The Dundee Evening Telegraph for the same day gave substantially the same story, adding that "Maclennan and his school-mate, Fergus Nicholson, aged 15, hitch-hiked to Buxton for the congress, and are camping outside the town."Gloucestershire Echo, 25 August 1950 wrote:4-MOVE CHESS CONGRESS WIN - BY A BOY - A SEVENTEEN-YEARS-OLD Glasgow schoolboy, Alec Maclennan, defeated his opponent at Buxton, Derbyshire, to-day in the shortest game so far recorded at the British Chess Congress. Despite the handicap of arriving 25 minutes' late for the third class competition, he mastered another Scot, D. E. Budge, of Kilmacolm, in four moves within 15 minutes.
I have not so far discovered what the four moves of the game were. BCM is silent on the matter and I've not had access to CHESS yet. Anyone know? I'm not sure what became of Alec Maclennan. His unfortunate opponent was Douglas Enty Budge (1891-1951) who was less of a player than his wife, usually referred to as 'Mrs DE Budge' in contemporary references but actually named Esme Hewetson Budge (née Benson) (1907-98). She played in some British Ladies' Championships.
I'm currently trying to figure out the full name of Miss K Austin who played in some pre/post-WW2 British Ladies' Championships. Anyone have this info? She was from London and played for Middlesex in county chess. Nothing else known at present.