20 players participated in the first FIDE chess event to be held in the University of Dundee. David Findlay and Stephen Hogg (both Dundee Victoria) won the event with scores of 4/5. Some excellent chess was played over the course of the weekend some of which will appear in future editions of Scottish Chess.
The event also supported the Pachyonychia Congenita Project. This Dundee-based Scottish Charity promotes education and research into congenital disabling skin blistering disorders and supports those affected and their families.
Thanks to Norman Skillen of South Morningside Chess Club for use of their chess sets/clocks for the weekend and Jim Anderson who was the arbiter. Finally, I must thank all the players for supporting the event in its first year and I hope to see them next year.
Prize List for the 2009 Dundee FIDE Chess Challenge
1st = Stephen Hogg & David Findlay (both Dundee Victoria) (4/5)
2nd Mike Ridge (Edinburgh)