Queens Park vs IM Andrew Greet

The Scotland Olympiad board one returns


International Master Andrew Greet will return to The Bungo on Tuesday 14 May (6:50pm start) for a simultaneous exhibition match, in which he will take on 22 Queens Park Members at once.

IM Greet, whose current international classical, rapid and blitz ratings are all 2400 and above, is Scotland’s top active player. He plays on board one for Scotland at the international Olympiad, the 45th iteration of which will take place in Budapest in September 2024.

Among a wide range of career achievements and tournament wins, IM Greet is a former Scottish Champion and British Under-18 Champion.


A call for players was issued to Members in mid-April by email and WhatsApp. Following a registration and selection process, the Queens Park team is as follows (a-z by forename):

Starting Boards

  1. Andrew Speirs
  2. Andy Chisholm
  3. Chris Dinwoodie
  4. Connor Thompson
  5. Craig Thomson
  6. David Logue
  7. Giuseppe Bosco
  8. Greg Forrest
  9. Harry McGrory
  10. Iain Shields
  11. Jack Crawford
  12. Jack Gallagher
  13. Jack Spillane
  14. Joao Carrapico
  15. Jonny Linney
  16. Jordan McNaught
  17. Marianne Burns
  18. Paul Cumming
  19. Ryan McGill
  20. Scott McCartney
  21. Thomas Fowley
  22. Thomas McAleer


  1. Julien Papillon

The event will begin at 6:50pm sharp on Tuesday 14 May. Any starting player who is more than ten minutes late, risks losing their place. It is expected to conclude at 9:00-9:30pm.

Substitutes will swap in for a starting player, as the first three games conclude on the night. Substitutes can play casual chess in the Bungo as the simul begins, and they will be called in to play when a game finishes.

Please notify us ( or via WhatsApp) if you can no longer make this event. 

Further Info

Queens Park will look to improve on last year’s showing, pictured above, in which IM Greet won all 21 games with no draws or losses. The one-sided result doesn’t quite tell the full story, as indicated by the game below (tap/click to see in full), in which Queens Park’s Connor Thompson played superbly. Connor developed a -4 advantage with black in the middlegame, but an ambitious Queen sacrifice didn’t pay dividends.

Connor (black) put IM Greet under significant pressure in the 2023 simul

For further information about simultaneous matches, the format for the evening, and some hints and tips, please have a look at the details for last year’s event.

One significant change from last year’s format is, Queens Park players can choose which colour they wish to play with. Typically in simuls, the opponents always play with Black, so this is a generous change of policy from IM Greet – although it may also speak to his confidence!

IM Greet will also be selecting the three best-performing players on the night, and presenting them with an award.

Queens Park Chess Club has a proud tradition of simuls. Members of the historical Club had the fortune of playing Joseph Henry Blackburne in 1883 and world champion Jose Raul Capablanca in 1919, while the modern Club started playing simuls in 2022, with initial events against GM Jacob Aagaard and AGM Nicolas Skettos.

Members can contact the Committee if they have any questions about the simul.

N.B. This event is open to current Queens Park Members only. The Chess Club is unable to accept new Members at present; those interested in joining in future, are invited to register for our mailing list.