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Richardson Cup mysteries
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Thanks to Alan McGowan there is some great stuff recently added to the archives especially the article on Allan Glens’ where the photos are particularly interesting.
The Richardson is now covered in great depth all the way back to 1899 and it led me to the following queries which I wonder if anyone knows the answers to:
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1. We don’t have any individual game results in the final for e.g. 1961-1969 so we don’t know who the Glasgow and Glasgow University Union teams were during this period.
2. Edinburgh was very successful up to 1960 – Was D Simpson the same person that appeared in 1904 through the 1930s all the way to 1958? He looks old in the photo in 1958. Maybe Geoff Chandler can do an autobiography?
3. Was Jim Dick (1973 winner) ever heard of again after he left Scotland abruptly about the same time as Shergar and Lord Lucan? Could he be tracked down as a missing person?
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amuir Wrote:3. Was Jim Dick (1973 winner) ever heard of again after he left Scotland abruptly about the same time as Shergar and Lord Lucan? Could he be tracked down as a missing person?
He appears again for Glasgow on the losing side of the final in 1982.
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Alan Jelfs Wrote:
amuir Wrote:3. Was Jim Dick (1973 winner) ever heard of again after he left Scotland abruptly about the same time as Shergar and Lord Lucan? Could he be tracked down as a missing person?
He appears again for Glasgow on the losing side of the final in 1982.

Jim was the controller for the Glasgow Herald Scottish u-19 tournament in the 1970s but I thought he cut a lonely figure. He was a school teacher. Philip Giulian tells me he did a runner to London (this must be in the early 1980s ) and the trail has run cold. He is now declared dead for legal reasons. I am just curious in these days of cross-border police whether he can be traced.
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(29-05-2016, 07:13 AM)amuir Wrote: Thanks to Alan McGowan there is some great stuff recently added to the archives especially the article on Allan Glens’ where the photos are particularly interesting.
The Richardson is now covered in great depth all the way back to 1899 and it led me to the following queries which I wonder if anyone knows the answers to:
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1.       We don’t have any individual game results in the final for e.g. 1961-1969 so we don’t know who the Glasgow and Glasgow University Union teams were during this period.
2.       Edinburgh was very successful up to 1960 – Was D Simpson the same person that appeared in 1904 through the 1930s all the way to 1958? He looks old in the photo in 1958. Maybe Geoff Chandler can do an autobiography?
3.       Was Jim Dick (1973 winner) ever heard of again after he left Scotland abruptly about the same time as Shergar and Lord Lucan? Could he be tracked down as a missing person?
I played for Glasgow University teams from about October 1967 until about February 1972.  We had a team in the Glasgow League and National Club Championship, as well as in the Richardson Cup.  Amongst the players in our team were Nicholas Young (now a retired maths professor from Newcastle Uni), David Watt (became a professor at Glasgow Uni Computing Department and remained there all his career, so far as I know) , Martin Brodie (who became a professor in medicine and a world leading expert in epilepsy), Michael Rosenberg (who moved to the USA and became a world bridge champion - I taught him to swim during the 1970 Student Olympiad), Ken McAlpine, Peter Jamieson, Ken Stewart, Roger Amos. 

I can't recall if  Craig Pritchett was playing for us, but have a feeling that he played for Polytechnic instead. He would know of course.
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Only just noticed this: for the record, I played for Glasgow Polytechnic (my first club from the mid-1960s) in the Glasgow League and Richardson Cup ... and for the Glasgow University team in the National Club Championship (Polytechnic didn't enter this event while I played for them in the years up to around 1972).
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