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James Pratt
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Peggy Clarke

Post by James Pratt » Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:33 pm

Margaret Eileen Elizabeth Clarke (b. 29 x 1937 Sutton Coldfield) has died. In 1962, as Peggy Wood, she married the British Master, PH Clarke. With Hampshire's Gill Moore, she tied for first place in the British Ladies in 1966, but fell pregnant before a play-off could be held.

OTB she captained and played top board for England in 1982 Lucerne Ladies Teams. She later became an International Correspondence Lady Master. A life-long postal player, in the 1984-92 Ladies World Correspondence Championship Final Mrs Clarke came twelfth.

Her father was CHESS magazine founder BH Wood. She was a finalist in 'Brain of Britain' and mum to three girls. Like her mother, a quietly assertive lady. RIP

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Re: Peggy Clarke

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:09 am

James Pratt wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:33 pm
Margaret Eileen Elizabeth Clarke (b. 29 x 1937 Sutton Coldfield) has died. In 1962, as Peggy Wood, she married the British Master, PH Clarke. With Hampshire's Gill Moore, she tied for first place in the British Ladies in 1966, but fell pregnant before a play-off could be held.

OTB she captained and played top board for England in 1982 Lucerne Ladies Teams. She later became an International Correspondence Lady Master. A life-long postal player, in the 1984-92 Ladies World Correspondence Championship Final Mrs Clarke came twelfth.

Her father was CHESS magazine founder BH Wood. She was a finalist in 'Brain of Britain' and mum to three girls. Like her mother, a quietly assertive lady. RIP

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That was Jana, surely? She may have captained then, but pretty sure she didn't play.
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Re: Peggy Clarke

Post by James Pratt » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:40 pm

no, this was not an Olympiad.

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Re: Peggy Clarke

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:02 pm

Well the 1982 Olympiad - open and women's events - was (also) in Lucerne, so my misunderstanding is not too surprising.
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Re: Peggy Clarke

Post by Stewart Reuben » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:27 am

For an obituary, I am trying to determine her date of death.
I have just remembered she was the Manager of the British Championships at least one year, before Gerry Walsh took over.
What was the name of the chess company she and Peter ran for some years?
She was such a pleasant person and so central to English chess development, it is a pity I don't have more data at my fingertips.
Written in Georgia at the Olympiads.
I have yet to find a good game on ChessBase to include. Can anybody help. I have corresponded with Gillian Moore, who she shared the British Ladies' Title with.

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Re: Peggy Clarke

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:01 am

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:27 am
What was the name of the chess company she and Peter ran for some years?
The name Hexagon springs to mind as a Congress organiser in Devon/Cornwall but was that the name of the second hand book business as well?

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Re: Peggy Clarke

Post by Ian Thompson » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:31 pm

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:27 am
I have yet to find a good game on ChessBase to include.
How about this one:


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Re: Peggy Clarke

Post by Ian Thompson » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:36 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:01 am
Stewart Reuben wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:27 am
What was the name of the chess company she and Peter ran for some years?
The name Hexagon springs to mind as a Congress organiser in Devon/Cornwall but was that the name of the second hand book business as well?
I think so, although it definitely wasn't just second-hand books.

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Re: Peggy Clarke

Post by Andy Stoker » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:13 pm

James Pratt wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:33 pm
[she tied for first place in the British Ladies in 1966, but fell pregnant before a play-off could be held.
Not sure that's quite the best description of her condition.

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Re: Peggy Clarke

Post by James Pratt » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:25 pm

Hexagon Equipment Ltd, founded in 1972 ['rigidly restricted as its name suggests to six members' -PHC]
Chapel House
Morwenstow
Bude
Cornwall
EX23 9SQ
(label inside one of my many books)

Woolacombe, 1973 ('A Model for British International Tournaments - RDK) 'Becoming a Grandmaster' (Batsfords 1977) p 48. 10 player apa and won by Ray! I played at their last event in 1983, I think, a weekend swiss, and lost to Mickey Adams in the last round. He has not looked back since - JP.

Andy Stoker: I apologise.

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Re: Peggy Clarke

Post by Andy Stoker » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:36 pm

Hi James - and I for what I believe is called "virtue signalling"! Thank you for sharing the news

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