The South Lanark Chess League, by now in its tenth year, made plans for an Easter Congress at the Clydesdale Hotel, Bloomgate, Lanark, on April 16th and 18th. It was announced that there would be a Premier, Major, Minor and 'under eighteen' sections. The Premier section was a 6-player, all-play-all.
1st. A. Macleod (Dingwall) 4; 2nd. M. Fallone (Larkhall) 3; 3rd & 4th. W. Gray (Lanark) and M. Freeman (Ayr) 2. Other players were Mrs S.M. Steedman and Lt.-Col. W.G. Irvine-Fortescue.
Photo left to right: Alastair Macleod, Lt-Col. W.G. Irvine-Fortescue, William Gray, Michael Fallone, Mrs S.M. Steedman and Michael Freeman.
Alastair Macleod and Michael Freeman were undergraduates at Glasgow University. William Gray was Lanark champion.
(Photo courtesy of Michael Freeman).