Advance Notice!

We are delighted to give advance notice of some events being organised in the run up to Edinburgh Chess Club’s bicentenary in November:

Schaakstad Apeldoorn

Weekend 15th-17th July 2022: One of the Netherland’s top team, Schaakstad Apeldoorn (, is visiting Edinburgh for a chess weekend.  We are planning to hold a Rapid Event on the Friday evening followed by a match against the Edinburgh Club’s team on Saturday afternoon.

She Plays To Win with IM Lorin D’Costa

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th September 2022: Edinburgh Chess Club, along with International Master Lorin D’Costa (from “She Plays To Win”), is planning to hold a chess weekend in support of women and girls in chess.  We’re running a number of events at the club’s premises over the weekend including: scheduled training sessions for both beginners and experts, 5-round female-only tournament(s) (15 mins each on the clock), simultaneous displays with Lorin and other chess experts.  Attendance can be for one day or both days.

Scotland Civic Trust’s Door Open Days

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th September 2022: As part of its bicentenary celebrations Edinburgh Chess Club is joining Doors Open Days which is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates places, history, and culture.  The general public will be offered access to the club celebrating its history with displays from its library and archives.

Chess plus Simultaneous Display by GM Paul Motwani

Saturday 29th October 2022: Grand Master Paul Motwani, Scotland’s first GM, is delighted to present a great day of chess for juniors and adults alike including a simultaneous display.   Through his games, puzzles and books Paul is admired for making chess more easily accessible for thousands of adults and children.

In all cases further details with be announced in due course on the club’s web site (

Ian Whittaker, Curator



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