It was the turn of Chess Scotland to host the Glorney Gilbert International 2018 at the University of West Scotland, West Paisley, Scotland from 15th to 19th July.
This is a team event that has been running continuously since 1949 – this year the teams competing were The Netherlands, France, Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland. It has a long and varied history and is currently run as four competitions:
Glorney Cup Under 18’s 5 boards
Robinson Cup Under 14’s 6 boards
Gilbert Cup Girls under 18 3 boards
Stokes Cup Under 12’s 6 boards
Sussex players Matt Forster and Lucy Bennet-Stevens were selected to represent England in the Glorney and Gilbert respectively. Lucy won the board prize for the Gilbert Team.