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Glorney 2018 update

12th July 2018

July 12: There has been a change to the England Robinson team. It is now updated on the Chess-Results page.

Time Control: 90 minutes plus 30 second increment from move 1

Round Times: Monday  10:00am/3:00pm (2 rounds per day); Tuesday 09:30am/2:30pm (2 rounds per day); Wednesday 09.30am.

Prizegiving: Wednesday  13:30 – 14:00


July 3:  Map of tournament area, accommodation and car-parking (please click to enlarge)

Playing Venue: In Brough Building - enter via Main Reception from High Street.

Accommodation: Student Residence in bottom right of map off Witherspoon Street.

Car Parking: Immediately below and to the left of student residence off Storie Street (access from George Street) is the parking which should be used by those who have been granted passes.


June 26: Chess Scotland is pleased to announce the teams which will represent Scotland in this year's Glorney Gilbert International in Paisley (5 rounds, July 16-18). Congratulations to all of the following players. (Please note that all Scotland teams are listed in June FIDE rating order and then by alphabetic order of surname if no FIDE. The actual playing order may be different and FIDE ratings may change on July 1.)

All 120 players from all 6 countries are now listed on the Chess-Results page. (NB Players may not be in board order).

Glorney Cup

FM Murad Abdulla (Bon Accord) 2281
Declan Shafi (Castlehill) 2177
Ben Volland (Dunfermline) 1887
Jake Sanger (Prestwick) 1862
Kai Pannwitz (Inverness) 1779

Team Coach: IM Andrew Muir


Gilbert Cup 

Rachel Smith (Ayr) 1557
Stuthie Hegde (Aberdeen) 1512
Florence Wilson (Flora Stevenson PS)

Team Coach: Ali Roy


Robinson Cup

Kalyan Kante (North Juniors) 1531
Dietah Connolly Sams (Tiger Cubs) 1466
Connor Sibbald (Albyn School) 1382
James Hartman (Tiger Cubs) 1335
Ritvik Maheshwari (Bearsden) 1281
Sorcha Shepherd (Edinburgh St.Peter's)

Team Coach: Hamish Olson


Stokes Cup

Pranav Arcot (Robert Gordons) 1666
Finlay Gibb (North Juniors)
Alasdair Sandham (Low Port PS)
Ananth Subramaniam (Robert Gordons)
Oliver Whalley (Stewart Mel)
Matthew Willder (Nigel Short CS)

Team Coach: Richard Jennings


June 16: The organisation task for the Glorney is progressing.

Thanks to the admin staff at Paisley University campus we now have over 150 rooms available in student halls of residence which should be sufficient to accommodate required numbers. Some players and accompanying parents, chaperones will be staying off campus. The student accommodation is a short walk to meal facilities and the playing venue.

Bus travel has been arranged for the French and Dutch teams who will be arriving at Glasgow and Edinburgh airports. Invoices have been submitted to all federations for their accommodation, travel and meal costs.

We will be publishing the full Scotland teams shortly. Our intention is to also publish the names of players from all six countries before the competition starts.


June 6: Chess Scotland is pleased to announce the team which will represent Scotland in this year's Glorney Cup competition in Paisley (5 rounds, July 16-18). The other Scotland teams will be announced shortly.

FM Murad Abdulla (Bon Accord) 2281
Declan Shafi (Castlehill) 2177
Ben Volland (Dunfermline) 1887
Jake Sanger (Prestwick) 1862
Kai Pannwitz (Inverness) 1779

Team Captain: IM Andrew Muir


Glorney history (compiled by Alan McGowan)


May 25: Organisation for this year's event is well underway. We can confirm that 6 nations will be taking part - England, Ireland, Wales, France and Netherlands will join host Scotland for an exciting competition at the University of West Scotland in Paisley.

The competition is split into 4 sections

Glorney: Teams of 5 (Under 18)

Gilbert: Teams of 3 (Girls Under 18)

Robinson Cup: Teams of 6 (Under 14)

Stokes Cup: Teams of 6 (Under 12)

Dates: Arrive July 15, 2 rounds July 16 and 17, 1 round July 18, depart July 19. The event follows on from the Scottish Championships which will be held at the same venue.


We would like to thank local firm Ecosse Doors Ltd  for their generous sponsorship.



We would also like to thank the  Scottish Junior Chess Association Educational Trust who are fundraising for the event.


Ian Brownlee (Admin Director)

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