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 – 2019-2020 Season


Phil Thomas1 - 0Clive Baird
Mike ChapmanvsJim Wainwright

Round 2 – Results

Cameron Smith0 - 1Mike Chapman
Phil Thomas1 - 0Graeme King
Jack Barrett0 - 1Jim Wainwright
Ross Duffy0 - 1Clive Baird

Round 1 – Results

Sandy Gibson0.5 - 0.5Mike Chapman
Mike Chapman1 - 0Sandy Gibson
Jack Barrett1 - 0Richard McMinn
Andrew Brown0 w/o 1Ross Duffy
Jim Wainwright1 - 0Alex Smith

The four highest graded players – Phil Thomas, Graeme King, Clive Baird and Cameron Smith – have a bye into the next round

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