This friendly but competitive event took
place on Thursday 20 Aug.
Play through the games recorded on the LIVE boards.
20 Aug - Today sees the arrival of many of
the families to join the
chess professionals at the Caleta Hotel. Later
today there will be an afternoon blitz tournament
followed by an evening reception. Tomorrow morning
there will be a short opening ceremony with Minister
for Education, Hon. Gilbert Licudi followed by the
start of Round 1 in both the Under 12's and Under
16's at 10.00.
20 games (10 from each event) will be
broadcast LIVE direct from
the Tournament Hall.
David Howell, England's number two,
is coming to the 5th Gibraltar Junior International
The three-times British Champion,
whose live rating is 2705, will be on hand to help
with analysis, masterclasses, and even the giant
At this year's Tradewise Gibraltar
Masters David performed brilliantly to secure
outright second prize, his result of 8/10 only
bettered by tournament winner Hikaru Nakamura.
The junior festival organisers are
thrilled and honoured that David, a former child
prodigy himself, has agreed to join us on the Rock
next week for what promises to be a wonderful event.
with thanks to John Saunders
Gibraltar is an amazing place. This
video, starring Gibraltar's Kaiane Aldorino (who was
crowned Miss World in 2009), will show you some of
what the famous Rock has to offer for tourists.
Juan Bellón Lopez (Valencia 1950)
Juan Bellón Lopez (2015)
Pionero sin pelos en la lengua.
Activista de tuits afilados, no se corta a la
hora de hacer un diagnóstico, sin
sentimentalismos, de la situación del ajedrez en
España ni oculta sus desavenencias con la
Federación (FEDA), organismo que, a su juicio,
necesita de una regeneración urgente.
Contesta con pasión a las
preguntas como si estuviera escribiendo un
dietario de sus confesiones. Juan Manuel Bellón
(Valencia, 1950) es memoria viva del ajedrez
Lea más aquí ...
The above article, whose title
translates as "The Man Who Never Offers Draws",
was written by Spanish journalist Jorge Benítez,
and is about GM Juan Manuel Bellón Lopez, one of
the visiting celebrity players at this year's
Gibraltar Junior Festival.
- As an additional option to the festival
programme, on Saturday 22nd August the organising
committee are offering an alternative to the Upper
Rock Tour (which can still be taken) - stand up
paddle boarding, kayaking and fun beach games!
Fully licensed and insured local professional
company In2Adventures will run these afternoon
Adults and children need to book in advance, so
please email no later than Friday 31st July if
you wish to book a place. If we do not hear from
you, we will assume you are taking the Rock Tour
the Rock Tour (and Dolphin Safari on Monday, 24th
August) this activity is included in the Caleta
Hotel Package. It is also included for all children
as part of their Entry Fee.
'We promote the importance of a
healthy lifestyle through fun-based activities
tailored to your needs.'