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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.

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Chess Scotland Historian Alan McGowan updates the History Archive.

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

July

123rd Scottish Championships and International Open

09/07/2016 - Website - Entry Form
Entries to: scottishchesschampionships@yahoo.com
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Scottish Championship Weekend Congress

15/07/2016 - Website - Entry Form
Entries to: scottishchesschampionships@yahoo.com

August

Lanark Open 2016

01/08/2016 - View Entrants
Entries to: ian.brownlee@systemsit.co.uk
Lanark Chess Club will once again be holding the Lanark Open over five Mondays in August, starting Monday 1st August 2016. Entries should be sent to Ian Brownlee, 48 Charles Crescent Carluke, ML8 4 NG . Entries sent either by email (ian.brownlee@systemsit.co.uk or homedirector@chessscotland.com) or by telephone (07899 832770 or 01555 751420). Usual refreshments will be provided. Please specifiy any special needs or requirements. Ian Brownlee will again be tournament director and Tom Donohue has kindly agreed to be the tournament arbiter”
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Marymass Congress 2016

19/08/2016 - Entry Form - View Entrants
Entries to: clark.s15@virginmedia.com
OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP Unrestricted Entry. MAJOR Players graded below 1850 ( c.s.) MINOR Players graded below 1450 ( c.s.)
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Chess Scotland AGM 2016

27/08/2016
Chess Scotland AGM 27th August 2016 12:00-17:00. 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
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September

Inverness Congress

02/09/2016 - Website - Entry Form - View Entrants
Entries to: inverness@scotchesstour.co.uk
Events: FIDE Rated Open, Major, Minor Entries to: inverness@scotchesstour.co.uk Limited to total of 48 entrants. Entry form now available.
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Largs Viking Congress

09/09/2016 - Entry Form - View Entrants
Entries to: gmcp3@hotmail.com
Latest: Open is FIDE rated - updated entry form now available. Our venue this year is the Vikingar, which is situated on the seafront and was our venue when we revived the Largs Congress in 2013. News updates will be made on the Chess Scotland Notice Board and questions are more than welcome either there or directly. See you in Largs!
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Polytechnic Quickplay

29/09/2016 - Entry Form
Entries to: secretarychesspoly@hotmail.co.uk
Thursday 29 September Wellington Church Hall, Southpark Avenue G12 8LE 5-round Swiss open to all 15 minutes per player per game Registration 7pm; Start 7.15pm approx Advance entries to Dairena Gaffney secretarychesspoly@hotmail.co.uk (helpful to save time by allowing entry on computer in advance) Entry fee £5 Prizes: Total entry fees less tournament expenses. See also http://glasgowpolychess.weebly.com/blog
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Edinburgh Blitz

30/09/2016 - Website
The Friday Evening FIDE Blitz team are pleased to announce that two of their Autumn Series events will be held in Scotland as follows: • Edinburgh on the 30 September • Glasgow on the 21 October Both are 9 round events that start at 7pm and we expect to finish at about 9:30.
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October

SJC CFK Lothians

01/10/2016 - Entry Form
Entries to: chesstutor@uwclub.net
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Dundee and Angus Congress - Dundee

07/10/2016 - Website - Entry Form - View Entrants
Entries to: entry@dundee-congress.co.uk
Entry form now available.
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CS Management Committee Meeting

19/10/2016
The next meeting will be on Wednesday 19th October Petal Meeting Rooms, 3rd Floor 34 West George Street Glasgow. 18:30 – 21:00

Glasgow Blitz

21/10/2016 - Website
The Friday Evening FIDE Blitz team are pleased to announce that two of their Autumn Series events will be held in Scotland as follows: • Edinburgh on the 30 September • Glasgow on the 21 October Both are 9 round events that start at 7pm and we expect to finish at about 9:30.
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20/20 Chess in Edinburgh

22/10/2016 - Website
Entries to: director@2020chess.com
For the 2016-17 season non students will be able to participate in teams in a separate section, with the aim of crowning the overall best rapid-play team in country, with the time controls being 20 minutes for each player, hence the name change to ‘20/20’. (This event is not being submitted for grading)

Mastrick, Aberdeen (Training and Tournament)

29/10/2016

SNCL rounds 1-2

30/10/2016 - 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
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Introductory Letter
SNCL Rules

Glasgow Schools League

31/10/2016
Entries to: andrew.muir@blueyonder.co.uk
The Glasgow Schools Chess League for 2016-17 will start in November 2016 and run through to April 2017 . It will be for teams of 6 players and will be played at the schools themselves. Any school wishing to enter should contact Andrew Muir at andrew.muir@blueyonder.co.uk by 31 October 2016.

