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  FIDE Online Olympiad 2020
Posted by: Jim Webster - 25-07-2020, 05:47 PM - Forum: Scots Abroad - Replies (8)

Link to the FIDE Online Olympiad 2020

The link to Standings  https://olymp-results.fide.com/

Current the Base Section (25th - 27th July) in progress

Live games are here   https://olymp.fide.com/live

Scotland are playing in Division 3 (7th - 9th August)


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  Glorney 2020
Posted by: harrymarron - 24-07-2020, 11:10 AM - Forum: International Tournaments - Replies (3)

This year's event will take place (online) starting Sunday 26th July.

Good luck to Ruairidh and the team

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  This looks like more fun than chess
Posted by: Alan Jelfs - 23-07-2020, 04:47 PM - Forum: Non-Chess Related - No Replies


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  Paul MacDonald
Posted by: David Deary - 15-07-2020, 11:13 PM - Forum: Obituaries - Replies (7)

Dear All,

I got some tragic news tonight from one of Paul's friends, Paul passed away earlier tonight at 7:30pm in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. 
I will update on funeral arrangements as I get them. As I understand it is likely to be a cremation with his ashes going down to Liverpool where his family are.

I would appreciate it if you could share the news amongst fellow chess players as he was a popular guy within chess in Scotland.

I'm still a bit emotional so will post my memories of him here at a later date.

Best wishes,


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  Getting back to normal
Posted by: George Neave - 04-07-2020, 08:36 AM - Forum: General Chess Chat - Replies (21)

COVID infection levels in Scotland are heading towards zero, businesses are reopening, flights are flying and schools will return to the classroom in August. As this happens in the wider community, I wonder how CS plans to get back to normal? For example, will we finish the 2019/20 Richardson Cup and SNCL events in the Autumn and are event organisers hoping to run 2020/21 events following the traditional calendar? 

On a related matter - I notice Dundee Congress in October has been cancelled. Personally, I was disappointed to see that and was wondering the rational there - still too much uncertainty to allow time for planning maybe?

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  CS Primary Individual Online Championships 2020
Posted by: harrymarron - 02-07-2020, 01:03 PM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - Replies (3)

Places filling up quickly for this prestigious tournament.

Kids require a Lichess account in order to register and play.

Further information and a link to the online entry form is available in the calendar section of the CS website.

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  3rd Online Scottish Chess Tour Allegro & Blitz - 3rd & 4th July
Posted by: David Clayton - 28-06-2020, 06:24 PM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - Replies (7)

The next Scottish Chess Tour events take place over the weekend 3rd and 4th July.

Friday 3rd  July - Friday Evening Blitz 
9 Rounds
19:30 to 21:30

Saturday 4th July - Allegro
5 Rounds
10:00 to 15:10

Both events hosted on Lichess.org

Both events are now open to all Chess Scotland rated players and recent Scottish Chess Tour participants.
Other entries are by invitation.

The Allegro event will be Chess Scotland graded.

Click here for further information or visit us on Facebook.

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  CS Mag - April 2020
Posted by: George Neave - 20-06-2020, 12:54 PM - Forum: General Chess Chat - No Replies

Finally had a browse through this today. What a treat to read over David Levy's games in his first international event since the 1978 Chess Olympiad in Buenos Aires. Looking over these, I don't believe a word of his claims to have dropped in playing strength and who says over 65's are just looking for a quiet life? This is aggressive stuff and model games that our juniors should be studying carefully (instead of the London system  Smile ). Absolutely brilliant. I hope there will more of this to come when we all get let out again!

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  Jim MacRae
Posted by: Ianbrownlee - 17-06-2020, 01:55 PM - Forum: Obituaries - Replies (6)

Another of our old friends and clubmates Jim MacRae has passed away on May 25 at the age of 84.
   Jim was a long time member of Crowwood and Stepps and most of you will remember him with affection as I do. He was an enthusiastic and formidable chess player and travelled all over the UK to play in congresses and seniors events. He played to quite a high level and only stopped playing for Stepps a few years ago. I nearly persuaded him to resume last season but he continued playing congresses until recently.
    Jim was well liked and respected throughout Scottish chess circles and will be sadly missed. (Message by Drew Pollock, Secretary Stepps CC)
Glasgow Herald: https://www.heraldscotland.com/announcem...h_Mac_Rae/

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  Scottish Chess Tour - Premier
Posted by: David Clayton - 13-06-2020, 10:37 AM - Forum: Live Games - No Replies

Follow the live games on the Premier here:-

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