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Tournament: 26th British Chess Championship • 34/66 games complete, 4 part-games + 9 from other sections
Venue: Hastings Chess Club • Dates: 31 July - 11 August 1933 • Download PGN • Updated: Sunday 5 June, 2022 4:35 PM

1933 British Chess Championship, Hastings, 31 July - 11 August 1932« »1934

1933 British Chess Championship 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 Sultan Khan,Mir
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½ 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1
2 Tylor,Theodore Henry ½
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1 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
3 Abrahams,Gerald 0 0
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½ ½ 1 1 1w 1 1 1 1 8
4 Alexander,Conel Hugh O'D 0 1 ½
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0 1 1 1w 0 1 1 1
5 Thomas,George Alan 0 ½ ½ 1
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½ 1 0 1 ½ 1 1 7
6 Golombek,Harry 0 0 0 0 ½
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0 1w 1 1 1 1
7 Mortlock,Alfred § 0 0 0 0 0 1
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1w 1 1 ½ 0
8 Winter,William 1 0 0d 0d 1 0d 0d
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½ 1 0d 1
9 Cross,Alfred Rupert Neale 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 ½
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1 1 ½ 4
10 Cole,Henry Holwell 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0
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1 1
11 Colman,Eugene Ernest 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 1w 0 0
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½ 2
12 Jameson,Francis Noel 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 ½ 0 ½
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2

1w = walk-over
0d = default

§ Charles Wreford Brown played in 2 rounds, beating Jameson and drawing with Cole, but was then obliged to retire, his games being cancelled, and Mortlock being allowed to take his place.

William Winter retired through illness after 6 rounds.

Prizes - £20 - £15 - £10 - £5. Non-prizewinners received 10s. for each game won.


1933 British Ladies Championship, Hastings 1932« »1934

1933 British Ladies Chess Championship 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 Miss Ghulam Fatima
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1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 10½
2 Mrs Amy Eleanor Wheelwright (née Benskin) 0
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1 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1
3 Mrs Edith Mary Ann Michell (née Tapsell) 0 0
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1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 7
4 Mrs Agnes Bradley Stevenson (née Lawson) 0 1 0
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1 ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 1 7
5 Miss Minnie Musgrave 0 ½ 1 0
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0 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 7
6 Mrs Edith Martha Holloway (née Crittenden) 0 ½ 0 ½ 1
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0 0 1 1 1 1 6
7 Miss Agnes Margaret Crum ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1
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1 0 1 1 1 6
8 Miss M Andrews 0 ½ 0 1 0 1 0
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1 1 0 1
9 Miss Alice Elizabeth Hooke 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
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1 1 1 4
10 (Lady) Muriel Ivy Scobell Mackereth (née Watson) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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1 1 3
11 Miss Emily Eliza Abraham 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 0
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1
12 Mrs F Simpson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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0

Prizes - £10 - £8 - £6 - £4. Non-prizewinners received 10s. for each game won.

[Linlithgow Gazette, 18 August 1933] "British Championship Tourneys. — The chess championship competitors (which concluded on Friday last) had a warm time at Hastings, as on all days, except the last, the weather was very hot. This affected two players as, after the second round, Mr Wreford-Brown had, by doctor's orders, to retire. His score was cancelled and his games replayed by A. Mortlock — the bov champion of 1928 — who did well and finished in seventh place. After the sixth round Mr Winter was taken ill. This was a great pity as he had scored 4½ out of 6 and was the only player to beat Sultan Khan. In this case the committee waited two days, but Winter could not resume, so his five unplayed games were scored as wins to his opponents. It is generally thought that Winter would have collected at least four more points from those five games.

"The extreme heat may have encouraged the two Indian players as Sultan Khan again won the men’s championship and Miss Fatima the ladies’. Her play has been remarkably good, especially in the end-game. Her score of 10½ out of 11 games played is possibly the best record in this event. The half-point she dropped was to a Scottish lady, Miss Crum. Regarding Miss Fatima, the London “Evening News” says:—“The Indian girl’s success is really remarkable as this is only her second appearance in the competition. Last year she finished sixth with 6½ points and as she is only just twenty-one she is already being hailed as a “second Miss Menchik.”

