Miss Mary Dinorah Gilchrist
4 June 1882, Rutherglen -14 January 1947, Edinburgh
- Scottish Ladies' Champion 1921, 1922, 1923 and 1938.
- British Ladies' Champion 1929 and 1934.
- represented Scotland at the Women's World Championship at Folkestone 1933, finishing in 3rd place out of eight entrants (8½/14), and at Stockholm 1937, sharing 8th & 9th places out of 26 entrants (7½/14).
- president of the Scottish Chess Association November 1937 to April 1938
- life member of the British Chess Federation.
British Ladies' Champion 1934
Miss Gilchrist was initially associated with Glasgow Ladies' Chess Club but joined Edinburgh Ladies' CC when she moved to that city.
Miss Gilchrist was the daughter of John Gilchrist. She died suddenly at 4 Merchiston Ave, Edinburgh.
Sources: British Chess Magazine 1933, p. 305; 1934, p. 363 (photo); 1937, p. 462; 1947, p. 93/4.
Historian, Chess Scotland