The Motwani Quaich is a knock-out tournament which features players who are knocked out of the Coronelli Trophy in rounds 1 & 2

This strongly contested trophy gets its name from GM Paul Motwani, Scotland’s first Grandmaster

Paul has close connections with Troon Chess Club and has visited the club on many occasions, playing in two simultaneous matches against Troon players

Visit Paul Motwani’s website at

Motwani Quaich – 2021-22 Season

Phil Thomas 1-0Clive Baird

Round 2 – Results

Frank Park0-1Phil Thomas
Dean McCusker0-1Clive Baird

Round 1 – Results

Jim Wainwright0-1Frank Park
Phil Thomas1-0Bob Reid
Alex Smith0-1Clive Baird
Dean McCusker1-0
Sandy Gibson

The time control is 1hr 25mins each for all moves. In the event of a draw, a match is replayed with colours reversed. In the event of another draw, the match is replayed again with 1hr each on the clock for all moves, with colours drawn

Click here to see Motwani Quaich Winners from 2009 to Present