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Tournament: BCF Bournemouth Premier • 66 games plus 29 from other sectionsuploaded Sunday, 5 June, 2022 4:21 PM
Venue: Bournemouth • Date: 14-25 August 1939 • Download PGN

Bournemouth Premier – 32nd BCF* Congress, Bournemouth, 14-25 August 1939

1939 Bournemouth Premier Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 Euwe,Max Amsterdam
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½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
2 Klein,Ernst Ludwig London ½
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½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1
3 Flohr,Salo Moscow ½ ½
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0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
4 Landau,Salo Amsterdam ½ 0 1
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½ 1 1 ½ 0 0 1 1
5 König,Imre London 0 ½ ½ ½
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0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1
6 García Conde,Adrián ‡ London ½ ½ 0 0 1
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0 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 6
7 Wallis,Philip Norman London 0 0 0 0 ½ 1
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½ 1 0 1 1 5
8 Aitken,James Macrae Lochgelly 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½
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0 1 1 1 5
9 Thomas,Andrew Rowland B Tiverton 0 ½ 0 1 0 0 0 1
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0 1 1
10 Mieses,Jacques London 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
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½ 0
11 Kitto,Francis Ernest A Cambridge 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½
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1 2
12 Abrahams,Gerald Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
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1

* note - though part of the 32nd BCF (British Chess Federation) Congress, the above tournament was not for the British Championship, which had been postponed until the autumn – it was scheduled to start at the National Chess Centre in London on Monday 6 November, with possible entries including Australians CJS Purdy and G Koshnitsky. However, it was not ultimately played because of the outbreak of war. William Winter was due to play at Bournemouth but "did not put in an appearance" (BCM, September 1939, p399) and was replaced by PN Wallis.
Adrián García Conde: I have changed the PGN file and the crosstable to reflect the correct presentation of his name to accord with the Hispanic standard – [forename] [paternal surname] [maternal surname]. Note that many contemporary English language references to this player gave his name as 'A. G. Conde' but that is not standard Hispanic usage.

[BCM, October 1939, p428] "What might have been an exciting finish to the tournament was ruined by the world catastrophe. A good fight had been anticipated between Landau and Euwe; but, like the remaining Dutch players at the Congress, they had both left for Holland. It is understood that they had played a game on the previous evening, ending in a draw, but the public saw nothing of this. Euwe’s score thus became 9; and Flohr, with 8, had a chance of tying with him if he could beat König. But König was a possible sharer in the fourth prize, and had no intention of letting Flohr win easily. As a matter of fact, there was a draw in 60 moves, during which both players had difficulties with their clocks. Klein finished strongly, beating Kitto in 26 moves only, and so making his score equal to Flohr’s. Conde, who might have taken fourth prize by winning his last game, played disappointingly and was thus placed below both König and Landau."

1939 British Ladies Chess Championship, Bournemouth 1938« »1946

1939 British Ladies Championship Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 Miss Elaine Saunders Princes Risborough
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1 1 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 10
2 Mrs Edith Mary Ann Michell Kingston 0
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1 1 1 ½ 1 1 0 1 ½ 1 8
3 Miss Mary Henniker-Heaton London 0 0
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0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
4 Miss Margaret E Lander Shaftesbury 0 0 1
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1 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½
5 Miss Audrey Bourne Poupard Wanstead 0 0 ½ 0
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½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1
6 Miss Agnes Margaret Crum Edinburgh 0 ½ ½ 1 ½
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0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 5
7 Miss Rowena Mary Dew Plymouth 0 0 0 ½ 0 1
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1 1 0 ½ 1 5
8 Mrs Esme Hewetson Budge Kilmacolm ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0
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½ ½ 1 ½
9 Miss Minnie Musgrave Hastings ½ 1 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½
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0 1 1
10 Miss Katharine Tate Austin London 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1
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0 0 4
11 Mrs Ena Florence Winser Hastings 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 1
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1 4
12 Miss Mary Louisa Harrison ‡ Eastbourne 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 ½ 0 1 0
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3

n.b. unlike the Premier, the above tournament does count as an official British Championship  ‡ this is a tentative identification of Miss M L Harrison's full name based on finding someone fitting the description in the 1939 census.

[BCM, October 1939, p426] "The result of this event might almost be called “prodigious,” for the title fell—needless to say for the first time—to a child of thirteen, who went through the tournament without a loss, and with only two drawn games. Miss Elaine Saunders throughout the fortnight kept her head, and this, apart from her great natural talent and excellent tuition, is the secret of her success. She had lost games against Miss Musgrave, last year’s champion, and Miss M. E. Lander, but she drew the first and won the second, by which she assured herself of first place before the final round was played."

1939 BCF Major Open - Section A

1939 BCF Major Open A Nat'y Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 David Podhorzer AUT Richborough
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1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 Eugene Znosko-Borovsky FRA Paris 0
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1 1* 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 7
3 Friedrich Sämisch GER Berlin ½ 0
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½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 0 1
4 Abraham Speijer NED Maastricht ½ 0* ½
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½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 0*
5 Stefan Fazekas (Dr) ENG London 0 1 0 ½
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½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 1
6 Paul M List (Dr) ENG London ½ ½ 1 ½ ½
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1 0 0 0 1 1 6
7 Alfred Joseph Butcher ENG Wolverhampton 0 ½ ½ 0 1 0
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1 0 ½ 1 1
8 (Francis) Percival Wenman ENG Bristol 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 0
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½ 1 ½ 1
9 Ronald Mackay Bruce ENG Plymouth 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 ½
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1 ½ 0 4
10 A N Booth ENG London 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 0
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0 1 4
11 Hans Georg Schenk (Dr) GER London 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1
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½
12 John Bertram Goodman ENG Plymouth 0 0 0 1* 0 0 0 0 1 0 ½
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2½‡
* = by default - Speijer left for his home in Maastricht two rounds before the end  ‡ = shown as 1½ in BCM but there is an error in the magazine's crosstable

