Numbers at the Lothian’s Congress 2015 decreased by 32% and, at 71 players for a two day event format, was our lowest ever attendance. The future of the Lothian's Congress has been put on hold until we have a period when there is an increase in demand. The main problem is finding a suitable venue within budget.
If in the future there is an increase in demand for a two day event then we would restart the Lothian's Congress as well as organise the Lothian's Championship.
The Lothian's Championship is a Swiss Event, open to all the players from Chess Edinburgh Member Clubs using the Member Club venues in which the Smerdon Cup will be presented to the Lothian's Champion.