"Miss Fatima told me that she learned her chess in England and has been playing the game for about two years. Much of her tuition has been given by Dr Basalvi, a well-known London player. Sir Umar Hayat Khan must be very proud of having introduced Sultan Khan and Miss Fatima to English chess, and the ‘Double Indian’—a technical term in chess openings—takes on a new meaning now that both championships have been won by Sir Umar’s protegées who come from the traditional birthplace of the game."


[Western Mail - Saturday 12 August 1933] "NEW WOMAN CHESS CHAMPION - Indian Who Likes Game “Even Better Than Dancing” - Miss Fatima, a young Indian woman, looking little more than a girl and dressed in Eastern style, won the British women’s chess championship at Hastings. Her eleven opponents were mostly of many years’ experience, and included four former champions. Yet out of ten [sic - should be 11] games played she won nine [sic - should be 10] and drew one by remarkable play. No such score has ever been made in a series of similar contests extending over nearly thirty years. Miss Fatima has been for five years in England in the household of Sir Umar Hayat Khan in or near London, living a rather secluded life. She speaks only a little simple English, but with a pretty accent like a delightful child. - STARTED TWO YEARS AGO - She has been described as being still in her 'teens, but in an interview with a Western Mail reporter after her victory she admitted she was aged 21 years and one month. She learnt all her chess In England, having started playing, she said, only two years ago. She plays chess because she likes it, she said, "even better than dancing." Miss Fatima took part in the British women's championship contest last year in London, when she came out sixth, and her improvement in the interval has been astounding. Unfortunately, this is likely to be her last tournament in England, as, according to present arrangements, she is returning to India shortly." [n.b. if the information regarding Miss Fatima's age is correct, this suggests a date of birth circa July 1912. I have discovered from a ship's passenger list (Moldavia, sailing for Bombay on 29 December 1933) that her name was Ghulam Fatima and it gave her age as 20 - JS]


General Congress - Played at Folkestone, 12-23 June 1933 (alongside the Olympiad)

JS note: because of the Folkestone Team Tournament (Olympiad), I don't think any other sections were played as part of the Hastings event alongside the two championship sections (nothing is reported in BCM or the Times), but they did form part of the Folkestone event. Thus the following events were held at the Folkestone Town Hall from 12-23 June 1933.

1933 Women's World Chess Championship, Folkestone, 12-23 June

1933 Women's World Chess Championship Nat'y 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  Total 
1 Vera Menchik CZE
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11 11 11 11 11 11 2d 14
2 Edith Charlotte Price ENG 00
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11 01 11 2d 9
3 Mary Dinorah Gilchrist SCO 00
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11 ½½ 2d
4 Edith Mary Ann Michell (née Tapsell) ENG 00 00
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½1 11 01 2d 8
5 Alice Tonini ITA 00 00 ½0
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11 01 2d 6
6 Paulette Schwartzmann FRA 00 10 ½½ 00 00
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2d
7 Jeanne Marie Nancy D'Autremont FRA 00 00 10 10
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2d 5
8 Gisela Harum (not present - defaulted) AUT - - - - - - -
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0d

1933 BCF Premier, Folkestone, 12-23 June

1933 BCF Premier 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 Eugene Znosko-Borovsky
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0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1
2 Dr Oscar Blum 1
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1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 0 ½ 1 8
3 Adrián García Conde 0 0
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1 ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1
4 Harry Golombek ½ ½ 0
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0 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1
5 Dr Jakob Adolf Seitz ½ ½ ½ 1
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½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½
6 Kenneth Humphry Bancroft 0 ½ 0 0 ½
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1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½
7 Charles Ambrose Scott Damant 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0
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0 1 1 1 1 5
8 Edward Mackenzie Jackson 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1
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0 ½ 1 1
9 Harold Alexander Hunnam 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1
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1 1 ½
10 Eugene Ernest Colman ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0
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1 0 4
11 Alfred (Arthur?) Eva * 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 0
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1 3
12 Edmund Spencer 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 1 0
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* I can find nothing in print to determine whether this was Arthur Eva (b 26.11.1876, d 30.05.1942) or his brother Alfred Eva (b 24.08.1882, d 21.02.1974). I tend more towards Alfred as he tended to favour BCF congress more than Arthur.

