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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.


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Tromso Olympiad

July 23rd, 2014

The Tromso Olympiad takes place August 1-15 in Norway.

Scotland teams:

Scotland Open team: 1) GM Colin McNab (Dundee, 2443), 2) IM Andrew Greet (Bearsden, 2431), 3) GM John Shaw (Kilmarnock, 2419), 4) FM Alan Tate (Wandering Dragons, 2339), 5) IM Roddy McKay (Cathcart, 2375) ‚Äď matches are contested over four boards. Team Captain: IM Andrew Muir.

Scotland Womens team: 1) GM Keti Arakhamia-Grant (Edinburgh, 2394), 2) WFM Elaine Bamber (Glasgow, 2088), 3) Ali Roy (Carrick, 1906), 4) WFM Carey Groves (2027), 5) WFM Joy Durno (Newmachar, 1862) – matches are contested over four boards. Team Captain: Jonathan Grant.

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Glorney Cup and related competitions

July 14th, 2014

The Scottish teams for the Glorney Cup and associated events have been announced today.  All of us in Chess Scotland wish the teams every success and hope that the experience of international chess is both exciting and worthwhile.

Coaches helping the young players will be FM Neil Berry, Clement Sreeves, Adam Bremner and Calum MacQueen.

The Glorney Appeal is going well.  The number of people supporting the fund raising is very encouraging. To donate, the url is or, alternatively, left click on the chess table graphic.

The link to the page listing and thanking donors is here

Posted by Membership Secretary on behalf of the Chess Scotland team running the events.

David Congalton, Finance Director
David Deary, Home Chess Director (Junior)
Hamish Glen, President (Head of Delegation)
Dick Heathwood, Membership Secretary
Lisa MacLennan, Chaperon
Calum MacQueen, International Director (Junior)
Judy Milton, Chaperon


Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge – North & South Gigafinals

July 28th, 2014

I have today been notified of the results of the North & South Gigafinals.

Chess Scotland must congratulate the following for their outstanding achievement:-

Leonardo Sani – Madras College, Fife – Ultimo

James Hartman – Nether Currie, Edinburgh – Ultimo (and in top 10 Under 9s)

Morven Petrie – Hillpark Secondary, Renfrewshire – Challenger

Caitlin Reid – Gleniffed High, Renfrewshire – Challenger

Liam Mathieson – St Ninian’s, Perthshire – Challenger

Dwayne Abella – St Peter’s Primary, Edinburgh – Challenger

Chelsea Liang – Fettes College, Edinburgh – Challenger

Full details are on the competition’s website

If I have missed out anyone’s success, please accept my apologies and let me know; I will then correct this congratulation announcement.


Posted by Membership Secretary


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Chess Scotland AGM 2014
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Olympiad board order
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FM Alan Tate is 2014 Scottish Champion & GM Deep Sengupta is Commonwealth Champion
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Commonwealth Championships Live Games
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Stewarton Allegro 2014 – report
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