Scottish Primary Individual Championship

The 2016 Scottish primary individual championship was held at Dolphin House near Ayr on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June, with several juniors from Bon Accord participating.
The best result was achieved by Connor Sibbald who scored 5½/6 to finish 1st= (2nd on tiebreak) with Ayrshire’s Jake Sanger.
Kalyan Kante came 3rd= (3rd on tiebreak) with 4½/6 losing only to Jake Sanger in round 4.
Other Bon Accord players included Adi Hegde (3½/6), Pranav Arcot (2/6) and Pranav Saravanan (also 2/6).

Keith Hoban Memorial and NEJCA rising stars

The annual North East junior chess associaton Keith Hoban memorial tournament was held on Sunday 28th February 2016 at Albyn School, Aberdeen.

The Keith Hoban memorial was dominated by Murad Abdulla who won the tournament with 5/5. Tariq Pasha finished with 3½/5 , and Aditya Hegde and Atharva Dabholkar both scored 1½. Grading results for the Keith Hoban memorial can be found on the NEJCA website here.

The rising stars tournament was won by Kalyan Kante with 5½/6. Connor Sibbald tied for 2nd with 4/6 whilst Pranav Saravanan finished in a tie for 4th on 3½/6. Grading results for the rising stars tournament are here.

Liverpool Quadrangular Junior International

The annual Liverpool quadrangular international took place last weekend on the 5th and 6th of November. Teams from Scotland, the north of England, the English midlands and Wales were competing in the under 16, under 14 and under 12 age groups. Scotland finished 1st in the under 16 competition and 2nd in the other two age groups.

The results are on the Chess Scotland website here. I find the way the results have been recorded somewhat unclear, but it appears that the results for Bon Accord players were as follows:

Under 16

  • Euan Gray 2½/3
  • Leston D’Costa 2½/3
  • Callum Smith 2/2
  • Stuthi Hegde ½/2

Under 14

  • Nandini Dutta 1/2
  • Oishani Dutta 2/3

Under 12

  • Adi Hegde 1/3


Scottish Girls Championship 2015

The 2015 Scottish girls chess championship was held at Lathallan school, Brotherton castle, Johnshaven on Saturday March 14th.

Congratulations to Bon Accord club members Oishani Dutta for winning the Primary category with 6/7, and Stuthi Hegde for coming second in the girls championship with 3.5/5.

Further information is on the North East Scotland Junior chess association website here

Anna Milton – winner of the 2014 Cherie Booth award

Congratulations to Anna Milton for winning the Cherie Booth award for the top Scottish girl chess player of 2014.

Anna was given the award for excellent tournament results, including an unbeaten 4/5 for second in the 2013 Lothians Major, representing Scotland in international competition in the Faber cup, the European Union Youth and the Euro Youth, and also for arbiting and coaching at Junior events in the North East of Scotland.

For more details see