Welcome to the Scottish Blitz!
The Scottish Blitz Open Championship is an international chess tournament due to be held in Edinburgh on Saturday 15th June 2013. The current Scottish Blitz Champion is Fide-Master Neil Berry (Edinburgh).
The aim of the one-day event is to encourage chess in Scotland. There may be top Grandmasters playing for prizes... But it's important to not forget that Blitz is all about fun!
Title Sponsor: Walkers Shortbread
Walkers Shortbread, based in Aberlour, have become the title sponsor of this year's Scottish Blitz Chess Championship.
Is it for juniors?
Yes. We are hoping to encourage as many juniors to play in the event as possible. As such, juniors will receive a discounted entry.
We are currently seeking sponsors for the Scottish Blitz in 2013.
The first Scottish Blitz, held on 16th June 2012, was a great success. We managed to achieve 1 Gold sponsor, 1 silver sponsor and 6 bronze sponsors.
Entry fees are displayed below.
Juniors(U18) & Students £10
First Scottish Blitz
Statistics from the tournament in 2012.
Over 8,000 website hits
(60% United Kingdom, 20% U.S.A, 10% Europe, 5% Russia, 5% other)
Chess Scotland, ECF, Chess Vibes, The Scotsman, The Week in Chess.
17 titled players including 8 Grandmasters.