular because everyone in the school can take part and everyone wins prizes. The best players can then go through to the area MEGAFINAL and, skills permitting, to the NORTH/SOUTH GIGAFINAL and NATIONAL TERAFINAL!

Chess is an Easy Game to Play!

Contrary to general opinion, chess is not a difficult game. It has clear rules, no hidden pieces, each piece on a separate square and children as young as six take it up and excel at it.

Now pupils in your school can enter the world's largest chess tournament which involves NO TRAVELLING AT ALL in the first stages.

The tournament is amazingly easy to set up, and the teacher running it need have no more than a basic grasp of the rules of chess.

In its first stage, the tournament is played once a week in school, either during a lunch break or in an after-school session. There is no travelling involved. Seven rounds are played, starting in the spring term, during which time children win badges, spots, mascots and other prizes.

All you need is a lunchtime or afternoon session once a week in the Spring Term & a dozen chess sets.

Rules of the tournament have been kept simple, so that a teacher with only a basic knowledge of chess should be able to run it! All ages can take part and the qualifiers for the Megafinals are the top scorers in the tournament, plus leading girls and boys in 12 separate age groups from under 7 up to under 18.

For more information visit the Delancey UK Schools' Chess Challenge Website.

Read "Chess is an Easy Game"(download herefor more information on how easy this tournament is to set-up and run. Plus you'll find more information on the prizes, the Benefits of Chess for children and more about the Chess Challenge. You will also find details of chess equipment you can buy, PLUS you can apply for your FREE copy of "Teaching Chess the Easy Way to Learn". 


Entry fee for the tournament is £40, which provides enough prizes for up to 30 players. If you wish to enrol further players, this can be done at a cost of £15 for each additional 15 players. At the beginning of the Spring term 2012, you will receive your tournament pack of prizes etc., and you will be able to run your event straight away. Along with your pack of badges, gold spots and mascots etc., there are full rules of the tournament and instructions for running it, plus tournament cards for each player and tournament score chart for the school notice board.

Teachers find these tournaments stimulate interest in chess in their school, and many report large increases in the numbers of children in their clubs as a result.

NB. Junior Chess Clubs are also able to enter.


To enrol you can enter online or download and fill in the entry form and send with a cheque made payable to UK CHESS CHALLENGE to:


Mike Basman,

7 Billockby Close



KT9 2ED.

Don't delay - enrol today!

Closing date for entries: 12th December, 2011 (later entries pay a penalty fee of £6).