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

Round 2

Cameron SmithvsSandy Gibson or Mike Chapman
Phil ThomasvsGraeme King
Jack BarrettvsJim Wainwright or Alex Smith
Ross DuffyvsClive Baird

Round 1

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

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

Games to be played by Wednesday, 29th January 2020

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