GLORNEY CUP, IRELAND, JULY 21-24TH

Dundee City was represented in this year’s Glorney Cup by Euan Dawson and Ben Volland. The event was held last week in Ireland at the Carrickdale Hotel and Country Club, Dundalk. The competition this year (as most years) was fierce with France, the Netherlands, England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales competing. Scotland were the lowest graded team and were always going to find it tough and so it proved. After 5 rounds the championship was won on tie-break by France over the Netherlands. England came 3rd, Ireland 4th and Scotland a very creditable 5th above Wales. All the games can be found at the Glorney site on the CS home page and the scores can also be found separately on ‘Chess Results’. Both Euan and Ben scored a very creditable 1/4 against very tough opposition. Well done both.

SCOTTISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS, EDINBURGH, JULY 6-14TH

The Scottish Championships were held this year in Dean Church Hall, Stewart Melville College, Edinburgh. The Open Championship ran alongside several other events including an U-1850 tournament and an U-1500 tournament. In the main event there were 64 entrants. Dundee’s competitors this year were Alastair Dawson and Declan Shafi. After 9 gruelling rounds the Championship was won by GM Matthew Turner on 7/9. Alastair did well this year to make 28th place with 4.5/9 and a TPR of 1968. Declan performed excellently scoring 6/9 and coming 9th with a TPR of 2148. Details of the tournament can be found in ‘Chess Results’.