© Deaf Sports Promotions - Ian Carmichael, SCDAD International Secretary
|The Scottish Chess and Draughts Association of the Deaf (SCDAD), being the oldest Deaf national chess (and draughts) association in the world, has celebrated its first centenary this year 2002. SCDAD invited English Deaf Chess Association (EDCA) to join the celebration in Deaf Connections, Glasgow during the Easter weekend 2002.|
Scotland ‘A’ v England ‘A’
1. Ian Carmichael 1 -
0 Ilan Dwek
1. John Christie 0 - 1
Scotland ‘A’ v England ‘A’
1. Ian Carmichael ½ - ½
Total Score 3 - 7 to England
1. John Christie ½ - ½
Total Score 4½ - 5½ to England
However, the Scottish draughts team (four player team) won the match but very closely 16½ - 15½ (each player to play each opponent over the two games). See the results below :
|1. Edward Mitchell||1 – 1||2 – 0||1½ - ½||2 - 0|
|2. Michael MacMahon||2 – 0||2 – 0||2 – 0||2 – 0|
|3. Alex Wilson||0 – 2||0 – 2||0 – 2||1 - 1|
|4. Reggie Hill||0 – 2||0 - 2||1 – 1||0 - 2|
Total score 16½ - 15½ to Scotland.
In the following evening, there
were 'historical talks' given first by Phillip Gardner on the Scottish Deaf
draughts national player (at between the 20th and 21st centuries) and the second
by Tony Boyce on George D. Campbell's biography with a display demonstration of
one of the Campbell's best games. Then a quiz organised by Catherine Carmichael
for all the Scottish and English players who were mixed up of the groups, was
On the next two days, Saturday and Sunday there was a joined Scottish and English Chess Congress with the three different individual sections - Premier, Major and Minor. Good numbers of the entrees were in all the sections. Some of the Scottish players played well - like Robert Burnett was narrowly beaten to the second place. James Bunyan (now deceased recently) won the Minor section. See the results below. Thanks were given to Tony Boyce for controlling the Premier and the Major sections and also to Graham McLellan for the Minor section.
1. Barry David - 3½
1. Albert Kelberman - 4
1. James Bunyan - 3½
On Saturday evening, there was a
Celebration Dinner provided to all the players, officials and their wives/partners
in total of 70 people. With the pleasure of the presence of Glasgow Baillie Mrs.
Jean, Lillian Lawson (the director of the Scottish Council on Deafness - SCoD)
and her husband, Jock Young and Alex McFarlane, a representative from Scotland
Chess were at the dinner. The dinner went very well and thanks given to both
Jack Giffen and Graham McLellan for the arrangement with the outside caterer.
Jack Giffen was to be congratulated for the good work on setting up the exhibition with many of the Association's old photographs, programs, etc. along with some of the old Deaf booklets. The exhibition was successful with many compliments from the others.
There were only one unfortunate matter that the 100th Anniversary booklets (250 copies) were not ready to be handed out to all at the event. However, a few weeks later, the booklets have been handed or posted. The 100 copies were delivered to ScoD - they would distribute the booklets to the Scottish Deaf Organisations, etc.
It was very fortunate that the Association had received some grants / contributions / donations from the outside organisations like some of the Scottish Councils and Scottish Chess; from some of the Scottish Deaf Societies, ScoD, SENSE and EDCA (towards the Congress prize monies); from some of the Deaf individuals.
The Association has won an award of £1,000 from sportscotland 'Award for All' lottery fund organisation. The money was to be spent on the good quality 100th Anniversary booklets and also on the exhibition materials.
If anyone wishes to have the booklet, to contact Ian Carmichael
Fax no. 01302 537 645