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Monday - 20 August

Congratulations and thank you to all competitors, helpers, parents, arbiters, organisers and everyone else involved for another wonderful Gibraltar Junior Tournament.


The gala dinner with prizegiving was held on Monday 20 August. See several photos below with more here.


U16 Final Standings

1st CM Haase Pavel CZE 2177 5/6 with the following seven players =2nd,  Garrido Outon Alex ESP 2119 4½; Moreby James ENG 2084 4½; Onslow Alfie ENG 2040 4½; Perez Beltran Salvador ESP 2018 ; Jayawarna Nugith ENG 2013 4½; Ledesma Claros Daniel ESP 1954 4½; 12 Ifalore Michael ENG 1881 ... more here.


U12 Final Standings

1st Martinez Soriano Javier ESP 1626 5½/6 2nd Trost Edvin SWE 2055 5/6 with the following seven players =3rd, Diaz Mino Daniel ESP 1803 4½; Volovich Julia ENG 1651 4½; Hernandez Tellez Claudia ESP 1635 4½; Weersing Abigail Riis ENG 1613 4½; Valenzuela Fernandez Alejandro ESP 1611 4½; Gilmore Samuel ENG 1605 4½; CM Toumi Mohamed-Jad MAR 1548 ... more here.


Replay LIVE games from Rounds 1-6 here for U16 or here for U12.



Photos and Videos

See many more photos from this year's event here - with thanks to Patricia Claros Aguilar

Sunday - 19 August

Rounds 4 and 5 took place today at 10.00 & 15.00 followed by Masterclasses with professionals at 20.00.


Pairings are here for U16 and here for U12 or see the top menu tab 'Pairings & Results'.


Replay games from Rounds 1-5 here for U16 or here for U12.


There were Masterclassses from the Professionals at 20.00.

Saturday - 18 August

Rounds 3 took place today at 10.00 followed in the afternoon by the Rock Tour or Leisure Centre visit at 15.00.


There was an evening simultaneous in the Augustus Suite at 19.30 with the celebrity professionals.


Replay games from the Simultaneous here.

Friday - 17 August

Rounds 1 & 2 took place today at 10.00 and 15.00. An opening ceremony took place before round 1 from the Hon. Minister for Sports & Culture, Steven Linares. See the U16 rankings after round 2 and U12 rankings here.


The evening event involved Masterclasses with professionals at 20.00.

Evening Blitz - Thurs 16 August

Visiting Celebrity Chess Players

Several well-known titled professional players have confirmed their attendance throughout the festival, where they will assist with special events, including coaching and simultaneous displays.






GM Pia Cramling


GM Juan Bellon-Lopez


IM Jovanka Houska


GM Stuart Conquest


GM David Howell

Seawave Beach Blitz

The 3rd Seawave Beach Blitz tournament, open to all young players, took place on today Wednesday, August 15th, outside the Seawave restaurant in Catalan Bay, just a few minutes' walk from the Caleta Hotel.


A complete list of results is available here including final rankings.

Free buses in Gibraltar



Young chess players and their families at the 2018 Gibraltar Junior International Chess Festival will receive free bus travel around the Rock, courtesy of the Gibraltar Bus Company Ltd., during their stay.


The Gibraltar Bus Company Ltd., wholly owned by HM Government of Gibraltar, operates seven services around the Rock.


The organisers of the Festival extend their thanks to the Gibraltar Bus Company for their generous hospitality on behalf of all participants.

Gibraltar - A Year of Culture 2018

History, pageantry, wildlife, nature, cuisine, heritage, music, the arts, literature, sports, architecture and religious influences – all part of Gibraltar's ‘Year of Culture.



The Caleta Hotel. The junior event follows the successful pattern of the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, offering competitive chess-playing opportunities with an equally strong social, fun and educational programme.


"Experience a family holiday with a difference!"  






