September 21st, 2016
Alan McGowan of Cathcart CC has been supplying history updates to the CS site for several years. We’ll try and keep you updated on latest additions here. The history archive provides links to all the material.
Please contact Alan directly if you have any comments, corrections or¬†ideas for events and personalities which should be covered.
Update Sep 21 2016:
Tom Borland photo archive¬†(added)¬†The photographs were provided by Tom Borland.¬†Corrections and suggestions as to identification are welcomed.
George Drever¬†(added)¬†George, who would later be associated with Howden Chess Club in Glasgow, was born 31 March, 1910 in Leith.¬†George was one of many volunteers who fought in the Spanish Civil War.
Angus Burnett (updated)
Spens Cup 1970¬†(added)
Stirling Ladies CC¬†(added)
Glasgow Internationals (updated)
Update May 19 2016:
Allan Glen’s School¬†-¬†A remarkable number of talented chess players attended this Glasgow school. Numerous chess successes were recorded by the pupils in individual and team events and, after leaving the school, many of the players went on to gain national and international chess honours.
Update October 22 2015:
Spens Cup 1914 and 1921 to bring a complete run from 1902-58.
1. Miss F.H. Stirling: indexed in Master bio ¬†page as Stirling, the family name, even though she is often referred to as F. Hutchison Stirling. Birth record shows Stirling as surname.
2. Miss Malcolm
1954ch – amended the text, improved the table.
Spankie – added photo
Turriff – added photo
Znosko-Borovsky (Master visits) – added a second photo
Eliskases – adeed another photo
Kostich – added some text and a few consultation games.
Lerchs bio – spelling error corrected
Update October 10 2015:
Three women players added.
Nancy Elder¬†- 16 times Scottish Champion
Update October 3 2014:
Update April 3 2014:
Latest Additions: Glasgow 800, Celtic Triangular international matches.
Bios: Ted Fitzjames
Update March 5 2014:
Bonar Law bio added – the chessplaying PM
Sheriff Spens bio added
Biographies list updated
Saavedra bio added.
Update January 1 2013:
Master Visits¬†- Bob Wade
Championships update¬†1892,3,4,5,6,8 1900,02,10,
Update October 1 2012:
Update August 14 2012:
Death is announced today of Svetozar Gligoric.
He made several visits to Scotland. Please see links on “master visits” page.
Update February 13 2012:
Scottish Championships 1966-1977
Update February 10 2012:
Biographies page¬†- use this link to see recent changes to following
Crum, Miss AM (date of death, sources)
Fallone (Place of birth & photo)
Munn, Walter (new)
Scottish Ch 1935 – added photo taken at final dinner
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