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On Monday the 25th September the club entertained a Civil Service Chess Club team in an extra friendly match at home in the Corstorphine Hub. The match was eight a side and it is planned that this be the first of an annual early season match with the winning club being awarded the Brian Wurr Trophy, a Battle of Culloden Chess Set. The set is a gift donated by Sheila Wurr the widow of Brian who unfortunately died a few years ago. Brian was a civil servant working in the Inland Revenue who played chess for an Inland Revenue team. Much like the Ashes in cricket the Corstorphine Chess Club will look after the trophy during the year with the kudos going to the winning team. It was very appropriate that Sheila was present to launch the competition and to donate fifty pounds and two bottles of wine. The winning team this season and holders of the trophy is the Civil Service Chess Club captained by Gerry Brown with a winning margin of 5 to 3. The match was a great success and a very enjoyable evening was had by all. The Brian Wurr Trophy is shown in the “Competitions” section.
This year’s Silas Wells competition was played on Monday 9th October in the Corstorphine
Hub with eleven members entering with one group of six and one group of five. It
is a quick play competition all play all in each group each player in each match
having ten minutes for all moves. The winners of the groups play-