Club Championship Statement

End of Season 23/24

Club Championship

With a score of 5.5/6, Connor Thompson is the outright winner of our 23/24 Club Championship.

Congratulations to Connor and everyone who took part! You can find the full tournament results on the Chess Scotland website.

A chess player is standing in the middle of the image smiling and holding a silver trophy. There is a row of chess players behind him all smiling.
Connor Thompson proudly holding the Queens Park Club Championship trophy – congratulations!

Season Break

The last night of chess at Queens Park is Tuesday 21st May. On Tuesday 28th May we will hold our Annual General Meeting for members.

After that, Queens Park Chess Club will be on its summer break – there will be no chess on Tuesdays during this time.

We’ll update the site with information on when we’ll be back for the 24/25 season – this will likely be in September.

Chess over the Summer

If you’re looking to play chess over the summer, the Thursday chess group will run throughout the break.

Chess will be running on Thursday nights 6pm-late at the Corona in Shawlands.

We will also have a stall at Bungo in the Lanes on 22nd June generously hosted by one of our Members, Craig.

Thank You

As usual, thanks to everyone who’s made this season of Queens Park Chess Club possible. We’re looking forward to seeing you in the 24/25 season!

If you’re looking to join the club for the first time next season, contact us at with your name and email address to be notified when registration opens.


Queens Park 5th Anniversary Allegro

In 2019, a small group of players gathered to form our Club, formally known as Govanhill Chess Club. It wasn’t long until the COVID-19 pandemic appeared and the Club had to close its doors.

In 2021, the Club re-emerged and adopted the Wellcroft Bowling Club as our venue. The following year, the Club Committee had expanded in numbers and the decision was taken to rename the Club to Queens Park Chess Club, a reincarnation of an older chess club of the same name that came to an end in 1936. With our membership numbers growing rapidly, a decision was made to relocate to our current venue – The Bungo. At the start of 2023, membership numbers continued to exceed expectations, leading to a cap at an incredible 55 members!

With the end of the 2023-2024 season drawing near, the Club has decided to celebrate our 5th anniversary as a Club by hosting a members-only Allegro tournament. We encourage all members to participate!

Tournament Details


The Allegro will take place on Sunday 12th May 2024 at the Bungo.

The event will run from 12pm-7pm.

Entry Cost and Eligibility

The Allegro is members-only and is free to enter.

Tournament Structure

The time control is 20+10 (20 minutes per player, 10 second increment per move). There will be five rounds.

The Allegro will be Chess Scotland rated. Jordan will be managing matters on the day.


£250 will be awarded across four different prizes:

  • 1st place – £100.
  • 2nd place – £50.
  • Intermediate Grading Prize – £50 (Grading Boundary TBC – decided closer to the time based on entrants).
  • Unrated Grading Prize – £50.

Prizes will be shared equally amongst winners in the event of tied scores. Players will not be eligible for more than one prize.

How To Enter

New entrants (members-only) can enter by contacting the committee directly, either by email or through WhatsApp.

Entrants List

Last updated: 12 May

Total: 22

  • Alistair Ahmed
  • Giuseppe Bosco
  • João Carrapico
  • Andy Chisholm
  • Jack Crawford
  • Paul Cumming
  • Chris Dinwoodie
  • Greg Forrest
  • Thomas Fowley
  • Jack Gallagher
  • David Hughes
  • Alex Lane
  • Moray Lennox
  • Jonny Linney
  • David Logue
  • Ryan McGill
  • Harry McGrory
  • Ciaran Melvin
  • Iain Shields
  • Andrew Speirs
  • Jack Spillane
  • Connor Thompson


Feel free to contact the committee with any questions.

Club Meetings

AGM, Committee and Constitution

With our last club night of the season approaching on the 30th of May, we thought we’d let you know some important information for over the summer.

Key dates

Annual General Meeting (AGM) – Tuesday 1st August, The Bungo, 7pm (TBC)

All Club Members are invited to this meeting. The Committee will present short reports about how the season has gone, we’ll discuss points submitted by Members and we will elect a new Committee for the 23/24 chess season.

First day of the 23/24 season – Tuesday 5th September

Committee and volunteer roles

Over the past season we’ve gained almost 50 members, been profiled in national media and achieved promotion in the Glasgow Chess League. There’s a lot of background work that goes into making sure everything runs smoothly, and we’re looking to expand this support for the upcoming season.

There are lots of ways to get involved with supporting the Club – it could be standing for a Committee role, acting as a team captain for one of our leagues or even helping to set up or put away equipment on club nights. You’ll receive support from the rest of the Committee and wouldn’t be expected to pick anything up from scratch.

