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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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Glorney-Gilbert International 2015

July 23rd, 2015

The Glorney-Gilbert International took place in County Meath, Ireland, July 19-23.



Scotland squads:

Glorney: Lennart Koehn, Declan Shafi, Carl Milton, Jamie Underwood,  Ben He.

Gilbert: Caitlin Reid, Rachel-Lorna Smith, Stuthi Hegde.

Robinson: Kai Pannwitz, Euan Gray, Callum Smith, Siddharth Berera,  Lukah Connolly-Sams, Euan Dawson.

Stokes: Ben Volland, Jake Sanger, Andrew McMillan, James Hartman, John Morrison, Dietah Connolly-Sams.

The accompanying adults are Matthew Turner, Hamish Olson, Alastair Dawson, Alison Smith and Calum MacQueen.


Alastair Dawson, reporting from Meath

Day 3 report: (more…)

Grand Prix prizewinners 2015

July 29th, 2015

Congratulations to the prizewinners in the Grand Prix 2014-2015. Prizes are being distributed at congresses or posted to winners.

Adult Grand Prix

Junior Grand Prix

The Grand Prix figures were finalised after the addition of the 2015 Scottish Championships. These are included twice in GP calculations as last event of 2015 and first of 2016 season. They will only count for grading in the new 2016 season.

Thanks to our sponsors Chessbase, Everyman Books and New in Chess magazine. Chessbase and New in Chess have agreed to continue into the new 2016 season. Thanks to Everyman for support over several years. We are investigating 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.

Largs Congress 2015

July 26th, 2015

We invite you all to this year’s Largs  Viking Chess Congress, held on the 4th to the 6th of September at the Sportscotland National Centre Inverclyde in Largs.


The congress takes place during the popular Largs Viking Festival and we are able to offer accommodation at the venue for those of you who wish to soak up the festival atmosphere.

We have booked Hillcrest Cottage which will offer self-catering accommodation for 6 people. The cottage consists of 3 twin bedrooms and staying is priced at £25pppn. Due to the limited rooms available, we are unable to offer single night stays or single occupancy. To book your stay please contact the congress organizer Gary McPheator, by phone (07411196422) or by email (

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Robert E Rough Cup 2015
Added: July 22nd, 2015

Disability Chess Materials
Added: July 21st, 2015

Chess Scotland Statement – Seniors Event at the Scottish Championship
Added: July 20th, 2015

Neil Berry is Scottish Champion. Andrew Burnett Player of the Year
Added: July 19th, 2015

Scottish Championships 2015
Added: July 19th, 2015

SGM Minutes
Added: July 18th, 2015

Chess Scotland AGM 2015
Added: July 18th, 2015

Printed Grading List – 2015
Added: July 17th, 2015

Glorney-Gilbert International 2015
Added: July 13th, 2015

Chess Scotland 100 Club
Added: June 29th, 2015

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