Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

1st Online Scottish Chess Tour Junior Congress – Evening Congress

Monday 3rd August to Thursday 6th August  (4 day event)

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1st Online Scottish Chess Tour Junior Congress - Evening Congress

Monday 3 & Thursday 6th August - 18:15 to 21:00 - 6 Rounds


1st Online Scottish Chess Tour
Junior Summer Holiday Festival
Morning Event - 6 Rounds
Monday 27 July & Thursday 30th July 2020 - 10:00 to 12:45
Evening Event - 6 Rounds
Monday 3rd August & Thursday 6th August 2020 - 18:15 to 21:00
Both events are Chess Scotland Allegro graded eventsAll events hosted on

Special Notes

Eligibility - Available to all juniors (under 17) who live in Scotland. Please read the Conditions of Entry below. If you wish to make an enquiry, please use the Contact page.

Fair Play - We use several methods to make sure all competitors play in a fair environment. To keep the integrity of the tournament, we do not allow players to continue to participate in the tournament if their Lichess account is closed for using computer assistance or we receive a exceptionally high ROI reading from Professor Ken Regan's FIDE Screening Tool. Please Note We will be scanning games mid tournaments and communicating with Lichess. We will withdraw players if they are picked up on the FIDE screen or their account is closed by Lichess.

We work with other organisers and arbiters of chess competitions, and from time to time it may be necessary for us to share information with them in order that suspected Fair Play transgressions might be more quickly resolved. This use of your data is done to encourage fair play and for the smoother running of this and other chess events. By entering the congress you are accepting this unfortunately necessary condition of entry.

A report to the Scottish Anti-Cheating Committee will be sent if any exceptionally high ROI readings from Professor Ken Regan's FIDE Screening Tool are identified. They will determine if further action is required.
Real names and Lichess handles will be displayed in the entries list and any external software we use.


We will organise Trophies for age, gender and section winners with medals/badges for runners up. These will be announced before the start of the tournament.

Entry Fees

£5 for each event, £8 for both tournaments.

Please use the on-line entry page to add your entry, then use the Pay button. Entries will be automatically entered onto the Entries page when your payment has been accepted.
For children who have no Chess Scotland grading, just enter their school in the 'Details if not in the grading list' box and ignore the 'Grade/Rating details' section.

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After entering and being accepted, if you will need to join the "Scottish Chess Tour" Team in if you are not already a member, which you must be a member of in order to play in the competition.


Everyone will be in the same section, unless we get a significant number of entrants.

Ratings and Pairings

We will use the Tournament facility on for both tournaments. This uses ratings.

Games will be submitted to Chess Scotland for grading in the Chess Scotland Allegro list.

Rate of Play

Each player will have 15 minutes plus a 10 second increment per move from move 1

Time Table

Morning Event

Round 1 Monday - 10:00
Round 2 Monday - 11:00
Round 3 Monday - 12:00
Round 4 Thursday - 10:00
Round 5 Thursday - 11:00
Round 6 Thursday - 12:00

Evening Event

Round 1 Monday - 18:15
Round 2 Monday - 19:15
Round 3 Monday - 20:15
Round 4 Thursday - 18:15
Round 5 Thursday - 19:15
Round 6 Thursday - 20:15


Up to two half point byes are available in rounds 1 to 5.

Conditions of Entry

The organisers reserve the right to:

  • Enforce the platform's anti-cheating rules
  • Eject people from the tournament
  • Juniors must obtain permission of a parent/guardian before playing
  • Players must be members of the platform's Scottish Chess Tour club/team
  • Transfer entrants between events
  • Split or merge events depending on numbers
  • The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry without assigning a reason
  • Take any other measures deemed necessary to ensure the smooth running of the event

Where can I obtain further information?
Use the Contact Form to request further information or email