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Richardson Cup 1953-1954

Main Tournament

Glasgow CC begin a run of 3 successive wins of the Richardson Cup, while Bon Accord make their first of 3 appearances in 5 years as losing finalists - their best performance in the Richardson. Polytechnic finally succumb to relegation. There are various missing results, details of which would be appreciated.

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

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

The final was played on Saturday 6 March, in Perth. At the close of play the match was tied, with the game on board 2 sent for adjudication. This game was later awarded to Glasgow, giving the club their 22nd Richardson win. (Glasgow Herald 1954: Monday 8 March and the Chess column of Friday 2 April.)

Glasgow CC
Bohemian CC
1. W.A. Fairhurst
½
½
Dr R.C. Nairn
2.W.M. Inverarity
1
0
C. Pirie
3. Commander A.J. Peters
1
0
I. Middleton
4. T. Russell Jr.
0
1
A. Lerchs
5. J. Hamilton
0
1
F.H.C. Marriot
6. E. Knopfler
½
½
Col. W.G. Irvine-Fortescue
7. N. McEachernr
1
0
A.D. Campbell
 
4
3

 

 

 

 

 


Relegation Tournament

Round 1 Round 2 Relegated
College (P) 4 Polytechnic Polytechnic
Polytechnic 3
Bohemians lost Bohemians
Civil Service won