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  Glasgow CC History and Memorabilia
Posted by: Alan McGowan - 15-06-2022, 02:35 PM - Forum: General Chess Chat - No Replies

Does any former member of Glasgow CC know anything about any memorabilia retained by members:-
a) after the club sold/auctioned its library in the mid 1960s.
b) after the club was dissolved.

It is known that two sets of Laws/Members from 1840 and 1841 were available when Thomas McGrouther attempted to reconstruct the history of the club in the early 1900s (a fire at the business premises of a member had destroyed many other documents and an old Minute Book).

It is also known that the club periodically had photographs taken of members/committees, but these have never surfaced. Old photos of the club premises in the Athenaeum show numerous framed images on the walls. What happened to these with the demise of the club?

The club was officially instituted in 1840, but it is known that there was a chess club in Glasgow as early as 1827 - a letter from John Ross, secretary, to Alexander Glasgow survived and was donated to the club by a later member, Robert Pirrie. It cannot yet be confirmed whether the club was actually named 'Glasgow Chess Club.'

I am attempting to collate as much information as possible about the early members. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.



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  Scottish Chess Championships - Edinburgh
Posted by: amuir - 11-06-2022, 04:03 PM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - Replies (7)

At the AGM we were told spectators are not being allowed as no room.
Why were spectators allowed at bicentenary then ?

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  Dundee Congress
Posted by: Keith Rose - 04-06-2022, 12:15 PM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - Replies (1)

I am pleased to tell you that Dundee Congress will run this year, 14 - 16 October at The Chaplaincy Centre, University of Dundee (same as 2018 & 2019). The prize fund and entry fees will be the same as 2019. To follow progress as we update our website go to Dundee Congress website (please note - this is slightly different to previously, there is now no hyphen). Entry forms, both online and paper-based) will be available soon.

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  Ayr live games again.
Posted by: JMcNicoll - 03-06-2022, 04:11 PM - Forum: Live Games - No Replies

See links on Chess Scotland front page.

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  Ayr Platinum Jubilee congress
Posted by: JMcNicoll - 31-05-2022, 10:44 AM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - No Replies

Enter here. A 6 round event taking advantage of the bank holiday. Please come along if you can.

Live board links and links to draws and tables coming soon.

Chess Results here.

Vega here. No ads or cookies.

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  Gerry Wilson
Posted by: Alan McGowan - 22-05-2022, 10:43 PM - Forum: General Chess Chat - Replies (2)

I would like to have a photograph of Gerry Wilson for an upcoming article in SC. Can anyone help?

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  Livingston Blitz and Allegro
Posted by: JMcNicoll - 12-05-2022, 02:45 PM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - No Replies

Friday night and Sunday at the Mercure Livingston Hotel, still places in the Blitz and, don't tell anyone, but at least three places open in the Allegro. 

Watch out for entries opening up again.

Online we have Chessresults for the Blitz, Allegro Open and Allegro U 1600 here.

And with no cookies or ads on Vega for Blitz here. Allegro Open here and U 1600 here.

There will be no sets available for analysis on Sunday so bring your own boards and sets if you think that is something you might want to do.

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  Active TAFCA chess clubs?
Posted by: Crawford Macnab - 04-05-2022, 11:23 AM - Forum: General Chess Chat - No Replies


Are there any active chess clubs near Glenrothes open at the moment?

Got phone call from someone looking for OTB chess, having been playing online only so far.

Civil service club in Edinburgh is a bit far to travel ?

I know Kirkcaldy club is not open but possibly others are.


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Smile 4NCL - Alba
Posted by: Matthew Turner - 30-04-2022, 01:01 PM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - Replies (1)

Interesting to see Rishi Vijayakumar playing for Alba this weekend and a good challenge with William Golding in the first game.  The match looks difficult for the Scots facing GMs Mark Hebden and Nigel Davies in the Guildford young? guns Smile

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  25th SCT online weekend, 6th to 8th May
Posted by: JMcNicoll - 30-04-2022, 09:55 AM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - No Replies

With a week to go until the start it does look like the Standard events will go the same way as last months with almost no interest now.

It also looks like the Junior events, which managed to go ahead last time will also be cancelled, at this time.

So hopefully there will be a flurry of entries in the next week and we can go ahead with the events as usual.

Unless it was just a COVID thing.

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