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Chess Edinburgh

Chess Edinburgh is an amalgamation of all adult affiliated chess clubs within Edinburgh and the Lothians and undertakes a variety of functions to promote the game in the area.


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Chess Edinburgh arranges League, Allegro League and Cup competitions amongst its member clubs.

Chess Edinburgh organises the annual Edinburgh Chess Congress - one of the largest weekend congresses anywhere in the UK and the largest in Scotland - as well as the annual Lothians Congress and the one-day Lothians Allegro.

Chess Edinburgh actively supports junior chess including the Primary and Secondary schools leagues, and has provided financial assistance and help with the training of juniors.

Chess Edinburgh has organised the Scottish Chess Championships for Chess Scotland on several occasions and in 2003 assisted the British Chess Federation in bringing the British Chess Championships to Edinburgh where it enjoyed one of its most successful events.

Entry forms for congresses organised by Chess Edinburgh can be downloaded from the site and provisional entries can be made on-line. A bulletin board is available for local chess chat and news.

We have also been happy to host Chandler Cornered - the off-beat chess column from Geoff Chandler that's been a mixture of instructive and exciting chess, interesting news and comment, and the occasional piece of inventive chess satire. Having reached the milestone of 400 Corners Geoff has now decided that to hang up his editor's pencil. We thank him for his outstanding contributions to chess in Scotland - in many other ways as well as the Corner - and look forward to seeing what he's going to do next. We'll continue to display the archive of his articles for the forseeable future.

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