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Richardson Cup 1954-1955

Main Tournament

Glasgow CC record one of the largest scores in the final in defeating Bohemians. College are relegated, never to reappear, while newcomers Wardie Residents survive and remain in the tournament for several years.

Round 1 Semi Final Final
Civil Service 5 Civil Service Glasgow (H) 6
Wardie Residents (P) 2
Glasgow (H) Glasgow (H)
Bon Accord
College 1½+ Edinburgh 3 Bohemians 1
Edinburgh 4½+
Bohemians 5 Bohemians 4
Dundee 2

(P) - Promoted from the previous season's Spens Cup
(H) - Holders

Glasgow Chess Club found it unexpectedly easy on Saturday to retain the Richardson Cup, confined to the eight leading clubs in Scotland. Against Bohemian in the final round they had before the half-time tea interval four quick wins, on boards 3, 4, 5, and 6, which decided the match.

At the later session the top board game between Fairhurst and Anderson, the Scottish Champion, was won for Glasgow by Fairhurst with a fine sacrificial attack against a Slav defence. Glasgow also won on Board 2, and Bohemian won on Board 7, which made the final result 6-1 for Glasgow.

The match was played in Glasgow CC rooms at 189 Pitt Street. (Glasgow Herald)

Glasgow CC
Bohemian CC
1. W.A. Fairhurst
1
0
P.B. Anderson
2. E. Knopfler
1
0
C.W. Marshall
3. Commander A.J. Peters
1
0
J. Black
4. T. Russell Jr.
1
0
C.E. Simon
5. Dr M. Rose
1
0
N. Singh
6. G. Joerg
1
0
H. Rey
7. J.G. McGregor
0
1
C. Griffin
 
6
1

 

 

 

 

 


Relegation Tournament

Round 1 Round 2 Relegated
Dundee 5 College 3 College
College 2
Bon Accord 3 Bon Accord 4
Wardie Residents (P) 4