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  Bumper Online Tournament For Juniors This Saturday
Posted by: harrymarron - 09-12-2020, 12:02 PM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - No Replies

Get ready for 'Annihilation' a 6 round swiss tournament for JUNIORS ONLY on lichess.org this Saturday (12th Dec) starting at 2.30pm.

All games will be graded on the CS allegro list.

We have EXTRA prizes since it's nearly Christmas including Trophies, medals and CASH! Electronic certificates will be awarded to everyone who takes part.

Beginners are welcome to try some annihilating and everyone's guaranteed to play 6 games regardless of results.

Complete the online entry form by clicking on the link

congress.org.uk/congress/99/home

Any questions please email harrymarron48@gmail.com

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  FIDE ONLINE WORLD CADETS & YOUTH RAPID CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Posted by: Andy Howie - 08-12-2020, 07:36 PM - Forum: International Tournaments - No Replies

We have 6 players playing in this.  5 Rounds have completed and all have done very well.

Top performer after 5 rounds is Freddy Gordon (U10), who was leader after round 4(!) and drew his 5th round game to finish today joint 2nd

In the Girls, Ashley Tandon (U12) is sitting in the top 20

Last two rounds are tomorrow.  Lets get behind them!  Good luck!

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  US Chess Federation Digital Archive
Posted by: IanAird - 05-12-2020, 11:41 PM - Forum: General Chess Chat - No Replies

For those who enjoyed the November 2020 issue of Chess Life magazine, you should also be aware that the USCF have a digital archive which is publicly available for personal and research use. All issues of Chess Life from 1946 to December 2018 are free to view/download. All issues of Chess Review from 1933 to 1969, when the magazine merged with Chess Life, are also available. Newer issues are only available to USCF members. This is a great resource and a real treasure trove of chess material. See link below.

https://new.uschess.org/chess-life-digital-archives

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  Glasgow CC memorabilia
Posted by: Alan McGowan - 04-12-2020, 09:40 PM - Forum: General Chess Chat - No Replies

Does anyone have any idea about the whereabouts of Glasgow CC memorabilia that was likely disposed off at the same time their library was auctioned off in the 1960s?

It is known that the club had exhibited Rules and lists of members from the 1840s and 1850s. It is also known that group photos of members were taken in 1898, 1908 and 1927 (there may have been others) and these also used to hang on the clubroom walls.

I approached Gerald Bonner but he does not know who might have purchased these items.

Thanks for any tips.

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  Olympiad for People with Disabilities
Posted by: ruairidhmckay - 04-12-2020, 12:40 AM - Forum: General Chess Chat - No Replies

Great to see the coverage on the FIDE website that is being given to the recently completed Online Olympiad for Players with Disabilities. See link below for a really nice article:

https://www.fide.com/news/839

For many, chess is a place that continues to offer opportunity to those who may not have it in other places.

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  Giant Killers 2020/21
Posted by: christophernield - 03-12-2020, 12:04 PM - Forum: General Chess Chat - Replies (2)

Hi,

Given the fact that it seems OTB chess will not be taking place at all during the 2020/21 season, what will be happening with the Giant Killers trophy this season? I looked to see the list but there is nothing despite the fact we have been playing online tournaments for months.

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  8th SCT online weekender
Posted by: JMcNicoll - 02-12-2020, 11:36 AM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - Replies (1)

This weekend another series of online chess events from Junior allegros, Blitz, allegro, and "standard" chess over the three days. 

You'll almost certainly find something to enjoy.  Enter here, or see details on the Chess Scotland main events page.

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Photo Chess Life Magazine (Nov 2020) free pdf download
Posted by: IanAird - 22-11-2020, 12:01 AM - Forum: General Chess Chat - Replies (2)

The US Chess Federation have made the latest Chess Life magazine (November 2020) available as a free pdf download on their website. Anya Taylor-Joy is featured on the cover in her role as Beth Harmon in the incredibly popular Netflix tv miniseries, "The Queen's Gambit". In an extensive article inside the magazine, Bruce Pandolfini, a well known chess teacher in the US and a chess consultant on the project, provides an insiders view on the making of the series. Well worth downloading and reading (see link below).

https://new.uschess.org/sites/default/fi..._promo.pdf

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  Player of the Year
Posted by: Matthew Turner - 17-11-2020, 04:51 PM - Forum: General Chess Chat - Replies (3)

As far as I can see, it looks like CS Player of the Year has ceased.  I think this is a great shame, because it was an opportunity to engage with the membership and consider the contribution made by a diverse group of contenders.
If it is not too late for 2020, I'd like to suggest CS try and it get it going again.  I'd also like to suggest Neil Berry and Andy Howie for their contribution to keeping online chess going during the pandemic (there may well be others who are equally deserving in the same category).

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  Keti on the telly.
Posted by: JMcNicoll - 17-11-2020, 10:56 AM - Forum: General Chess Chat - No Replies

Keti Arakhamia-Grant on BBC Breakfast this morning as they discussed one of Netflix's more successful series "The Queen's Gambit."

Contributions also from Malcolm Pein and a random English junior. Chess.com also contributing with their upsurge in online accounts.

Now whilst all this focus on chess appearing in main stream media is pleasing, I find the suggestion of a surge in people learning chess rather amusing.

I am unaware of any surge locally in Ayrshire of clubs or individuals being contacted, either during the first lockdown or now, about how to learn to play chess. Now that could all be taking place online with YouTube and online chess platforms being used.

The question may be, hopefully, how to cope with a surge in interest after OTB gets going again, or do they all stay online?

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