Scottish Chess and Draughts Association of the Deaf
100th Anniversary Tournament

29th - 31st March 02
 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.
Also with a great honour, both Anthony J. Boyce, the President and G. Westerveld, the Secretary (and his wife both from the Netherlands) of the International Committee of Silent Chess (I.C.S.C.) were presented to witness the Association's 100th Anniversary Celebration.
The event started on the Good Friday, the 29th March 2002 with the international Deaf chess teams matches between Scotland and England and also for the first time the international Deaf draughts team match again between Scotland and England.
For the 'W.R.Leitch Trophy', the Scottish chess team 'A' (five-player team) lost 3-7 to the English team 'A' over the two games and for the 'Ada Fenwick Trophy' the Scottish team 'B' lost 4-5 to the English team 'B'. See the full results below:


Morning session
Scotland A v England A

1. Ian Carmichael 1 -  0 Ilan Dwek 
2. Robert Burnett 1 -  0 Peter Sharpe
3. William Greig 0 - 1 Richard Dunn
4. Eddie McRobbie - Chris Kreuzer
5. Gordon Bennie 0 - 1 Alistair McLeod


Scotland A v England A

1. John Christie 0 - 1 Albert Kelberman
2. Frank Duffy 0 - 1 Stephen Gibson
3. John Dearie 1 -  0 Desmond Masterson
4. Andrew McLean 0 - 1 Frank Wood
5. David Whiston - Hubert Carrick


Afternoon session
Scotland A v England A

1. Ian Carmichael - Richard Dunn      
2. Robert Burnett 0 - 1 Chris Kreuzer
3. William Greig 0 - 1 Peter Sharpe
4. Eddie McRobbie 0 - 1 Alistair McLeod
5. Gordon Bennie 0 - 1 Ilan Dwek

Total Score 3 - 7 to England


Scotland A v England A

1. John Christie - Stephen Gibson
2. Frank Duffy 0 - 1 Albert Kelberman
3. John Dearie - Frank Wood
4. Andrew McLean 1 - 0 Hubert Carrick 
5. David Whiston 1 - 0 Desmond Masterson

Total Score 4 - 5 to England

However, the Scottish draughts team (four player team) won the match but very closely 16 - 15 (each player to play each opponent over the two games). See the results below :

England

Scotland

Albert
Kelberman
Barry
David
Phillip
Gardner
Tony Boyce &
Michael Freund
1. Edward Mitchell 1 1 2 0 1 - 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 16 - 15 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 enjoyable.
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.

Premier

1. Barry David - 3
2. Robert Burnett - 3
3. Chris Kreuzer - 3
4. Phillip Gardner - 3
5. Richard Dunn - 3
6. Michael Freund  - 2
7. Ilan Dwek - 2
8. James Kelberman - 2
9. Alistair McLeod - 2
10. Stephen Gibson - 2
11. Ian Carmichael - 1

Major

1. Albert Kelberman - 4
2. John Wassell - 4
3. Eddie McRobbie - 3
4. Gordon Bennie - 3
5. John Christie - 3
6. William Greig - 2
7. Frank Duffy - 2
8. Mick Simmons - 2
9. Gerrard Westerveld - 2
10. Frank Wood - 2
11. Edward Mitchel - 2
12. David Whiston - 2
13. John Dearie - 1
14. Jack Giffen - 1
15. Desmond Masterson - 1
16. Andrew McLean -

Minor

1. James Bunyan - 3
2. Hubert Carrick - 3
3. Billy Rogers - 3
4. Len Mellis - 3
5. Brian Fraser - 3
6. Michael MacMahon - 3
7. Colin Keetley - 2
8. Brian McLeary - 1
9. Charlie Molloy - 1
10.Jack Smith - 1

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
E-mail: iancathy@aol.com
Fax no. 01302 537 645