Thursday 16 August



Important: Registration (by playing hall)

14.00-17.00 hrs

Meet and Greet Reception

17.30 hrs

Evening Blitz

18.30 hrs

Friday 17 August

Opening by the Hon. Minister for Sports & Culture

10.00 hrs

Round 1

10.00 hrs

Round 2

15.00 hrs

Masterclasses with professionals

20.00 hrs

Saturday 18 August 

Round 3

10.00 hrs

Rock Tour / Leisure Centre

15.00 hrs

Evening Simultaneous

19.30 hrs

Sunday 19 August  

Round 4

10.00 hrs

Round 5

15.00 hrs

Masterclasses with professionals

20.00 hrs

Monday 20 August  

Round 6

10.00 hrs

Excursion Dolphin Safari. Bus 1 leaves at 15.30. Bus 2 leaves at 17.00.

15.30 & 17.00 hrs

Gala Dinner and Prize Giving

20.00 hrs

Tuesday 21 August










Total £15,000

Under 16 Years

Under 12 Years

1st Prize


1st Prize


2nd Prize


2nd Prize


3rd Prize


3rd Prize


4th Prize


4th Prize


5th Prize


5th Prize


6th Prize


6th Prize


7th Prize


7th Prize


8th Prize


8th Prize


9th Prize


9th Prize


10th Prize


10th Prize



U16 Best Girl


Best Game U16


U12 Best Girl


Best Game U12


Best U14


Gibraltar U16


Best U10


Gibraltar U12


Best U8






Caleta Hotel Packages (5 nights)




£752.00 pp



Half-board basis


(£502.00 pp)


Half-board basis


(£469.00 pp)


Half-board basis


Check in Thursday 16th August

Check out Tuesday 21st August


Extra Nights rate

Single £111.00 Bed and breakfast basis

Twin £122.00 Bed and breakfast basis

Triple £163.00 Bed and breakfast basis


What is Included?

The packages include dinner, continental buffet breakfast, chess entry fees, welcome reception, blitz, simultaneous, two excursions, closing ceremony gala dinner with prize giving, GM masterclasses and GM coaching.


Terms and Conditions

A 25% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of payment to confirm the booking and the balance to be paid no later than 28 days prior to the tournament. Cancellation policy is 28 days and bookings cancelled less than 28 days prior to arrival will receive no refund.


Payment can be made by credit card, cheque or bank transfer.


For bookings requiring room only basis please contact Reservations directly on  or telephone +350 20076501.


How to Pay

We recommend that entries are made using a credit card, cheque or bank transfer.


Caleta Hotel Bank Details for bank transfers are:


National Westminster Bank plc, 57 Line Wall Road, Gibraltar.


Account Name:

G & JB Hotels Limited

Sterling Business Account Number:


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For payment by cheque: Cheques should be made payable to the Caleta Hotel. Please ensure the cheque is signed and dated and sent to the Caleta Hotel, Sir Herbert Miles Road, Gibraltar. All entries will be acknowledged, as long as the entry form has a valid email address.







The Caleta Hotel


The Caleta Hotel Gibraltar offers high quality conference, wedding, accommodation, restaurant & leisure facilities to an international clientele of well-travelled business visitors, families & those simply spending a holiday, short break, or leisurely long weekend in Gibraltar.


The hotel has modern well-appointed rooms and suites, restaurants, a lounge bar, health & beauty club and the best wedding, conference and banqueting facilities anywhere in a Gibraltar hotel.


A favoured hotel for business travellers and those visiting Gibraltar for a short break or holiday, this classic 4 star Gibraltar hotel is located on the tranquil eastside of the Rock; a vantage point that offers simply stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and Costa del Sol.


Surrounded by these sights, the Caleta Hotel overlooks the peaceful former fishing village of Catalan Bay, yet it is just minutes away from the centre and airport of this lively little metropolis - ideal for your shopping in Gibraltar.


More information about the Caleta Hotel is available here.


Official Caleta Hotel website.











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