Scottish Championship 1892

compiled by Alan McGowan

This was the third occasion on which Mills won the championship, his previous victories being in 1885 and 1887. He would go on to win further titles in 1895, 1896, 1897, 1899 and 1900, a total of eight victories.

Between 1896 and 1903 he competed in every Cable match played between Great Britain and the United States without losing a game.

Mills worked in the insurance business and this brought him to Edinburgh when he joined the Scottish Equitable Life Assurance Society. He was clearly the strongest player in the country during his stay here, but he was also active in organizational matters, being the secretary of the Scottish Chess Association for many years.

From Chess Monthly , May 1892, page 260:

‘Nearly all of the competitors complained of the severe physical strain. Each had to play eleven games, and practically the whole were played off in three days. Probably this explains the disappointing form shown by one or two of the competitors. Those physically strongest and most phlegmatic have a great advantage in such a grinding mill. At the same time, no one would suggest that there is anything fluky in the victory of the prizewinners. They are both players who have done no more than justice to their reputation.'

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Points
1. D.Y. Mills
½
1
1
1
0
1
1
1
1
1
1
2. G.E. Barbier
½
1
1
0
1
1
½
1
½
1
1
3. W. Seligmann
0
0
½
1
½
1
½
½
1
0
1
6
4. J.D. Chambers
0
0
½
0
1
1
0
½
1
1
1
6
5. G.B. Fraser
0
1
0
1
0
1
1
1
-
-
1
6
6. Sheriff Spens
1
0
½
0
1
0
1
0
1
-
1
7. Galloway
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
1
1
0
4
8. Latta
0
½
½
1
0
0
1
-
0
-
-
3
9. Roberts
0
0
½
½
0
1
0
-
1
-
0
3
10. D. Forsyth
0
½
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
11. J. Gilchrist
0
0
1
0
0
-
0
-
-
1
-
2
12. C.F. Knight
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
-
1
0
-
2

Played in the rooms of the Edinburgh Chess Club, April 14-19.

(It appears that those games marked were not played.)



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