10 April 1867, Caprington Castle, Riccarton, Ayrshire - 25 July 1915, Edinburgh
Daughter of William Cathcart Smith Cuninghame and Maria Anstruther
Scottish Ladies' Champion 1908 and 1915. =1st in 1909, but lost the play-off to Miss Alice Taylor.
Presented a new trophy to to the Scottish Ladies' Chess Association:
The main inscription reads:
PRESENTED IN 1909 BY
ANNE DS CUNINGHAME
Member of Edinburgh Ladies' Chess Club
Participated in several British Ladies' Championships.
Played in a women's tournament in San Remo, Italy in 1911. This tournament was discussed by Edward Winter in Chess Notes 6627 and a group photograph of the ladies is in item 11111.
Died at 9 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh (usual residence Glenloin House, Arrochar). At the AGM of the Scottish Ladies' Chess Association on 10 April 1915, a few months before her death, she was elected president.
ScotlandsPeopla web site.
Scotsman, 12 April 1915, page 5.
Famous Scottish Houses: The Lowlands, by Thomas Hannan. A. & C. Black, London, 1928.
Ken Stewart (trophy photo).
Compiled by Alan McGowan