Scottish Championship 1925

compiled by Alan McGowan

The Chess Editor of the Glasgow Herald has kindly sent us his account of the Scottish Championship and his report is so clear and informative that we are taking the liberty of reproducing it, with only a few omissions.

The Thirty-eighth contest for the championship of Scotland [held in Edinburgh] will be memorable for three things, viz., the presence for the first time of lady competitors; the abnormal number of adjourned games, no fewer than nine out of the 28 played; and the winning of the title by an Edinburgh player. The ladies, probably the two strongest of their sex in Scotland won one and drew three against men opponents, a very creditable performance, and one which quite justified their entry. After the first two rounds they quite recovered from a possibly natural nervousness, and none of their opponents had an easy game thereafter. Miss Gilchrist stretched Page to the utmost in the last round; at one time she had the better position. To Miss Hutchison-Stirling, of the Edinburgh Central Club, belongs the honour of scoring the first win to be recorded by a lady in the Scottish championship, a very fine won against the strong Edinburgh player Sergeant.
The first four took prizes to the value of £10, £5, £3 and £2 in the order named.
(BCM 1925, May, pp 232/3)

 

Scottish Championship 1925

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

 

1

G. Page

 

1

1

1

0

1

1

1

6

2

Dr. R.C. Macdonald

0

 

½

1

1

1

1

1

3

C. Wardhaugh

0

½

 

0

1

1

1

1

4

R.T.R. Sergeant

0

0

1

 

1

0

1

1

4

5

G.W. Hives

1

0

0

0

 

½

½

1

3

6

Miss F. H-Stirling

0

0

0

1

½

 

½

½

7

H.J. Walsworth

0

0

0

0

½

½

 

½

8

Miss Gilchrist

0

0

0

0

0

½

½

 

1

 

 


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