1933 BCF Premier Reserves, Folkestone, 12-23 June

1933 BCF Premier Reserves 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 Reginald Charles Noel-Johnson
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0 1 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1
2 Harold Saunders 1
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0 0 0 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1
3 Andreas Gulbrandsen (NOR) 0 1
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1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 7
4 Gabriel Jacquin Wood 0 1 0
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0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 7
5 William Ritson Morry 0 1 1 1
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0 1 0 0 0 1 1 6
6 Charles Herbert Stacey 1 0 0 0 1
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½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 6
7 Alfred Lenton ½ 0 1 ½ 0 ½
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1 ½ 1 0 ½
8 Stephen Harding Crockett 0 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 0
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½ 1 0 1
9 Christopher Barclay Heath 0 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ ½
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1 1 0
10 Dr (Robert) Lloyd Storr-Best 0 ½ 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 0
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1 0 3
11 Richard Edward Lean 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
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1 3
12 Rev Arthur Percival Lacey-Hulbert 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 1 0
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1933 BCF First Class A, Folkestone, 12-23 June

1933 BCF First Class A Draw No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 Eric Howard Flear 8
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1 ½ 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 W A Davidson 9 0
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1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 ½
3 William Wesley Church 4 ½ 0
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0 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 0 1 7
4 George Henry Midgley 6 0 0 1
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½ 1 1 ½ 0 1 1 1 7
5 Ward Mayhew Parker Mitchell 1 1 1 0 ½
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0 ½ 0 1 1 1 1 7
6 John Baines Lewis 11 0 1 0 0 1
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½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 6
7 James J Doyle 2 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½
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0 1 1 1 1
8 John Keeble 5 0 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 1
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1 0 0 1 5
9 Austen Lacey Homer 10 0 0 0 1 0 ½ 0 0
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1 1 1
10 Mrs Agnes Bradley Stevenson (neé Lawson) 7 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 0
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1 1
11 Capt Hugh Windsor Fiesch Heneage 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
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0 2
12 Miss Alice Elizabeth Hooke 12 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
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1933 BCF First Class B, Folkestone, 12-23 June

1933 BCF First Class B Draw No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11  Total 
1 A J Duke 1
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1 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 7
2 William John Clare Hart Burges 7 0
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1 1 0 1 ½ 1 1 0 1
3 (Richard) Nevil Coles 8 1 0
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1 ½ 1 ½ 1 0 1 ½
4 Ronald George Dixon Addey 10 1 0 0
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0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 6
5 Ernest Montgomery Jellie 3 ½ 1 ½ 1
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0 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 6
6 Rev William Rawson Greenhalgh 6 0 0 0 ½ 1
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0 1 1 1 1
7 Edward Buddel Puckridge 2 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1
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0 1 1 0 5
8 Alfred Joseph Butcher 4 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 1
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1 1 1
9 E A Jones 9 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
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½ 1
10 Olga Menchik 5 0 1 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½
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½
11 J E Young 11 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 0 0 ½
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2

