Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

2nd Online Scottish Championships – Junior Event

Monday 21st February to Friday 25th February  (5 day event)

Junior Event  |  Time Controls: Regular  |  Rounds: 5

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The 2nd Online Scottish Championships
ENTRY FORM Entries for Championship events close 20th Feb, Entries for Weekender close midday 25th Feb

Delayed 2021 Event

7 Round Championship event, 21st – 27th February
5 Round U1800 & U1500 Championship event 21st – 25th February

5 Round Junior Championship event 21st – 25th February

Weekend Congress 25th – 27th July

Rules for all tournaments

Entrants of the Championship events must be current members of Chess Scotland to participate in Championship events. Anyone can play in the Weekend Congress.

Weekend Congress may be split into sections if there is a large entry

Scottish titles will only be awarded to players who have satisfied Scottish eligibility conditions and have a FIDE registration with Scotland. Any eligible player must also be a member of Chess Scotland.

Players must join the Chess Scotland Club as in tournament communications will be made there.

Pairing will be posted on Real names and Lichess handles will be displayed in the pairing.

Chess Scotland Grades will be used for the pairing which will be done using Swiss manager.

Player playing white challenges player playing black when the draw is made

Byes may be requested, final round byes will score 0 points

Games will be graded on the 2020/21 Allegro system

Time Control

45 minutes + 15 second increment


All Championship matches start at 7:30pm.

Weekend Congress

Feb 25th Round 1 – 7:30pm

Feb 26th Round 2 – 3:00pm

Feb 26th Round 3 – 7:30pm

Feb 27th Round 4 – 3:00pm

Feb 27th Round 5 – 7:30pm


£10 for all events, £2.50 Junior Discount


Prizes will depend on the number of entrants in the event with 50% of entries going to each section

Prize money will only be paid out once anti cheating screen has been completed and will be paid out either through paypal or bank transfer. Winners will be contacted for their preferences

Anti Cheating Measures

Please note, by entering the competition, you are agreeing to these conditions

Internet chess provider anti-cheating detection will be in place, with provider sanctions and rights of appeal as set out in the provider’s terms and conditions; in the event that a player’s account has been marked or closed by the provider for using computer assistance any appeal must be made to the provider.

In addition we will be screening the PGNs of the games using the FIDE Screening tool run by Professor Ken Regan. We will also have a member of the FIDE Fair Play Commission overseeing the Anti Cheating measures.

A player whose account on the provider’s website has been marked or closed for using computer assistance, or has been picked up in the FIDE screen, will have their results set as a loss and removed from the tournament. If the FIDE screen indicates that the cheating occurred in the event, a report will be sent to the Scottish Anti-Cheating Committee who will make a determination as to any further punishment as required.

Please note, as we are using a provider, if you use computer assistance in other games, your account could be banned mid tournament even although you have not been using computer assistance for the tournament!

Players have the right to appeal. For a removal from a tournament due to FIDE screen, it would be to the Anti Cheating Committee. For a subsequent punishment from the Anti Cheating Committee, it would be to the Management Board


Games will be graded on the Chess Scotland Allegro grading system.


Tournament Director & Chief Arbiter IA Andy Howie Whatsapp +447921810910

Arbiter – Karen Howie

All data will be held in compliance with the Chess Scotland Data Protection policy