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by John Saunders
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Champs Brighton 1980
Replies: 20
Views: 3851

Re: British Chess Champs Brighton 1980

Does anyone know if its possible to view a complete list of results, including them smaller events, from the 1980 British Chess Champs held at Brighton in 1980? John Yes, it is. A mere nine years after you asked the question. As those telephone answering systems always say, "thank you for being pat...
by John Saunders
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS
Replies: 46
Views: 2658

Re: HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS

At Last, The 1958 Show... the much sought-after Rumens-Mabbs game score, in all its glory. Stewart Reuben sent me the image of the chess column published in the 14 February 1958 edition of the Glasgow Herald. Stewart didn't tell me who sent it to him but I've a feeling it may have been Alan McGowan ...
by John Saunders
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: INFO WANTED: 1979 British Championship Official Programme
Replies: 13
Views: 1152

Re: INFO WANTED: 1979 British Championship Official Programme

A Century of British Chess by Philip W Sergeant is an excellent source of information for all sorts of things, for example cross-tables of early British Championships, results of Varsity matches, etc (though there are a few typos and errors). However, as Roger says, the BCF was still quite a new en...
by John Saunders
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: INFO WANTED: 1979 British Championship Official Programme
Replies: 13
Views: 1152

Re: INFO WANTED: 1979 British Championship Official Programme

Perhaps I should have explained that the 1979 article is effectively an early draft of what later became the more detailed 100-year history of the federation written by John Poole and Stewart Reuben to be found on the ECF website here: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/100-year-history-of-the-british-...
by John Saunders
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: INFO WANTED: 1979 British Championship Official Programme
Replies: 13
Views: 1152

Re: INFO WANTED: 1979 British Championship Official Programme

Thanks to James, who lent me the 1979 BCF congress programme, I have now been able to append a great deal more information about this tournament at BritBase... http://www.saund.co.uk/britbase/pgn/197908bcf-viewer.html As we suspected, the congress programme did indeed have a reference to tie-breaks ...
by John Saunders
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: INFO WANTED: 1979 British Championship Official Programme
Replies: 13
Views: 1152

Re: INFO WANTED: 1979 British Championship Official Programme

Many thanks, James. I’ll drop you a line.
by John Saunders
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 13668

Re: World Teams 2019

(Did Speelman set any sort of record for age when representing England, at least in the modern era?) Interesting question! The answer appears to be 'yes'. In 1935 at the Warsaw Olympiad, England board four HE Atkins celebrated his 68th birthday four days into the tournament. But, from a quick check...
by John Saunders
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Champions' Names
Replies: 222
Views: 27715

Re: Champions' Names

James is right about Robert Bellin's middle name. Quite a number of well-known chess players have middle names or initials which never seem to get used in the reporting of chess results or in entries on grading/rating lists, etc. Jeremy Gaige's Chess Personalia shows the above player name as Bellin,...
by John Saunders
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 2504

Re: Chess Book Collections

At chessgames they have Anne listed under Mothersill, John Saunders: has recently posted that the surname should be Sunnocks. I have too have just sent them a correction slip. I hope not Geoff since the correct surname is Sunnucks Shall I send them a correction slip ? In the entry at chessgames.com...
by John Saunders
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Champions' Names
Replies: 222
Views: 27715

Re: Champions' Names

1964 U14 TJ Gluckman Timothy J. Gluckman; I played him in postal in 1984. 1978 U21 D Shuttleworth, J Hall The late Tom Clarke (Thomas M. Clarke) from Belfast was also involved in the tie in Ayr; he beat Julian Hodgson in a key game. Unfortunately he lost out in the play-off some weeks later in Engl...
by John Saunders
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Simon Norton
Replies: 11
Views: 1479

Re: Simon Norton

The slight mystery is as to how or where he got a grade of 177 in the August 1969 list. His name doesn't pop up in obvious places like being a prize winner at the London Junior or taking part in the U-18 or U-16 at the BCF Congress. I suppose he might have played club chess somewhere whilst at Eton...
by John Saunders
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Simon Norton
Replies: 11
Views: 1479

Re: Simon Norton

That's what I have in my old manuscript score-books as well, playing him in 1970 and 1971. I've seen the scores of both your 1970/71 games against Norton (they appear on the StarBase 4.56 database - Big/Mega Database don't have any of his games). One of them has a curious parallel with my 1974 game...
by John Saunders
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Simon Norton
Replies: 11
Views: 1479

Re: Simon Norton

I too remember Simon Norton and can show a few game scores which might help determine his playing strength. I first came across him in February 1969 when a six-player chess team from Eton College arrived to play a Friday-evening match against my own school, High Wycombe Royal Grammar School. Despite...
by John Saunders
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 2504

Re: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)

It is good that the information has been publicised, even at this late date. Are there any efforts to keep track of others who are relatively famous (in chess terms) who may have died or who are no longer in touch with other chess players? Are there other cases of chess players from the past where ...
by John Saunders
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 2504

Re: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)

This tallies with what appears on online genealogy websites. According to the electoral register Anne and her husband Richard C Mothersill lived in Ilkley, Yorkshire, around 2004, then appear in Hassocks, Sussex, around 2008, and then move to Braintree, Essex, around 2010. Following what I posted he...