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by Brian Denman
Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 1924 British Championships in Southport
Replies: 31
Views: 4826

Re: 1924 British Championships in Southport

I enclose a couple of games from the Major Open event: [Event "BCF Congress, Southport, Major Open"] [Site "?"] [Date "1924.08.15"] [Round "5"] [White "Moses, GW."] [Black "Drewitt, JAJ."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D40"] [PlyCount "57"] 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 c5 3. e3 e6 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. a3 Bd6 7. Bd3 O-...
by Brian Denman
Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Stuart Milner-Barry, Messenger & Chess Player
Replies: 95
Views: 13148

Re: Stuart Milner-Barry, Messenger & Chess Player

I wrote a chess obituary for Professor Cornforth last year. It was published in the Sussex Chess News for 2014, which can still be accessed on line.
by Brian Denman
Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Stuart Milner-Barry, Messenger & Chess Player
Replies: 95
Views: 13148

Re: Stuart Milner-Barry, Messenger & Chess Player

In the following game Harry Golombek is playing for Bletchley CC. I do not know if he had any connection with Bletchley Park: [Event "Bletchley CC v Oxford Univ. board 2"] [Site "?"] [Date "1944.12.02"] [Round "?"] [White "Golombek, H."] [Black "Cornforth, JW."] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A60"] [Annotator...
by Brian Denman
Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championships Hastings 1904
Replies: 15
Views: 1787

Re: British Championships Hastings 1904

Thanks for this, Gerard. The game between Richmond and Dr Dunstan was also published in the West Susssex Times and Standard of 8.10.1904, but without any information about the competition in which it was played. It may be of interest that according to my notes the date on which the players met at Ha...
by Brian Denman
Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championships Tunbridge Wells 1908
Replies: 8
Views: 1169

Re: British Championships Tunbridge Wells 1908

Many thanks for this, John - it will probably save me quite a bit of time. Your work rate is amazing!
by Brian Denman
Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championships Tunbridge Wells 1908
Replies: 8
Views: 1169

Re: British Championships Tunbridge Wells 1908

Many thanks to Roger for providing me with a link for the 2013 BCF Congress at Torquay. I am sorry if I have caused any inconvenience by diverging from the previous history section. I notice that John has mentioned the 1909 Scarborough Congress and indeed BritBase has a good proportion of the Britis...
by Brian Denman
Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championships Tunbridge Wells 1908
Replies: 8
Views: 1169

Re: British Championships Tunbridge Wells 1908

Many thanks for this, Roger. You seem to be very good with IT. There appears to be a problem with downloading games from the 2013 BCF Congress at Torquay. The British Championship games can be accessed through BritBase, but the other tournaments, which used to be on the ECF website, seem to have dis...
by Brian Denman
Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championships Tunbridge Wells 1908
Replies: 8
Views: 1169

Re: British Championships Tunbridge Wells 1908

I have found one more game in a BCF Yearbook: [Event "BCF Congress, Tunbridge W. 1st Class B"] [Site "?"] [Date "1908.08.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Miller, D."] [Black "MacBean, WP."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D31"] [PlyCount "55"] [EventDate "1908.??.??"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4. e3 Bd6 5. Nf3 Nd7 6...
by Brian Denman
Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship 1907, Crystal Palace
Replies: 7
Views: 1246

Re: British Championship 1907, Crystal Palace

According to the 1908 BCF Yearbook, H Ford was Harry Ford. There was an H Ford, who was a member of the Metropolitan Chess Club in the 1920s and 1930s. Could this be the same person?
by Brian Denman
Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship 1907, Crystal Palace
Replies: 7
Views: 1246

Re: British Championship 1907, Crystal Palace

There seems to be a good number of games missing from the 1907 British Championship at Crystal Palace. I am intrigued to find my notes to the Mackenzie v Atkins game quoted, though I cannot remember passing the game on to anyone. Surely my memory is going! I enclose a few games from the lesser tourn...
by Brian Denman
Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship, Shrewsbury 1906
Replies: 17
Views: 2059

Re: British Championship, Shrewsbury 1906

Rev. Griffiths was a very active player at Lewes and Brighton in the 1920s. It seems that the situation changed after 1930.
by Brian Denman
Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: At Last! The 1961 Grading List...
Replies: 41
Views: 7530

Re: At Last! The 1961 Grading List...

Yes, he is the same player. As far as I know, he is still alive and living in Brighton, though he gave up competitive chess years ago.
by Brian Denman
Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship Southport 1905
Replies: 19
Views: 2636

Re: British Championship Southport 1905

John, please do not assume that these are all the games in the British Chess Magazine and The Field. I am a Sussex chess historian and I only copy out games of players with a Sussex chess connection. There are probably other games from the congress in those sources.
by Brian Denman
Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship Southport 1905
Replies: 19
Views: 2636

Re: British Championship Southport 1905

I enclose ten more games from the Southport congress. [Event "British Championship, Southport"] [Site "?"] [Date "1905.08.22"] [Round "8"] [White "Shoosmith, HW."] [Black "Atkins, HE."] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A53"] [PlyCount "84"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d6 3. Nf3 Nbd7 4. Bf4 g6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. h3 c6 7. e4 ...
by Brian Denman
Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship Southport 1905
Replies: 19
Views: 2636

Re: British Championship Southport 1905

I enclose some more moves in the Shoosmith/Rev Palmer game: [Event "British Championship, Southport"] [Site "?"] [Date "1905.08.16"] [Round "3"] [White "Shoosmith, HW."] [Black "Palmer, Rev WC"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D52"] [PlyCount "74"] [EventDate "1905.??.??"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. B...