Scottish Championship 1932

The 45th annual Congress of the Scottish Chess Association opened on Friday, 25 March 1932 at the Athenaeum, St George's Place, Glasgow, under the auspices of Glasgow Chess Club.

 Fairhurst, who had arrived in Scotland the year before, won the first of his 11 championship titles.

Scottish ch 1932 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts
1. W.A. Fairhurst 1 1 1 1 1 5
2. J. McGrouther 0 1 1 0 1 3
3. H.N.J. Walsworth 0 0 1 1 2
4. Dr R.C. Macdonald 0 0 0 1 1 2
5. R.T.R. Serjeant 0 1 0 0 1
6. J.A. McKee 0 0 0 1

The Scottish Ladies' Championship was won by the title holder, Mrs F.F. Thomson with a perfect score of 4, ahead of Miss Crum 3, Mrs Brockett 2, Mrs J.F. Thomson 1, and Mrs Mill 0.

The Scottish Boys' Championship was won by A.A. Thomson (son of the Ladies' champion) after a play-off with M.D. Thornton. The other participants were: G. Duffus; J. Lindsay Kerr; A. G. Burnett; W. Donald; K. Malcolm; R. M'Cheyne; T. M'Cheyne; J. Orr.

A Major Evening Tournament ended in a tie between J.W. Hastie and J. Macdonald.

At the time of the congress, the deaths of two leading figures in Scottish chess were recorded: J.G. Thomson of Edinburgh CC, whose major contributions helped that club obtain their own premises in 1922, and W. Gibson, a nine-time Scottish champion and winner of numerous other tournaments.


Alan McGowan
Historian/archivist, Chess Scotland 

Updated 30/4/2020