Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge
2020 UK Chess Challenge – Terafinals
5th Sept to 6th Sept 20
Platform – Lichess.org
NEWS UPDATE (11/09/20):
Rishi Vijaykumar by finishing runner-up in the Tera-Finals is the highest position a Scottish player in all age groups has achieved!
It just gets better and better!
Congratulations once again to Rishi Vijaykumar for finishing in runner-up spot in the under 8 Terafinals at the weekend. In a field of 42+ players this was and is an incredible achievement by young Rishi! He has come a long way since he joined our chess club. Over his time with us and during these championships he has been supported and helped by another junior of ours, Master Declan Shafi, who has given his time trying to help Rishi improve. You could not ask for a better teacher as Declan!
On Saturday 5th September 20, the first stage of the Terafinals was held, Time-Control: 10 minutes + 5 seconds increments, 7 rounds played.
The top four players would qualify for the Knockout final on Sunday, with the remaining players playing a further 6 rounds of Swiss to determine the remaining standings.
In the first stage Rishi Vijaykumar (Scot) finished in first place on 6 points (tie-break used), with Emils Steiners (Latvia) on the same points in 2nd place, Amijesh Purushothanan (Eng) in 3rd (6) and Harry Bryant (Eng) in 4th (6). All four only lost one match each!
In the final on Sunday 6th September 20, Rishi Vijaykumar beat Harry Bryant to reach the final, where he faced Emils Steiners who beat Amitesh Purushothanan.
The final was a close affair but in the end Emils took the crown of under 8 2020 UK Chess Challenge! Congratulations to Emils (Battersea CC) on a brilliant win! It’s also congratulations to our Rishi Vijaykumar (Castlehill CC) on finishing runner-up to Emils and getting his name and photo in their “Hall of Fame”!
For all the results, standings and games visit the links below. A big thank you as always to the organisers for all their hard work and dedication!
Once again Rishi has proved he is a growing chess talent and we at Castlehill Chess Club Dundee are all so proud of him and his achievements so far! No doubt we will be hearing more from Rishi in the future!