John McGill

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Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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John McGill Scottish, English and British Draughts Champion.

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John McGill - Scottish, English and British Draughts Champion.John McGill, Blantyre, is the only player to hold Scottish, English and British Championships at the same time.

John, who now lives in East Kilbride, would play simultaneous games against all comers at various Clubs around the circuit.

John, (b.1936) won six Scottish Titles between 1959 and 1974. He became British Champion after a two day final in the YMCA in Dumfries. 

Sent in by his cousin Betty McLean, Ontario

“BRITISH OPEN 1974 PHOTO”
 ON EXHIBIT HERE IS A PHOTO FROM THE 1974 BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT, FROM THE COLLECTION OF LIAM STEPHENS.
Front row: Graham Davies, Bill Edwards, John McGill (holding the shield), Local Dignitary (presenting the shield), the lady standing next to him is unknown, George Starrs, and John O’ Connor.
Middle row: Jimmy Grant, John Gilfillan, Lindus Edwards and W. H. Cooper.
Back row: David Glennie, Michael Murphy and Charles McAteer. 
  

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