Scottish Championship 1954

compiled by Alan McGowan

The sixty-first annual Scottish chess championship was won at Stirling yesterday by P.B. Anderson ( Glasgow ), who gained the trophy, first prize, and the special Spens memorial prize, with 8½ points from six games won and five drawn.

Anderson was champion in 1950 and for many years has been one of the leading players in Scotland . Next month at Nottingham he will play for the British championship as a representative of the Scottish Chess Association.

The second prize was won by N.A. Perkins ( London , formerly of Edinburgh ), the third and fourth prizes were shared by E. Knopfler ( Glasgow ) and A. Lerchs ( Aberdeen ).

Source: Glasgow Herald chess column (date not known).

NOTE: Bruce Hayden was born in Scotland but later made his home in England . He was a chess columnist for the Sunday Times and other publications. He was also the author of Cabbage heads and chess kings' , Arco Publications, 1960.

Scottish Championship 1954

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P.B. Anderson

 

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1

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N.A. Perkins

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8

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E. Knopfler

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A. Lerchs

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C.W. Marshall

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M.J. Heaton

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Dr. M. Rose

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E.A. Woods

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T. Russell, Jnr

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B. Hayden

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Col. W.G. I-Fortescue

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S.L. Dawson

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