World Championship - Zonal Tournaments


Under the earlier format of qualification tournaments used to find a challenger to the World Champion, several Scottish players took part in Zonal tournaments. Here is a selection of these events.

Although born in England, Fairhurst and Levy were representing Scotland at the 1957 and 1969 tournaments.


1951 Bad Pyrmont Aitken
1954 Munich Aitken
1957 Dublin Fairhurst
1963 Enschede Aitken
1966 The Hague Davie
1969 Praia da Rocha Levy
1972 Caorle Pritchett
1975 Pula Pritchett
1978 Amsterdam Morrison, G.



Alan McGowan
Historian, Chess Scotland