So, here it is: the final instalment. My
apologies for the delay but I had a flight and then
a bus journey and then a train journey and then I
had to sleep, but now, having just woken up, this
will be my priority.
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Más internacional que otros años, ha culminado
con gran éxito la edición de 2014, realizada en las instalaciones del hotel
Caleta. Hemos tenido ajedrez de alto nivel, con representantes de varios
países, como Reino Unido, República Checa, España, Letonia, Rusia,
Azerbaiyán, Portugal, Bélgica, Holanda y Suecia. ¡Y muchas actividades
complementarias de todo tipo!
Reportaje de Patricia Claros...
28.8.14 - Del 21 al 26 de Agosto se ha
estado celebrando en Gibraltar, el prestigioso torneo Internacional de
ajedrez Junior ChessFestival, uno de los torneos escolares con mayor cuantía
en premios, hasta 10.000 libras a repartir entre los ganadores, 89 jugadores
de 11 paises diferentes, se daban cita en esta 4 edición repartidos entre
los dos torneos que se diferenciaban según sus categorías , los sub-16 por
un lado comandados por el jugador Belga Lennert Lenaerts de 2266 puntos elo
fide, y los Sub-12 por el jugador Marbellí Lance Henderson de la Fuente con
1881 puntos elo fide.
Curiosamente en esta ocasión y por primera vez, se empleaba el programa
informático para efectuar los emparejamientos, en las tres ediciones
anteriores se hacía por el tradicional sistema de tablillas.
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are so many positive sides to this festival that I
don't know where to begin! One interesting thing is
that no one, in either section, goes into the final
round with 5/5, which shows the depth in quality of
chess of this
year's two tournaments.
24.8.14 - Just a short one from me today
because it's Sunday so I had a lie-in and not
too much time to knock this one up. I hope you
all had fun at last night's simultaneous against
the chess celebs. Unfortunately I missed it
because I was trapped in a cave (that's not a
lame excuse, I actually was, so feel free to ask
me about it if you want to know more).
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23.8.14 - It's another beautiful day here
as I reflect on yesterday's action. After a
delicious buffet breakfast everyone shuffled
into the playing hall to watch the opening
ceremony and the Minister for Sports, Culture,
Youth, and Heritage (yes that's quite a title)
the Hon. Steven Linares, make the first move of
Lennert Lenaert's (BEL) game against Alvaro Tevar Becerra (ESP) on board 1 (it was 1. d4 if
you really want to know). More
23.8.14 - Welcome everyone to the 4th
Gibraltar Junior International Chess Festival here
at the Caleta Hotel. It's great to see so many new faces
here as well as a good few returning ones. I hope
everyone's journey over here was as luxurious and
stress-free as possible. I've not heard quite as
many stories of missing luggage and
thieving apes as
in previous years!
by Alice Mascarenhas | 23
Welcome to all and enjoy, Sports Minister Steven
Linares told the 91 chess players from eleven
countries represented at the 4th Gibraltar Junior
International Chess Festival taking place on the
Rock this weekend.
Gibraltar has eight young players participating at
the Caleta Hotel alongside youngsters from UK,
Spain, Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Belgium,
Portugal, USA, Morocco, Russia and Latvia.
22.8.14 - Some photos from the first day
are in our galleries with
more to follow and many more viewable
21.8.14 - The Festival started with an
afternoon blitz event involving 70 children |
21.8.14 - Round 1 (Provisional)
| Under 12 |
Under 16 |
The Spanish Chessbase site featured a nice report about our event.
Read it all here ...
Download our interactive entry
and email to Cathy Popham:
Complete the online form by clicking 'ENTER
tournament' below. Please have your PayPal
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Alternatively, please contact us at the
PO Box 73, Gibraltar. Tel. +350 200
76501 | Fax. +350 200
Places are limited so book NOW
to avoid disappointment!
The organisers of this wonderful
event are delighted to
announce that the 2014 Junior Festival will take place from
Thursday 21st August - Tuesday 26th August. The
schedule will be very
similar to last year.
"Experience a family holiday with a difference!"
Excursions, opening reception, blitz,
masterclasses, simultaneous displays, coaching, plus closing
gala dinner with prizegiving all included.
Categories: Under 16 years and under
Competitors arrive on 21
August and depart 26 August (five nights'
stay). The event will be run under the auspices
of the English Chess Federation.
The prize fund
total will be £10,000.
There are two main categories: a) open to competitors
aged under 16 on 1 January 2014 (born in 1998
or later); b) open to competitors aged under 12 on 1
January 2014 (born in 2002 or later).
Maximum FIDE rating of 2300 on
May 1st 2014.
"Experience a family holiday with a difference!"
The Gibraltar Junior International
Chess Festival takes place in August each year. The
venue is the Caleta Hotel and follows the successful
pattern of the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival,
chess-playing opportunities with an equally strong
social, fun and educational programme.
information here ...