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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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World Under 16 Olympiad including Daily Updates

July 21st, 2016

The first round of the FIDE World Youth Chess Olympiad 2016 starts tomorrow at 1pm UK time. The event takes place in Poprad, Slovakia and is a nine round team event, with countries from all over the world taking part.

The Scotland team, sponsored by Universis Technology Ltd, features the new, joint Scottish Boys Champions, Murad Abdulla and Declan Shafi, along with Adult Olympiad team member Monica Espinosa Cancino, Euan Gray and Ben Volland.

The team captain and coach for the tournament is our newly crowned Scottish Chess Champion, GM Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant.

All of the latest news and information can be found on the official tournament website


Grand Prix prizewinners 2016

July 26th, 2016

Congratulations to the prizewinners in the Grand Prix 2015-2016. Prizes will be distributed at congresses or posted to winners.

Adult Grand Prix

Junior Grand Prix

The Grand Prix figures were finalised after the addition of the 2016 Scottish Championships. These are included twice in GP calculations as last event of 2016 and first of 2017 season. They will only count for grading in the new 2017 season.

Thanks to our sponsors Chessbase, New in Chess magazine and Quality Chess. Chessbase and New in Chess have agreed to continue into the new 2017 season. Thanks to Quality Chess for their support this season. We are investigating the possibility of a new sponsor.

Thanks to programmers Gordon Rattray and Andrew McHarg who continue to provide invaluable support to the grading system – of which the GP is an offshoot.

Robert E Rough Cup 2016

July 26th, 2016

July 2016: Congratulations to Aditya Hegde of Aberdeen who is the winner of the Robert Rough Cup for 2015-2016 season. The prize goes to the junior who overcomes the biggest adverse grading gap during the season. Aditya defeated a player 857 points higher than his own published grade.

The trophy will be presented at a future congress.

2016 Top 10

2015 Top 10

2014 Top 10 (more…)

Added: July 24th, 2016

Glorney – Gilbert Tournament
Added: July 22nd, 2016

Chess Scotland AGM 2016
Added: July 22nd, 2016

Glorney-Gilbert Photos
Added: July 20th, 2016

Glorney-Gilbert Round 5
Added: July 20th, 2016

Glorney-Gilbert Round 3
Added: July 20th, 2016

World Under 16 Olympiad & European Youth Championships
Added: July 20th, 2016

Glorney-Gilbert International Day 1
Added: July 19th, 2016

Glorney-Gilbert International 2016
Added: July 18th, 2016

Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant is Scottish Champion
Added: July 17th, 2016

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