Scottish Championship 1933

The 46th Congress of the Scottish Chess Association opened on Friday, 30 December 1932 in the rooms of the Edinburgh Ladies' Chess Club at 1 Torphicen Place.

 Fairhurst dominate the opposition in the main tournament, winning all his games and his second successive championship.

Aitken and Combe made their first appearance in the event.

Scottish ch 1933 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Pts
1. W.A. Fairhurst 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
2. G. Page 0 1 0 1 1 1 4
3. J.M. Aitken 0 0 1 1 1 3
4. R.F. Combe 0 1 0 1 1 3
5. A. Goldberg 0 0 0 1 2
6. I. Hamilton 0 0 0 1
7. J.A. Stewart 0 0 0 0 0

 The Scottish Ladies' Championship had eight entries. The title holder, Mrs Thomson, and Mrs Brockett were from Glasgow, the others from the host club: Mrs Ritchie, Miss Crum, Mrs Mill, Miss Robson, Miss Kessen and Miss Henderson. Mrs F.F. Thomson retained her title, finishing with 6 points, ahead of Mrs Ritchie with 5.

The Ladies' Minor Tournament was won by Miss Tweedie.

The Scottish Boys' Championship had only two entries - A.A. Thomson (son of the above Mrs Thomson) and A.G. Burnett of Edinburgh. The rules for such a competition said that a matchs should be played until someone won three games. At the close of the congress the score stood level, with two wins each and four draws. They shared the title.

The popular 'lightning' handicap tournament was held on Saturday, 31 December. The final was contested by two Edinburgh players, when R. Laing defeated D. Simpson.


Alan McGowan
Historian/archivist, Chess Scotland

Updated 30/4/2020