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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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Nigel Short in Edinburgh

October 2nd, 2015

Former World Championship finalist Nigel Short visited Edinburgh Chess Club between 26 and 29 September, 2015. He talked on the theme of setting up and executing an attack using examples from across his career.

Highlights included the spectacular game 8 from his title match against Kasparov. Demolitions of great players such as Ljubojevic, Timman and Seirawan demonstrated his excellent feel for the initiative.

Nigel also shared his insights across a wide range of chess related topics which were as entertaining as they were informative.

Jonathan Grant


Selection News Junior: Liverpool Quadrangular

October 6th, 2015

The annual Liverpool Quadrangular Junior International Tournament will take place between the 4th and 6th of December this year. The event will see teams of under 16’s, under 14’s and under 12’s from Wales, North of England and the English Midlands compete against our own Junior Internationals over three rounds.

The event has always been a great opportunity for our more experienced juniors to shake off any chess rust and for new players to get a taste of international competition. This year will be no exception with a good mix of kids in our squad from across the country and a mix of even more youth and experience.

The teams can be found below, along with the information on the selection policy used specifically for this event and the thinking behind it.

Under 12

Under 14

Under 16

Selection Policy 


Kind Regards

David Congalton

Isle of Man Masters

October 3rd, 2015

The Isle of Man Masters takes place Oct 3-11 with a large Scottish contingent.




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