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’.