The 120th edition of the Scottish National Chess Championship takes place on 6th – 14th July 2013 at the Victoria Hall in Helensburgh, Scotland.
It will be played as a 9 round open with title norm opportunities. Rate of play: 40 moves in 90 minutes + 30 minutes with an additional 30 seconds per move.
Prizes – 1st £2000, 2nd £1000, 3rd £600, 4th £300, 5th £200.
The Scottish Chess Championship is believed to be the oldest continuously run national chess event in the world . The first event was staged in 1884. With the exception of war years, an event has been held every year since.
The clear favorite to take the trophy in the International Open is Englishman Gawain Jones. The best rated Scottish player is GM Matthew Turner.
Participants (top seeds):
1 GM Gawain CB Jones England 2643
2 GM Imre Hera Jr Hungary 2558
3 GM Mark L Hebden England 2555
4 GM Matthew Turner Millfield School 2518
5 IM Hjorvar S Gretarsson Iceland 2511
6 GM Aleksa Strikovic Serbia 2504
7 IM Vlad-Victor Barnaure Romania 2503
8 GM Daniel Gormally England 2496
9 GM Colin A McNab Dundee/Victoria 2461
10 GM Alejandro Hoffman Argentina 2452
11 GM Ivan Farago Hungary 2447
12 IM Lawrence Trent Wood Green 2420