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Ulster Players excel at the Delancey UK chess Challenge Giga-finals

Over the weekend of 14th, 15th July 2018 seven players representing Ulster excelled at the Delancey UK Giga-finals in Manchester.

The players playing all qualified at the Belfast Mega-finals held in May at Methodist College. Some 40,000 youngsters play in the UK tournament. Only the top 5% reach the Giga-Finals- so our players were playing against the top players in  their age groups in the Country. Its always good to see local players doing well playing outside of Ulster.

A full report (we have pinched the content and photos - thanks to Ross Harris - is at -

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Under 7 Blake Harris came 13th with 3 points out of 6.

Under 10 group A Dexter Harris came 9th with 4 points out of 6 qualifying him for the Challenger stage of the competition to be held in Liverpool in September

Under 10 group A Ali Shahzard came 26th with 2 points out of 6.

Under 10 group B Taufik Kamal came 14th with 3.5 points out of 6.

Under 12 Maxim Dobrynin came 19th with 3 points out of 6.

Under 14 Minaahil Shahzard came 15th with 3 points out of 6.

Under 15-18 James Wong came 23rd with 2.5 points out of 6.

Well done everyone. Some fantastic results.

Full results can be found at :

The Delancey Competition website is :

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