Welcome to the Dundee 150th Anniversary Grandmaster Chess Tournament website!

In 2017, Dundee hosted an International Chess Tournament marking 150 years since the tournament of 1867 which featured some of the world's leading players. In addition, it hosted the Scottish Chess Championships 2017 where Scotland's top players will competed for the title of Scottish Chess Champion.

This website contains information about the 2017 tournament as well as the 1867 and 1967 competitions.

You can find full results for the tournament on Chess Results

The Event

Articles on the event: Chessbase Dundee Courier STV Report

The tournament was held from the 14th to the 23rd of July in the Bonar Hall in Dundee. It was organised by Castlehill Chess Club Dundee and Dundee Chess Club with most of the funding for the tournament coming from 4J Studios, the makers of Minecraft for consoles, who are partly based in Dundee. A special mention should go to Jean Chalmers (a.k.a 'The Duchess') for all the effort she put into the organisation.

The tournament was held to celebrate 150 years since the famous international tournament held in 1867 which was one of the first of its kind. The tournament featured the first world champion, Wilhelm Steinitz and is very famous in the chess world

100 years later, another tournament was held with the driving force behind this event being William Fairhurt, who was designing the Tay Road Bridge at the same time

So in 2017, we thought we could organise another tournament, and invited 10 chess masters to play in a 9-round tournament in Dundee:

The tournament was won by Andrew Greet, who in the last round had to defend for an incredible 135 moves to seal the title.

Andrew Greet with trophy, being presented by Paddy Burns, co-director of 4J studios

Live Games

You can watch the live games here

150: Chessbomb Chess24

Scottish: Chessbomb Chess24

Mobile (No Flash) Multiboard

If these links do not work you should be able to find the correct links here

Game Download

You can download the games from the tournament here, as the tournament progresses

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

Round 6

Round 7

Round 8

Round 9

All games


The Tournament will be held at the Bonar Hall, University of Dundee.



A full list of results can be found on Chess Results

Rank Player Score
1 IM Andrew Greet 6
2= GM Simon Williams 5.5
2= GM Martin Petr 5.5
2= GM Spyridon Kapnisis 5.5
2= GM Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant 5.5
6= GM Pia Cramling 5
6= GM Eduardas Rozentalis 5
8 GM Keith Arkell 4
9 GM Colin McNab 3
10 IM Craig Pritchett 0