Scottish Championship 1896

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

Pts

1

D.Y. Mills

1

1

1

1

1

5

2

G.B. Fraser

0

1*

1

1

1

4

3

W.N. Walker

0

0*

1

1

1

3

4

Sheriff W.C. Spens

0

0

0

1

1

2

5

P. Sandeman

0

0

0

0

1

1

6

D. Forsyth

0

0

0

0

0

0

The 13th Annual Congress was held in Dundee.

(* By forfeit.)

Mr John D. Chambers donated a prize of £2 to the winner of the best played game.

Mills had previously won the championship in 1885,1887 and 1892. This win in 1895 was the first of three consecutive victories (with further wins in 1899 and 1900).

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.

Compiled by: Alan McGowan



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