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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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Scottish Championships 2015

February 13th, 2015

The 122nd Scottish Championship and International Open will take place at the Tom Fleming Centre in Stewart’s Melville College in Edinburgh July 11-19, 2015.


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Tom Fleming Centre (YouTube)

Entries to: Karen Howie

Ayr Congress 2015

April 27th, 2015

This year’s Ayr Chess Congress,  is being held once again at the Mercure Hotel in Ayr during the late bank holiday weekend, May 22nd to May 24th. The Congress website is

For a second year, in addition to our own Chess Scotland live boards I have arranged for Dave Clayton, from Preston, to bring extra live boards and also the big screen monitors used at the British and the Scottish

Andrew Green and Ali Roy will also be back for a second year with live commentary, coaching, puzzles, animal noise buzzers and a good deal of fun, as well as some serious chess analysis and helpful hints.

We will also have a bookstall this year provided by Chess Essentials. The bookstall will be selling books (obviously), chess dvds, chess sets, clocks and stationery.

Anybody wishing to pre-order or view an item or book should contact Howard Wood –

Chess Essentials stock economy analogue chess clock, DGT chess clock, pairing boards, pairing cards, wall charts, folding chess boards and plastic club sets. etc.

Entry to the congress can be made by post, telephone or e-mail. Details are on the entry form which is available on the congress website or via the calendar entry on the Chess Scotland website. I will be away from the 8th to the 18th of May but should have internet access to deal with e-mail entries and enquiries. Any postal or telephone entries will be dealt with promptly on my return.

Kind Regards

David Congalton

Richardson, Spens and Rosebowl Finals 2015

April 24th, 2015

Live Scores

Richardson Edinburgh 3 – 5 Edinburgh West

Spens Kilmarnock 3 – 1 Phones

Campbell Rosebowl Irvine 2.5 – 2.5 Wandering Dragons (Wandering Dragons win on Board Count)

Live boards will be in operation for the final. Play starts at 1.

Boards 1-5 are from the Richardson Final
Boards 6 & 7 are from the Spens
Board 8 is from the Rosebowl

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Photos by John McNicoll

Edinburgh Congress 2015
Added: April 22nd, 2015

FIDE Womens World Championship – Sochi
Added: April 6th, 2015

Selection News, Euro Team Iceland
Added: April 6th, 2015

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

Chess Scotland 100 Club
Added: March 31st, 2015

40th Scottish Team Lightning Championship
Added: March 30th, 2015

SNCL – Mar 2015
Added: March 29th, 2015

March Council Meeting
Added: March 16th, 2015

2015 Chess Scotland Scottish Girls Championships
Added: March 15th, 2015

Arbiter Information
Added: March 12th, 2015

Vineburgh Congress, 7 & 8 March 2015
Added: March 9th, 2015

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