Category Archives: Tournaments

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:

https://doodle.com/meeting/participate/id/azp8vgZd (or let Andre know at serigado+ecc@protonmail.com)

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

Thanks!

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

Neil

Dear Club Member

National League Kick Off

Scottish National League Online began today. The 1st Team had 2 wins against Dundee 1 and Paisley, while the 2nd Team lost both fixtures. Full results at this link.

Rounds 3 and 4 are on Sunday 20th Feb.

This Week’s Chess

The club will be open as usual for OTB chess on Tuesday. We are also playing an online allegro match against Camberley Chess Club on the same night.

We are still looking for a couple of players for this match, if you are rated 1500-2200 and would like to play then please let me know.

Blitz Arena on Wednesday at 7.45pm on lichess. The usual password to join!

Thanks

Neil, Club President

Dear Club Member,

Congratulations to Allan Buchan on making his first Correspondence Master norm in the British Correspondence Candidates event:
https://www.scottishcca.co.uk/news.html#item17

A reminder that tomorrow evening we play Liverpool in a 5+3 arena at 7.30. Open to all players with a lichess blitz rating of over 1400. You can join via the link below:
https://lichess.org/tournament/ZqdMWqdn

Our Wednesday blitz arena is at the usual time of 7.45pm. Use password 1822 to join.
https://lichess.org/tournament/7LlaNXdS

Best wishes,

Neil

Dear Club Member,

Edinburgh Chess Academy

First of all a shout out to our Tiger Cubs coach Andrew Green, who through the Edinburgh Chess Academy has organised an online tournament for Scottish juniors with a £10,000 prize fund. The event takes place on June 12-13, and more details can be found on their website.  Please spread the word!

Scottish National Online Chess League (SNOCL)

The final round of the SNOCL  took place on Sunday. Unfortunately we finished with a couple of losses.  Thanks to those who played, and I did manage to win the afternoon blitz for a small amount of revenge.

This week’s events

Both start at 7.45pm.

Best wishes,
Neil

Dear Club Member

Last Saturday we had an online match against the Mechanic’s Institute from San Francisco. We lost a fairly well balanced match 15-11. The match was streamed by our opponents on their twitch channel. We are looking to set up a return match next month. [NB: The Mechanics Institute have included two annotated games from the match in their weekly newsletter]

One year ago we took the decision to close the club. We certainly did not anticipate the closure lasting this long. Hopefully with the vaccine rolling out, we will be able to open up over the summer. But this will depend on progress against the virus.

This weeks’ events are below. Both start at 7.45pm.

  • Tuesday Rapids (7 mins + 5s/move)
  • Wednesday Blitz (1822 to join)

Thanks

Neil

Dear Club Member

Our match against Mechanics’ Institute takes place tonight at 7pm. Time control is 10+2. To join please sign up for the chess.com group (https://www.chess.com/club/edinburgh-chess-club). Then you will be able to join the match from 6pm  at https://www.chess.com/live#tm=585671

Everyone is welcome to join.

We’ll take a break from the Tuesday rapids – will be back next week. Link for Wednesday is below – usual start time of 7.45pm and password is 1822 to join.

https://lichess.org/tournament/uG4XhqFV

Thanks

President Neil