September 2017: Chess Scotland is pleased to announce that Chessbase will continue their sponsorship of the Scottish Grand Prix. Chessbase,
the world leading chess software company will provide database and playing
programs to the winners of the year long Grand Prix competition.
Chessbase is based in Germany but has a strong
Scottish connection. Matthias Wullenweber of Chessbase first had the
idea to develop software to store his own games while a student at Edinburgh
University in the early 1980s.
sort, retrieve and catalogue millions of games at the touch of a button.
Most of the world's leading grandmasters log in to Chessbase to prepare
Fritz is the tactical genius who calculates his
way instantly through the most complicated of position.
New in Chess will supply a copy of the latest edition of the world's highest quality chess magazine to all Grand Prix prizewinners.
"NIC has regular contributions from all the world's best players. Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian, Vishy Anand, Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura, Veselin Topalov, Fabiano Caruana, Alexander Grischuk, Hou Yifan, Judith Polgar. You name them, we have them. Perhaps that's why New In Chess is also their favourite chess magazine!" Visit the NIC website.
The Chess Essentials bookstall will sponsor the Grand Prix this season. Howard Wood of Chess Essentials has attended several events on the Scottish chess circuit.
Scottish Grand Prix: Players accumulate
points based on their results on the Scottish tournament circuit. Any
score of 50% or more qualifies for Grand Prix points, 25% or more is required in the Junior sections. Players 2150 and under are eligible for inclusion. There
are four adult Grand Prix sections grouped by rating and four junior
sections. Detailed Adult GP rules, detailed Junior GP rules.
The latest results can be viewed at the Chess
Scotland website Leaderboard
Chessbase Prizes: Chessbase will provide:
1st prizes: the latest Chessbase Database Program. 2nd prizes:the top Chessbase playing program. 3rd prizes: another Chessbase playing program. The top 3 adults in each section will receive software prizes, as will the top junior in each adult section.
Product upgrades occur frequently so specific
Chessbase products are not mentioned above - but they will be appropriate
to the time of the next prizegiving. Full details of
their latest software range are available at Chessbase.com
In addition, Chess Scotland will award the winner
of each adult section with £100 and a trophy.
All the main prizewinners will receive a book from Chess Essentials and a NIC magazine in addition to the software, cash and trophy prizes.