Club Tournaments - Overview

Most chess takes place in Scotland between August and April - the summer period is generally quieter and only the Scottish Championships and one or two congresses occur then. The League season is October to March and our own tournaments mostly mirror that apart from the championships which stretches a little further past the end of the season.

Dates for all events will be posted on the Club Calendar which is part of the club's News blog.

Internal Tournaments

The plaque listing the club officers
and champions for the first 100 years

We run the Club Championship on an all-play-all basis for the stronger players with a Swiss for the lowest level event.

Season 2023-24

Entry for this year's championship is now closed. The formats and dates are as follows:


An 8-player event run over 7 rounds. Composed of the champion, the top 6 rated players entering, and the winner of the next level tournament from the previous year.


The remaining players will play a 7 round Swiss tournament. To avoid having very strong players playing the less experienced in the first few rounds, the pairings will use an accelerated system. Pairings for the Challengers will be made available on the Saturday before each round.

Match dates

Round 2 - 10th Jan
Round 3 - 7th Feb
Round 4 - 7th Mar
Round 5 - 4th Apr
Round 6 - 2nd May
Round 7 - 30th May

Time Control is 34 moves in 1 hour and 25 minutes followed by a 20 minute quick play (The same as is used in the Edinburgh League)