A small selection of events in which Scottish or Scottish-based players registered a significant success.

Frankfurt (Am Main) 1887
Capt. G.H. Mackenzie scores an outstanding success in the 5th Congress of the German Chess Association.

Ramsgate 1929
William Gibson, a many-times Scottish champion, wins the Premier 'A' event ahead of some established English players, and several international opponents - Gibaud (France), and the up-and-coming Rellstab (Germany) and Noteboom (Holland).

British Women's Championship 1929
Miss Gilchrist wins the first of her two British titles.

British Women's Championship 1934
Miss Gilchrist wins her second British Women's Championship

British Championship 1937
Fairhurst, though born in England, had been based in Glasgow since 1931. He would be a powerful force for change and development in Scottish chess. This was his only win of the British title.

British Championship 1946
R.F. Combe becomes the first Scottish-born player to win the British Championship.

1st Commonwealth Championship 1951
Fairhurst wins the first of these events. (Scotland to host the 2014 Commonwealth Championship)

Scottish Junior International Tournament 1969
Roddy McKay wins an important junior tournament ahead of competitors from Yugoslavia, West Germany, Switzerland Denmark and the home countries.

World U-17 Championship
Paul Motwani wins the World Cadet Championship.


Alan McGowan