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Richardson Cup 1951-1952

Main Tournament

A historic year for the Richardson Cup. For the first time ever, neither Glasgow nor Edinburgh appear in this the 44th Richardson Cup Final, spread over 54 years. It falls to Polytechnic CC after years of scrabbling around in the relegation tournament to finally win the Richardson Cup. The mighty Glasgow CC, holders and many times winners of the tournament, suffer the ignominy of going to the relegation final before eliminating newly promoted College, a team of Glasgow University Staff. Civil Service make it past round 1 for the first time since winning the tournament in 1939. The tournament has a series of very close matches with only the relegation final being decided by more than 2 points.

Round 1 Semi Final Final
Bohemians Bohemians Bohemians
College (P)
Edinburgh 4 Edinburgh
Bon Accord 3
Polytechnic 4 Polytechnic 4 Polytechnic
Glasgow (H) 3
Civil Service 4* Civil Service 3
Central 3*

(P) - Promoted from the previous season's Spens Cup
(H) - Holders
* - In a replay after 3½:3½

Polytechnic (Glasgow)
Bohemian CC (Glasgow)
1. J.S. Macmartin
1
0
N. Singh
2. F.G.H. Nicholson
½
½
C.W. Marshall
3. J. Aitchison
½
½
P.B. Anderson
4. J.W. Hastie
1
0
J. Black
5. D.H. Beattie
1
0
C.E. Simon
6. C.L. Rossini
½
½
C. Griffin
7. R. Nearyr
0
1
A.A. Marshall
 


 

 

 

 


The Final was played on Saturday, 23 February 1952 at the YMCA, Bothwell St., Glasgow. Four of the games were adjudicated; boards 2, 5, 6 and 7. (Source: Glasgow Herald of 29 February 1952 - thanks to Ken Stewart.)

Relegation Tournament

Round 1 Round 2 Relegated
Bon Accord College (P) ½ College (P)
College(P)
Central 4 Glasgow (H)
Glasgow (H) 3