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Tournament: 18th British Chess Championship • 56 of 66 games (plus 24 others from subsidiary sections)
Venue: Stratford-upon-Avon • Dates: 17-28 August 1925 • Download PGN Last Edited: Wednesday 9 March, 2022 10:11 AM

1925 British Chess Championship, Stratford-upon-Avon, 17-28 August1924« »1926

1925 British Chess Championship Draw No. Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 Atkins,Henry Ernest 5 Huddersfield
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1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1
2 Yates,Fred Dewhirst 11 Bradford 0
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1 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1
3 Spencer,Edmund 3 Liverpool ½ 0
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½ 1 ½ 0 1 1 1 1 1
4 Tylor,Theodore Henry 12 Birmingham 0 0 ½
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½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 7
5 Winter,William 2 London 0 0 0 ½
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1 ½ 0 1 1 1 1 6
6 Price,Hubert Ernest 1 Birmingham 0 1 ½ ½ 0
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½ 0 0 1 1 1
7 Jacobs,Herbert Levi 10 London ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½
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½ 0 0 0 1 5
8 Gooding,William 6 London 0 0 0 0 1 1 ½
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0 1 1 ½ 5
9 Saunders,Harold 8 London ½ 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
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0 1 0
10 Blake,Joseph Henry 9 Surbiton 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
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½ ½ 3
11 Moses,George Wyville 4 Hemsworth 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 ½
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1
12 Uber,Henry Bernard 7 London 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 0
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2

Pairings as per table 1

1925 British Ladies' Chess Championship1924« »1926

1925 British Ladies' Championship Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 Mrs Agnes Bradley Stevenson (née Lawson) London
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1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10½
2 Miss Edith Charlotte Price London 0
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1 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1
3 Mrs Edith Mary Ann Michell (née Tapsell) Kingston ½ 0
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½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
4 Miss Mary Dinorah Gilchrist Glasgow 0 0 ½
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1 0 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 7
5 Mrs Mary Mills Houlding (née Palmer) Wallingford 0 0 0 0
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1 0 1 1 1 1 1 6
6 Miss Emily Eliza Abraham Herne Bay 0 0 0 1 0
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0 0 1 1 1 1 5
7 Miss Alice Elizabeth Hooke Watford 0 0 0 0 1 1
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0 1 0 ½ 1
8 Miss Florence Hutchison Stirling Edinburgh 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
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0 0 1 1 4
9 Mrs Rosa Annie Banting (née Vines) London 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 1
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0 1 1
10 Miss Hilda Florence Chater Penzance 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
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0 ½
11 Mrs Amabel Nevill Gwyn Sollas (née Jeffreys) Oxford 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 1
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1 3
12 Mrs Jeanie Brockett Glasgow 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0
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½

1925 BCF Major Open

1925 BCF Major Open Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 John Arthur James Drewitt Hastings
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½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1
2 Eugene Znosko-Borovsky Paris ½
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1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1
3 Charles Reuben Gurnhill Sheffield 0 0
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1 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1
4 Oscar Conrad Muller London 0 0 0
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1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 6
5 Walter Atkinson Hull 0 0 1 0
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1 ½ ½ 1 0 1 ½
6 John Harold Morrison London 0 1 ½ 0 0
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1 ½ 1 0 0 1 5
7 John MacAlister London ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0
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½ 1 1 0 1
8 William Henry Watts London 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ ½
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0 1 0 1
9 John James O'Hanlon Portadown ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
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1 1 1
10 J Ellis Parry Manchester 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
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1 0 4
11 Richard Edward Lean Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
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0 3
12 Frederick Charles Short Walsall 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 1 1
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1925 BCF First Class A

1925 BCF First Class A Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 Alfred Dudley Barlow London
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½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
2 Sydney Gerard Howell-Smith Hythe ½
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1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 9
3 Henfrey Austin Turriff Arbroath 1 0
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1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 1
4 H Parsons Bristol ½ ½ 0
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½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 7
5 Lt Col Charles Edward Stuart-Prince Hyères 0 ½ ½ ½
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1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 7
6 Maj Sir Richard Whieldon Barnett, MP London 0 0 ½ 0 0
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1 ½ 1 1 1 1 6
7 Patrick Charles Littlejohn Nuneaton 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0
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0 ½ 1 1 1
8 Geoffrey Kendall Nuttall London 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1
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0 1 ½ 1 5
9 George Dickson Hutton Dunbar 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1
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0 1 1 4
10 Victor A Coates Uppingham 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 1
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½ 1
11 James William Ernest Coley Stroud 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½
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1
12 A Powell Birmingham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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0

