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  SOCO Weekly Online Chess League
Posted by: Ianbrownlee - 18-04-2021, 07:26 PM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - No Replies

Hi Guys 

Announcing the Weekly Online Chess League organised by the Scottish Online Chess Organisation (SOCO)

Rules are as follows

1. Entry fee £10 per team of four. Monies raised will go to Chess Scotland funds
2. Games will be played on chess.com , two games to be played by each player, one white and one Black. Time control will be 20 minutes plus 5 second increments.  The distinct advantage of using the team challenge is that chess.com decides board order (chess.com grading order), colours etc
3. Each team will be using the team challenge format on chess.com to make it easier for admin
4. SOCO's League Management System will be used to collate results and display League tables
5. According to our recent survey, the majority those who so far have returned their survey have indicated games should not be CS graded , so at the moment those wishes will be respected. However if both captains in a match wish their games graded, then we will send the games off for CS allegro graded.
6.  Games should start on the first Monday in June. However if both captains agree , then any match can be postponed until the Saturday of that week. The number of matches played  will be determined by the number of entries.

entries and further details to be sent to ian.brownlee@systemsit.co.uk

Full coaching will be provided to the team captains as required.

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  Ken Stewart Online Quickplay 2021
Posted by: AndyHeron - 11-04-2021, 03:25 PM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - Replies (1)

Thursday 29th April at 7pm

This tournament will take place on chess.com. It will consists of a 5 round Swiss tournament. Each round will be 15 minutes. You need to be a member of Ken Stewart Quickplay on chess.com to take part. Contact webmaster@glasgowpolychess.club to get an invitation to join the club. Or use the link to request access to the "Ken Stewart Quickplay" club on chess.com - https://surveyhero.com/c/43ce37f3

After you join the club, you will be able to sign up for the tournament 1 hour before it starts.


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  Junior Tournament with all the money.
Posted by: JMcNicoll - 01-04-2021, 01:32 PM - Forum: General Chess Chat - No Replies

A £10,000 prize pot for a Junior tournament you say? I do. A link to an article on the Sun's website posted 2 days ago.

(Starts looking for ways to fake age. Big Grin)

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Smile 12th SCT weekend tournament
Posted by: JMcNicoll - 29-03-2021, 03:21 PM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - Replies (2)

Remember, enter before Wednesday to avoid the late fee, and to not annoy your arbiter trying to set up the Standard events.  Big Grin

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  For limited period - "Glory to the Queen" film
Posted by: JonathanIMGrant - 24-03-2021, 03:32 PM - Forum: General Chess Chat - Replies (1)

For a limited period it is possible to see the chess film "Glory to the Queen". I watched and can recommend.

Link on ECF website below indicates how to watch in advance of Director's Q&A on Zoom, 18:30 on Thu 25/03/2021.

Glory to the Queen – English Chess Federation

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  ZoomChess@Lenzie Junior Congress
Posted by: harrymarron - 22-03-2021, 03:35 PM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - No Replies

A 5 round Swiss pairings tournament for school aged young people on the Lichess Platform.

Saturday 27th March 2021 Start time 3pm.

Usual Best Prizes (and some)


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  CS Scottish Girls Championship 2021
Posted by: harrymarron - 11-03-2021, 10:32 AM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - No Replies

Any budding Beth Harmons out there?

The Scottish Girls Championships 2021 will be played for this Sunday 14th March starting at 2.30pm on Lichess.org 

5 rounds using Swiss pairings.

There are 3 sections/titles (Open, Primary and P5 & Under). 

Register by tomorrow to avoid a late entry fee.


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  11th Scottish Chess Tour Weekender
Posted by: JMcNicoll - 01-03-2021, 11:45 AM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - Replies (1)

Coming up this weekend, usual events with the addition of a super fun, dead exciting U1300 Standard event.

Late entry fee go live on the 3rd so enter early   Wink

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  New Junior Tournament Sat 20th Feb
Posted by: harrymarron - 12-02-2021, 11:55 AM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - Replies (3)

Come Fly with Me!

'Game of Drones' Chess Tournament (for school aged juniors only) takes place next Saturday (20th Feb)

3 Sections based on graded ability, so all kids will have as fair a chance as possible to do well.

As usual we have the best prizes including Engraved Trophies, Medals and Cash for ALL 3 sections and an electronic certificate for EVERYONE who plays!

Newcomers are welcome. Any questions please just email harrymarron48@gmail.com

Please enter using the link on the CS calendar/home page.


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  Arthur McCurley
Posted by: Ianbrownlee - 07-02-2021, 08:04 PM - Forum: Obituaries - Replies (2)

From Iain Fraser, President of the Ayrshire Chess Association , regarding our Prestwick team mate Arthur

It is with a great sadness that I report the passing of our friend and club mate Arthur McCurley on Wednesday 2nd February.
Arthur enjoyed his chess. He was still playing for Prestwick last season, along with participating in the Ayrshire Championship.  He had a great love of the game and enjoyed sharing his knowledge with the junior players, showing them old games’ that Fisher played.  He bought Chess sets and boards and would donate them to local schools to encourage more young players, hoping that they would evolve a love for the game too.
Arthur was a great friend and team-mate.
He will be sadly missed by all.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this sad time.

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