Scottish Championship 1924

compiled by Alan McGowan

The 37th annual congress of the Scottish Chess Association will be held in Lamb’s Restaurant, 56 Reform Street, Dundee, under the auspices of the Dundee CC, on Friday, December 28th, 1923, and succeeding days. The annual business meeting will be held on Monday, December 31st, at 3 p.m….
All entries must be made to the Secretary of the S.C.A., C. Wardhaugh, Moray Cottage, Cardross, Dumbartonshire, on or before Monday, December 17th.
(BCM 1923, December, p 440)

The thirty-seventh annual congress was held at Lamb’s Restaurant, 56 Reform Street, Dundee.
The withdrawal at the last moment of another ex-champion, in P. Wenman, from ill-health, left the championship tournament a very open matter. A very close fight ensued, as the appended score sheet will show; eventually C.B. Heath, of Dundee, who is well known as frequent competitor in the B.C.F. congresses, secured the championship, the first prize of £10, and the Spens Memorial gold medal. For a long time he has shown himself to be a dour opponent, and that he is not to be put off by an attacking opponent is shown by his game v. Dr. R.C. Macdonald, who took the second prize.
It was appropriate that Heath should win in his own town, and his success was very popular. Dr. R.C. Macdonald (Inverness) showed he is still a force to be reckoned with, and he played with fine precision in many of his games. He took the second prize of £5, and the third and fourth prizes of £3 and £2 were shared by D. Simpson, of Edinburgh, and H.J.M. Thoms, of Dundee,
(BCM 1924, February, p 57/8.)

Scottish Championship 1924

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C.B. Heath

 

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0

1

1

1

1

1

6

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Dr. R.C. Macdonald

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½

1

½

1

1

1

5

3

H.J.M. Thoms

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0

1

1

1

4

D. Simpson

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0

1

 

½

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1

1

5

C. Wardhaugh

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½

1

½

 

0

1

1

4

6

G. Page

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0

0

0

1

 

1

1

3

7

James Borthwick

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0

0

0

0

0

 

1

1

8

Lt.-Col. R.H. Macdonald

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0

0

0

0

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