1925 BCF First Class B

1925 BCF First Class B Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 Henry James MacThomas Thoms Dundee
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0 1 ½ 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 Miss Vera Menchik Hastings 1
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1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 0 1 8
3 W A Hooper § Ipswich 0 0
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1 1 ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 1 7
4 Dr Vickerman Henzell Rutherford London ½ ½ 0
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1 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1
5 Rev William Rawson Greenhalgh London 0 ½ 0 0
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1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 6
6 Rev Arthur Percival Lacy-Hulbert Birmingham 1 0 ½ 1 0
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1 0 ½ ½ 0 1
7 Mrs Edith Martha Holloway Bromley 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0
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1 0 1 1 0 5
8 Friedrich Salmony London 0 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 0
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1 0 ½ ½ 5
9 Lt. Leslie Edward Vine Bridgwater 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0
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0 1 1
10 Bernard John Barton-Eckett Durham 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 1
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0 1 4
11 Frederick Wilkinson Kingston-upon-Thames 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 ½ 0 1
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0
12 Dr E H Smith * London 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 1
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§ W A Hooper was British Correspondence Chess Champion in 1923. His forenames may have been William Arthur.
¶ BCM and newspapers give 'E Barton-Eckett' in 1925 but chess reports and newspapers for other years give 'B Barton-Eckett' as a chess competitor, which tallies with the name of the then Durham county librarian who was born in 1893 and died in Kenya in 1974. No record can be found for an E Barton-Eckert.
* Unsurprisingly I've not been able to discover the forenames of Dr E H Smith of London! EDIT (24 December 2021): I think he may have been Edward Hickson Smith, born 13 July 1867 (Ontario, Canada), died 27 February 1946 (Bournemouth), qualified doctor/surgeon (M.R.C.S.) and son of another Canadian surgeon, William Robert Smith (b 1829). But not 100% certain.


1925 BCF Second Class A

1925 BCF Second Class A Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 Prof Robert William Genese Tunbridge Wells
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0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
2 George W Powell Stroud 1
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½ 1 ½ 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 8
3 Stephen Poulson Lees Merton ½ ½
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0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1
4 Willington Lucette Wakefield Coventry 0 0 1
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½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 7
5 Rev William Thomas Mackenzie Hooppell Stoke-on-Trent ½ ½ ½ ½
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0 1 1 0 0 1 1 6
6 Henry Stanley Shelton § Teddington 0 1 ½ 0 1
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0 ½ 0 1 1 1 6
7 George Breese Wimbledon 0 1 0 1 0 1
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0 0 ½ 1 1
8 Arthur Frank Anderton Coventry 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1
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1 ½ 0 1 5
9 Henry David Osborn * Gosport 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
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0 1 0 4
10 Miss Charlotte Helena Minchin Cotton London 0 0 0 0 1 0 ½ ½ 1
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0 1 4
11 Miss M Andrews London 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
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1 3
12 John E Coleman Grays 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
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1

§ Henry Stanley Shelton (1876-1956), teacher and co-author of a book about evolution.
* Henry David Osborn (1864-1928) - "Mr H. D. Osborn, of Gosport, who passed away at the end of August [1928], was a strong Hampshire county player, and a keen supporter of the B.C.F., of which he was the local secretary at the Southsea congress of 1923." (BCM, October 1928, p375)
¶ BCM, August 1923, p281-282, reported that Miss M Andrews was "sister to the well-known Sussex amateur" without giving his name. I think his name was W R Andrews, who played for Christ Church, Brighton, and won the Sussex championship, but I have yet to find his forenames or that of his sister. JS.


