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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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Chess Scotland Historian Alan McGowan updates the History Archive.

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Richardson Cup review

February 7th, 2017

Richardson Cup

Following correspondence with fellow Management Board directors it has been decided to add “A review of the Richardson Cup rules and regulations” to the April Management Board meeting agenda. (more…)

Scottish Championships – Dundee 2017

January 18th, 2017

This year’s Scottish Championships in Dundee promises to be a bit different. The event will be held in the Bonar Hall, Park Place, Dundee  from 15-23 July. In addition to the usual afternoon International Open & Scottish Championship there will be events in the morning. Among the morning events will be the Scottish Blitz Championship, a Rapidplay and Senior and Junior Championships supported by the Fairhurst company.

Full details from the website at

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Dundee 150th Anniversary Invitational Grandmaster Tournament (supported by 4J Studios)

The Grandmaster Invitational will be held in the Bonar Hall from 14th July to 23rd July 2017.  There will be 10 international GMs invited to compete in an all-play-all.  This tournament will re-create the original Dundee tournament of 1867 and the 100th anniversary tournament held in 1967.


FIDE Rating List – March 2017

March 1st, 2017

FIDE ratings are updated on the first of every month. FIDE listing of all Scotland registered players both rated and unrated is available here.

Alphabetical order of SCO rated players here

Descending order of SCO rated players here.

Archive of SCO players.

The world list can be downloaded here or searched

Uploaded reports and registered events in Scotland

FIDE rating regulations

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CS Rating of FIDE events

Title norms

How to get a FIDE ID

For all queries on FIDE rating please contact for more details and full list

Chess Scotland 100 Club
Added: February 28th, 2017

SNCL Results
Added: February 26th, 2017

Perth Congress 2017
Added: February 19th, 2017

Book Reviews
Added: February 15th, 2017

Scotland squads – World Senior Team Championships 2017
Added: February 14th, 2017

Council Meeting
Added: February 11th, 2017

Management Board Minutes – Jan 2017
Added: February 7th, 2017

Honorary Life Membership Award
Added: February 6th, 2017

Scottish Girls Championships – 11th March 2017
Added: February 2nd, 2017

2017 Scottish Schools Team Chess Championships
Added: February 2nd, 2017

Richardson, Spens and Campbell Rosebowl Semi Final Draw
Added: January 29th, 2017

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