BUCA Team Championship Winners

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Colin Patterson
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Re: BUCA Team Championship Winners

Postby Colin Patterson » Thu May 05, 2011 11:42 pm

from CHESS (May 1965):

1965 London team:

DE Rumens
W Poutrous
S Briggs
J Walton
F May
I Sharpe
K West
M Dennett

Held at Sheffield University. April 8-11.
26 teams of 8.

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Re: BUCA Team Championship Winners

Postby Colin Patterson » Thu May 05, 2011 11:51 pm

from CHESS (Mid-April 1964):

1964 Oxford team:

AS Hollis
PN Lee
RW Morgan
AIN Brodie
BN Green
GA Hollis
ACP Milner
PG Storry

Held in Manchester. 22 teams of 8.

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Re: BUCA Team Championship Winners

Postby David Shepherd » Fri May 06, 2011 11:22 am

From memory there was a board 1 prize for the top performing board1? Does anyone have the details of the winners?

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Re: BUCA Team Championship Winners

Postby David Shepherd » Fri May 06, 2011 11:26 am

Regarding locations it was held in Cardiff in about 1986 (but can't remember the exact year - could be a year either side of that)

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Re: BUCA Team Championship Winners

Postby Dan Lambourne » Fri May 06, 2011 1:38 pm

I have a bookmark to the Oxford report from the Birmingham University organised event that might help with the Oxford team.

http://classic-web.archive.org/web/1999 ... eruni.html

1. Maxim Devereaux
2. Joel Ouaknine
3. The Report Writer?
4. Alex Lewis
5. Shashi Jayakumar

No prizes for spotting the line as to why I have the report bookmarked.
Over the weekend I will hunt to see if I have any hard copies of reports from my university days to see if I can fill in board 3.

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Re: BUCA Team Championship Winners

Postby Jonathan Rogers » Fri May 06, 2011 1:42 pm

David Shepherd wrote:From memory there was a board 1 prize for the top performing board1? Does anyone have the details of the winners?


That rings a bell. In Swansea 1991, that would have been/was shared between Michael Hennigan (Bristol) and Graeme Buckley (Bath) both on 5.5/6 - though Hennigan was more deserving because unlike Graeme he played (and beat) Chris Ward (Leicester).

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Re: BUCA Team Championship Winners

Postby Tim Harding » Fri May 06, 2011 2:09 pm

I played in the BUCA twice: 1967 (at the University of York campus) and 1972 (somewhere in West London).
In the 1967 event, I recall Oxford had three teams and it amused Andrew Whiteley to have a member of his own college
(Pembroke) on top board for each. So Andrew himself played for the first team, I was on top board for the second team
and Liam Porter (I hope I have the name right) was top board for Oxford III.

In round one, I have a vague recollection, the first and third teams had to play and Porter put
up a great struggle against Whiteley though eventually losing.
I had the first of many memorable encounters with Michael Basman during this event, but he eventually won in a time scramble.

In 1972 I played board 1 for Birmingham, but don't remember much about it.
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Re: BUCA Team Championship Winners

Postby Brian Valentine » Fri May 06, 2011 6:08 pm

I'm pretty sure 1972 was at Imperial College. In 1973 it was held in Leeds.

Cosulting my old games books I have the following leading scores:
1972: 1 Camb1 11.5, 2 Soton 10.5, 3 Oxford 1 9.5
1973: 1 Cambs 24/30, 2. Leeds 21, 3 London 17.5

AC Cooper played on board 5 for Cambs - I got to play him twice(+1=0-1)!

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Re: BUCA Team Championship Winners

Postby Alex Holowczak » Fri May 06, 2011 7:39 pm

I've now got 1964-1971 (save for 1967), and a pretty good coverage of everything since 1991 (save for 2001). Thanks!

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Re: BUCA Team Championship Winners

Postby Colin Patterson » Fri May 13, 2011 7:28 pm

from CHESS March 1960:

Winning London team;
KD Sales
DJP Gray
P Haddock
RE Borland
T Goodhill
DW Haigh
JO Glanville
BR Jackson

Held Liverpool (Calday Grange Grammar School)
Dates not given, but likely Jan or Feb - 12 teams of 8 participated.

Complete team and player names available if needed.

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Re: BUCA Team Championship Winners

Postby Colin Patterson » Fri May 13, 2011 7:44 pm

Dates of 1960 event confirmed as Feb 6-7 in previous issue of CHESS.

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Re: BUCA Team Championship Winners

Postby Alex Holowczak » Fri May 13, 2011 8:41 pm

Colin Patterson wrote:from CHESS March 1960:

Winning London team;
KD Sales
DJP Gray
P Haddock
RE Borland
T Goodhill
DW Haigh
JO Glanville
BR Jackson

Held Liverpool (Calday Grange Grammar School)
Dates not given, but likely Jan or Feb - 12 teams of 8 participated.

Complete team and player names available if needed.


Colin, many thanks for all this. The more information you can provide from these CHESSes, the better! Does CHESS mention first names for the London team this year?

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Re: BUCA Team Championship Winners

Postby Jon D'Souza-Eva » Fri May 13, 2011 8:45 pm

K D Sales must have been Keith Sales (British U18 Champion in 1954)

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Re: BUCA Team Championship Winners

Postby Roger de Coverly » Fri May 13, 2011 8:54 pm

Jon D'Souza-Eva wrote:K D Sales must have been Keith Sales (British U18 Champion in 1954)


and also the England Student Team of 1961

http://www.olimpbase.org/1961y/1961eng.html

None of the other names ring any bells. (Sales was an Essex top board player 200+ in the late sixties/early seventies)

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Re: BUCA Team Championship Winners

Postby Jon D'Souza-Eva » Fri May 13, 2011 9:08 pm

D J P Gray is Professor Sir Denis Gray, O.B.E.! (John Saunders mentioned him in a thread about chess players in the New Years honours list).


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