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Scottish Championships 2006

Troon, Ayrshire

8-16 July

Troon- Walker and Town HallJonathan Grant of Edinburgh West has won the 2006 Scottish Championship. Jonathan scored 7.5/9 in the Walker Halls, Troon to finish 1.5 points clear of Andrew Muir (Hamilton) and Alan Grant (Cathcart). Keti Grant won the Scottish title in 2003 which could make this double triumph a world husband and wife chess first.

Photo by JBH

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Grading Data:

Championship: Open: Seniors: U-1800: U-1500: Misc

Weekend Open: W/E Major: W/E Minor


Troon 2006 photo montage


All photos by JBH: From left to right top: Jonathan Grant, Ed Spencer, Jim Doyle, Gordon Davies, IA Alex McFarlane, Jim Macrae, arbiter Donald Wilson, Andy Muir, editors David Oswald and Robbie Coleman, Ali Roy, Steven Brown, Ian Marks, Alan Grant, Stephen Hilton, Gunnar Jacob.


A copy of the entry form is available here. Download an accommodation list.

NB: The deadline for entries has been extended to July 7 - contact George Anderson 0131-447-2149.

A list of confirmed entries is available here.

There are events for all abilities including:

  • The Scottish Championship
  • The Senior Championship
  • The Under 1800 Championship, and
  • The Under 1500 Championship.

Scottish Boys and Girls Championships

Chess Scotland announces that the Scottish Boys and Girls Championships will be held as part of this year's Scottish Congress.  Apologies for the short notice.  In addition to the two main trophies, further junior prizes will be available.  Details are: The Scottish Boys' Champion will be the highest placed boy in the most important event (Championship, Open, Under 1800, Under 1500 in that order). The Scottish Girls' Champion will be the highest placed girl. In both cases, this will be dependant on the Boy/Girl concerned scoring at least 20% in the event.

The highest placed Boy/Girl (subject to grading of under 2100) in the Open will be declared the Scottish Under 2100 Boys'/Girls' Champion and likewise for the Under 1800 and Under 1500 tournaments. Again, this will be subject to them scoring at least 20% in the event.

Byes will be counted in determining scores.

Best game prize donated by Lord Kirkwood

Thanks to the generosity of Chess Scotland Patron member Lord Kirkwood, we are delighted to announce that there will be a Best Game prize in the Scottish Congress this year.    The prizes, which are open to all players in all competitions, are:

Best Game Prize - £150
Best Swindle - £50
Giant Killer Prize - £50

The winner of the first two prizes will be decided by a panel of players. The Giant Killer Prize is awarded for a win against a higher rated player. The person with the highest rating difference wins.



Troon Photographs


Accommodation List:

Anchorage Hotel

Located in the seaside resort of Troon, we are the oldest licensed premises in the town, providing access to a historic coastline and the premier location in the world for international golf.

149 Templehill, Troon , KA10 6BQ

All en suite rooms have Sky TV with tea and coffee making facilities. Large bar with pool table, arcade machines and a range of beers and malt whiskies. Beer garden and function rooms. Prices from: £38.50 per person/night


Copper Beech B& B

Copper Beech is situated on the beautiful Ayrshire coast right in the heart of the Burns country and provides an ideal base for those who wish to explore the West coast and the island of Arran and Argyle.

116 Bentinck Drive , Troon, Ayrshire , KA10 6JB

En suite rooms with tea/coffee facilities. Secure parking, drying room facilities, golf times and restaurants arranged. Prices from £30 per person/night


No 2 Troon Road

Located in Loans, a picturesque village situated at the north end of Troon, our spacious Victorian villa provides boutique accommodation with stunning rural views and access to many of the best golf courses in Scotland .

Loans, Troon, Ayrshire , KA10 7EY

All en suite rooms have TV and hospitality tray. Each room contains fabulous Italian contemporary furniture and sumptuous bespoke suede beds. Full Scottish or continental breakfast included. Prices from: £30 per person/night


Rosedale Guest house

The Rosedale is a small private guest house situated in a quiet residential area of Troon, close to the seafront on the north side of town.

9 Firth Road , Barassie, Troon, Ayrshire KA10 6TF

There are 3 fully furnished bed rooms all of which have television, tea and coffee making facilities. Prices from £20 per person/night


Sandhill Guest House

Sandhill house is an elegant mansion house set amidst 9 acres of lawn and woodland. Sandhill House is an ideal base for golfers and tourists alike with fantastic views over Royal Troon golf course towards Ailsa Craig.