November

Prestwick Charity Allegro

05/11/2016 - Entry Form - View Entrants
Entries to: admin@scotchesstour.co.uk
Events: Open, Major, Minor Charity allegro event fundraiser for the St Nicholas Malawi Initiative. St Nicholas Malawi Initiative
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Hamilton Junior Congress (Nov)

06/11/2016 - Entry Form
Entries to: chesstutor@uwclub.net
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Wolf of Badenoch

12/11/2016 - Entry Form - View Entrants
Entries to: calum-1989@hotmail.co.uk
The venue can only hold a maximum of 30 players so, to be certain of playing, it is advised that you send your entry early. If the tournament is fully subscribed, additional entrants can be added to a waiting list. Entry Fee: £10 (pay at the door)
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Banchory, Deeside

12/11/2016 - Website
(Age based competition and Secondary Schools Team Event)

Oban Congress

18/11/2016 - Entry Form - View Entrants
Entries to: duncan.campbell3411@btinternet.com
Welcome to the 22nd Oban Congress - entry form is now available.
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Lothians Schools Team Day 1

20/11/2016 - Website
Entries to: mclarke+ljc@gmail.com
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Richardson and Spens (Prelim Round)

20/11/2016
There will be a prelim round in the Spens this season. TD: Ian.brownlee@systemsit.co.uk

SNCL rounds 3-4

27/11/2016 - 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

December

Hamilton Junior Congress (Dec)

04/12/2016 - Entry Form
Entries to: chesstutor@uwclub.net
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NEJCA Albyn

11/12/2016 - Website - Entry Form
Entries to: keith.eagles@btinternet.com
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Hamilton International Xmas Blitz

29/12/2016
Entries to: chesstutor@uwclub.net
International Xmas Blitz. 9 rounds 4 mins plus 2 secs per move Thursday 29th December, starting at 7pm in Bothwell Bowling Club, Station Road, Bothwell ( usual premises) Members of Elche Chess Club ( Spain) will be Hamilton’s guests in this event. Entry Fee £5, prizes based on total entry, Max 50. Based on 30 entries, prizes would be: 1st £35 plus new chess clock, 2nd £25, 3rd £20, plus two grading prizes of £20, plus a free mince pie each. Entries to chesstutor@uwclub.net and pay on the day, exact money please.
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January

CFK Stamperland

08/01/2017 - Entry Form
Entries to: chesstutor@uwclub.net
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Lothians Allegro

15/01/2017 - Entry Form - View Entrants
Entries to: stillgamedave70@gmail.com
Entry form now available. This new venue is suitable for wheelchair users and is at The Quay, 131 New Street, Fisherrow Harbour, Musselburgh EH21 6DH
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CS Management Board

18/01/2017
Entries to: president@chessscotland.com
Meeting time 18.30-21.00
Connal Building

CFK Stonehaven and Adult Allegro

21/01/2017 - Website - Entry Form
Entries to: keith.eagles@btinternet.com
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Lothian Junior Championship

22/01/2017 - Website
Entries to: mclarke@gmail.com
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Richardson and Spens rd1

22/01/2017 - Website
Clubs can agree to play any time before the round date. Tournament director should be informed. Further details to follow. Contact TD: Ian.brownlee@systemsit.co.uk

Hamilton Junior Congress (Jan)

29/01/2017 - Entry Form
Entries to: chesstutor@uwclub.net
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February

Scottish Junior Chess Age Championships

11/02/2017 - Entry Form
Entries to: chesstutor@uwclub.net
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A Chess Scotland graded event

Perth Congress

17/02/2017 - Website - Entry Form - View Entrants
The venue for the tournament is the Salutation Hotel in the heart of Perth. Open and Major will be FIDE rated.
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A Chess Scotland graded event

SJC CFK Croy

19/02/2017 - Entry Form
Entries to: chesstutor@uwclub.net
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A Chess Scotland graded event