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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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Tromso Olympiad

August 1st, 2014

The Tromso Olympiad takes place August 1-15 in Norway.

Scotland teams:

Scotland Open team: 1) GM Colin McNab (Dundee, 2441), 2) IM Andrew Greet (Bearsden, 2431), 3) GM John Shaw (Kilmarnock, 2419), 4) FM Alan Tate (Wandering Dragons, 2347), 5) IM Roddy McKay (Cathcart, 2349) ‚Äď matches are contested over four boards. Team Captain: IM Andrew Muir.

Scotland Womens team: 1) GM Keti Arakhamia-Grant (Edinburgh, 2394), 2) WFM Elaine Bamber (Glasgow, 2077), 3) Ali Roy (Carrick, 1913), 4) WFM Carey Groves (Bathgate, 2027), 5) WFM Joy Durno (Newmachar, 1862) – matches are contested over four boards. Team Captain: Jonathan Grant.

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Round by round Scot scores – OpenWomen

Glorney Cup and related competitions

July 14th, 2014

The Scottish teams for the Glorney Cup and associated events have been announced today.  All of us in Chess Scotland wish the teams every success and hope that the experience of international chess is both exciting and worthwhile.

Coaches helping the young players will be FM Neil Berry, Clement Sreeves, Adam Bremner and Calum MacQueen.

The Glorney Appeal is going well.  The number of people supporting the fund raising is very encouraging. To donate, the url is or, alternatively, left click on the chess table graphic.

The link to the page listing and thanking donors is here

Posted by Membership Secretary on behalf of the Chess Scotland team running the events.

David Congalton, Finance Director
David Deary, Home Chess Director (Junior)
Hamish Glen, President (Head of Delegation)
Dick Heathwood, Membership Secretary
Lisa MacLennan, Chaperon
Calum MacQueen, International Director (Junior)
Judy Milton, Chaperon


FIDE Rating List – August 2014

August 1st, 2014

FIDE listing of all Scotland registered players both rated and unrated are available here. If any details are incorrect contact

Monthly alpha and descending order, archive and FIDE info here.

FIDE ratings are updated on the first of every month. for more details and full list

New members welcomed to Chess Scotland
Added: July 31st, 2014

Chess Scotland 100 Club
Added: July 30th, 2014

Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge – North & South Gigafinals
Added: July 28th, 2014

Grand Prix prizewinners 2014
Added: July 26th, 2014

Robert E Rough Cup
Added: July 23rd, 2014

World Senior 2014 – Vilnius
Added: July 22nd, 2014

Chess Scotland AGM 2014
Added: July 12th, 2014

Olympiad board order
Added: July 11th, 2014

Magazine Editor
Added: July 10th, 2014

FM Alan Tate is 2014 Scottish Champion & GM Deep Sengupta is Commonwealth Champion
Added: July 8th, 2014

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