News 2013 Congratulations Roddy McKay!


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Congratulations Roddy McKay!
Written by David Friedgood   
Roddy McKay

Our heartiest congratulations go to BCPS member Roddy McKay, who annexed his 8th Scottish Chess Championship title! As the highest scoring Scot in the international open event as well as being over 55 years of age, Roddy also took the Scottish Seniors title outright. This is a marvellous record for the amateur International Master, who first won the Scottish title all of 42 years ago. Roddy is also a strong solver, regularly turning in good scores in the annual British Solving Championship and occasionally achieving selection as a member of the British team in the European and World solving championships. He is an excellent example of someone who can derive pleasure – as well as success – from chess compositions as well as playing the game, also combining these with work and family.


Scottish Glorney Cup Team, 1970

A teenage Roddy (second from left) as a member of the Scottish Glorney Cup team of 1970, the year before he won his first national title. The photo also features a young Christopher Jones (third from right, with striped tie), and in the centre of the photo, another composer and solver, Iain Sinclair, who represented Great Britain in the WCSC of 1981.

Photo: Chess Scotland

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