Richardson Cup 1998-1999

Main Tournament

The 1998-1999 Richardson Cup was won by Polytechnic CC of Glasgow who recorded their seventh win of the trophy. There was some controversy in their semi-final which is noted below. The result in the final set a record for the margin of victory in an 8 board final.

Bearsden and Grangemouth (P) who were eligible did not enter thus creating byes for the top 2 seeds in the first round.

Round 1 Round 2 Semi Final Final
Wandering Dragons (4) 3 Dundee & Victoria 5 Dundee & Victoria 4 Dundee & Victoria 2
Dundee & Victoria 5
Castlehill 4 Castlehill 3
Ardrossan 3
  Edinburgh West (2) 5 Edinburgh West (2) 3
Inverness 3 Glenrothes (P) 2
Glenrothes (P) 4
Musselburgh scr Bon Accord 2 Crowwood (1)(H) 4 Polytechnic (3) 6
Bon Accord w/o
  Crowwood(1) (H) 6
Oban 2 Cathcart 3 Polytechnic (3) 4*
Cathcart 6
Polytechnic (3) w/o Polytechnic(3) 5
Edinburgh scr

* - Winners on Elimination after a tie on board count
(P) - Promoted from the previous season's Spens Cup
(H) - Holders
Numbers in brackets indicate seedings

Final

Dundee and Victoria
Polytechnic
1. CA McNab (W)
½
½
JK Shaw
2. DJ Findlay
0
1
D Lawson
3. P Romilly
½
½
E Davis
4. E Spencer
0
1
I Swan
5. G Robertson
0
1
D Byrne
6. P Walsh
0
1
L Kirk
7. J Chalmers
0
1
N Reid
8. C Ironside
0
1
DA Watt
 
2
6



 

 

 

 

 

In the semi-final there was much controversy over Polytechnic fielding David Lawson who had only joined the club 2 days previously. Polytechnic consulted the tournament director over his eligibility and were given the all-clear. Crowwood subsequently protested about his eligibility during and after the match. After deliberation by the SCA Arbiters committee a vote was taken, excluding a member of the committee who was a member of Polytechnic and the Tournament Director. It had been agreed by the committee and the clubs that it would require a majority vote to change the decision. The committee voted 2-2 and therefore agreed not to change the decision of the Tournament Director.

In round 1, Edinburgh were 'frightened' out of the tournament. On hearing the strength of the oppositions's team for the match due the following day they decided to withdraw.

Relegation Playoff

Because Bearsden and Grangemouth (P) were unable to enter, they automatically assume the relegation places, thus avoiding the need for a relegation playoff.