Scottish Championship 1926

compiled by Alan McGowan

The Scottish Championships, which on this occasion were contested at Glasgow, commenced on December 31st [1925] and lasted till January 7th. We are indebted to the Falkirk Herald for the following account of the proceedings.
The result of the chief event was that Dr. R.C. Macdonald (Inverness) and J.A. McKee (Glasgow) tied for the championship with a score of 9 out of a possible 11 points. Both are well-known players and ex-champions. The doctor won in 1901 and 1904-5-6, and McKee in 1911. The tie will be played off at a date to be agreed on later. Meantime, they divide 1st and 2nd prizes, £15. Other prize-winners and scores were:—3, J. Gilchrist (Falkirk) 8½, £3; 4. W. Gibson (Glasgow) 7½, £2; 5, G. Page (Edinburgh) 7, £1.
(BCM 1926, February, p 87)

Note: I can find no reference in the BCM 1926 regarding a play-off match. However, the British Chess Magazine Chess Annual (a separate publication) does mention that McKee won the play-off, and he is credited with being the champion for 1926.

Scottish Championship 1926

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Pts

1

J.A. McKee

 

0

1

1

1

1

1

1

½

1

½

1

9

2

Dr. R.C. Macdonald

1

 

½

½

1

1

1

1

1

½

½

1

9

3

J. Gilchrist

0

½

 

0

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

4

W. Gibson.

0

½

1

 

0

0

1

1

1

1

1

1

5

G. Page

0

0

0

1

 

1

0

1

1

1

1

1

7

6

J. Borthwick

0

0

0

1

0

 

1

0

1

0

1

1

5

7

Forbes

0

0

0

0

1

0

 

0

1

1

½

1

8

McKillop

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

 

1

0

1

0

4

9

Walsworth

½

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

1

1

1

10

J. Harris

0

½

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

 

0

1

11

McNaughton

½

½

0

0

0

0

½

0

0

1

 

½

3

12

McDonald

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

½

0

 

 

 


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