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  Graham Morrison
Posted by: ruairidhmckay - 21-05-2024, 09:58 PM - Forum: Obituaries - Replies (1)

Former Scottish Champion and multiple times Olympian Graham Morrison has died (aged 65). Graham suffered a stroke on Wednesday 8th May and died in Blackpool Victoria hospital on Monday 13th May.

Graham was Scottish champion in 1981 & represented Scotland at international level, playing in Olympiads in 1984, 1988, 2010 & 2012 & in many European Team Championships. He was also a long standing player in the 4NCL, formerly with Barbican and then moving to Alba.

Our condolences and thoughts go to Graham’s wife, Lynne.

A full obituary will appear in Scottish Chess magazine.

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  Richardson, Spens and Campbell Rosebowl Finals
Posted by: Andy Howie - 18-05-2024, 01:36 PM - Forum: Live Games - No Replies

Richardson https://lichess.org/broadcast/richardson...bJ4#boards

Spens and top 3 of Cambell Rosebowl https://lichess.org/broadcast/spens--cam...S9r#boards

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  Perth Congress 2024
Posted by: JMcNicoll - 06-05-2024, 02:36 PM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - No Replies

A 7 round event this time so make sure you are aware before you enter, the surprise on Friday night or Saturday morning may not be good.

We have another 4 places available as of 10:30 a.m. on the 23nd.

These are on a first come basis, we will not be telling anyone before the places open.

Are you sure you entered the right event? Check at the pairings sites and make sure you are in the one you want, not necessarily the one you entered.

I believe we will utilise 24 live boards during the event, so lots to look at if you are not playing. Probably broadcast on LiChess, link to follow sometime.

pairings and results are here , for Chess Results and here for Vega Results.

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  IM norm for Hamish Olson
Posted by: Matthew Turner - 05-05-2024, 12:13 PM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - Replies (1)

Hamish made an IM norm by turning up at the 4NCL yesterday, but he beat GM Simon Williams as well!

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  Primary Individual Championships
Posted by: amuir - 27-04-2024, 04:58 PM - Forum: Junior Chess Chat - No Replies

I hope these players can form teams for next season's Glasgow Schools Team Primary Championships. 
Only Knightswood have entered this year. Likely to be declared winners by default. Be nice to have a trophy too for the tournament.

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  Dundee Congress 2024
Posted by: Keith Rose - 26-04-2024, 12:33 PM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - No Replies

Greetings – we are back.

The 2024 Congress (20th Anniversary) will take place 11-13 October at the Chaplaincy Centre, University of Dundee. Full details are now on our website – dundeecongress.co.uk

Some notable points:
The Congress Director will be Ray Noble, email
We are repeating the format of last year with identical 1st – 3rd place prizes across the tournaments and the same entry fee. Numbers were well down last year so, unfortunately, we have to increase entry fees to £30 for all tournaments. We still have the lowest entry fees and highest prize funds of all the Scottish weekend congresses.
The Open tournament will return as ‘Premier’ with a lower grading limit of 1700.
We will not be running a snack bar but tea/coffee will be available, payment by use of an honesty box. Iced water (free) will be available in the playing areas for the competitors.
We will have some financial support from three local businesses – Chamber Practice, Stop  Go Driving and Griffen Design: our thanks and appreciation go to them. Contact details are on our website ‘Sponsors’ page.

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  2024 SNCL AGM Minutes
Posted by: ruairidhmckay - 23-04-2024, 12:41 AM - Forum: League Announcements - Replies (1)

.docx   2024 SNCL AGM Minutes - amended.docx (Size: 15.98 KB / Downloads: 100)

Please see minutes for the recent SNCL AGM Minutes which have been checked and approved by Glynis.

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  SNCL Round 9 and AGM followed by Team Lightning
Posted by: Glynis Grant - 15-04-2024, 10:04 PM - Forum: General Chess Chat - No Replies

Sunday 21st, yes this Sunday is last round of SNCL for this season. PLEASE remember to bring all trophies and the Giant Killer shield.

Any matters for the AGM must be lodged with me before the last round begins. At present we will be discussing Fees for next year, format of the event and dates for next season.
Personally I am happy with the nine round FIDE event but the extra day and increase in Scottish grading fees plus expense of FIDE grading fees means I have to ask for a rise in team entry fee. It has stood at £100 for many years now but we are now seriously eating into our funds. Where else can your club get forty five games at just over two pounds a game?  

Look forward to seeing you all -- dogs (Millie, Murphy and Bailey) will be at their Auntie's but may be persuaded to make an appearance in the afternoon

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  Andy Howie in Canada
Posted by: amuir - 03-04-2024, 06:59 AM - Forum: Scots Abroad - Replies (15)

Andy is Depute Arbiter at the Candidates Tournament in Toronto.
Which is the best internet site to watch Andy (and others) in action ? 

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  Livingston Allegro, April edition.
Posted by: JMcNicoll - 31-03-2024, 10:39 AM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - No Replies

Back we go to Livingston with an U1900 and U 1400 sections in this allegro.

ChessResults site is here, Vega site is here, and there are 20 places left at this time.

No live boards this time.

Late fee applies from now.

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