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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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European Union Youth Chess Championship 2014

August 27th, 2014

All of us at Chess Scotland wishes every success for the four young Scottish players who are taking part in the Euro Youth.   They are, Lennart Koehn, James Underwood, Anna Milton &  Kai Pannwitz

David Congalton has started a thread on the discussion forum

The Euro Youth website has all the information.


Posted by Membership Secretary on behalf of David Congalton, Finance Director


Scotland Street School Museum – Chess Exhibition – 30 & 31 August

August 27th, 2014

Glasgow’s iconic, Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed Scotland Street Primary School, now one of Glasgow’s premier museums, has given Chess Scotland the go-ahead to platform a celebration of the Commonwealth Chess Championships, held early in July. ¬† The ¬†Exhibition Website¬†has information on what is happening.

IM Craig Pritchett has been the main driving force behind this initiative.  Calum McQueen (IJD) is assisting with identifying young players who can participate in the master class session on 30 and 31 August.   Others who have assisted include Alex MacFarlane and Hamish Glen.

Craig has posted information on the discussion forum  This is a great idea to promote awareness of chess, please give you support by calling in at the museum.  You never know, perhaps you can recruit a new player or two.


President’s Award – SD Mannion, QPM

August 24th, 2014

Because of a family bereavement, Hamish Glen, President was unable to attend yesterday’s Annual General Meeting. ¬†In the President’s absence, the Membership Secretary handed over an engraved quaich to Steve Mannion Snr.

The award (provided at the president’s own cost) pays tribute to Steve’s 50 years of supporting chess as a Tournament Director, Arbiter, player and PVG Lead Signatory. ¬†It records the appreciation of the chess community for Steve’s outstanding contribution to chess.


Posted by Membership Secretary


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