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Welcome to the website of the 125th Scottish Chess Championships and International Open

Scottish Champion, Junior Champion and winner of the International Open

Murad Abdulla  8/9

Senior Champion  Walter Buchanan & Roddy McKay

Girls’ Champion  Rachel Smith

Scottish Blitz Champion  Murad Abdulla

Championships Rapidplay Winner Andrew Muir, Calum MacQueen

Quality Chess Championships Blitz Winner Mishra Swayams



The Tournament Director reserves the right to take measures to facilitate the smooth running of all events. He may refuse entry, withdraw competitors, or vary the prize money for any of the events.

Photographs will be taken for publicity purposes. Any objections to this should be made to the Congress Director.

Food: Tea and Coffee will be available at the venue.

    Registration: Players must register before 11.30am on Saturday 7 July. This can be done in person, by email to or by phone to 07378963583 A provisional draw will be published on Friday evening on the Chess-Results website. The first round draw will not be confirmed until noon on Saturday.

Players should not drink alcohol within the playing area.

Prizes for unrated players are at the discretion of the Tournament Director.

An Appeals Committee shall be appointed.

Ties In the event of ties, titles and prize monies will be shared equally except in the Championship itself. The method of tie-break for the Championship only will be the FIDE performance (TPR) of the players involved.

Default/Repairing Players without opponents may be re-paired after the elapse of 30 minutes. Players arriving more than 30 minutes late will be defaulted.

Byes Players wishing a bye must request it on the entry form. In the unlikely event of a player asking for a bye after round 2 then it will not count towards any Championship title.

Titles will only be awarded to those satisfying Scottish nationality who are also members of Chess Scotland.

Scottish entrants to the Championship must be members of Chess Scotland.

Discounts Juniors may deduct 20% from the quoted entry fee. Two or more entrants from the same address are entitled to a 10% discount.

Mobile Phones: These are permitted but must be switched off at all times in the playing venue (players and spectators). During play the phone should be in a bag and must not be carried by the player. A player having a phone on his person will lose the game.

Anyone who MUST have an active phone should inform the arbiter prior to the beginning of play – failure to do so shall result in the player forfeiting the game.

Smoking is not permitted in the building or surrounding area.

Data: Data required for processing results will be passed on to FIDE and Chess Scotland.

Play shall be governed by the 2018 FIDE Laws of Chess.


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