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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





Scottish Chess Championships & International Open 2018

9 round event with title norm opportunities.

(W)GMs, (W)IMs and (W)FMs  Entry Free until 31 May, 2018


Others £60 if by 30 April, £90 by 30 June, £110 thereafter.

Prizes – 1st £2000, 2nd £1000, 3rd £500, 4th £300, 5th £200

 + £100 rating prizes


Scottish Titles

Champion £500, Senior (aged 60 or over on 1 Jan 2019) £250;  Junior (aged U18 on 1 January 2019)  £150  Boy/Girl  £100

Baku System Accelerated pairings will be used if entry exceeds 100.


Rate of Play

40 moves in 90 minutes + 30 minutes with an additional 30 seconds with each move.

All rounds start at 2pm each day.

Special Events

There are a number of related morning events at the same venue.

Scottish Blitz Championship (Sun 8 July 2018 – 10.00-13.00)

Quality Chess Blitz (Fri 13 July 19.00-22.00)

Championship Rapidplay Tournament (Sat 14 & Sun 15, 2018 – 10.00-13.00)


Click here to download Entry Form in Word

Click here to download Entry Form in pdf

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