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Winners 2019

Under-16 Champion Alex Garrido Outon (Spain) 5/6
Under-16 Girls’ Champion Julia Volovich (England) 4/6
Under-14 Champion Ciro Revaliente Montoya (Spain) 4/6
Under-12 Champion Angel Serrano Almendros (Spain) 6/6
Under-12 Girls’ Champion Bryony Eccleston (England) 3/6
Under-8 Champion Andrew Volovich (England) 2½/6
Under-16 Best Game Devan Patel (England)
Under-12 Best Game Pablo Martinez Soriano (Spain)
Gibraltar Under-16 Joseph Greco 3/6
Gibraltar Under-12 Aditya Dhanwani, Harry Maloney 3½/6
Evening Blitz 1st= Rosa Adela Lorente Serrano, Alejandro Cuellar Montes (both Spain) 5/6
Seawave Blitz 1st= Timur Kuzhelev (Russia), Anna Cramling Bellon (Sweden) 5/6

Closing Ceremony & Prizegiving

The annual Gala Dinner and Prize Giving for the Gibraltar Juniors took place at 20.00 hrs. Congratulations to all competitors, families and tournament winners. See you again in 2020!


19.8.19 - Round 6 took place on Monday at 10.00.


Replay U16 games | Replay U12 games | Replay Invitational games | Replay Simultaneous games


Results & Final Standings:  U16 | U12 | Evening Blitz | Seawave Blitz | Invitational Event


A specially arranged invitational match took place alongside the U16's & U12's between WFM Anna Bellon Cramling (Elo 2013) and Alfie Onslow (Elo 2059).


Invitational Event

Fed Rtg 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts  

Anna Bellon Cramling

2013 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 3½  

Alfie Onslow

2059 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 2½  

Photos by Patricia Claros Aguilar



Closing Ceremony

Round 6 & Brian's Angels

Masterclasses II

-  Round 5 & Game Analysis

-  Round 4

Leisure Centre & Simultaneous



Families & Round 3

Brian Callaghan OBE at 80!

Round 2 & Masterclasses I

Welcome & Round 1

Opening Ceremony & Evening Blitz



18.8.19 - Rounds 4 & 5 took place on Sunday at 10.00 and 15.00. Results are here for U16 and here for U12.


Later there was a second series of Masterclasses with the Professionals.



17.8.19 - Round 3 took place on Saturday. Results are here for U16 and here for U12.


Also on Saturday there was a Rock Tour and/or Leisure Centre visit followed by an Evening Simultaneous.


16.8.19 - Rounds 1 and 2 took place on Friday. Results are here for U16 and here for U12. Later there were be Masterclasses with the Professionals.


15.8.19 - An exciting and busy schedule yesterday, Thursday, with the arrival of many more players and families to Gibraltar. Later there was the traditional Meet and Greet Reception followed by the ever-popular Evening Blitz at around 18.30.


5-round evening blitz tournament results here.

Seawave Beach Blitz

The 4th Seawave Beach Blitz tournament took place on Wednesday 14th outside the Seawave restaurant in Catalan Bay, just a few minutes walk from the Caleta Hotel. This was a perfect warm-up tournament for the Festival and was lots of fun!


Results: 1st= Kuzhelev Timur 1713 RUS, 5/6; WFM Cramling Bellon Anna 1905 SWE, 5/6, 3rd= Howell Oliver W 1553 ENG 4½/6; Greco Joseph 1660 GIB, 4½/6; 4th= Shepherd Tom 1569 ENG 4/6; Howell Matthew G 1566 4/6; Bekkari Nassim 1669 FRA, 4/6 ... 26 competitors. Final Rankings and Crosstable.


Several photos from this event here with special thanks to Patricia Claros Aguilar.

Free buses in Gibraltar

Young chess players and accompanying family members at the 2019 Gibraltar Junior International Chess Festival will receive free bus travel around the Rock, courtesy of the Gibraltar Bus Company Ltd., during their stay.



Please present your pass (received at the time of registration) to the driver when boarding.


The Gibraltar Bus Company Ltd., wholly owned by HM Government of Gibraltar, operates several routes 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.

Visiting Celebrity 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 Elisabeth Paehtz


GM Stuart Conquest


GM David Howell


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.








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


"Experience a family holiday with a difference!"  






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