Category Archives: Club Championships

Message from Andre about Sunday’s event:

This Sunday we played the 2022 Club Championship. Given the (late) time of the year, we opted for a different format, playing a swiss tournament in Allegro time control.

A total of 14 players took part, with Willie Rutherford taking the top spot with 4.5 / 5.  Tom Leah followed second with 3.5 and David Archibald third with 3.5.

Congratulations Willie !

Next season we hope to resume the usual Championship / Challengers model, I’ll be sending an email after the Summer.

Dear Chess Players,

We’ll be proceeding with the Edinburgh Chess Club Allegro Championship this Sunday (26th of June).

It will be a swiss system, open to all club players, starting at 11 am, at 1 Alva St. The number of rounds will be decided on the day, depending on the number of players (I expect a total of 5 games). Time control will be 25 minutes per players.

I will be organizing the pairing on the same day (registration to the tournament will be done at the club on the day, too).

If you have any questions, feel free to reach me out.


Andre Antunes, Tournament Administrator

Dear Club Member

This is the first of 2 messages I will be sending this week.  It will be a busy few months!

  1. Note from Andre below about the running of the Club Championship this season:

We will be organising 2022’s club Championship (on the board!) in a different format this year.

It will be an open (to club players) swiss tournament with a faster time control (45 min for each player) spread over 2 days.

I would like to accommodate the biggest number of players, so if you’d like to participate, please fill in the link below which dates you would be available: (or let Andre know at

Details on the tournament will be provided once I get an idea how many people


Andre Antunes

  1. There is a festival happening at the club over the jubilee weekend (1-5 June) – made up of an IM Norm event, Challengers and Blitz.  Details at the link below:

Chess Scotland | The home of chess in Scotland

  1. The Scottish Championship will be held at the club this year, as a closed event, from July 2-10.  Again details can be found at Chess Scotland.

4. We are delighted to welcome a visit fromSchaakstad Apeldoorn to the club on 15-17 July.  I’ll be looking to form a Team to play against the visitors.  Early expressions of interest is welcome, though I’ll look to make up the side nearer the time.

Best wishes


Dear Online Championship Players,

Paul Roberts is leading with 4 points, with three chasing players 1 points behind!

We are now proceeding to the final round (5) and pairings have been sent out –  please contact your opponent and arrange a convenient time/date to play.   Once you finish please let me (Andre) know the result.

Enjoy your games!

Andre Antunes, Tournament Director

Dear Club Member,

Thank you to Andre for getting the Online Club Championship up and running.

Tuesday 8th December

We are playing an online match tomorrow evening against a very strong Czech side Spartak Vlasim.  One of their players visited the club last summer – see the link [get Google to translate the Czech into English in your browser – their visit to the club itself in Edinburgh was probably the highlight of the trip and see a lovely photo of Colin!].  The club have contacts with GM David Navara, who has sent us a signed copy of his new book!

Wednesday 9th December

This Wednesday’s blitz tournament has a 7.45pm start. [Members have been emailed link and password to join: password is 1822 click on to join.]

Tuesday 15th December
I suggest we have an informal catch up on Zoom as an alternative to the Christmas evening.  There will be an opportunity to play some informal chess on lichess – and can also go through the basics of online chess for any new members. [Members have been emailed link and password to join].

Best wishes