Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

Edinburgh Congress

The Edinburgh Congress took place April 4-6, 2014 at a new venue of the David Lloyd Leisure Centre in Newhaven Place.

FIDE report



1st Prize - IM Mark Orr (Wandering Dragons) & FM Alan Tate (Wandering Dragons), 4.5/5; £375 each

1st Grading Prize (1900-2100) - Raj Bhopal (Wandering Dragons), Duncan Campbell (Oban), 3.5/5; £25 each

2nd Grading Prize (under 1900) – Peter Smith (Ayr), 3/5; £50

East of Scotland Champions – IM Mark Orr & FM Alan Tate, 4.5/5; £25 each

Edinburgh Evening News Cup - Kai Pannwitz (Inverness), 2/5; £30


1st Prize – Richard Kynoch (Wandering Dragons), 4/5; £150

2nd Prize – Joe Parks (Kilmarnock), Mike Cavanagh (Bon Accord), Donald Heron (Wandering Dragons) 3.5/5; £25 each

Grading Prize – Euan Gray (North Juniors), 3.5/5; £30


1st Prize – Nicholas Mahoney (England), 4.5/5; £150

2nd Prize – Neil Irving (Stirling), Noel Boustred (England), Chris Donkin (Wandering Dragons), 4/5; £25 each

Grading Prize – David Potts (Bellshill), Calum McGillivray (Edinburgh) & Paul Shafi (Castlehill), 3.5/5; £10 each


1st Prize – Jason Maxwell (Austin Friars), 5/5; £150

2nd Prize – Simon Kerridge (Bearsden), Bryan O’Rourke (Dunfermline), 4/5; £35 each

Grading Prize – Bruce Chalmers (Renfrew), 3.5/5; £30


1st Prize – Tariq Pasha (North Juniors) 4.5/5; £150

2nd Prize – Andrew Millar (Austin Friars), Ronald Dunnet (Musselburgh), Camas Millar (Austin Friars) Sholpan Namazbayeva (England) 4/5: £20 each

Grading Prize – Ben Hartman (Badgers Brook), Duncan DePasquale (North Juniors), 3.5; £15 each


Best Game – Alan Tate (Wandering Dragons); £30

Most entertaining game prize – Noel Boustred (England), Prize donated by Chess

Giant Killer Prize – Sidharth Berera (South Morningside), grading difference 738 points. £30

Prize draw – Ronald Dunnet (Musselburgh); £30

Dick Heathwoods’ slow starter prize – Andrew and Camas Millar (Austin Friars). £10 prize incorporated into 2nd place Knights prizes.

Best game and most entertaining game judged by Geoff Chandler.

Results by Jim Wallace, grading by Iain Hope.

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Posted on: 08-04-2014
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