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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.


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


Glorney – Gilbert Tournament

July 22nd, 2016

Chess Scotland, wishes to thank all those involved in the recently completed Glorney – Gilbert tournament.

To the players of all teams participating – thank you for all your efforts over the board. We can only expect you to do the best you can and you all represented Scotland with great credit and sportsmanship. We can expect, nor ask, for any more.

To the Coaches and others supporting the Squads in Daventry – thank you all for your time and considerable effort. It is appreciated not only by the players, but by all supporting our teams wherever they play.

To David, the Organisers and Selectors – a great job well done and thank you all.

Jim Webster, President
Andy Howie, Executive Director

Chess Scotland AGM 2016

July 22nd, 2016

The Annual General Meeting of the members of Chess Scotland will be held on Saturday 27th August 2016 12:00 -16:00 at the Novotel Hotel, 181 Pitt St, Glasgow G2 4DT (Venue to be confirmed).

The business of the Annual General Meeting will be:

1. To receive the Annual Report of Chess Scotland, incorporating a Statement of Account for the financial year to April 30 2016 certified by the Auditor.
2. To elect a President and Directors from the Individual members willing to serve.
3. To elect holders of other specified posts
4. To appoint an Auditor.
5. To consider matters raised by members

Nominations for elections must be received by the Executive Director in writing (including e-mail) at least three weeks before the meeting (i.e. not later than 23:59 on Saturday 6th August 2016), and must be proposed and seconded by members, and confirm the consent of the nominee to serve.

Any proposals for consideration at the AGM must be received by the Executive Director in writing (including e-mail) at least three weeks before the meeting (i.e. not later than 23:59 on Saturday 6th August 2016), and must be proposed and seconded by members.

The Executive Director will publish all nominations for elections and proposals for consideration at least two weeks before the meeting (i.e. not later than Saturday 13th August 2016) along with a proxy vote form.

Any Proxy Votes must be completed on the specified form and received by 23:59 on Sunday 21st August, 2016

For Clarity after the change to the Constitution, the following positions are up for Election (along with the term of office. Please note we are splitting the terms to stagger the elections)

President (3 years)
Executive Director (2 years)
Finance Director (2 years)
Admin Director (1 year)
International Director (2 years)
International Director (Junior) (1 year)
Home Director (1 year)
Home Director (Junior) (2 years)
Marketing & Sponsorship Director (1 year)
Arbiter and Rules Director (2 years)

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

Player of the Year
Added: July 17th, 2016

Glorney-Gilbert International 2016
Added: July 17th, 2016

Scottish Weekend Congress
Added: July 11th, 2016

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