Richardson Cup 1952-1953

Main Tournament

Edinburgh CC reverse the result of the inaugural Richardson final by defeating Dundee. For holders Polytechnic its back to normal business in the relegation tournament after a first round drubbing from Bon Accord. There are various missing results, details of which would be appreciated.

Round 1 Semi Final Final
Polytechnic (H) Bon Accord lost Edinburgh 5½*
Bon Accord
Bohemians Edinburgh won
Civil Service lost Dundee (P) 4 Dundee (P) 1½*
Dundee (P) won
Glasgow Glasgow 3

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

Dundee were at home in the replayed final on Saturday, 25 April 1953. Edinburgh won 5½-1½. Neither the Glasgow Herald chess column of 1 May 1953 nor the June BCM gave the team lists.

Relegation Tournament

Round 1 Round 2 Relegated
Bohemians 5 Polytechnic Central
Polytechnic 2
Civil Service 4 Central
Central 3