Richardson Cup 1995-1996

Main Tournament

Polytechnic CC win the Richardson for the fitrst time in 10 years, and bring to an end a sequence of 6 losing appearances in the final, an unenviable record held jointly by themselves and Cathcart. Dundee and Victoria reach their fourth consecutive final, a feat achieved previously by only Glasgow, Edinburgh, Glasgow University Union, Cathcart and Polytechnic and exceeded by only the first two of these. Oban made a successful first appearance, seeing off a challenge from Paisley who had won the tournament only 2 years previously. Administratively, problems arose over the Edinburgh West v Cathcart round 2 match which had to be postponed because of heavy snowfall on the day. This caused a delay to the following semi-final.

Round 1 Round 2 Semi Final Final
Inverclyde Central 1 Edinburgh West 4 Edinburgh West 3 Dundee & Victoria(H) 3
Edinburgh West 6
Cathcart (S) 7 Cathcart (S) 3
Giffnock 1
Caley 4 Caley 1 Dundee & Victoria (H) 4
Ardrossan 3
Dundee & Victoria (H) 6 Dundee & Victoria (H) 7
Kirkcaldy 1
Castlehill 1 Crowwood 3 Polytechnic (S) 6 Polytechnic (S) 5
Crowwood 6
Musselburgh (P) 2 Polytechnic (S) 5
Polytechnic (S) 5
Paisley 3 Oban (P) 1 Edinburgh (S) 2
Oban (P) 5
Edinburgh (S) 7 Edinburgh (S) 6
Bon Accord

(P) - Promoted from the previous season's Spens Cup
(H) - Holders
(S) - Other Seeded teams

Final

Dundee and Victoria
Polytechnic
1. CA McNab (B)
½
½
J Rowson
2. DJ Findlay
0
1
D Holmes
3. P Romilly
0
1
I Swan
4. J King
1
0
E Davis
5. A Wright
½
½
D Byrne
6. E Spencer
1
0
L Kirk
7. G Myers
0
1
K Beaton
8. J Anderson
0
1
A Minnican
 
3
5


 

 

 

 

 

 

Relegation Playoff

Round 1 Round 2 Relegated
Castlehill 6 Ardrossan 4 Kirkcaldy
Ardrossan 2
Kirkcaldy 2 Kirkcaldy 3
Musselburgh (P) 5
Bon Accord 4* Bon Accord 6 Giffnock
Paisley 4*
Inverclyde Central 4 Giffnock 2
Giffnock 3

* - Board count