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Two enquiries

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:33 pm
by James Pratt
Who can help a journalist?

Two questions.

Dharsan Kumaran. What title did he hold in August 1994?

William Watson. He played a certain Murphy in July 1978 in The Sunday Times semi- or Schools Final. Which Murphy? I need initials please.


James Pratt (Basingstoke)

Re: Two enquiries

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:40 am
by Richard Haddrell
Dharshan Kumaran was an IM, according to the 1995 Yearbook.

Richard Haddrell

Re: Two enquiries

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:35 pm
by Simon Brown
Hi James

I'm sure Richard is correct on Dharshan. He normally is.

I would imagine your Murphy is Hugh Murphy, who if I recall came from Herts. He was a useful player, probably about 190 and he would be about 47 now I guess.

Hope that's useful

Re: Two enquiries

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:32 am
by David Sedgwick
I've found Dharshan Kumaran's original entry form for the 1994 Lloyds Bank Masters, which was the 18th and last of the series.

Kumaran stated thereon that his then current title was IM.

Re: Two enquiries

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:50 pm
by Hugh Murphy
I remember the game well - let me know if you would like more information.

Hugh Murphy

Re: Two enquiries

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:20 pm
by Ben Purton
Hugh was 190 + when it meant something to be 190+....which is even more 'useful'


Re: Two enquiries

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:51 pm
by Simon Brown
Sorry. I forgot that everyone is 190 these days. Hugh was of course a real 190 plus player, no mean achievement in the 70s.