George Page

27 October 1890, Glasgow - 26 June 1953, Edinburgh

Associated with both the Edinburgh Chess Club and the Civil Service Chess Club (Edinburgh). He was champion of the former club many times, including the consecutive years 1933-41. He was also the Edinburgh CC team that won the Richardson Cup in the years 1920-24. From 1925 onwards, Page would help the Civil Service CC in their matches, and he was a member of their team that won the Richardson Cup 1939. He won the Scottish Championship in 1925, and played on the Scottish team at the Olympiads at Folkestone 1933 and Stockholm 1937. Mr Page, who edited a chess column in the Weekly Scotsman from 1926-1939, was also a noted chess problem composer. In 1952 he was made a Companion of the Imperial Service Order, an award given to retiring staff of the Civil Service who had given long and meritorious service.

Sources: CHESS, September 1953, p 240; BCM 1953, p 213; Glasgow Herald chess column (undated).

Alan McGowan
Historian, Chess Scotland