1st Chess Scotland International Open Chess Challenge

23-24 May - 6-7 June
Edinburgh Chess Club

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FIDE Grading

Prize List and Rating Report

Edinburgh based top seed English IM Andrew Greet eased to victory in the inaugural event with 7.5/8. Top Scottish Juniors Clement Sreeves and Andrew McClement took 2nd (plus top U21) and 3rd (plus second U21) respectively with 5/8, pipping Andrew Burnett and John McBride on sum of progressive scores tiebreak. This followed a tense final game of the tournament where Andrew Green and Andrew McClement fought to a standstill at the end of the quickplay finish. The event was supported by the Scottish Junior Chess Association Educational Trust, the Internet Chess Club and Edinburgh Chess Club.


Preview: Chess Scotland and Edinburgh Chess Club invite players to participate in the 1st Chess Scotland International Open Chess Challenge.

An 8 round FIDE rated Swiss supported by the Scottish Junior Chess Association Educational Trust (SJCAET)

Edinburgh Chess Club, 1 Alva Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4PH

Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 May and Saturday 6 to Sunday 7 June

A British Championship Qualifying Event

Chess Scotland aims to foster and promote the game of Chess throughout Scotland among players of all ages.

Established in 1822, Edinburgh Chess Club is not only the oldest in Scotland and the UK but probably the second-oldest club in the world after Zurich Chess Club. Visit http://www.edinburghchessclub.co.uk/ to find out more.

The Scottish Junior Chess Association Educational Trust (SJCAET) is a Scottish registered charity that aims to promote junior chess in Scotland. Visit http://scotyouthchess.org.uk/ to find out more about its work with players aged U21 in Scotland. The 1st Chess Scotland International Open Chess Challenge is intended to fill a gap in the Scottish chess calendar by allowing chess players to compete in a longer format internationally rated tournament within Scotland. It especially hopes to provide Scottish juniors (U21) with the opportunity to further expand their international chess experience within a competitive environment.

Entry List

FIDE rated Scots

FIDE rating regulations


How do I get a FIDE grade?

FIDE, the world chess federation, will allocate a player an international FIDE grade once the player has at least 9 results and a new grade at least as high as the minimum level at which FIDE grades are published. (This varies and is being progressively reduced to 1001 - for many years it was 2200, currently the level is 1201) Players do not need to get 9 games all in the one event - they can achieve "partial" grades which can be summed over several grading periods and which will result in a new grade once the minimum games and minimum grade requirements are satisfied.

The Scottish Championship, the SNCL, East of Scotland Championship, Grangemouth and Edinburgh congresses have previously been submitted data for FIDE grading.


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