Richardson Cup 1963-1964
Glasgow CC continue their run with the second of 5 successive Richardson Cup wins with another victory over Edinburgh, the 24th time they have met in the final, but the last for 18 years. Newly promoted Cathcart start a long run in the tournament, unbroken at the time of writing in 2001. Losing Spens finalists Knightswood decline their place in the tournament and a playoff takes place between relegated Ardrossan and Falkirk for their place, which is won by the latter, extending their stay by just one more year.
This was also a year of some administrative changes. The tie-break of elimination in the replay is replaced by board count - still in a replay. The time control is also changed from 20 moves in 1 hour to 40 moves in 2 hours, despite some bizarre feeling at the deciding meeting that this would favour the stronger players !
|Round 1||Round 2||Semi Final||Final|
|Clackmannan County (S)||2|
|Bon Accord||w/o||Bon Accord||½||Glasgow (H)||5½|
|Glasgow University Union||scr|
|Civil Service (S)||3|
|Griffin||2½||Cathcart (P)||1½||Edinburgh (S)||4½|
(P) - Promoted from the previous season's Spens Cup.
(H) - Holders
(S) - Other Seeeded teams
|Glasgow University Union||4½||Falkirk|