Last season, Queens Park held it first ever Club Championship. 20 players competed in the five round classical tournament between January and May 2022, testing their skills in a formal, competitive setting. The results were published and graded by Chess Scotland.
This season, with sponsorship support from Beltrami & Co. Solicitors, the tournament will be even bigger, and a special engraved trophy will be awarded to the winner.
Can the champion defend his hard-won title? Will Aidan mount another challenge? Could one our many new members – tournament prize-winners among them – emerge victorious? Will we see some big rating upsets? There is only one way to answer these questions….
How It Works
The five round tournament starts in November 2022. Subsequent rounds will take place over the remainder of the season, concluding at the end of May 2023. Each round has a “designated date”. This is a Tuesday evening club night at which we encourage Members to play their Beltrami Club Championship games in our usual venue.
If Members are not available on this date, Tournament Controller Alex Lane will work with you and your opponent to find an alternative date – and possibly a different venue – that suits both players.
Each game will last up to two hours, at the 60+0 time control, played under Chess Scotland rules, involving use of a clock and notating moves.
One point is awarded for a win, and half a point for a draw. Using the Swiss pairings format, the number of points Members are on will determine who they are drawn against in the next round – i.e. “winners play winners”.
For newer players, the Beltrami Club Championship provides a valuable introduction to competitive, classical chess, and results will count towards achieving a national grading.
In the event of tied scores, the Sonneborn-Berger score will be used to determine final placings. This takes the performances of players’ opponents into account.
Round 1 Draw
Designated date: Tuesday 1 Nov, 6:45pm
|1||Douglas Veitch||0||0-1||Tommy Lally||1620|
|2||Craig Thomson||1590||1-0||Harry Thomson||0|
|3||Jackie Logan||0||0-1||Rhys McCrosson||1477|
|4||Paul Cumming||1437||D-0||James Carson||0|
|5||Jonny Linney||0||0-1||Giuseppe Bosco||1411|
|6||Harvey Dellanzo||1354||1-0||Jordan McNaught||0|
|7||Michael Mathieson||0||0-1||Graeme McKinnon||1339|
|8||Alex Lane||1316||1-0||Philip Blaber||0|
|9||Ryan McGill||0||0-1||Derek Rankine||1277|
|10||Jass McNeill||1254||0-1||Connor Thompson||0|
|11||Greg Forrest||0||0-1||Caitlin McCulloch||1128|
|12||Iain Shields||1122||1-0||Wull Swales||0|
|13||Sagar Kukreja||0||0-1||Chris Dinwoodie||1025|
|14||Aidan Doye||0||0-1||Paul Stewart||0|
|15||Gemma Dickson||0||0-1||Andrew Speirs||0|
|16||Ash Angappan||0||1-0||Ronnie Martin||0|
The above table will be updated as results come in. Once all round one outcomes are confirmed, they will be shared with Chess Scotland for grading, a standings table will be produced, and pairings for round two will be generated.
For any questions about the Beltrami Club Championship, Members can contact Alex Lane via WhatsApp.