Feature on Queen's Park Chess Club. The club meet on Tuesday evenings at Wellcroft Bowling Club at Queen's Park in the Southside of Glasgow. Pictured from left are- Derek Rankine (club secretary), Caitlin McCulloch (team captain) and Ryan

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‘DEAR Sir,” the notice read, “Please attend a meeting of those favourable to the formation of a Chess Club.” The circular, distributed across the south side of Glasgow, drew 26 men keen on the game to found Queen’s Park Chess Club. They went on to respectable success at tournaments in Scotland, despite being somewhat itinerant, moving premises on a regular basis to set up home in local venues including Turner’s Tea Rooms on Victoria Road, the Eglinton Toll YMCA and Queen’s Park Bow