Champions' Names

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Alex McFarlane
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Champions' Names

Post by Alex McFarlane » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:09 am

MISSING BRITISH CHAMPIONS

I have been trying to find out the first names of all of the British Champions in all 'divisions'. Can you help by supplying first names for any of the following?

1927 Boys' GH Rowson
1928 Boys' A Mortlock
1932 & 1933 Boys' AWJ Down
1936 Boys' LG O'Neill
1937 – 39 Boys' AR Duff
1940 Boys' J Richardson
1956 U18 CF Girling U15 DG Macdonald
1957 U15 JA Lawrence, C Waring
1958 U15 MJ Neave
1961 U21 DG Wells U15 P Murphy
1962 U15 R Moss
1964 U14 TJ Gluckman
1965 U18 MN Walsh U16 IA Friedland U14 G Campbell
1967 U18 P Waters
1969 Girls U18 J Fielding
1970 U18 P Sommerville
1972 Girls U14 SA Jordan
1973 Girls U18 SA Hutchinson, MA Hutchinson, EM Sadler Girls U14 JFW Park
1974 U16 P Hadden, HD McPherson U14 PG Smith
1975 U16 T Fernley
1977 JD Hockaday, DL Lee
1978 U21 D Shuttleworth, J Hall U18 S Quigley
1979 U18 SGF Kerr
1980 U11 JT Hockaday
1981 U18 M Kerridge
1982 U21 M Kerridge Girls U14 M Eaves
1983 U21 F Khan U18 Brian (?) Sharp
1984 U21 SC Brown Girls U14 D Johnson, J Bexendine Girls U11 D Pothecary
1986 U9 I Nathoo Girls U16 H Eaves Girls U12 Joanne (?) Smith
1987 U15 & U14 L Jones U9 A Miah
1989 U16 P Brown U13 D Jagoe Girls U13 K Horsfield
1990 S Calderwood U15 S Joseph U14 J Vere
1992 M Choksi U10 T Homes U9 R Murphy U8 A Chowdhury
1993 U15 J Newman, T Walton U8 G Walker
1999 U100 M Watson

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Re: Champions Names

Post by Nick Thomas » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:22 am

1977 JD Hockaday or JT Hockaday was James (known as Jim). The other John I think...not sure which way round...
1977 Daren Lee
1978 Jamie Hall possibly
1981 Michael Kerridge
1982 Mina Eaves (I think)
1983 Farouk Khan (not 100% on spelling)
1984 Simon Brown I presume

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Re: Champions Names

Post by Nick Thomas » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:24 am

BTW was there an Alan Dyson? Should that be Andrew Dyson??

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Re: Champions Names

Post by Jon D'Souza-Eva » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:32 am

1984 U21 SC Brown Girls U14 D Johnson, J Bexendine Girls U11 D Pothecary

Donna Pothecary

Chris Fewtrell
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Re: Champions Names

Post by Chris Fewtrell » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:35 am

1956 - David G. Macdonald I suspect. He was a colleague of mine at the Hilltop Chess Clun back in the early 1970's and graded around 190 then.

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Re: Champions Names

Post by Peter Shaw » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:37 am

1974 Dugald McPherson, not sure what the H stands for.

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Re: Champions Names

Post by Jon D'Souza-Eva » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:38 am

> 1978 U21 D Shuttleworth, J Hall U18 S Quigley
Daniel Shuttleworth, John Hall

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Re: Champions Names

Post by Jon D'Souza-Eva » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:55 am

> 1979 U18 SGF Kerr

I wonder if this could be a typo? There is a Stephen G R Kerr, an Australian born in 1962 (i.e. about 17 in 1979), who certainly would have been strong enough to win the British U18 Championship in 1979. Stephen Kerr was Australian Junior (=U18) Champion in 1979 and is still active in correspondence chess. I will e-mail him to find out if the mysterious "SGF Kerr" of 1979 U18 is him.

Matthew Turner
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Re: Champions Names

Post by Matthew Turner » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:00 am

1986 - Joanne Smith is correct
1989 it is David Jagoe
1990 Stephen Calderwood and Stephen Joseph

1986 I Nathoo's brother was called Irfan, that might jog somebody's memory.

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Re: Champions Names

Post by Matthew Turner » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:04 am

Nick Thomas said 1984 was presumably Simon Brown, but it could also be Stuart Brown, who I think was well over 200, when he decide to take up Dungeons and Dragons instead!

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Re: Champions Names

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:13 am

Strong hunches:


1978 Stephen Quigley

1984 Julie Baxendine

1989 Paul Brown

1990 Joe Vere

1993 Graham Walker

Roger de Coverly
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Re: Champions Names

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:20 am

Jon D'Souza-Eva wrote:> 1979 U18 SGF Kerr

I wonder if this could be a typo? There is a Stephen G R Kerr, an Australian born in 1962 (i.e. about 17 in 1979), who certainly would have been strong enough to win the British U18 Championship in 1979. Stephen Kerr was Australian Junior (=U18) Champion in 1979 and is still active in correspondence chess. I will e-mail him to find out if the mysterious "SGF Kerr" of 1979 U18 is him.
Very possible. I played an S Kerr at Basingstoke earlier in 1979 who I vaguely recall as being an Aussie.

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Re: Champions Names

Post by Paul McKeown » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:22 am

1974 Paul Hadden (ask Mark Orr to confirm)

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Re: Champions Names

Post by Richard James » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:24 am

1986 Irfan Nathoo

Other recent names could be confirmed from grading lists: if you want me to do this you only have to ask.

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Re: Champions Names

Post by Ian Thompson » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:26 am

Matthew Turner wrote:Nick Thomas said 1984 was presumably Simon Brown, but it could also be Stuart Brown, who I think was well over 200, when he decide to take up Dungeons and Dragons instead!
If it was Simon, he should be disqualified immediately, for being about 3 years over the age limit! :)

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