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Chess Scotland AGM 2015

August 16th, 2015

The Annual General Meeting of the members of Chess Scotland will be held on Saturday 29th August 2015 12:00 -16:00 at the Novotel Hotel, 181 Pitt St, Glasgow G2 4DT.

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 2015 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, e.g. FIDE delegate.
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 18:00 on Saturday 8th August 2015), 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 18:00 on Saturday 8th August 2015), 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 15th August 2015).

Proxy Votes must be received by 6pm on Sunday 23rd August, 2015

Minutes of Previous AGM

Directors Report



Andy Howie
Executive Director

Marymass 2015 results

August 27th, 2015

This year’s congress was held at the Atrium, Greenwood Academy, Dreghorn on August 21-23 2015.

Results and commentary by Steve Clark. (Grading data to follow shortly)

Open: 1st= S Mannion (Paisley), N.Berry (Edinburgh), Luis J S Botello (Glas.Montrose) 4/5.
Grading Prize: S Robinson (Ardrossan) 3/5.

Major: 1st N Lindsay (Glas.Montrose) 4.5/5.
2nd = D P Gillespie (Greenwood), A Lampard (Troon) 4/5.
Grading Prize: A Keith Aitchison (Kelso) 3/5.

Minor: 1st= L Freel (Hamilton), S Kerridge (Bearsden) 4.5/5.
Grading Prize: J Dempsey (Yoker) 4/5. (more…)

Quality Chess to sponsor Grand Prix

August 21st, 2015

Chess Scotland is pleased to announce that Quality Chess will sponsor the Grand Prix this season. Quality Chess is a publisher which has won every major prize for chess books. Based in Glasgow and founded in 2004, the chess players at Quality Chess are GM Jacob Aagaard, IM Andrew Greet, Danny McGowan, GM Colin McNab and GM John Shaw.

QC complete a sponsorship trio of the world’s most famous chess brands along with Chessbase and New in Chess.

Added: August 15th, 2015

World Senior Championships 2015
Added: August 14th, 2015

FIDE Rating List – August 2015
Added: August 1st, 2015

Chess Scotland 100 Club
Added: July 31st, 2015

Grand Prix prizewinners 2015
Added: July 29th, 2015

Largs Congress 2015
Added: July 26th, 2015

Glorney-Gilbert International 2015
Added: July 23rd, 2015

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

Robert E Rough Cup
Added: July 22nd, 2015

Disability Chess Materials
Added: July 21st, 2015

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