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  Tim Upton RIP
Posted by: andyburnett - 11-01-2018, 10:32 PM - Forum: Obituaries - Replies (4)

The sad news has reached us that FM Tim Upton passed away yesterday, January 10th 2018, in Luxembourg...

Rob McAndrew writes:

'There are many others better able than I to remember his contribution to chess in Scotland.  I do not know in how many Scottish Championships he played, or how many Olympiads he played for Scotland. I do know that he played in the Malta Olympiad in 1980, and the Thessaloniki Olympiad in 1984, where he beat Heikki Westerinen.

He has lived, worked and played chess since 1994 in Luxembourg , where he played for the first team of Gambit Bonnevoie in the Luxembourg league. Gambit Bonnevoie, with Tim in the team, won the Luxembourg Championship for the 2016/2017 season. He captained the team which played in the European Club Cup in Turkey in October 2017, having represented and captained the club in a number of previous European Club Cup competitions.

He was the Treasurer of the EU Institutions chess club here in Luxembourg, and regularly attended the Thursday evening meetings, where we played blitz, analysed league games from the previous weekend, and discussed chess and politics and the respective fortunes of Hibs (his club) and Raith Rovers (mine).

He will be much missed here in Luxembourg.'

Chess Scotland passes on its sincerest condolences to Tim's family and friends, and a full obituary will be published in the Chess Scotland magazine.

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  DGT Chess Clocks
Posted by: Jim Webster - 06-01-2018, 04:33 PM - Forum: General Chess Chat - No Replies

A Happy New year to all.

I am currently preparing the DGT Clocks into their respective orders and will contact all who placed orders, most likely in the coming week, to make necessary delivery/collection arrangements.

Should any club/league require their clocks sooner please send me an email and I will try to accommodate.

If, however, you requested clocks via Chess Edinburgh or Ayrshire Chess League please contact them in the first instance as I will only be contacting their officials who placed the order with Chess Scotland with delivery/collection.  It is they who will be responsible for further distribution of clocks to their respective clubs.

Jim Webster

PS: It will be nice to reclaim the room in my house that currently looks like a distribution centre with 6 packages of clocks (weighting in at 151kg) being re-repacked and laid out into the smaller club orders.

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Posted by: Alex McFarlane - 28-12-2017, 05:37 PM - Forum: Scots Abroad - Replies (4)

I assume this counts as abroad!!!

Live games


4 Scots in top event + one former Scot.

All on live boards.

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  George Brown
Posted by: Ianbrownlee - 20-12-2017, 03:07 PM - Forum: Obituaries - No Replies

I have to announce the death of George Brown, one of the stalwarts of Lanark Chess Club, George was Lanark Chess Club and was by far the most reliable friend you could hope to have. George was our longest serving member and won the Club Championship five times and I'm sure he could have won a lot more.  There  was nothing I liked better than playing George at bounce games on a Monday night. Sadly George's health over the last couple of years prevented him from driving and consequently attending the club.  The last time I played him in a graded game he won my queen in the opening and attacked my position reminiscent of his younger playing strength. George's gentlemanly manner over the board was always exemplary and I always use his example which reaching youngsters the intricies of the game.

George will be sorely missed and Lanark Chess Club will never be the same without him.

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  George Pyrich RIP
Posted by: andyburnett - 18-12-2017, 03:03 AM - Forum: Obituaries - Replies (5)

The sad news has just reached me that George Pyrich, formerly of Nairns and Kirkcaldy Chess Clubs, has passed away in Spain at the weekend after a short illness.

George was a hugely respected member of the Scottish chess community, active in league and tournament chess over many decades, and one of the driving forces behind the Glenrothes Chess Congress.

He participated in the Scottish Championships on many occasions and there will be very few players in the country who did not recognise George as one of the friendliest, most knowledgeable and helpful of men, as well as a very strong chess player.

George retired and moved to Spain with his wife Catherine a few years ago after some health problems, where he continued his passion for chess, playing in the local Spanish league and tournaments. He is the current Andalusia 65+ champion and will be sadly missed in both Scotland and Spain.

A full obituary will be published in the February issue of Scottish Chess and I will update this thread as and when I receive further details.

Andy Burnett

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  Richardson Team Pools
Posted by: George Neave - 17-12-2017, 10:47 AM - Forum: General Chess Chat - Replies (5)

The rules say:

Each club must complete the competition registration form listing the players details, including any existing FIDE registration and must follow the instructions listed on the registration form.

Where can we see these lists of players that have been registered by each club?

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  New Laws of Chess (from 1 January)
Posted by: Andy Howie - 13-12-2017, 10:21 AM - Forum: General Chess Chat - Replies (4)

Spotted this gem for Blitz and Rapidplay...  Oh this is going to be good! Rolleyes

If the arbiter observes an action taken under Article 7.5.1, 7.5.2, 7.5.3 or 7.5.4, he shall act according to Article 7.5.5, provided the opponent has not made his next move. If the arbiter does not intervene, the opponent is entitled to claim, provided the opponent has not made his next move. If the opponent does not claim and the arbiter does not intervene, the illegal move shall stand and the game shall continue. Once the opponent has made his next move, an illegal move cannot be corrected unless this is agreed by the players without intervention of the arbiter.

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  Nancy Elder Tournament 2018
Posted by: Ianbrownlee - 06-12-2017, 05:33 PM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - Replies (3)

Hi all

I am now taking entries for this tournament. There are already eight entries including at least three unnamed players from Dundee. The entries will be listed in the calender. Rules are as before.

Link can be accessed here https://www.chessscotland.com/news-post/...2017-2018/.

Closing date should be December 31st but i will discretionary accept late entries since its the time of festive cheer.

Can all entrants arrange payment of entry fee to Karen Howie or give me the money and I will forward it on.

I'm sure we will again get a bumper entry from the Castlehill crew but it would be nice if we have new entries this year

entries entries to either admindirector@chessscotland.com or Ian.brownlee@systemsit.co.uk 
If you also submit email addresses I will also send draws by email as well as posting on the website. Please alwaays to quote your PNUM when submitting entries

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  Liverpool Quadrangular
Posted by: FPetrie - 02-12-2017, 11:40 PM - Forum: Junior Chess Chat - Replies (2)

Quick update from Liverpool
First game this afternoon was against Wales
u16 won 5-1
u14 lost 6-4
u12 5-5 draw
full results and further reports to follow

unfortunately there is no internet at the venue so not able to send live results or regular updates

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  Malawi Charity tournament at Prestwick
Posted by: JMcNicoll - 01-12-2017, 11:10 AM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - Replies (3)

Last day for entry into this event.

Pairings and tables can be found here.

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