1925 BCF Second Class B

1925 BCF Second Class B Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 S J Osborn London
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1 1 0 ½ 1 1 0 1 1 1 1
2 Ralph William Rushton § Leagrave 0
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0 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
3 M White Cardiff 0 1
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1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 7
4 A C (or A T) Faulkner Wallington 1 1 0
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0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 7
5 Alfred Thomas Cannell Norwich ½ ½ 1 1
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0 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 1 7
6 H Hinchcliffe Huddersfield 0 0 1 ½ 1
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1 1 0 0 1 1
7 George Arthur Youngman Maidstone 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0
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0 1 1 1 ½
8 W Barker Wolverhampton 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
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½ 1 1 1
9 G M Rowson London 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 0 ½
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1 1 1
10 Albert Henry Hart Teignmouth 0 0 0 ½ 1 1 0 0 0
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1 1
11 Miss Stella Violet Aline Malcolm Edinburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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1 1
12 Mrs A Chase * London 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0
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½

§ Ralph William Rushton (1892-?) was the older brother of Robin Humphries Rushton who was a well-known player and chess administrator in Bedfordshire (he took part in the 1923 BCF Congress). It's just possible that 'RW Rushton' as given in BCM and newspaper accounts of this 1925 event is a misprint for 'RH Rushton' and that Ralph W Rushton wasn't a competition player at all but it seems reasonable to assume that he was - JS
¶ This might be the Charles Henry Hinchcliffe (1895-1987) documented at the Yorkshire Chess History website.
* name given as Mrs J F Chase in some sources - husband's initials?

1925 BCF Third Class A

1925 BCF Third Class A Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 Roger Oswald Platt Gloucester
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½ 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1d 1 1d
2 Hon. Arthur James Beresford Lowther London ½
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1 1 ½ 0 1 1 1 1d 1 1d 9
3 W E Jones Condover 1 0
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0 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1d 1d
4 W A Aston Birmingham 0 0 1
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0 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1
5 G W Bedford * London 0 ½ 0 1
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0 1 1 1 1d 1d 1d
6 J J Ellison Shrewsbury 0 1 0 0 1
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0 ½ 1 1d 1 1d
7 Miss Ella Margaret Beddall § Bexhill 0 0 ½ 0 0 1
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1 1 0 1d 1
8 Miss Kate Eyre Prestbury 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0
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1 1d 1d 1d
9 Miss Evelyn de Veer Pickop Colwyn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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1d 1d 1d 3
10 Thomas Ernest Dodds Birmingham 0d 0d 0 ½ 0d 0d 1 0d 0d
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0 1d
11 William H Reynolds Rugby 0 0 0d 0 0d 0 0d 0d 0d 1
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1 2
12 P W Darbyshire Poynton 0d 0d 0d 0 0d 0d 0 0d 0d 0d 0
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0

* BCM in 1926: "The old Hampstead player, G. W. Bedford, won Division 1 of the Third Class in superior style with 9½ out of 10. This is his first first-prize in an open tournament, and the youthful octogenarian is hoping for fresh worlds to conquer next year." A clue to his identity (must have been born in 1846 or earlier), but I have so far not been able to find out any more about him. JS
§ married the chess problemist Brian Harley (1883-1955) in 1926. Born in 1883, died in 1968.

1925 BCF Third Class B

1925 BCF Third Class B Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 M L Adler London
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1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10
2 Miss Lillie Eveling Margate 0
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0 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1
3 Victor James R Soanes Loughton ½ 1
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½ 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 8
4 (Lady) Muriel Ivy Scobell Mackereth Buxton 0 0 ½
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½ 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 7
5 Anthony Clifford Steadman Bristol ½ 0 0 ½
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½ ½ 1 0 1 1 1 6
6 Mrs M Healey Mossley 0 0 0 0 ½
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1 1 1 0 1 1
7 Miss Olga Menchik Hastings 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 0
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0 ½ 1 1 ½ 5
8 Miss C/E Pannell London 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
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1 0 1 1 5
9 Mrs Lizzie Vine (née Goring) Bridgwater 0 0 1 0 1 0 ½ 0
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½ 1 1 5
10 Mrs Florence Jane Fish Worthing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 ½
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0 1
11 Mrs E S Ross * Glasgow 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
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1 2
12 Mrs Clara Margaret MacVean Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0
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½

§ Lizzie Vine (née Goring) (1867-?) married Herbert Edward Vine in 1891. Their son Leslie Edward Vine (1892-1978) was a competition player who learnt the game from his mother and played in the First Class B section (see above).

* initials could be those of her husband