Category Archives: Tournaments

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

Dear Club Member

Rounds 3 and 4 of the Scottish Online National Chess League took place yesterday. Edinburgh 1 had a default win against Edinburgh University, followed by a 2.5-2.5 draw against a strong Dundee side. The second Team lost close matches 2-3 against Oban and Ardrossan. With a bit of luck we may have come away with more. The final match takes place on March 28th. The 1st Team have a chance of winning the title, but will need a big victory against Bon Accord.

This week’s chess events:

Saturday match vs Mechanics Institute, 7pm

You will first need to be a member of our group on chess.com to play (click on the group link above to join) then on the day you will be able to join via this link.

Thanks

Neil

Dear Club Member

Rounds 3 and 4 of the Online SNCL take place next Sunday 28th. Please let me know if you would like to play.

We are also arranging a match against the Mechanics Institute from San Francisco on Saturday 6th March at 7pm on chess.com. It will be a few games at 10+2 time control. All standards are welcome – we’ll try to pair up for an interesting match. It will be useful to have a rough idea numbers beforehand, so let me know if you are interested (no firm commitment), and you will need to join our group  https://www.chess.com/club/edinburgh-chess-club

This week’s events on lichess (7.45pm start):

Thanks

Neil