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by Brian Denman
Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship 1907, Crystal Palace
Replies: 7
Views: 1054

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: 10
Views: 1203

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: 6560

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: 2209

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: 2209

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: 2209

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...
by Brian Denman
Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship, Oxford 1910
Replies: 23
Views: 2316

Re: British Championship, Oxford 1910

Mention has been made earlier of Hector William Shoosmith. He was born at Rickmansworth on 12.1.1877 and died on 31.3.1912 at Ramsgate. On playing through his games, I feel that he had the potential to become British champion. However, he did not play in any of the GB v USA cable matches and, just w...
by Brian Denman
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship, Cheltenham 1913
Replies: 23
Views: 3422

Re: British Championship, Cheltenham 1913

Thanks for this, Richard. I had felt that the punctuation in the South African graves report left it ambiguous as to whether it was just the son, who lived in the country or the parents also.
by Brian Denman
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship, Cheltenham 1913
Replies: 23
Views: 3422

Re: British Championship, Cheltenham 1913

I am returning to the subject of Edward Empson Middleton and wondered if Richard James has any thoughts on the following: John Edward Empson Middleton was born in London in 1925 and there was also a daughter, Patricia A Middleton, who was also born in the city about three years later. There is also ...
by Brian Denman
Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship, Oxford 1910
Replies: 23
Views: 2316

Re: British Championship, Oxford 1910

I am not a biographical expert like Richard seems to be, but I believe that Ruchon was Miss Alice Grace Ruchon, born Hackney 1876, died Bexhill 1948. She was a member of Hastings CC for some time.
by Brian Denman
Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship, Cheltenham 1913
Replies: 23
Views: 3422

Re: British Championship, Cheltenham 1913

Richard and John, thanks for the information about the Middletons. I feel that I can now update my original article. There is no doubt that the junior Middleton was a very strong player, but it is interesting that I do not possess the scores of any of his games after 1923. Perhaps after he left his ...
by Brian Denman
Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship, Cheltenham 1913
Replies: 23
Views: 3422

Re: British Championship, Cheltenham 1913

I enclose the score of one more game from the Major Open event. John, thanks for quoting the precise date for the game between Major Rawlins and Holmes. According to my notes the Middleton/Schumer game was played in round 8 (19.8.1913). I was particularly interested in Richard's account of the Middl...
by Brian Denman
Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: F H Rawlins - Founder of FIDE
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Re: F H Rawlins - Founder of FIDE

I enclose another game played by Major Rawlins. However, as John is currently studying the 1913 BCF Congress at Cheltenham, he may have already seen this game. [pgn][Event "BCF Congress, Cheltenham 1st Class 'B' "] [Site "?"] [Date "1913.08.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Rawlins, Major FH"] [Black "Holmes...
by Brian Denman
Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:25 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship games from 1911 and 1936
Replies: 24
Views: 2532

Re: British Championship games from 1911 and 1936

I notice that the BCF Year-Book of 1912 includes (on page 204) one game from the Major Open section of the 1911 BCF Congress at Glasgow. [pgn ][Event "BCF Congress, Glasgow, Major Open"] [Site "?"] [Date "1911.08.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Dewing, LCG."] [Black "Wenman, FP."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C66"...
by Brian Denman
Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Championship Chester 1914
Replies: 58
Views: 6720

Re: British Championship Chester 1914

I noticed that there were games in the 1914 BCF yearbook, which John had not included in BritBase. I am not sure whether that was because John did not consider the standard high enough. Anyway I have keyboarded those extra games. Unfortunately I do not know in what rounds they were played and the da...