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Sensory Board Donation

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.


The SJCAET Educational Trust supports young Scottish players, and is a tax-efficient medium for donations to aid the development of Junior Chess. For more details please visit

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Chess Scotland Historian Alan McGowan updates the History Archive.

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SNCL 2016-2017

September 22nd, 2016

Entries are being accepted now for the 2016-2017 season of the Scottish National League.

Round 1 and 2: October 30th

Round 3 and 4: November 27th

Round 5 and 6: February 26th,

Round 7: March 26th.

New venue for SNCL, Carnegie Conference Centre, Halbeath Rd, Dunfermline KY11 8DY Website


Entry Form

Introductory Letter


Contacts: Glynis Grant (organiser) Andy Howie (chief arbiter)

Changes this year. Initial time control is 40 moves in 90 minutes (in line with FIDE regulations, previously was 30 moves). Division 2 will join Division 1 in being FIDE rated. NB: Please make sure all your players in these divisions have a FIDE ID before turning up to play.

History Updates

September 21st, 2016

Alan McGowan of Cathcart CC has been supplying history updates to the CS site for several years. We’ll try and keep you updated on latest additions here. The history archive provides links to all the material.

Please contact Alan directly if you have any comments, corrections or ideas for events and personalities which should be covered.



Glasgow Schools League 2016-2017

September 20th, 2016

The Glasgow Schools Chess League for 2016-17 will start in November 2016 and run through to April 2017 . It will be for teams of 6 players and will be played at the schools themselves. Any school wishing to enter should contact Andrew Muir at by 31 October 2016

Inverness Congress 2016
Added: September 19th, 2016

Baku Olympiad Reports
Added: September 14th, 2016

Baku Olympiad
Added: September 14th, 2016

Largs 2016
Added: September 13th, 2016

PVG – Update of Personal Records
Added: September 11th, 2016

FIDE Rating List – September 2016
Added: September 1st, 2016

Chess Scotland 100 Club
Added: August 30th, 2016

Chess Scotland Council
Added: August 28th, 2016

Presidents Award
Added: August 27th, 2016

European Youth Chess Championships 2016
Added: August 26th, 2016

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