Scottish Championship 1928

The 41st annual Congress of the Scottish Chess Association opened on Friday, 30 December 1927 at the Edinburgh Chess Club, 1 Alva Street.

The tournament was somewhat marred by a non-appearance and two retirals. Miss F. Hutchison Stirling intended to compete in the main championship, but withdrew. Her place was taken by Mrs Ritchie, but soon after the tournament started she and Serjeant retired, leaving only eight players.

Scottish Championship 1928 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total
   1. Dr R.C. Macdonald 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
   2. J.A. McKee 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
   3. J. Gilchrist 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 6
   4. E.G. Beckingham 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 5
   5. J.K. Harris 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 5
   6. A.J. Mackenzie 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 5
   7. H.L. Forbes 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 4
   8. G. Page 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
   9. Mrs Ritchie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Retd
10. R.T.R. Serjeant 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Retd

Dr Macdonald captured his sixth championship title, having previously won in 1901, 1904-6 and 1927. He had also been runner-up in 1925 and 1926, being  beaten by McKee in the latter event's play-off match.

McKee and James Gilchrist were Dr Macdonald's main rivals, former champions Mackenzie and Page being out of their best form.

Scottish Ladies' Championship
There were only two entries; Mrs Brockett of Glasgow, the holder, and Miss Malcolm of Edinburgh. A short match was played, won by Miss Malcolm.

 

Alan McGowan

updated 5/6/2020