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Sensory Board Donation

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.

SJCAET

The SJCAET Educational Trust supports young Scottish players, and is a tax-efficient medium for donations to aid the development of Junior Chess. For more details please visit www.scotyouthchess.org.uk.

History Archives

Chess Scotland Historian Alan McGowan updates the History Archive.

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Calendar
This season past - This season upcoming

Please forward all calendar-related queries (including additions to the calendar) to calendar@chessscotland.com

March

Glasgow Blitz

24/03/2017 - Website

Evening Express Primary Schools Team Championship

25/03/2017
A Chess Scotland graded event

CS Council Meeting

25/03/2017 - Website
There will be a meeting of the Chess Scotland Council on Saturday 25th March from 12:00 to 16:00. The meeting will take place at the Petal Rooms, 3rd Floor 34 West George Street Glasgow G2 1DA

Last Chance Saloon - Airdrie

25/03/2017 - Entry Form
Entries to: chesstutor@uwclub.net
How to find venue
A Chess Scotland graded event

SNCL rounds 7

26/03/2017 - Website - Entry Form
Entries to: glynis.grant@fife.gov.uk
SNCL dates 2016-17: October 30th, November 27th, February 26th, March 26th. New venue for SNCL carnegieconferencecentre.co.uk
How to find venue
Introductory Letter
SNCL Rules

41st Scottish Team Lightning

26/03/2017 - Entry Form
Entries to: kstewart9@blueyonder.co.uk
Please view event details in the entry form. The Championship will start at about 3pm after the AGM of SNCL.
How to find venue

Edinburgh Congress 2017

31/03/2017 - Entry Form - View Entrants
Entries to: stillgamedave70@gmail.com
Entry form now available. FIDE rated Premier event. To encourage Chess Clubs a GROUP DISCOUNT will be given. When SIX ENTRIES are received together, only pay for FIVE ENTRIES. Increment time control in all events - 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment per move.
How to find venue
A Chess Scotland graded event

April

Edinburgh Blitz

07/04/2017 - Website

Dumfries Allegro

08/04/2017 - Entry Form - View Entrants
Entries to: dongarford2@tiscali.co.uk
Open (any grade) Major (Grading Limit 1700) Minor (Grading Limit 1400) All games are 30 minutes each for all moves. Entry form now available.
A Chess Scotland graded event

CS Management Board

12/04/2017
Entries to: president@chessscotland.com
Meeting time 18.30-21.00
Connal Building

Richardson and Spens Final

15/04/2017 - Website
The Chess Scotland Finals Day will be held at the Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy. Contact TD: Ian.brownlee@systemsit.co.uk
Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy
How to find venue

Aberdeen Congress

21/04/2017 - Entry Form - View Entrants
Entries to: AberdeenChessCongress@btinternet.com
Aberdeen chess congress to be held at the Best Western Summerhill Hotel, Aberdeen from Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd April 2017. Entry form now available. Enquiries to Neil Irving (AberdeenChessCongress@btinternet.com)
How to find venue
Summerhill Hotel
A Chess Scotland graded event

East of Scotland Megafinal

23/04/2017
Entries to: mclarke@gmail.com
The event will take place at Broughton High School on Sunday the 23rd of April from 9:15 to 18:00.
How to find venue
A Chess Scotland graded event

Stirling Congress

28/04/2017 - Entry Form - View Entrants
Entries to: gmcp3@hotmail.com
Stirling Chess Congress 28th-30th April. Entry form now available. Entries to: Gary McPheator (gmcp3@hotmail.com)
Stirling Court Hotel
A Chess Scotland graded event

Hamilton Junior Congress (Apr)

29/04/2017 - Entry Form
Entries to: chesstutor@uwclub.net
How to find venue
A Chess Scotland graded event

May

CFK Inverness

06/05/2017 - Website
Inverness – Junior Chess for Kicks
A Chess Scotland graded event

MacIsaac National Rapidplay Championship

13/05/2017 - Entry Form - View Entrants
Entries to: Ian.brownlee@systemsit.co.uk
Entry form now available. The Open will be FIDE rated for the Rapidplay list.
How to find venue
Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

UK Land Challenge Mega Final ( Airdrie )

13/05/2017

CFK Airdrie

21/05/2017 - Entry Form
Entries to: chesstutor@uwclub.net
How to find venue
A Chess Scotland graded event

Ayr Congress

26/05/2017 - Website
Ayr Open and major will be FIDE rated. Entry form available soon.
How to find venue
A Chess Scotland graded event
Congress web page

June

CFK Final

04/06/2017
Entries to: chesstutor@uwclub.net
Qualifiers - only by invitation. Information from Michael Hanley - chesstutor@uwclub.net
How to find venue
A Chess Scotland graded event

Primary Individual

09/06/2017 - Website
How to find venue
A Chess Scotland graded event

Stewarton Bonnet Guild Allegro 2017

11/06/2017
Entries to: john.montgomery@btinternet.com
Stewarton Bonnet Guild Chess Allegro to be held in The Stewarton Annick Youth & Community Centre, Standalane Stewarton on Sunday 11th June 2017
A Chess Scotland graded event

Summer Junior Blitz Competition

17/06/2017
Separate Primary and Secondary School events, plus two adult/open competitions running along side. Further details to follow.

Morning and Afternoon FIDE Blitz Competition

17/06/2017
A morning and an afternoon FIDE Blitz, seperate Primary and Secondary events running along side. Further details to follow.

Hamilton Junior Congress (Jun)

18/06/2017 - Entry Form
Entries to: chesstutor@uwclub.net
How to find venue
A Chess Scotland graded event

Largs Viking Congress

23/06/2017
Entries to: gmcp3@hotmail.com
Largs Viking Chess Congress 23rd-25th June Details to follow Entries to: Gary McPheator (gmcp3@hotmail.com)
A Chess Scotland graded event

July

124th Scottish Championships

15/07/2017 - Website - Entry Form
Entries to: membership@chessscotland.com
The 124th Scottish Championships will be held in Dundee - entry form and website now available.
How to find venue

August

Marymass Congress

25/08/2017 - Entry Form - View Entrants
Entries to: clark.s15@virginmedia.com
All sections will be played using the following time control: All moves in 90 mins with 30 secs increments from move 1.
How to find venue

CS Annual General Meeting

26/08/2017
Entries to: membership@chessscotland.com
Meeting time: 12.00-16.00
Connal Building

October

Edinburgh Junior Congress

09/10/2017 - Website - Entry Form
Entries to: mclarke@gmail.com
How to find venue

February

Perth Congress

23/02/2018