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.
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
You can download the games from the tournament here, as the tournament progresses
The Tournament will be held at the Bonar Hall, University of Dundee.
- The Bonar Hall is right in the middle of Dundee so there is little issue in getting there.
- It is about a fifteen minute walk from Dundee Bus Station.
- It is also about a ten minute walk from Dundee Train Station.
- It is possible to park on the street nearby, and the Wellgate and Overgate shopping centres nearby have ample parking spaces.
A full list of results can be found on Chess Results
|IM Andrew Greet
|GM Simon Williams
|GM Martin Petr
|GM Spyridon Kapnisis
|GM Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant
|GM Pia Cramling
|GM Eduardas Rozentalis
|GM Keith Arkell
|GM Colin McNab
|IM Craig Pritchett