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Posted by: Sigrun - 4 hours ago - Forum: General Chess Chat - No Replies

Who is chosen to play in the Olympiad?

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  Congresses 2021-22
Posted by: George Neave - 29-07-2021, 10:03 PM - Forum: General Chess Chat - No Replies

Before I book my October holidays, I wonder what congress organisers are thinking about the chance of events happening this autumn/winter? e.g. Dundee, Oban etc.

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  Chess in the Park - Glasgow
Posted by: Ianbrownlee - 26-07-2021, 01:19 PM - Forum: General Chess Chat - Replies (1)

Hi all

We have over the board chess this coming Saturday in Springburn Park courtesy of North Glasgow Homes from 12.00 to 3.00 PM

The link below provides details of the venue

There will be two large boards as well as standard boards, sets, clocks etc although it would be appreciated if players bring their own . I will be bringing a few pieces of equipment. 
If anyone wishes any further details , please let me know


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  Glorney Cup
Posted by: Matthew Turner - 18-07-2021, 09:27 AM - Forum: Junior Chess Chat - Replies (1)

The Glorney Cup (online) starts today, but there seems to be a distinct lack of information about it, except for this on the ICU


Best of luck to everyone involved.

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Posted by: Alex McFarlane - 13-07-2021, 07:32 PM - Forum: General Chess Chat - No Replies

David Eggleston has asked me to post details about a tournament he is running.

It will take place at the Northumberland Congress (24th to 26 September) and is for 6 (strong) players.  It will be 5 rounds aimed at players over 2300 and a £40 entry fee.

Further details from David dje567@hotmail.co.uk  

For details of the congress see:  https://northumberlandchess.wixsite.com/congress

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  European tournaments
Posted by: amuir - 05-07-2021, 01:03 PM - Forum: Scots Abroad - Replies (2)

Are Scotland sending teams abroad ?
European Senior Team Chess Championships 2021
--- 29th August – 8th September

Prague, Czech Republic

European Senior Chess Championships 2021
--- 25th September – 5th October
Budoni (Sardegna), Italy

European Senior Chess Championship 2021 – Official regulations (europechess.org)
European Team Chess Championship and European Women’s Team Chess Championship 2021
--- 11th-22nd November
Terme Olimia, Slovenia

EUROPEAN TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2021 – Official Regulations (europechess.org)

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  Online Chess 2021-2022
Posted by: Ianbrownlee - 10-06-2021, 11:21 AM - Forum: Chess Scotland Forum - No Replies

Hi Guys

I've had several requests to organise a National/Regional Online Chess League starting in September to augment any projected future return to OTB chess. So this will be run in a 4 team format . Please contact me at ian.brownlee@systemsit.co.uk for further details. Games will be played on the chess.com platform. We are ooking at adults and juniors, and will be played on a bi-weekly basis. I've also had the odd enquiry from outside the Scotland region.
Also it would be good if we could establish a league between the chess regions , say with six, eight or more boards. I would like to hear from regional chess leagues and amalgamated clubs and leagues if this is of interest


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  Michael Jessing
Posted by: Ianbrownlee - 10-06-2021, 10:24 AM - Forum: Obituaries - No Replies

from  Jim O'Neill, I would like to add when I joined the dragons Michael went out of his way to welcome me and feel at home, a really genuine nice guy popular with everyone

"Michael Jessing, artist and muralist, died peacefully at his home on Thursday May 20th. Michael lived in New York, Peebles and recently in Edinburgh. He will be much missed by his sisters and his friends.
Published in the Peeblesshire News on 4/6/2021
Notice is here https://www.peeblesshirenews.com/announc...l_Jessing/
Michael's funeral will held on 17th June at 10:30 in St Michael's Church.
The exact location has not been verified yet, the number will be restricted to 50.
The service will be steamed for those who want that.

His web site of Art is here http://www.mixastudio.com/biography.php

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  Scottish Junior Chess Tournament
Posted by: AndrewGreen - 28-05-2021, 12:23 PM - Forum: General Chess Chat - Replies (1)


This is just a final reminder that if you want to enter the Scottish Junior Chess Tournament you have until June 1st. Please note, to join you need to fill out a form and join the Lichess group to participate. Announcement below:

"I am delighted to announce our first sponsored online junior tournament. It is free to play in, for all levels and has a prize fund of £10,000 - generously sponsored by Gareth Williams (Co-founder of Skyscanner). To enter or to find out more information, please visit our website. This new event made it into the news, you can read about it in the The TimesScottish SunEvening News, National Scot and the BBC.”

All levels are welcome - from beginner to master. Get your entry in!

Andrew Green

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  SCT Standard Open on Lichess - Not CS Rated
Posted by: David Clayton - 10-05-2021, 05:02 PM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - No Replies

There will be a new tournament for the 14th Online Scottish Chess Tour Weekender.

A new Open, which will not be CS rated, will run along side the existing SCT tournaments.

It will be a 5 round event. Round 1 on Friday evening 4th June, rounds 2&3 Saturday and rounds 4&5 Sunday. Time control is 45mins plus a 15 second increment from move 1 and run on Lichess.org.

This tournament will complement the two Standard tournaments, Major Under 1800 and Minor Under 1300.

For more information, please visit the website.

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