This yearâ€™s Ayr Chess Congress,Â is being held once again at the Mercure Hotel in Ayr during the late bank holiday weekend, May 22nd to May 24th. The Congress website is www.ayrcongress.co.uk
For a second year, in addition to our own Chess Scotland live boards I have arranged for Dave Clayton, from Preston, to bring extra live boards and also the big screen monitors used at the British and the Scottish
Andrew Green and Ali Roy will also be back for a second year with live commentary, coaching, puzzles, animal noise buzzers and a good deal of fun, as well as some serious chess analysis and helpful hints.
We will also have a bookstall this year provided by Chess Essentials. The bookstall will be selling books (obviously), chess dvds, chess sets, clocks and stationery.
Anybody wishing to pre-order or view an item or book should contact Howard Wood – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chess Essentials stock economy analogue chess clock, DGT chess clock, pairing boards, pairing cards, wall charts, folding chess boards and plastic club sets. etc.
Entry to the congress can be made by post, telephone or e-mail. Details are on the entry form which is available on the congress website or via the calendar entry on the Chess Scotland website. I will be away from the 8th to the 18th of May but should have internet access to deal with e-mail entries and enquiries. Any postal or telephone entries will be dealt with promptly on my return.