Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

Largs Congress 2015

A total of 52 players competed at this year’s Largs Viking Chess Congress. After 3 days of chess, the winners for 2015 were:


Viking Open

1st – IM Stephen Mannion (4.5/5) : £300 & Trophy

2nd – IM Andrew Greet (4/5) : £200 & Trophy

3rd – Lennart Koehn (3.5/5) : Trophy

1st Grading Prize – Lennart Koehn (3.5/5) : £100

2nd Grading Prize – Rosie Giulian (3.5/5) : £100

3rd Grading Prize – Craig Gillies((3/5) : £100

Viking Challengers

1st – Marco D’Alessio (4/5) : £100 & Trophy

2nd – James Keegan (4/5) : £75 & Trophy

3rd – Simon Kerridge (4/5) : Trophy

1st Grading Prize – Simon Kerridge(4/5) : £50

2nd Grading Prize – Darren Gillies (3.5/5) : £50

3rd Grading Prize – Liam Tang (3/5) : £50


Best Junior

Overall – Lennart Koehn: Replica  Lewis Chessmen Set (kindly donated by Largs Viking Festival)

Viking Challengers – Marco D’Alessio : Isle of Lewis Compact Celtic Chess Set

Thanks to those who kindly made donations, the Largs Viking Festival for their continued support which also included prize presentation by Directors William Ferguson and Rev. Gordon Fyfe, arbiter John McNicoll for his first class controlling, Chess Scotland  and all the competitors for making this weekend such a success. We hope you all enjoyed your weekend and look forward to seeing you all again next year!


Gary McPheator

Bob Simpson

Largs Viking Chess Congress


July 26 2015: We invite you all to this year’s Largs  Viking Chess Congress, held on the 4th to the 6th of September at the Sportscotland National Centre Inverclyde in Largs.


The congress takes place during the popular Largs Viking Festival and we are able to offer accommodation at the venue for those of you who wish to soak up the festival atmosphere.

We have booked Hillcrest Cottage which will offer self-catering accommodation for 6 people. The cottage consists of 3 twin bedrooms and staying is priced at £25pppn. Due to the limited rooms available, we are unable to offer single night stays or single occupancy. To book your stay please contact the congress organizer Gary McPheator, by phone (07411196422) or by email (

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Posted on: 09-09-2015
Categories: News