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Chess Scotland is starting a fundraising exercise to buy some new sensory boards for use in tournaments. All sections, from Minor to Open, will get the use of these boards. Discussion on the topic can be found here.


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Chess Scotland Club Membership, Richardson and Spens

September 27th, 2016

At the start of the month, an email was sent out to all Club Secretaries. I have since had a few emails from people who were secretaries at their clubs and have since moved on. Subsequently there are a few clubs who have not received the form.

Contained in the form is also the entry form for the Richardson, Spens and Nancy Elder tournaments, deadline for entry is 7th October.

The form can be downloaded from Here

Registration Form for Richardson and Spens clubs Here

Please can I ask all clubs to let me know if there is a change in Secretary so I can keep the club list up to date

Karen Howie
Membership Secretary

Richardson and Spens Cups 2016-2017

October 15th, 2016

October 2016: The draw has now been made for this season’s competitions. Results and grading links will be updated on the CS Events page. Rules for this year’s events will be updated shortly. Could clubs please complete this registration form by October 30 to indicate their pool of players (can be updated throughout season). Tournament Director = Ian Brownlee.

Richardson Cup

Glasgow Polytechnic vs. Wandering Dragons

Edinburgh vs. Bon Accord

Cathcart vs. Hamilton

Dundee vs. Edinburgh West

(matches to be played by January 22, 2017. Teams can mutually agree an earlier date – please inform the TD of the agreed date.)

Spens Cup

Phones v Hamilton (This is a preliminary round match to be played by November 20, 2016. )

Castlehill vs. Wandering Dragons

Bellshill vs. Troon

(Phones or Hamilton) v Irvine

Kilmarnock vs. Edinburgh Civil Service

(matches to be played by January 22, 2017. Teams can mutually agree an earlier date – please inform the TD of the agreed date.)

The Richardson and Spens are both FIDE rated eventsHow to get a FIDE ID.

Dundee & Angus Congress 2016

October 9th, 2016

The Dundee and Angus Congress took place October 7-9, 2016 at David Lloyd Leisure in Monifieth.

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Supported by Universis Technology and BBInternational

Open - results by roundgrading performances

1st : Andrew Greet (5)

2nd =: George Neave, Peter Romilly, Lennart Koehn

U1910: Goetz Bucher, Ian Marks, Richard Jennings

U1800: Ioannis Dabos-Doukas, Dariusz Kosznik

Major - results by round - grading performances

1st =: Peter Doris, Robin Moore, Robert Clegg, Euan Dawson

U1500: Steve Sawaryn, Ray Noble

Junior 13-16 yrs: Andrew McMillan

Junior 12 and under: Marco D’Alessio

Minor - results by round - grading performances

1st=: Lawrence Freel

2nd =:Malcolm MacMillan, Steve Thacker, Oishani Dutta, Sambhav Chadha, Kalyan Kante

U1060: Matthew Billcliff

Junior 14 -15 yrs:Liam Mathieson

Junior 12 – 13: Pranav Saravanan

Primary: Pranav Arcot


Chess Essentials to sponsor Grand Prix
Added: October 6th, 2016

Book Reviews
Added: October 5th, 2016

Edinburgh Blitz September
Added: October 1st, 2016

FIDE Rating List – October 2016
Added: October 1st, 2016

Chess Scotland 100 Club
Added: September 30th, 2016

SNCL 2016-2017
Added: September 22nd, 2016

History Updates
Added: September 21st, 2016

Glasgow Schools League 2016-2017
Added: September 20th, 2016

Inverness Congress 2016
Added: September 19th, 2016

Baku Olympiad Reports
Added: September 14th, 2016

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