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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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Chess Scotland Council Meeting – November 16th

October 19th, 2014

As was previously announced on the Chess Scotland Calendar, the council meeting will take place in Edinburgh on the 16th of November at 11:00am

We are delighted to announce that it will be hosted at the Edinburgh Chess Club on Alva Street.

Can we please request that anyone wanting to raise anything for the meeting, do so to Andy by the 8th. The agenda will be published on the 9th. Minutes of the last council meeting meeting can be found here

Hamish Glen, President
Andy Howie, Executive Director

Dundee & Angus Congress 2014 results

October 12th, 2014

The Dundee and Angus Congress took place October 10-12, 2014 at David Lloyd Leisure in Monifieth.

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Richardson Cup etc – update

October 11th, 2014

Richardson & Spens

Keith Rose Home Chess Director (Open), has published today the draw for both the Richardson Cup and Spens Cup. ¬†The details are on the discussion forum and can be accessed here website page which also contains links to the new season’s rules as well as details of previous results.

Dates added to calendar:-

10 Oct, 29 Nov, 24 Jan, 14 Mar & 25 April. Andy Muir International Director (Open), has arranged the final to be played on the 25 April at Grangemouth CE Centre with a start time of 13:00.

Nancy Elder
There is still time to enter the Nancy Elder – Closing date 23 October. ¬†There are 20 entries so far with more known to be ‘in the pipeline’.

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 re-designate your payment from the sensory board appeal to Nancy Elder entry fees.  Please forward any questions/issues to Keith or to me.


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Scottish Chess magazine – new issue
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Selection News, Basque Challenge match
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FIDE Rating List – October 2014
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New members welcomed in September
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Chess Scotland 100 Club
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Lothian Congress 2014 – Winners and Grading
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