Reminiscences

With the exception of contributions from John A. Jackson and Michael Fallone, all the articles in this section appeared in early issues of the Scottish Chess Association Bulletins.

Dr J. M. Aitken provided some chess memories in 1962.

P.B. Anderson Peter Anderson writes fondly of many areas of Scottish chess history, with particular emphasis on the characters and atmosphere at the Eldon Cafe in Glasgow, home of the Bohemian CC in the 1930s.

W.A. Fairhurst contributed 'My Thirty Years of Chess in Scotland' in a 1962 article.

Michael Freeman recalls his time at Glasgow CC and as a member of three Scotland Olympiad teams.

Ian Hamilton of the Wardie Residents' Club recalls his visit to London during the 1927 International Team Tournament

Colonel W.G. Irvine-Fortescue talks about his many years of competitive chess (interrupted by an interesting military career, which took him to various parts of the world, including India, and chess with Sultan Khan).

John A. Jackson joined Glasgow CC in 1946, where he came under the influence of Fairhurst, and others. John was Scotland's representative in the first World Junior Championship in 1951.

N.A. Perkins Tony (as he seemed to be known) Perkins talks about his participation in several Scottish championships, and the Munich Olympiad of 1958. He doesn't talk about his secret work during WWII.

Michael Fallone Michael won the Scottish Championship in 1963. He played on the Olympiad teams of 1956, 1964 and 1966. He has contributed some memories of several important tournaments, including Olympiads, as well some photographs.

Alan McGowan
Historian, Chess Scotland