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Lothians Allegro 2017 – new venue

January 5th, 2017

The 2017 Lothians Allegro will take place at The Quay in Musselburgh on Sunday January 15.

The Quay Complex is situated just off the main A1 at the picturesque harbour at Fisherrow, Musselburgh. Chess Edinburgh hope this will be the first of many events at this top quality venue.

The venue is suitable for disabled players including wheelchair users and has free car parking.

Public transport by bus to and from Fisherrow Harbour from Princes Street is frequent and takes about thirty minutes.

Catering will be available throughout the day.

There are 4 sections of 5 rounds, 25 mins plus 5 secs per move per game.

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