The ninth Glasgow Congress, held in September, broke the Scottish record for the number of contestants at a chess event, with 297 players in ten different tournaments.
An innovation that year was the Junior International Invitation event, held in conjunction with the Scottish Junior Chess Association. Participants included nine players who had represented their countries in the 1970 Glorney Cup, held just a few months earlier at Bearsden, near Glasgow: Bailey, Bellin and Saverymuttu (England); Findlay, Holt, Rosenberg and Sinclair (Scotland); D. James (Wales) and O'Hare (Ireland). Added to that list were John Nunn (England), and Rajinder (Raj) Bhopal and Allan Radlow (Scotland).
At the very back: Iain Sinclair (l) and Michael Rosenberg (r). In front of Michael are Raj Bhopal and Eric Holt. The next row, from left to right, has Stan Beaton of Cathcart Chess Club, who was assisting with the tournament, R. O'Hare, David Findlay and Allan Radlow (partly hidden). In the front row, from left to right, is David James, John Nunn, Richard Bailey, Robert Bellin and Seth[na] Saverymuttu.
Nunn - Findlay [C64] Glasgow Junior Invitational (1), 1970
'A well-fought game....or a street brawl?' (Scottish Chess) 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Bc5 4.c3 f5 5.d4 fxe4 6.Ng5 Bb6 7.d5 Nf6 8.0-0 0-0 9.dxc6 bxc6 10.Qb3+ d5 11.Bxc6 Rb8 12.Be3 Ba6 13.Ne6 Qd6 14.Bxd5 Qxd5 15.Nxf8 Bc4 16.Qd1 Bxe3 17.Qxd5+ Nxd5 18.Re1 Bxf2+ 19.Kxf2 Rxb2+ 20.Kg1 Kxf8 21.Rxe4 Bd3 22.Rxe5 Nf4 23.Na3 Rxg2+ 24.Kh1 Rg4 25.Rg1 Rh4 26.Nb5 Nh3 27.Rg3 Be4+ 28.Rxe4 Nf2+ 29.Kg2 Nxe4 30.Rf3+ ½-½
Saverymuttu - Radlow [C00]
Glasgow Junior Invitational (1), 1970 1.e4 e6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 g6 4.g3 Bg7 5.Bg2 c5 6.Ngf3 Nf6 7.0-0 0-0 8.Re1 Nc6 9.c3 b6 10.e5 Nd7 11.d4 Qc7 12.Nf1 Bb7 13.Bg5 Rac8 14.Qd2 Na5 15.Qf4 b5 16.Ne3 Nc4 17.Ng4 Nxb2 18.Be7 Nd3 19.Nh6+ Kh8 20.Qh4 Nxe1 21.Ng5 Nxe5 22.Nhxf7+ 1-0
Bhopal - O'Hare [B03]
Glasgow Junior Invitational (5), 1970 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Bc4 dxe5 5.dxe5 e6 6.Nf3 Nb6 7.Qxd8+ Kxd8 8.Bb3 Nc6 9.0-0 Bd7 10.Rd1 Ke8 11.c3 Rd8 12.Nbd2 Na5 13.Bc2 Bc6 14.Nd4 Nac4 15.Nxc4 Nxc4 16.Nxc6 Rxd1+ 17.Bxd1 bxc6 18.Bf4 Nxb2 19.Bf3 Nd3 20.Bxc6+ Ke7 21.Bg3 f6 22.f4 g5 23.Rd1 Nc5 24.Bf2 Kf7 25.Rd8 fxe5 26.fxe5 Rg8 27.Rc8 Rg7 28.Rxf8+ Kxf8 29.Bxc5+ Kf7 30.Bxa7 Kg6 31.a4 1-0
Holt - Findlay [C64] Glasgow Junior Invitational (6), 1970 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Bc5 4.0-0 Qf6 5.Nc3 Nge7 6.Nd5 Nxd5 7.exd5 Ne7 8.Re1 Qb6 9.d4 exd4 10.Bd3 0-0 11.Bxh7+ Kxh7 12.Ng5+ Kg6 13.h4 Rh8 14.g4 f5 15.h5+ Kf6 16.Qf3 d3 17.Ne4+ Kf7 18.Nxc5 Qxc5 19.Bg5 Re8 20.Bxe7 Rxe7 21.Qxf5+ Kg8 22.h6 Re2 23.cxd3 d6 24.h7+ Kh8 25.Qf8+ Kxh7 26.Rxe2 Bxg4 27.Qxa8 Bxe2 28.Qe8 Bf3 29.Qf7 Qxd5 30.Qxd5 Bxd5 31.Kf1 Kg6 32.Ke2 Kf5 33.Ke3 c5 34.a3 a5 35.Rg1 g5 36.Rg3 g4 37.Kd2 Bf3 38.Rg1 Kf4 39.Re1 Bc6 40.Re6 d5 41.Rf6+ Kg5 42.Rf8 Kh4 43.Ra8 a4 44.Ra5 c4 45.dxc4 dxc4 46.Rc5 1-0
James - Rosenberg [D87]
Glasgow Junior Invitational (6), 1970 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4 0-0 8.Ne2 Nc6 9.0-0 b6 10.Be3 Na5 11.Bd3 c5 12.dxc5 bxc5 13.Bxc5 Qc7 14.Bd4 e5 15.Be3 Be6 16.f3 Rfd8 17.Qc2 Nc4 18.Bxc4 Bxc4 19.Rfd1 Bf8 20.Nc1 Rab8 21.Rxd8 Rxd8 22.Nb3 Rd3 23.Bd2 h5 24.Kh1 Bc5 25.Be1 Bb6 26.Nd2 Qc5 27.Bg3 Bb5 28.Rc1 Qe3 29.Nb3 Bc4 30.Bxe5 Bxb3 31.axb3 Rd2 32.Qb1 Qe2 33.Rg1 Bxg1 34.Qxg1 Rd1 0-1
Sources: Iain Sinclair (photo); Scottish Chess No. 30; Tournament bulletins.
Note: Scottish Chess No. 30, in referring to this Junior International event, stated that the Irish representative had played in the 1970 Glorney Cup, giving the player's name as R. O'Hare. The 1970 Glorney Cup tournament booklet gave T. O'Hare as being a member of the Irish team. I have stayed with R. O'Hare, as Iain Sinclair has noted that on his score sheet.
Historian, Chess Scotland