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  Edinburgh Park chess festival
Posted by: JMcNicoll - 06-08-2023, 05:04 PM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - No Replies

Well that was so fun last couple of days we decided to go again this weekend, but double it and then add a weekender into the mix as well.

So at the Edinburgh Park Hotel on the 10th from 7:30 an under 19 Blitz, Friday and we have a Junior allegro from 9:30, an Allegro from 2, then the first round of a weekend Standard event from 7:30.

Saturday we calm down a bit with 2 rounds of Standard and then a blitz from 7

By then the exhausted arbiters, and any players deciding to try and play in all events available, just the last 2 rounds of standard.

Entries have not been quite as we would have liked, so 2 sections for most events and down to 1 section in one.

Chess Results for Blitz here, Allegro here and Standard here. For Vega with no ads or cookies for Allegro and Standard click here.

And possibly a good opportunity for any Glorney Cup etc., team members to get some actual chess in before the following weekend.

Please enter if you can.

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  SCT The Dean Allegro
Posted by: David Clayton - 05-08-2023, 09:39 AM - Forum: Live Games - Replies (1)

Live Games Link - Open

Live Games Link - Inter


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  Chess books for sale
Posted by: Andrew Greet - 30-07-2023, 12:26 PM - Forum: Swap Shop - No Replies

Hi folks,

I have approximately a hundred books which I'm making available for sale. The list is shown on the attached three pages. Titles are arranged by topic/price. The vast majority are priced at £5 per book or £20 for five books. A few are priced a little higher due to their fame, rarity etc.

Here are my terms of sale and other relevant information:
* Cost of postage will be passed on to buyers. 
* For the avoidance of confusion, the list shows the year when THIS EDITION was published – not when the original edition was first published.
* I have aimed to price these books sensibly, but prices are not set in stone. If it comes to my attention that certain titles can be purchased for significantly less elsewhere, I am open to negotiations on prices – especially for purchases involving many books.
* The condition of these books varies from almost new-looking to very well worn. I will provide relevant details about the condition of individual titles to prospective purchasers.
* I will ask for payment in advance by bank transfer.
* Lastly, being a ‘minor chess celebrity’ as an IM, author and Quality Chess editor, I am happy to sign a book or two in case this is of interest.
* On a related note, when organizing my books I realized I have one remaining author’s copy of my 2008 book “Starting Out: The Accelerated Dragon” which I can sell for the retail price of £16, including a personalised note and signature if desired.

Thanks for your attention and I hope these books, some of which have been with me since the 1980s, may go on to find new homes with some of you.

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  Michael Jessing
Posted by: Ianbrownlee - 29-07-2023, 04:58 PM - Forum: General Chess Chat - No Replies

From Jim O'Neil

Michael Jessing was a keen Wandering Dragon club player and a successful professional artist.
He died in May 2021 and he was an enthusiastic  supporter of Chess and the Wandering Dragons. 

His friends and family are having a sale of his artwork between August 15th-23rd 2023, 12-5PM ,

venue: St Michael and All Saints Church, Tollcross, Edinburgh, EH3 9JH
If anyone is interested in Michael's art, they can pop in to have a look or contact 
Lizzie (Elizabeth Smith), lizziewordsmith@gmail.com for more details.

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  Edinburgh Dean in August
Posted by: JMcNicoll - 29-07-2023, 10:44 AM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - No Replies

Back again, this time with a Friday night Blitz and a Saturday Allegro from the 4th to the 5th for your edification.

See the main page for the link to the entry page. Around 40 places left in the Blitz and 17 or so in the Allegro, so far.

Links to draws and result tables , chess results for blitz and allegro here, for no cookies or adverts for allegro go here. Some 16 live boards planned as well.

Heads up about the week after when all sorts are taking place from Thursday the 10th with Junior and open to all events with Blitz, allegro and standard events taking place over the long weekend. A literal pick and mix for all your chess needs.

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Posted by: Alan Tate - 28-07-2023, 07:40 PM - Forum: General Chess Chat - No Replies


My email security has been compromised for some time. I'm working on getting a new email address. If you receive any email or message from me, or have received anything in the last few weeks, please disregard it. 

Thanks, Alan

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  Proposed changes to FIDE ratings
Posted by: Robert Lothian - 24-07-2023, 11:40 AM - Forum: General Chess Chat - No Replies

We're used to some tinkering round the edges, but this is something else:

Sonas Rating Proposals

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  Scotsman Trophy-Scottish Schools' Championship
Posted by: Alan McGowan - 11-07-2023, 01:25 PM - Forum: General Chess Chat - Replies (3)

Can anyone enlighten me about the Scotsman Trophy for the Scottish Schools' Team Championship?

The competition began in 1967 and the early winners were:-
1967-68 Boroughmuir
1968-69 Allan Glen's
1969-70 Boroughmuir
1970-71 ?
1971-72 Ayr Academy
1972-73 Ayr Academy
1973-74 Madras College

Can anyone add the names and years of other winners? Did the competition fold?

I note a 2016 comment in the Forum by Mike Scott that he thought the trophy might be at James Gillespie's High School, which suggests that things had come to a halt. It looks like Andy Muir was involved in a restarted competition.

Thanks for any help.

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  Livingston Allegro in July
Posted by: JMcNicoll - 26-06-2023, 09:25 AM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - No Replies

Livingston Allegro this weekend on Sunday.

Plenty of places available at the moment with 13 remaining entries.

Chess results here, No ads or cookies here, please check you have ben included and if you are shown as no FIDE ID then please apply for one.

No idea yet of any live boards.

Hope to see you all there.

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  Scottish Chess Championships 2023
Posted by: Ianbrownlee - 30-05-2023, 02:21 PM - Forum: General Chess Chat - Replies (4)

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

Link below to the web page

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