(August 30th - September 9th, 2001)
The European Youth Championships take place in Greece - near Salonika. The Scottish representatives are listed below - IM John Shaw is the coach.
- Boys Under 18: Daniel McGowan (Tiree)
- Boys Under 16: Joe Redpath (Edinburgh)
- Boys Under 14: Colin Hall (Perth)
- Boys Under 12: Chris MacDonald (Dollar)
- Girls Under 18: Elaine Rutherford (Edinburgh)
- Girls Under 14: Louise McNab (Aberdeen)
Christopher MacDonald, aged 12, of Dollar will become the youngest Scot to gain a FIDE rating after his performance at the European Youth Championships which finished on September 9, 2001 in Greece. Chris scored 5.5/9 in the Under-12 section and this should result in a new rating of 2015 when the next FIDE list is published in October.
European Youth Championships, White: Christopher MacDonald (Scotland, 1735), Black: Attilla Dolnik (Slovakia, 2028), Opening: English. 1 c4 Nf6 2 g3 e6 3 Nf3 Nc6 4 Bg2 d5 5 b3 Be7 6 0-0 0-0 7 Bb2 b6 8 e3 Bb7 9 Qe2 dxc4 10 bxc4 Nb4 11 d4 c5 12 a3 Na6 13 Nbd2 Qc7 14 Rac1 Rac8 15 Rfd1 Rfd8 16 Ne5 Bxg2 17 Kxg2 Nd7 18 Ndf3 Nxe5 19 Nxe5 f6 20 Nf3 Nb8 21 d5 exd5 22 cxd5 Bd6 23 Nd4 Qe7 24 Ne6 Re8 25 f4 Qb7 26 Kf2 b5 27 Qg4 Qf7 28 h4 Nd7 29 h5 h6 30 Rc2 c4 31 Nd4 a6 32 Nf5 Black resigns. After the forced 32 Qf8 33 Nxh6+ Kh8 34 Qxd7 gxh6 35 Qf5 Black's prospects are bleak.
Other Scottish results - U-14: Colin Hall (Perth) 3.5/9; U-16: Joe Redpath (Edinburgh) 4.5/9; U-18: Daniel McGowan (Tiree) Girls U-14: Louise MacNab (Aberdeen) 2/9; Girls U-18: Elaine Rutherford (Edinburgh) 5/9.