Scottish Championship 1895

The twelfth annual Congress was held in the rooms of the Edinburgh Chess Club, beginning on 12th April, and, as in previous years included three competitions: Major, Minor, and Handicap. For the Major Tournament, which carries with it the championship of Scotland and the custody of the Cup for the year, in addition to first prize and a valuable gold medal presented by Mr. Robert Pirrie, of Glasgow, eight players entered, and after a close fight the honour was won, for the fourth time, by Mr. D.Y. Mills, of Edinburgh, the secretary of the Association, Mr. David Forsyth being only one game behind. The following shows the full score:-

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
1 D.Y. MIlls X ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 D. Forsyth ½ X 1 0 1 1 1 1
3 Sheriff Spens 0 0 X ½ 1 1 1 1
4 G.B. Fraser 0 1 ½ X 1 1 0 1
5 J.D. Chambers 0 0 0 0 X ½ 1 1
6 I.M. Finlayson 0 0 0 0 ½ X 1 0
7 G.P. Galloway 0 0 0 1 0 0 X 0 1
8 C. Meikle 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 X 1

The Minor Tournament was won by Mr. C.E. Tankard, Edinburgh, the score is as follows:-

    1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
1 C.E. Tankard X 0 1 1 1 1 4
2 R. Rankin 0 X 1 ½ 1 1
3 C.G. Knott 1 0 X 0 1 1 3
4 J. Connor 0 ½ 1 X 0 1
5 A. Tod 0 0 0 1 X 1 2
6 R. Macaulay 0 0 0 0 0 X 0

The annual general meeting of the Association was held on Tuesday, the 16th April, Mr D.Y. Mills, president, in the chair. It was resolved that next year's Congress should be held in Dundee, the date to be fixed by the local players.

It was reported that three large clubs: Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Dundee - and six small clubs - Uddingston, Portobello, Stirling, Perth, Berwick-upon-Tweed, and Inverness-had become affiliated with the Association, and a committee was appointed to arrange to supply them with medals in return for their subscriptions. The following office-bearers were appointed for next year: president, Lord Kincairney; vice-presidents, Andrew Hunter (London), W.N. Walker (Dundee), Wm. Black (Glasgow), and Rev. C.M. Grant (Dundee); directors, John D. Chambers (Manchester), W.W. Robertson (Edinburgh), G.E. Barbier (Glasgow), and H.T. Baxter (Dundee); J.R. Longwill, Wm. Tait, and Wm. Seligmann (Glasgow); Dr O. [C?] G. KNott and D.Y. MIlls (Edinburgh); and John Connor (Garelochhead); secretary and treasurer, David Forsyth, 50 George Street, Edinburgh.

There were fourteen entrants to the Handicap Tournament, which was eventually won by Mr D.Y. Mills (class I), Mr Robert Rankin (class III) being second.
BCM 1895, May, pages 218-9.

 

 



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