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1st Inverness Congress
1st Inverness Chess Congress 2013 took place September 6th to 8th 2013 at the Chieftain Hotel.
Sponsored by Sylvestrus Ltd and Auchmore Renewables
1st= Neil Berry, Andrew Green, Clement Sreeves – All Edinburgh - 4/5 - £100 each
Grading Prize 1 – Mike Ridge – Edinburgh – 3.5/5 - £25
Grading Prize 2 – Daniel Deary – Greenwood – 3/5 - £25
1st – Brendan O’Gorman – DHSS – 4/5 - £150
2nd – Hamish Glen – Bellshill – 3.5/5 - £100
3rd= Keith Aitchison (Edinburgh), Robin Moore (Greenwood), Phil Thomas (Hamilton) – 3/5 - £17 each
Grading Prize – David Cumming & George McRobert – Both Inverness – 2.5/5 - £12.50 each
1st – Iain Hope – Musselburgh – 5/5- £150
2nd= Arun Sharma (Inverness) & Callum Smith (North Juniors) – 4/5 - £75
Grading Prize 1 – Callum Birkett (Inverness) & Daniel Boyle (Bishopbriggs) – 3/5 - £12.50 each
Grading Prize 2 – Sarah Birkett (Inverness) & Hunter Mackay (Inverness) – 2/5 - £12.50 each
Junior Cup (Cross-sectional)
1st Callum Smith – North Juniors - £40
2nd Sarah Birkett – Inverness - £30
3rd Kai Pannwitz – Inverness - £20
Preview: The 1st Inverness Chess Congress takes place September 6th to 8th 2013 at the Chieftain Hotel.
Scottish chess players have added a new event to their diaries. Chess players from across Scotland and throughout the UK will be taking part in the first ever Inverness weekend chess tournament, sponsored by Sylvestrus Ltd and Auchmore Renewables.
Lasting from the 6th to the 8th September, the tournament will take place in the Chieftain Hotel on Millburn Road, Inverness.
Fergus Ewing, MSP for Inverness and Nairn will officially welcome the congress participants to Inverness on Saturday morning.
The field includes some of Scotland's top young players who will battle it out in the Open section.
There will be two other sections for players of differing abilities. The Major and Minor sections feature a good number of local players, as well as players from all over Scotland, including the Scottish Islands and from England and Wales.
The organisers are trying to attract more tourists and chess players to the Highlands, benefiting the economy and chess development of the Highlands.
Further information is available on the congress website at
with games transmitted live via the internet on the Chess Scotland website.
Posted on: 09-09-2013