National youth squads of 20 junior players from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and the Netherlands will compete in three days of intense international junior team chess at the Carrickdale Hotel & Spa (County Louth, Ireland) from 21 to 24 July.
In partnership with Chess Scotland, the trust is launching an appeal for funds to help defray the travel and accommodation costs of the Scottish juniors (estimated at around £6,000). For full details of the event see: https://www.chessscotland.com/news-post/glorney-festival
Originally conceived in 1948 as a boys' tournament for teams from the Home Countries, the Glorney internationals now regularly also include teams from France and the Netherlands. The 2019 event will comprise four separate tournaments: The Glorney Cup (Open) and Gilbert Cup (Girls), both for under-18s; The Robinson Cup (Open) for under-14s and the Stokes Cup (Open), for under-12s.
The trust has a long record of supporting these events, which have offered many future adult internationalists their first opportunity to experience international competition. Many of these former participants have since supported the events as organisers, coaches or chaperones.
If you are a UK taxpayer, do please Gift-aid any donation in accordance with the instructions given when donating.
All funds raised will be applied to meet the 2019 event's budgetary costs, with any excess retained by the Trust in funds restricted to meet any future approved applications for support for Scottish junior international chess.