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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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Scottish Championships – Dundee 2017

January 18th, 2017

This year’s Scottish Championships in Dundee promises to be a bit different. The event will be held in the Bonar Hall from 15-23 July. In addition to the usual afternoon International Open & Scottish Championship there will be events in the morning. Among the morning events will be the Scottish Blitz Championship, a Rapidplay and Senior and Junior Championships supported by the Fairhurst company.

Full details from the website at

Entry Form pdf

There will also be a special invitational event in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the famous Dundee tournament of 1867.

NEJCA + SJC Chess for Kicks (CFK) Event – Saturday 21st January 2017 – Stonehaven Town Hall

January 10th, 2017

There is also an allegro event for adults at the same venue. The entry form is available for download.

Lothians Allegro 2017 – new venue

January 5th, 2017

The 2017 Lothians Allegro will take place at The Quay in Musselburgh on Sunday January 15.

The Quay Complex is situated just off the main A1 at the picturesque harbour at Fisherrow, Musselburgh. Chess Edinburgh hope this will be the first of many events at this top quality venue.

The venue is suitable for disabled players including wheelchair users and has free car parking.

Public transport by bus to and from Fisherrow Harbour from Princes Street is frequent and takes about thirty minutes.

Catering will be available throughout the day.

There are 4 sections of 5 rounds, 25 mins plus 5 secs per move per game.

Entry form


FIDE Rating List – January 2017
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Chess Scotland 100 Club
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SNCL Grading – FIDE now added
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Hamilton International Blitz and challenge match
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Scotland win at Liverpool
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World Championship – Carlsen v Karjakin
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Oban Congress
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Richardson and Spens Cups 2016-2017
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World Senior Championship
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