Scottish Championship 1924

The 37th annual Congress of the Scottish Chess Association was held in Lamb’s Restaurant, 56 Reform Street, Dundee, under the auspices of the Dundee Chess Club, on Friday, December 28th, 1923, and succeeding days.

W.T. Logan of Glasgow donated a new trophy for the competition, the previous one having become the property of W. Gibson as a result of winning three consecutive championships. However, this cup would remain the property of the SCA.

Scottish Championship 1924 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
1. C.B. Heath 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 6
2. Dr R.C. Macdonald 0 1 1 1 1 5
3. H.J.M. Thoms 1 0 0 1 1 1 4
4. D. Simpson 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
5. C. Wardhaugh 0 1 0 1 1 4
6. G. Page 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
7. J. Borthwick 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
8. Lt.-Col. R.H. Macdonald 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 Heath and Thoms were from Dundee, Dr Macdonald from Inverness, Simpson and Page from Edinburgh, Wardhaugh and Borthwick from the West of Scotland, and Lt.-Col. Macdonald, an 'unknown', from Surrey. Former champion Wenman intended to compete, but withdrew on short notice because of illness.

The winner, C.B. Heath, was London-born, but resident in Dundee since 1899. He had a sharp, aggressive style and favoured the King's Gambit. He had also played in the championships of 1914, 1915 and 1923. In 1925 he returned to his city of birth.

Scottish Ladies' Championship
There were five entries: Mrs Young and Mrs Brockett from Glasgow; Miss Mercer, Miss Heard and Miss M.C. Forbes, all of Edinburgh. The results:- Miss Heard 4; Miss Forbes & Mrs Brockett 2; Miss Mercer 1; Mrs Young 0.

Open
This resulted in a tie between two Dundee players; H. Clare and E.G. Beckingham.


Alan McGowan 

Updated 5/6/2020