Scottish Championship 1891

The eighth Annual Congress of the Scottish Association was held at the rooms of the Glasgow Club, Athenaeum Buildings, St. George's Place, beginning Monday, July 20th. Three tournaments were arranged, and the following prizes competed for:—

Major Tournament, 1st prize, £4 4s (and possession of Scottish Championship Cup for the year.)
Major Tournament, 2nd prize, £2 2s
Minor Tournament, 1st prize, £3 3s
Minor Tournament, 2nd prize, £2 2s
Handicap Tournament, 1st prize, £3 3s
HandicapTournament, 2nd Prize, £1 11s 6d

In addition to the above, Mr. D. Y. Mills, Edinburgh, gave a prize of £1 1s for the "best game," and Mr. I. M. Brown, Leeds, gave two copies of Chess Exemplified as 3rd prizes in the Major and Minor Tournaments.

Six competitors entered for the Scottish Championship, and from the following table will be seen that Mr. J. D. Chambers won all his games and first prize.

Major Tournament

Championship 1891
1
2
3
4
5
6
Points
1. John D. Chambers
1
1
1
1
1
5
2. John Gilchrist
0
1
1
1
½
3. Sheriff W.C. Spens
0
0
1
1
0
2
4. D. Chirrey
0
0
0
½
1
5. G.A. Thomson
0
0
0
½
1
6. William Black
0
½
1
0
0

Photo: British Chess Magazine 1926, p. 319.

 

Minor Tournament

In the Minor Tournament eight competitors entered, but Mr. J. Bardgett retiring, only seven took part. After a close contest Mr. Seligmann won first prize, £3 3s., with a score of five wins and two draws; Mr. F. Krasser took second prize, £2 2s. The full results of play are given below :—

   
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Total
1 William Seligmann
½
1
1
½
1
1
1
6
2 F. Krasser
½
1
0
1
1
1
1
3 W.H. Jonas
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
5
4 A.C.A. Jonas
0
1
0
1
0
1
1
4
5 C.M. Jonas
½
0
0
0
½
1
1
3
6 John Conner
0
0
0
1
½
0
1
7 William McCombie
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
8 J. Bardgett
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

 

Handicap Tournament

For the Handicap sixteen players entered, and the prizes were won as follows:—first, J. M. Finlayson; second, W. McCombie.

Annual General Meeting

The business meeting was held on Friday evening, 24th July, when Sheriff Spens was elected president of the association, and Edinburgh chosen place of meeting for next year; power was also given to the Edinburgh directors to fix the particular date for meeting, but with recommendation in favour of Easter, 1892.

 

Sources
British Chess Magazine 1891, pp. 362-363.
British Chess Magazine 1926, p. 319.

Alan McGowan