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Phil Neatherway
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Adrian Hollis

Post by Phil Neatherway » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:49 am

I believe there is an obituary on today's Times.

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Re: Adrian Hollis

Post by John Foley » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:49 pm

In what way did Adrian Hollis build up "a formidable team of chess experts at Keble, which included the Grandmasters David Norwood, Dharsan Kumaran and Jonathan Rowson, the International Master David Goodman and the FIDE Master Steve Giddins."? FIDE Master Julian Way was also at Keble but hasn't made the Times obit. Did they go to Keble because of Hollis? Did he give some coaching?

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Re: Adrian Hollis

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:57 pm

Some links might help:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Hollis

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/o ... 712704.ece

The latter mostly behind a paywall (did obits appear in any other newspapers?)

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Re: Adrian Hollis

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:22 pm

John Foley wrote:Did they go to Keble because of Hollis?
If there was a connection, it would have been because he had a say in the selection and admissions process.

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Re: Adrian Hollis

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:42 am

Roger de Coverly wrote:
John Foley wrote:Did they go to Keble because of Hollis?
If there was a connection, it would have been because he had a say in the selection and admissions process.
Unless he was the College Senior Tutor - and no one would be over so many years - then no. Either it was a coincidence or, perhaps a bit more likely, because the later GMs may have applied there simply because there was such a good track record, reasoning that if chess mattered at all to any college, then this would be one of them.

Almost applied there myself many years ago - partly because I had recognised and met Julian Way when I went to an open day there!

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