In addition to winning many Lothian Junior Chess and Scottish Junior Chess tournaments, below you can read about some of our achievements on an individual level. These accolades are just a few of what some of our pupils have achieved and many of our students have gone on to play for Scotland.

Murad Abdulla

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  • Scotland’s youngest ever Fide Master

  • 2014: U14 Commonwealth Boys Champion

  • 2017: Second youngest Scottish Champion ever (16 years old)

  • 2018: Youngest ever double Scottish Chess Champion (17 years old)

  • Regularly represented Scotland at World and European Youth Events

Kai Pannwitz

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  • 2010: Scottish Individual Primary Champion

  • 2014: European Union U14 Boys Champion

  • 2014: UK Chess Challenge ‘Supremo’

  • Represented Scotland at three World Championships and five European Championships

Frederick Waldhausen-Gordon

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  • 2018: ECA Club Champion

  • 2019: UK Chess Challenge East Megafinal U9 Winner

  • 2019: UK Chess Challenge Northern Gigafinal Winner

  • 2019: Represented Scotland in the European U/10 Youth Championships

  • 2020: Scottish Primary Champion

  • 2020: Represent Scotland in the European U/12 Youth Championships

  • 2020: British U/10 Champion

  • One of Scotland’s Top Graded Juniors of All Time

Chelsea Liang

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  • 2017: European Women’s U14 Rapid & Blitz Champion

  • 2018: Scottish Girls Primary Champion

Declan Shafi

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  • 2007: Scottish Junior Chess Under 7 Champion 

  • 2008: Scottish Junior Chess Under 8 Champion

  • 2013: Scottish Primary Champion

  • 2016: Represented Scotland in the World Youth U/16 Championship

  • 2017: Represented Scotland in the European Youth U/16 Championships

  • 2019: Dundee Club Champion

  • One of Scotland’s Top Graded Juniors of All Time

  • Two time Megafinal Winner

  • Castlehill Club Champion four times

  • Represented Scotland in the Glorney Cup seven times

  • Represented Scotland in the Quadrangular five times

  • Represented Scotland in the World U/16 Olympiad twice