Hamilton Chess Club, Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Scotland



To all Hamilton Chess Club Members

 Club Resolutions for submission to the Glasgow Chess League (GCL) – Annual General Meeting

 If any member of the club has any proposal that they wish the club to submit as a resolution to The Glasgow Chess League (GCL) – Annual General Meeting, it will need to be considered by the elected office bearers of the club and deemed competent in sufficient time to meet the submission deadline.

The secretary of the GCL has advised that any Resolutions from clubs to be included in the Agenda of the GCL Annual General Meeting must reach him by post or e-mail.

To allow us sufficient time to consider any proposals from our members we need to have these submitted by e-mail to the club secretary.



 Many thanks

Hamilton Chess Club




Wednesday Oct 2nd 2013

Hamilton Chess Club Constitution

Hamilton Chess Club AGM 2013

Success for Hamilton juniors!!

Sunday 27th November SJC Chess for Kicks Netherlee

Under 300:
1st Joe McKie St Josephs PS Blantyre 7/8
2nd Fraser Kennedy Braes HS Falkirk 6/8
3rd Mati Steele St Marys Hamilton 6/8

Medals: Ryan Cunningham Bothwell PS 4/8

Under 600:
1st Andrew Gillies St Aloysius PS Chapelhall 6.5/8
3rd Rachel Lees St Brides PS Cambuslang 5.5/8

Medals: Michael Campbell St Brides Bothwell 4/8

Under 1000:
2nd Jan van Heese Cardinal Newman HS 5.5/7
3rd Darren Gillies St Aloysius PS Chapelhall 5/7

Medals: Craig Gillies St Aloysius PS Chapelhall 4.5/7



25th Nov 2011
The following Hamilton juniors have been invited to represent Scotland in the Liverpool Quadrangular.
The event runs from the 9th to the 12th of Dec.





  • Rachel Lees
  • Kirsty McCusker
  • Aiden Jenkins
  • Jan Van Herse
  • Andrew McCusker
  • Stuart Wynne
  • Andrew Reilly
  • Moray Lennox
  • Ciaran Jenkins
  • Nadia Ameur

Best of luck to all those playing!



20th November 2011 -

Hi to all, just a reminder that the next CFK Heat is on Sunday in Netherlee (near Clarkston), if you want to enter please contact us.

Also last event before Xmas holidays is the Hamilton Junior Congress (in Airdrie) on Sunday 4th December, if you want to enter please contact us.




November 2011 - Welcome to Hamilton Chess Club's new website

We hope you like the new design and layout of our site

We are still adding new information and hope to keep you up to date with news and success stories in the coming months and years!




September 2010 - Hamilton success at Grangemouth Congress

Excellent performances from two Hamilton members at the Grangemouth Congress.

Stephen Mannion led the way, coming equal first with 2 others in the Premier event on 4/5, just losing out on outright first on tie-break. Also coming equal first in his event was Bernard Cassidy, who also finished on 4/5 in the Minor. The tie-break was more favourable for Bernard who took home the Minor trophy on tie-break.




September 2010 - Triple success for Hamilton Juniors

Grangemouth Junior Congress brought success for triplets Craig, Darren and Andrew Gillies.

In the Saturday Primary event, Craig took a fine second place with brother Darren best P6.

On the Sunday, Darren exceeded his brother's Saturday performance by coming home in 1st place, with Craig 3rd and Andrew winning the prize for best P6.

Also successful was young Michael Watson of Airdrie YMCA who won best P5.




April 2010 - Nadia Ameur - Scottish Secondary Girls Champion

Well done to club member Nadia Ameur who became Scottish Girls Champion at the Scottish Girls Championship which took place in St Margaret's, Airdrie. Participating in the Secondary section, Nadia finished ahead of another Lanarkshire player (and member of Airdrie YMCA chess club) Hannah Friel who finished third.

This win caps a fine season for Nadia, who as well as becoming Scottish Girls Champion, has represented Scotland at the Liverpool Quadrangular Junior International and has seen her grade increase by an impressive 174 points.

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April 2010 - Nancy Elder success

Hot on the heels of his contribution to the B team's success in the Jack Campbell Rosebowl, club member Arthur Mulholland was able to win the final of the Nancy Elder Tournament.

Open to individual club members from across Scotland, Arthur had to travel to Dundee to face final opponent John Robertson from the Dundee/Victoria club. With the game finishing in a draw, Arthur went on to defeat John in a 15 minute play off for the title.




April 2010 - Hamilton A wins Richardson Cup......


Joe Redpath, Steve Burns-Mannion, Pat Coffey, captain Andy Muir with trophy, Adrian Stalker, Tom Donohue, Chris Tweedie and Steven Tweedie
Congratulations to the Hamilton A team, which was successful in regaining the Richardson Cup, defeating a strong Wandering Dragons team 5.5-2.5.

Entering into an early strong position with wins on Boards 3, 5 and 6, a share of the bottom two Boards meant that Hamilton only needed half a point from the remaining 3 Boards to win the match. A draw for Pat Coffey on Board 4 guaranteed a win for Hamilton before the top two Boards entered into the final hour's Quickplay. Both remaining matches went the distance with Andy Muir losing out against Alan Tate, but Steve Burns-Mannion winning with seconds to spare against Mark Orr.

Full results


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....and Hamilton B wins Jack Campbell Rosebowl

Having narrowly lost to Troon in the semi final of the Spens Cup, the B team faced Civil Service in the final of the Jack Campbell Rosebowl.

Gaining an early advantage with Matthew O'Donnell's success against Simon Bate on Board 2, the team maintained momentum throughout the match, taking additional points at regular intervals. Team Captain Robert Montgomery gained the vital point to take an unassaliable 3.5 - 0.5 lead before Arthur Mulholland and Duncan Walker closed out their games for an impressive 5.5 - 0.5 final score.

Full results

Duncan Walker, Matthew O'Donnell, captain Robert Montgomery with trophy, Arthur Mulholland and James Montgomery. (Not pictured - Luke Greenslade)

Hamilton chess club

April 2010 - Lawrence Latta RIP

The club has heard of the sad passing of club stalwart Lawrence Latta.

Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

March 2010 - Hamilton A retains SNCL Division 1 Title

Congratulations to the Hamilton A team which retained the Division 1 title for the 3rd consecutive year.

The squad comprising Andy Muir, Joe Redpath, Pat Coffey, Adrian Stalker, Connor Woods, Chris Tweedie, Tom Donohue and Duncan Walker went into the final round with 6 wins from the 6 matches played. Despite losing a tight final round tie against regular challengers Edinburgh West, the team's consistent performance throughout the season meant that they finished comfortably ahead of 2nd placed Dundee City A with 79% of Boards won.

Pictured are Tom Donohue (SNCL Captain), Duncan Walker, Adrian Stalker, Pat Coffey, Andy Muir, Joe Redpath and Chris Tweedie

Hamilton chess club




Under 600:
1st Andrew Gillies St Aloysius PS Chapelhall 6.5/8
3rd Rachel Lees St Brides PS Cambuslang 5.5/8

Medals: Michael Campbell St Brides Bothwell 4/8

Under 1000:
2nd Jan van Heese Cardinal Newman HS 5.5/7
3rd Darren Gillies St Aloysius PS Chapelhall 5/7

Medals: Craig Gillies St Aloysius PS Chapelhall 4.5/7

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