Local to Edinburgh and Lothians
The club enters various local team tournaments and pays all entry fees for these so there is no additional cost to the players who take part.
We currently run 6 teams in the Edinburgh and Lothians Leagues - 5 adult teams and 1 junior team (the Tiger Cubs). The latter have grown out of the Junior Training nights which for some years we ran in association with Chess Edinburgh - the body in charge of the Leagues.
Matches are played over 6 boards and we usually have a pool of around
8 or 9 players per team. In the higher divisions the usual time control
34 moves in an hour and 25 minutes followed by a 20 minutes quick-play finish. Some of the lower division teams play to a faster time control.
For season 2018/19 the league teams are as follows and the links take you to the Chess Edinburgh league tables:
The 1st team and 2nd team play in the Premier Division and the former are the reigning champions.
The 3rd team play in the 1st Division
The 4th team play the 2nd Division
The 5th Team also now play in the 2nd Division having won promotion last season
Tiger Cubs play in the 3rd Division. They have special dispensation from the League to play all their matches at home.
Our Team Pools can also be seen on the Chess Edinburgh site:
The Edinburgh Leagues also run an Allegro League for teams of four players which take place at the Slateford Bowling Club once a month.
We currently run two teams in this event.
In the off-seaason the Edinburgh Leagues run a team event on a grading-based handicap system allowing all teams to compete with each other equally. Our Tiger Cubs teams have won this on a number of occasions.