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  Scottish Chess Championships 2023
Posted by: Ianbrownlee - 30-05-2023, 02:21 PM - Forum: General Chess Chat - No Replies

I'm starting a thread here for any comments anyone wants to share

Link below to the web page

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  All the Allegros and a Blitz
Posted by: JMcNicoll - 29-05-2023, 09:00 AM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - No Replies

This coming weekend we have a Friday night blitz and a Saturday allegro at the Dean in Edinburgh, live boards abound there in both events.

On the Sunday we have 2 Allegro events, spoiling you we are, a return to Dundee, live boards there too, and the return of an Allegro in Dumfries, definitely no live board shenanigans there.

Edinburgh Allegro results and pairing sites are here and here. Dumfries Allegro site for the same is here.

Please support the events.

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  Ayr Weekend Congress
Posted by: JMcNicoll - 15-05-2023, 10:16 AM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - No Replies

Ayr returns from this Friday for most of the entrants, 4 places left at time of writing.

Late fee applies now.

Usual sites for pairing, results and tables are here, and no ads or cookies, here.

I believe 26 live boards will be in operation this weekend so lots for those not entering to look at over the 5 rounds.

See you there.

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  Livingston Allegro
Posted by: JMcNicoll - 08-05-2023, 07:10 PM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - No Replies

Another Sunday and another weekend allegro, back to Livingston this time.

That's us found 2 more places, maybe 3. Assuming no silent withdrawals on the day.

For chess results go here, and for no ads or cookies, go here.

Live boards will be used again, link for those will appear on the main site page.

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  SNCL and Team Lightning this Sunday7/5/23
Posted by: Glynis Grant - 02-05-2023, 11:26 PM - Forum: General Chess Chat - No Replies

The last round of sncl this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. 
The AGM will start sometime after 2:00 p.m. depending on how long the games take. I am hoping to hand over to Thor for the team lightning as close to 3: 00pm as we can manage. As far as I am aware teams can sign up on the day
ut you can also let Thor know before Sunday if you wish. Other than that I know nothing!!
Thanks for a lovely season it's great to be back. If you really lucky the SNCL chess dogs may make a . return visit

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  Stevie Hilton
Posted by: Ianbrownlee - 30-04-2023, 09:53 AM - Forum: Obituaries - Replies (7)

I am sorry to report the passing of Stevie Hilton on 16th April, one of the real characters of our game. We are endeavouring to find out the funeral arrangements and hopefully will let you know.

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  Scottish Championship 2023
Posted by: Ianbrownlee - 16-04-2023, 10:59 AM - Forum: Announcements - Replies (4)

The Scottish Championship 2023 has been been announced and will be held at  the Carnegie Conference Centre (home of the SNCL) on 7th- 9th July 2023. It will be a five round tournament with two sections , Championship and reserve. Ian Brownlee is tournament director (admindirector@chessscotland.com mobile :07899832770.) and Alex McFarlane , our President will also be Chief Arbiter. Both CS members and non-members will be allowed to participate in both sections but only CS members are eligible to win the title of Scottish Champion.

Ian Brownlee will answer any queries using the above contact details. There will be refreshments provided by the centre un to approimately 3.00 pm. Further details will be posted shortly including entry costs and how to enter.

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  Perth Congress
Posted by: JMcNicoll - 15-04-2023, 10:16 AM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - No Replies

And we are back after the hiatus, in the Salutation hotel again.

Entry is closed now, please check and make sure you appear in the sites player lists or you won't get paired.

Usual result sites links, Chess results here, and no ads or cookies here.

We shall be broadcasting around 25 boards from the congress, links will appear on Friday, probably on LiChess.

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  Isle of Lewis Chess Festival 1995
Posted by: Alan McGowan - 05-04-2023, 05:28 PM - Forum: General Chess Chat - Replies (2)

Can anyone provide me with copies of posters that might have been produced to promote the 1995 Lewis Chess Festival?

I have (somehow) acquired a poster that is entirely in Gaelic, but with no mention of the players (Motwani, Agdestein, Short and Judit Polgar).

FIDE is preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2024; several events are planned, as well as a book of photographs.

I have been asked about posters for national or international events and the Lewis Chess Festival was the one that quickly came to mind, particularly because of the connection to the Lewis chess pieces.


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  SCT Livingston Allegro
Posted by: Andy Howie - 02-04-2023, 12:46 PM - Forum: Live Games - No Replies

Live games are here

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