We’ll send more information about the official process to Club Members closer to the AGM, but if you’d like to know anything about any of the roles or how you can help the Club, just email us or talk to a member of the committee. You can find information about all of the available roles in our Constitution (see below).

Draft constitution – your views

Over the past few months the Committee has been working on creating a Constitution which effectively sums up what the Club is and how we operate. This should help to manage key processes such as electing committees and dealing with any issues which may crop up over the course of the season.

July 2023 update: Based on member feedback, we have updated the draft constitution:

We plan to formally put this constitution out for approval at the AGM. We would really appreciate any feedback from members, whether positive or constructive.

If you have any comments, please contact anyone from the committee or email us at

Chess over the summer

While the club is on its summer break, you can still attend the Thursday Chess Group at G41 Bar from 6pm until late. There’s also chess in the park at Queens Park boating pond (weather permitting) 10am-1pm on Sundays. If you’d like more information, get in touch to be added to the WhatsApp groups.

Club Championship

Beltrami Club Championship – Round 5

After months of work and preparation, two players are battling it out for the ultimate chess crown. The world watches on in anticipation to see who will emerge from the chaos victorious. Will it end in a measured position or a frantic time scramble? And will the crowd of spectators ever stop wincing after every move they’re not sure about?

You guessed it: it’s Round 5 of the Beltrami Club Championship.

Rhys McCrosson and Craig Thomson, both on perfect scores of 4/4, will face off in the final round of the tournament. If the game ends in a draw, the Sonneborn-Berger score will be used to decide the champion.

However, it’s not all about the top boards – we’ll all be doing our best to close our tournament campaign with a victory.

Round 5 will take place on Tuesday 9th May at the Bungo at 6.45pm.

If you need a reminder on how the tournament works, you can find the details on our Club Championship page.


If you need to rearrange your match, please contact the Committee in person at a Club night or by email. If you do not arrive for your match without giving us notice, your opponent will claim a default win.

You can arrange to play against your opponent on a different date or in a different venue, but it must be an over the board match with the same time control (60 minutes each).

Standings after Round 4

1Craig Thomson159149
2Rhys McCrosson158348.5
3Connor Thompson166637
4Tommy Lally159037
5Philip Blaber126036.5
6Alistair Ahmed161736
7Harvey Dellanzo137735.5
8Chris Dinwoodie103735.5
9Ash Angappan12902.54.25
10Douglas Veitch02.53.5
11Giuseppe Bosco13962.52.75
12Moray Lennox02.52.75
13Alex Lane139024.75
14Michael Mathieson024.5
15Stewart Gray145623
16Rhys Brown023
17Aidan Doye023
18Thomas Fowley023
19Derek Rankine133122.5
20Graeme McKinnon136922.5
21Sagar Kukreja124022.5
22Paul Cumming142722.5
23Jordan McNaught153622.5
24Iain Shields114922
25David Logue157922
26Ryan McGill01.52.75
27Caitlin McCulloch11381.51.5
28Jonny Linney012
29Ronnie Martin62512
30Paul Stewart012
31Andy Chisholm012
32Gemma Dickson011.5
33Gary Collins011.5
34Andrew Speirs011
35Greg Forrest011
36Thomas McAleer010.5
37Riccardo Olivier010
38Wull Swales000
39Sachin Vats000
40Ethan Small000
41Jackie Logan000
42Harry Thomson000
43Jass McNeill119600
44Paul Chapman000
45James Carson000
* The Sonneborn-Berger score is used to separate tied players

Round 5 pairings

Match date: Tuesday 9th May, 6.45pm start – The Bungo

BoardWhiteRating Score BlackRating
1Rhys McCrosson15831-0Craig Thomson1591
2Connor Thompson16661-0Tommy Lally1590
3Harvey Dellanzo13771-0Philip Blaber1260
4Alistair Ahmed16171-0Chris Dinwoodie1037
5Douglas Veitch01-0Giuseppe Bosco1396
6Ash Angappan12900-1Moray Lennox0
7Paul Cumming14270.5-0.5Michael Mathieson0
8Sagar Kukreja1240 0-1Graeme McKinnon1369
9Stewart Gray14560-1*Alex Lane1390
10Iain Shields11490-1David Logue1579
11Aidan Doye00-1*Rhys Brown0
12Thomas Fowley00-1Jordan McNaught1536
13Andrew Speirs00.5-0.5Caitlin McCulloch1138
14Ryan McGill00-1Greg Forrest0
15Jonny Linney01-0Ronnie Martin625
16Thomas McAleer01-0Wull Swales0
17Gemma Dickson00-1Andy Chisholm0
18Jass McNeill11960-1*Gary Collins0
Harry Thomson0*1-0bye
* Default win