43 Southwood Road , Troon, Ayrshire KA10 7EL

Rooms with TV, tea/coffee making facilities. Prices from £30 per person per night which includes breakfast, reduced rates for children


South Beach Hotel

The South Beach is a privately owned and run hotel, ideally situated in the best part of Troon and facing onto the sea front with it's sandy beaches.

Troon, Ayrshire , KA10 6EG

The accommodation consist of 34 en-suite, superbly furnished bedrooms. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, colour televisions, radios, direct dial telephones and hairdryers. Prices from £40 per person/night.


Marine Hotel
Crosbie Road, Troon
Tel: 01292 314444 The Marine is one of Troon's premier hotels and enjoys spectacular views over the Firth of Clyde.


Lochgreen House Hotel
Monktonhill Road, Troon
Tel: 01292 313343 An elegant mansion house hotel set amid peaceful woodland and offering luxury accommodation.


South Beach Hotel

Southbeach, Troon
Tel: 01292 312033 Ideally situated for the beach and town centre with 34 en-suite rooms, dining and function suite.



Arran Gardens - Shelldun Suite
36 Arran Gardens,
Barassie, Troon
Tel: 01292 679532

Self-contained suite in quiet area of Troon, offering quality accommodation for exclusive use of group of 2 - 5


Westwinds House
2 Monktonhill Road, Troon
Tel: 01292 319955 A quality B&B, impeccable rooms, with safe off-road parking, just a short distance from the centre of town


Fairway View
16 Harling Drive, Troon
Tel: 01292 312555 A comfortable family B&B close to the town and beaches and set in a quiet location.


Number Three
3 Victoria Drive, Troon
Tel: 01292 316928 A family run B&B close to the beach and town centre with nearby golf and tennis facilities.


The Cherries
50 Ottoline Drive, Troon
Tel: 01292 313312 A beautiful family home B&B with own gardens backing onto Lochgreen golf course



3 St Meddans Street, Troon
Tel: 01292 314713 A welcoming B&B that is ideally situated close to both the beach and shops in Troon.


Collenan House
38 Leven Road, Troon
Tel: 01292 313239 Quiet B&B situated on the outskirts of town with open views over the countryside.


Sandhill House
Southwood Road, Troon
Tel: 01292 311801 This elegant mansion B&B is comfortable throughout with wood panelling, stone fireplaces and ornate furnishings.


43 Beach Road, Barassie, Troon
Tel: 01292 313224 Elegant house situated on the seafront with spectacular coastal views and offering you a traditional B&B welcome


Thorncroft House
117 Bentinck Drive, Troon
Tel: 01292 312457 Thorncroft House is a family run Bed and Breakfast specifically designed for Golf Parties.


Wemyss Crescent B&B
14 Wemyss Crescent, Troon
Tel: 01292 319183 Comfortable family B&B located in a quiet residential area near to golf and town centre.


3 Lugar Place, Troon
Tel: 01292 311909 Comfortable family B&B in a quiet residential area of Troon yet only a few minutes drive from town.


Book over the Internet

Self Catering & Rental

Sarazen Drive
Sarazen Drive, Troon
Tel: 01292 315126 Large house near Royal Troon Golf Course can sleep 10 in comfort.

St Clair Terrace, Troon
Tel: 01292 313312 Quiet self-catering accommodation next to the seafront and within a few minutes walk of the town centre.

Bradan Road Apartment
Bradan Road, Troon
Tel: 07770 220830 Delightful2 bedroom flat in the centre of Troon and only 2 minutes from the seafront.

South Beach Cottage
South Beach Lane, Troon
Tel: 0141 577 0376 Superbly furnished cottage only two minutes walk from the beach and Royal Troon Golf Club.

Union Street
Union Street, Troon
Tel: 01292 314776 Centrally situated house sleeps 10 and is ideal for the beach, fishing & golf parties.

Bentinck Drive
Bentinck Drive, Troon
Tel: 01442 874984 Situated in one of the best areas of Troon, this house is within easy distance of the beach, golf courses and town centre.

North Shore Road, Troon
Tel: 01292 311909 Ground floor apartment for rent only 100 yards from the beach yet close to the town centre and all amenities

The Mews at Sandhill House
Southwood Road, Troon
Tel: 01292 311801 This small self-contained mews cottage attached to Sandhill House is occasionally available.

Dowanayr Rentals
St Meddans Street, Troon
Tel: 01292 314713 We have a variety of properties for rent - please contact us for details.




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