1872, Glasgow - 14 May 1946, Cambuslang
Associated with Glasgow Ladies' and Polytechnic
Jeanie Willox was born in Bridgeton, Glasgow to
David Willox and Janet Lavery. She was a schoolteacher by profession.
In 1897 she married John Brockett, a commercial traveller.
Mrs Brockett was taught chess by Camillo Ritter
(1875-1940), the famous violinist. She was an active worker and
supporter of many areas of chess. She was a life member and former
president of the Scottish Chess Association and a former president of
the Glasgow League. She was also a life member of the British Chess
Mrs Brockett was successful as a player, winning the
Scottish Ladies' Championship in 1926, 1927 and 1939. She also won the
Cranston Trophy in 1922, 1923, 1924, 1941
1945. She scored wins against Blackburne in simultaneous
exhibitions in 1916 and 1921.
Her most significant position was as secretary,
treasurer and frequent champion of Glasgow Ladies' Chess Club from
1916 until her death, which occurred at her home,
61 Grenville Drive, Cambuslang.
BCM 1926, p88.
Herald chess column, 17 May 1946.
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