Scottish Championship 1951

compiled by Alan McGowan

The fifty-eighth Annual Congress was held at Dundee, during the Easter holidays. As last year, neither W.A. Fairhurst nor Dr. J.M. Aitken competed in the Championship, which ended in a tie between P.B. Anderson, last year's champion, and A.A. Thomson, with 5½; they will play-off for the title.

(BCM 1951, May, p 156)

Scottish Championship 1951

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

 

1

A.A. Thomson

 

½

½

1

1

½

1

1

2

P.B. Anderson

½

 

1

1

½

½

1

1

3

K.H. Marscheider

½

0

 

½

½

½

1

1

4

4

Dr. M. Rose

0

0

½

 

1

½

1

1

4

5

N.A. MacLeod

½

0

½

0

 

1

½

1

6

H. Deas.

½

½

½

½

0

 

½

½

3

7

A. McLennan.

0

0

0

0

½

½

 

½

8

A.N. Milne

0

0

0

0

0

½

½

 

1

The crosstable is taken from The Scottish Chess Association Year-Book, 1952.

 

The Scottish Championship has been won for the first time by A.A. Thomson, of Glasgow, from a 2-1 win against the Holder, P.B. Anderson, in the match to decide their tie for first place at the Dundee Congress.

(BCM 1951, July, p 208)

Note: A. Aird Thomson was the son of Mrs Florence Frankland Thomson, who was Scottish Ladies' Champion 1929-30, 1932-3-4 and 1937. In the British Ladies' Championship she finished third twice and second twice. She represented Scotland (with Miss Gilchrist) at the Women's World Championship 1937, which was held alongside the Olympiad.

Photo of A. Aird Thomson, the winner, taken from Chess, November 1951, p 28.


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