Pictures from the past illustrating the history of the club.
Credits for most of the photos go to Chris Donkin.
Jim O'Neil with Gibraltar Masters runner-up, GM Wang Hao.
Chis Donkin in play against Joe Galbraith in the Scottish Lightning.
Chis and Anne Donkin at the Scottish Lightening.
Alan Tate against GM Hikaru Nakamura (see game) in R3 of the Gibraltar Masters.
Alan Tate and Richard Kynoch, part of the winning team in the 2020 Chess Edinburgh Qualifier.
Jim O'Neil with the Gibraltar Masters winner, GM Lev Aronian.
Andy Burnett playing for Scotland in the European Team Championships in Crete.
Donald Heron at the SNCL.
Jim O'Neil at the SNCL.
Eoin Campbell, Ewan Taylor, Elliot Sloan, Richard Kynoch and Chris Donkin collecting the Spens Cup from Alistair Maxwell.
Alan Tate, winner of the Irvine Open with 4½/5.
Dave Wallace at the SNCL.
Chris Donkin, Anne Donkin, Ewan Crawford, Lee Bishop (partly hidden), Bill Falconer, Mark Orr (with the club championship trophy), Walter Burnett, Elliot Sloan, Chris Hampton, Michael Jessing, Adam Walkowiak.
Left to right: Eoin Campbell (behind), Don Heron, Chris Donkin, Mayor of Falkirk, Jannic Konarski, Richard Kynoch, winners of the Jack Campbell Rosebowl.
Elliot Sloan (left) against Walter Burnett (right) in the summer cup final, with Don Heron, Marek Straczynski, Chris Donkin, Peter "Check" McFarlane and Aravind Kumar looking on.
Alan Tate, Scottish Champion.
Nicol Bathie (right), club champion with Richard Kynoch.
Raj Bhopal receives the trophy for the Allegro Championship from Chris Donkin with Peter McFarlane in the background.
Andy Burnett, Alan Minnican and Nicol Bathie after the Richardson Cup semi-final win against Edinburgh at Alva Street.
Andy Burnett at the Scottish Championships in Glasgow.
Alan Minnican, winner of the ACO World Amateur Championship for players rated 2001-2200.
Nicol Bathie receives the trophy for the Allegro Championship from the previous year's winner, Andrew Burnett.
Bill Falconer, Peter McFarlane (seated), Damo Bullen and Steven McGregor at the Allegro League in Roslin.
Brian (aka "The Dook") Donkin taken at the Allegro League in Roslin.
Brian Donkin, Stephen Donkin and Chris Donkin at Roslin 2013 in the Allegro League playing for a team called "Wandering Donkins".
Raj Bhopal on the cover of Scottish Chess magazine.
Tony Dempsey (left), runner-up in the Scottish Championships in Stockbridge, Edinburgh.
Jannic Konarski, winner of the Scottish Weekend Major.
Jannic Konarski, Alistair Forbes, Scott Binnie, Chris Donkin, Steven McGregor and Bill Falconer winners of Division 3 of the Edinburgh League.
Jannic Konarski on holiday in Turkey about to receive a reward for his performance at belly dancing from a fellow tourist.
Graham Hamilton and Eoin Campbell in the match against Wood Green, played just outside Boston in Lincolnshire.
Andy Burnett (right) against GM Chris Ward in the Wood Green match, with GM Matthew Sadler in the background.
Mark Orr in the match against Wood Green.
Unknown Dragon (Steve?), Mark Orr and Graham Hamilton in Boston for the match against Wood Green.
Paul Motwani versus Spike Mullen in the Café Royal Oyster Bar final.
Dave Wallace receiving an award in the Café Royal Oyster Bar tournament, presented by Brian (aka "The Dook") Donkin (owner of the Oyster Bar).
Mark Orr (left) against GM Gyula Sax in the match against Honved Budapest.
Craig Thompson in play against GM Josef Pinter.
Another shot of Thompson (left) versus Pinter.
Graham Hamilton (left) against FM J. Palkovi.
Another shot of Hamilton against Palkovi with Graham Morrison (who was about to clinch the Wandering Dragons only half point of the match) on the right.
Paul Hampton (left).
Pete Szalapaj (right).
Another shot of Pete Szalapaj.
Neil Clapperton, club president, shaking the hand of his opposite number for Honved.
Neil Clapperton at the demonstration board.
Chris Donkin with Josef Pinter.
Chris Donkin (right) with Josef Pinter at the after match dinner.
Geoff Chandler with his daughter.
The match room. On the right is Pinter-Thompson.
The WD 2nd round team: Craig Thomson, Graham Morrison, Mark Orr, David Wallace, Paul Hampton, Pete Szalapaj.
The Honved squad. Sax is 3rd from left, Pinter far right.
Mark Orr versus Paul Motwani in the same Café Royal Oyster Bar final.
Mark Orr, Alec Sharp, Howard Nimmo, Alan Beveridge, Chris Donkin and (half obscured) Jannic Konarski.
This is a group photo from the match played against Wanstead and Woodford Chess Club in London. We haven't been able to identify everyone.
- 3rd from left: Brendan O’Donnell (son of Frank)
- 4th from left: Chris Donkin
- 7th from left: Alec Sharp
- to the right and in front of Alec: Peter McCarron (main Wanstead and Woodford organiser)
- centre, both with red jumpers: Jannic Konarksi and his girlfriend Susan
- to the left and behind Susan: Billy Porter
- directly behind Susan: Stephen Donkin
- on Stephen's shoulders: his son Martin
- directly behind Jannic: Eoin "The Big Man" Campbell
- to the right of Jannic: the late (RIP) Dave Crichton
Yannic Konarski and Bill Falconer. What is Bill holding?
Steve "The Reverend" Gowland.