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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 AGM 2016

July 22nd, 2016

The Annual General Meeting of the members of Chess Scotland will be held on Saturday 27th August 2016 12:00 -16:00 at the Novotel Hotel, 181 Pitt St, Glasgow G2 4DT (Venue is now confirmed) .

The business of the Annual General Meeting will be:

1. To receive the Annual Report of Chess Scotland, incorporating a Statement of Account for the financial year to April 30 2016 certified by the Auditor.
2. To elect a President and Directors from the Individual members willing to serve.
3. To elect holders of other specified posts
4. To consider matters raised by members

Nominations for elections must be received by the Executive Director in writing (including e-mail) at least three weeks before the meeting (i.e. not later than 23:59 on Saturday 6th August 2016), and must be proposed and seconded by members, and confirm the consent of the nominee to serve.

Any proposals for consideration at the AGM must be received by the Executive Director in writing (including e-mail) at least three weeks before the meeting (i.e. not later than 23:59 on Saturday 6th August 2016), and must be proposed and seconded by members.

The Executive Director will publish all nominations for elections and proposals for consideration at least two weeks before the meeting (i.e. not later than Saturday 13th August 2016) along with a proxy vote form.

Any Proxy Votes must be completed on the specified form and received by 23:59 on Sunday 21st August, 2016

Minutes of Previous AGM
Agenda
Candidates
Proxy Vote Form
Accounts
Directors Report
Minutes of Meeting

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Presidents Award

August 27th, 2016

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At the AGM today. President Jim Webster awarded the Presidents Award to IM Douglas Bryson for his outstanding service to Chess Scotland over many years.

A very well deserved award and I’m sure I speak for all members in congratulating Douglas

The list of Presidents Awards is as follows

2016 Douglas Bryson
2014 Stephen Mannion Snr
2012 Norrie Mathie, Maureen Mathie, Joe McAdam, Eric Stallard
2009 Keith Ruxton, Geoff Chandler
2008 Tom Brisbane, Alex Bissett, Tom Lawson
2006 Alex McFarlane, Ken Stewart, Mac McKenzie

Andy Howie

European Youth Chess Championships 2016

August 26th, 2016

Prague Old Town Square

Prague Old Town Square

I visited the tournament yesterday and ended up spending 12 hours there! Hopefully Andrew Green is feeling better by now. I have been really impressed by the attitude of everyone: the players, Clement and Andrew as coaches and all the parents.

Enjoyable preparation with Siddarth and analysis of Declan, Ioannnis and Monica’s games yesterday were really fun. They are all playing very well and in great spirits – although it’s a very tough level to compete against – at last count there were about 100 juniors I spotted higher-rated than myself.

This event will prove, I’m sure, to be an excellent education and experience for our players and I wish them all the best for the remaining games.

FM Andrew Burnett – International Director

Apologies for the lack of updates over the last couple of days, our head of delegation and coach Andrew was ill from the food so we had to change the usual preparation schedule. Thankfully he is feeling better now!

Rounds 5 and 7 were difficult for us, again we had many good positions but didn’t quite manage to capitalise on them. I am sure it will be valuable experience though, it is the first international tournament for many of our players and they will come back to Scotland much improved. Watch out for them in upcoming congresses!

On the other hand round 6 saw our best points tally so far, with 5.5/11. However I think we have a decent chance of beating that today, as I write this we have 1.5/2 with Carolina getting her first win (in 13 moves!) and Ioannis getting a draw.

FM Clement Sreeves

Results

The official tournament website is http://www.eycc2016.eu/
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Marymass Congress 2016 – results
Added: August 23rd, 2016

Largs 2016
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World Under 16 Olympiad final updates
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FIDE Rating List – August 2016
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Chess Scotland 100 Club
Added: July 31st, 2016

Grand Prix prizewinners 2016
Added: July 26th, 2016

Robert E Rough Cup 2016
Added: July 26th, 2016

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Added: July 24th, 2016

Glorney – Gilbert Tournament
Added: July 22nd, 2016

Glorney-Gilbert Photos
Added: July 20th, 2016

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