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Here are the bed and full Scottish breakfast rates:

Conference & Events
c/o Mary Young (Chess)
Stenhouse Building
173 Cathedral Street
Glasgow G4 0RQ
0141 553 4148

Ensuite single room: £42.00 Vat inclusive

Standard single room: £32.70 Vat inclusive

Self catering flats are also offered - we have flats with 4 or 6 standard single bedrooms, kitchen, dining and lounge area.

The rates are £17.50 Vat inclusive per person. A 6 person flat will be £105 per person per week or £735.00 per flat per week. We try to keep arrival and departure days to Fridays and Mondays. We also offer these self catering flats for a 3 night short break - arrive Friday and depart Monday or a 4 night short break arrive Monday and depart Friday.


» NCP Glasshouse (Glassford Street) - 25% discount - the car park token is validated using a machine in Trades Hall foyer.
» Q Park, Albion Street - a 2 minute walk away - 50% discount vouchers. Vouchers can be obtained from the Control Team.

Additional Prizes

Lord Kirkwood is sponsoring a BEST GAME Prize in the Open (£250)
He is also sponsoring a £50 GIANT KILLER Prize.

Confirmed Arrangements

The Trades Hall in the centre of the Merchant City, Glasgow is confirmed as the venue for the 2012 Scottish Championships. For a virtual tour of the building go to

Situated in the Merchant City in the heart of Glasgow, the Trades Hall is one of the most important historic buildings in Glasgow. Designed and built from 1791-1794 by Robert Adam and his brothers, the Trades Hall was built to serve as a public hall and meeting place for the city's Trades House & 14 Incorporated Crafts. Today, the Trades House still meets in the building, which apart from the mediaeval cathedral is the only building in Glasgow still used for its original purpose. In 1605, Incorporated Trades of Glasgow came together to form the Trades House of Glasgow. They existed to regulate trade, commerce and training and played a vital role in shaping and making Glasgow the city it is today. The 14 Incorporated Trades are Hammermen, Tailors, Cordiners, Maltmen, Weavers, Bakers, Skinners, Wrights, Coopers, Fleshers, Masons, Gardeners, Barbers, Bonnetmakers & Dyers. Together, they yearly elect members of the Trades House, headed by the Deacon Convener of the Trades. In their work today, the Trades House and the Crafts act as charitable foundations for the common good and support good causes such as schools, hospitals and the elderly.

The main tournament will be held in the Grand Hall with the weekenders being held in the Saloon on Saturday and Sunday.

Anonymous Benefactor Sponsors the Championship

Chess Scotland is pleased to announce that a significant sponsorship deal has been agreed for the 2012 Scottish Championships.

The benefactor, who wishes to remain anonymous, hopes that his generosity will result in 10 GMs and 10 IMs taking part.

Scottish titled players will be approached in the first instance thereafter other titled players will be approached to fill the vacancies.