Category Archives: History

In memoriam: George Rooney

We recently heard from Clare, the daughter of legendary and sadly missed former Montrose player George Rooney. This inspired us to share the following photos courtesy of Alan McPherson (you can click each image to view larger on


A Chess Joke…

Richard Evans, a former member of GMCC, just sent me the following uncannily accurate vignette from RAFA days (BTW, Chris’ shoulders really do move like this when he laughs…): (requires Flash)

Glasgow Montrose: The Early Years

This post is part one of an occasional series outlining the illustrious history of Glasgow Montrose Chess Club.

In this bumper edition we delve into minutes and other archival material covering the first year of the club, from its formation in 30th September 1965 to its first Annual General Meeting on 5th September 1966.

Many thanks to Sam Collins for making this material available for use on

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