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Alan Ruffle
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Mr R F T Wood

Post by Alan Ruffle » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:35 pm

Dear All
I am trying to trace Mr R F T Wood Worcester open champion 1971 1972 1973..............tied with three others 1974.

Understood he played for Redditch chess club Worcester

Thank you

Alan Ruffle

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Re: Mr R F T Wood

Post by Leonard Barden » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:51 pm

My memory, not 100% reliable, suggests that one of BH Wood's three sons was known as Frank and that his initials were RFT. That might be checkable with BH's daughter Peggy, widow of Peter Clarke, who may still be living in North Devon. Jack Rudd might be able to provide a link.

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Re: Mr R F T Wood

Post by Ian Thompson » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:40 pm

Leonard Barden wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:51 pm
My memory, not 100% reliable, suggests that one of BH Wood's three sons was known as Frank and that his initials were RFT. That might be checkable with BH's daughter Peggy, widow of Peter Clarke, who may still be living in North Devon. Jack Rudd might be able to provide a link.
Alternatively, one of BH Wood's other sons was Philip Wood, who currently plays for Kenilworth chess club. He could probably be contacted via this link for the club - http://kenilworthchess.blogspot.co.uk/p ... ge_13.html.

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Re: Mr R F T Wood

Post by James Pratt » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:43 pm

No, sorry.
BH Wood's children were CB, RFT and MEE Wood, now the widow of PH Clarke as you say. Christopher, Frank and Peggy. I can't get a Philip out of this. (Or see the Wood for the trees?) Ouch

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Re: Mr R F T Wood

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:52 pm

James Pratt wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:43 pm
No, sorry.
Wikipedia disagrees.

"Wood's sons Christopher, Frank and Philip are also strong chess players."

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Re: Mr R F T Wood

Post by Ian Thompson » Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:49 am

James Pratt wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:43 pm
No, sorry.
BH Wood's children were CB, RFT and MEE Wood, now the widow of PH Clarke as you say. Christopher, Frank and Peggy. I can't get a Philip out of this. (Or see the Wood for the trees?) Ouch
There is a Philip according to this report - http://www.keverelchess.com/tag/peter-clarke-memorial/ - "The only half point [the winner] dropped was to Peter’s brother-in-law, Philip Wood, one of B. H. Wood’s 3 chess-playing sons. (Once upon a time, Sutton Colfield 1st team in the Birmingham League consisted of all 4 Woods)."

Three of the photographs in the tournament report have Philip Wood in them. I'd say there is a clear resemblance between him and BH Wood.

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Re: Mr R F T Wood

Post by James Pratt » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:45 am

oh

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Re: Mr R F T Wood

Post by Leonard Barden » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:19 pm

All BH's children had three initials,and from memory they were CBB, RFT, MEE and PRC.

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Re: Mr R F T Wood

Post by Alan Ruffle » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:32 am

Gentlemen
Thank you for your replies.
The reason I am trying to contact Mr Wood is to seek his permission to use his name in a book I have written.......I was the one who spoiled it all for him in 1974........
I need to contact Mr Barden for the same reason and I have sent him a private message.
Cheers
Alan Ruffle

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