1933 BCF Second Class A, Folkestone, 12-23 June

1933 BCF Second Class A Draw No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11  Total 
1 A G Neild 11
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1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ½
2 Robin Humphries Rushton 3 0
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0 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1
3 Rev Charles Fenton Bolland 2 0 1
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0 1 1 0 1 1 ½ 1
4 Dr J Fine 4 0 0 1
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0 1 1 1 ½ 1 1
5 Mrs Jeanie Brockett 10 0 0 0 1
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½ 1 ½ 0 1 ½
6 F Cooper 5 0 0 0 0 ½
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½ 1 1 0 1 4
7 G J Hobson 9 0 0 1 0 0 ½
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0 1 ½ 1 4
8 Miss Mary Louisa Harrison 6 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1
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1 1 0
8 J Parsons 7 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 0 0 0
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1 ½
10 Herbert William Tidball 1 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 ½ 0 0
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1 3
11 J Mackenzie 8 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 ½ 0
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1933 BCF Second Class B, Folkestone, 12-23 June

1933 BCF Second Class B Draw No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11  Total 
1 William Henderson 4
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0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 Patrick Humphrey Sullivan 9 1
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1 ½ 1 1 0 1 1 1 1
3 W T Hurley 7 ½ 0
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1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 0 1
4 J H Wise 2 0 ½ 0
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1 1 1 0 1 1 1
5 Miss Emily Eliza Abraham 3 0 0 ½ 0
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½ 1 1 1 ½ 1
6 G Fletcher 5 0 0 ½ 0 ½
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½ ½ 1 1 1 5
7 Mrs C Lillie 6 0 1 0 0 0 ½
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½ 1 1 1 5
8 W A Aston 10 0 0 0 1 0 ½ ½
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½ 1 ½ 4
9 Mrs Muriel Ivy Scobell Mackereth 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½
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½ 1 2
10 Samuel Reginald Tomkinson 11 0 0 1 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½
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0 2
11 John E Coleman 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1
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1933 BCF Third Class, Folkestone, 12-23 June

1933 BCF Third Class Draw No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 Mrs Esme Hewetson Budge (née Benson) 4
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0 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 9
2 Frank Miles Argrave 1 1
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0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 8
3 Rev J Howell 6 0 1
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½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 8
4 Mrs Pauline Peckar 12 0 1 ½
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0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1
5 Owen Dixson 9 ½ 0 0 1
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1 1 0 1 0 1 1
6 Geoffrey George Homan 3 0 0 1 0 0
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½ 1 1 1 1 1
7 Douglas Enty Budge 2 0 1 ½ 0 0 ½
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1 ½ 1 1 ½ 6
8 R O Anson 5 ½ 0 0 0 1 0 0
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1 0 1 1
9 Mrs Lucy Storr-Best (née Morris) 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 ½ 0
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1 1 1
0 Mrs Emily Heath (née Wright) 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
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1 1 4
11 Miss L A Griffiths 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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1 1
12 Mrs Clara Margaret MacVean (née Sanders) 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0
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½

 


File Updated

Date Notes
22 February 2016 First posted.
26 March 2016 Major upload of games and crosstables
23 June 2016 The complete score of Cole-Jameson (Rd 7) received from Brian Denman, for which many thanks.
12 June 2019 Added some text from the Linlithgow Gazette, 18 August 1933, and the Western Mail, 12 August 1933.
11 January 2022 Added five games, all played at Folkestone in June, where the BCF general congress was held that year. One is from the Folkestone Premier - Znosko-Borovsky 1-0 K.Bancroft; and the other are games played by John Baines Lewis in First Class A, versus Church, Doyle, Homer and Davidson. They were sent to me by Ulrich Tamm, who got them from the British Columbia games collection curated by Stephen Wright. My thanks to Ulrich and Stephen.
12 January 2022 Three more games contributed by Ulrich Tamm, all from the Premier: (1) C.Damant 0-1 E.Znosko-Borovsky, rd 3; (2) O.Blum 1-0 E.Znosko-Borovsky, rd 5; (3) H.Golombek 1-0 K.Bancroft, rd 8. Thanks, Ulrich.
27 April 2022 One game added: C.Heath 0-1 A.Lacy-Hulbert, Premier Reserves. Thanks to Gerard Killoran who contributed it via the English Chess Forum.