It's championships time again over in the United Kingdom. The Scots will hold their 116th championships, reputed to be "the oldest continuously running chess event in the world", from this weekend until the 19th of July. Three-time champion GM Jonathan Rowson tops the field.
And later this month, the British will begin from 26 July and end on 8 August. Of interest to Australian chess fans will be none other than international master Gary Lane. For Lane, it will be a particularly sweet experience since the event will be held in his hometown of Torquay! Good luck to Gary.