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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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Richardson Cup & Nancy Elder Cup

September 14th, 2014


Keith Rose Home Chess Director (Open), is now accepting entries for the inter-club Richardson Cup.   I have written to all clubs to invite team entries. For rules and other information please see website page

Nancy Elder

The Nancy Elder is an individual competition for club level players. The entry cost is £3 per player or £5 per club for up to three entries or multiples thereof. The competition is played under these rules; other relevant information is on this website page.  To enter the Nancy Elder, either:-

(a) enter via your club secretary, or,
(b) notify your entry direct to Membership Secretary

If you select option (b) please use this Entry form To avoid postage, you could consider using PayPal. ¬† Please use the donate button for the sensory board appeal (in the left hand panel of the home page). ¬†On receipt of a PayPal payment, I will redirect your funds from the sensory board appeal to the Nancy Elder “pot”. ¬†Please forward any questions/issues to Keith or to me.


Posted by Membership Secretary


European Club Cup

September 9th, 2014

Bon Accord and Edinburgh chess clubs represent Scotland in the European Club Cup which takes place September 14-20 in Bilbao.

60 clubs from 31 countries take part.

Official website

Scottish Chess Magazine – August issue

September 6th, 2014

The August issue of the magazine is now ready for printing and your copy should be delivered through your letter box this coming week. Please left click on any graphic for more information.  Our sponsors and advertisers help us, please give them your support.

Andy Burnett is the new Editor and we all wish him every success. ¬†Andy plans to issue an ‘extra’ magazine in September as well as the August and October issues in order to compensate for the missing June issue. ¬†This will ensure that members receive their six copies per year.


Posted by Membership Secretary


Kai Pannwitz, European Youth Champion
Added: September 4th, 2014

Edinburgh Tiger Cubs win Summer Cup
Added: September 4th, 2014

Viking Chess Congress – 29 to 31 August 2014
Added: September 3rd, 2014

New members welcomed in August
Added: September 1st, 2014

FIDE Rating List – September 2014
Added: September 1st, 2014

Chess Scotland 100 Club
Added: August 31st, 2014

European Union Youth Chess Championship 2014
Added: August 27th, 2014

Scotland Street School Museum – Chess Exhibition – 30 & 31 August
Added: August 27th, 2014

President’s Award – SD Mannion, QPM
Added: August 24th, 2014

Grading List
Added: August 24th, 2014

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