[BCM, October 1939, p429] "Section A of the Major Open Tournament was spoilt by the shadow of war. Podhorzer was perhaps a certain winner early in the fray, but the veteran Speijer, who was favourite for second place, left for Holland a day in advance of his compatriots and forfeited two points, letting in Znosko-Borovsky as second. He nevertheless succeeded in sharing the third prize with Fazekas and Sämisch. Section B of the Major was a much weaker event, and the only misfortune here was the withdrawal of one of the competitors without playing a game, so that there was a bye each round. It is notable that Hoad, who won first prize, entered originally for the First Class, and was only a late promotion to the Major Open."

1939 BCF Major Open - Section B

1939 BCF Major Open B Nat'y Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Total
1 Philip C Hoad ENG New Cross
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0 1 0 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 7
2 Alfred Eva 1 ENG Stockport 1
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1 0 1 ½ ½ 0 1 1 ½
3 Dennis Morton Horne ENG Tadworth 0 0
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½ 1 0 1 1 1 1 1
4 A Aird Thomson SCO Glasgow 1 1 ½
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½ 0 ½ 1 1 0 1
5 Arthur John Morrell ENG Bournemouth 0 0 0 ½
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½ ½ 1 1 1 1
6 Isaac Reginald Vesselo ENG London 0 ½ 1 1 ½
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0 0 ½ ½ 1 5
7 A G Burnett ENG Edinburgh 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1
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1 ½ ½ 0
8 John D Solomon ENG London ½ 1 0 0 0 1 0
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0 1 1
9 Maurice Ellinger ENG London 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1
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1 ½
10 John Edward Richardson ENG Buckingham ½ 0 0 1 0 ½ ½ 0 0
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1
11 F A Damen 2 NED Rotterdam 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 1 0 ½ 0
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2

1 Nothing to confirm it in print but the residence of Stockport suggests this was Alfred Eva (b 24.08.1882, d 21.02.1974) and not his brother Arthur Eva (b 26.11.1876, d 30.05.1942)
2 a news report (Birmingham Daily Post, 29 August 1939) states that FA Damen left for his home in Rotterdam a round or two before the end, so more than one of his losses may have been defaults.


Other Sections

BCM did not publish these results - however, The Times, 28 August 1939, did - and we now have the handwritten tables from the Hampshire History website

1939 BCF First Class A

1939 BCF First Class A Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 Gert Budowski Boulogne, aged 14
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0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 9
2 I Jack Good Hendon 1
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0 1 ½ 1 1 0 1 1 ½ 1 8
3 Austen Lacey Homer Stourbridge 0 1
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0 ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 0 1 7
4 John Stanley Giles Timperley 0 0 1
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1 ½ 1 1 0 1 1 ½ 7
5 Laurence Mullen East Ham 0 ½ ½ 0
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1 0 1 ½ 1 1 1
6 Ernest J Randall Brighton 0 0 0 ½ 0
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1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 5
7 Ralph Carter Woodthorpe Chichester 0 0 0 0 1 0
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½ 1 1 1 ½ 5
8 C J Barry Dublin 0 1 0 0 0 0 ½
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½ ½ 1 1
9 Charles Stanley Hunter London 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0 ½
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½ 1 ½
10 I A Harris Bournemouth 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ ½
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1 1
11 Geoffrey Harber Diggle Luton 0 ½ 1 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0
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1 3
12 George Arthur Peck Nottingham 1 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0
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3

1939 BCF First Class B

1939 BCF First Class B Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 Walter James E Yeeles Kent
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½ ½ 1 ½ 0 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 Robin Humphries Rushton Luton ½
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1 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 8
3 G Booth Westcliff-on-Sea ½ 0
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½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1
4 Patrick Humphrey Sullivan Dartford 0 ½ ½
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0 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1
5 Rev. William Rawson Greenhalgh London ½ 1 ½ 1
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0 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 ½
6 Rev. Ernest Clement Mortimer Exmouth 1 0 0 0 1
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½ 1 1 1 0 1
7 A L Davies Dudley 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½
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0 ½ 1 0 ½
8 Capt Hugh Windsor Fiesch Heneage Brighton 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 1
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½ ½ 1 0
9 Thomas M Warburton Liverpool 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½
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0 1 1
10 J Butterworth London 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 1
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1 ½
11 John Spedan Lewis Stockbridge 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
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1 3
12 Francis Albert Joyce Freshwater 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 0 ½ 0
&;

1939 BCF First Class C

1939 BCF First Class C Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 William A Hooper Bournemouth
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1 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 9
2 Newman Clissold New Brighton 0
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1 ½ 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1
3 John G Hayes Ilford 1 0
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½ 1 0 1 1 ½ 0 1 1 7
4 Kenneth Neville Reed Southampton ½ ½ ½
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1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0
5 Rev Arthur Percival Lacy-Hulbert Ludlow 0 0 0 0
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0 1 1 0 1 1 1 5
6 Stanley Charles Love Wimbledon 0 0 1 0 1
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0 ½ 1 1 0 ½ 5
7 Colonel Stuart Prince Nice 0 0 0 ½ 0 1
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1 1 ½ 1 0 5
8 Frank Percival Pounce Rottingdean 0 1 0 ½ 0 ½ 0
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0 1 1 1 5
9 Rev. Henry Charles de Barathy Horley 0 0 ½ ½ 1 0 0 1
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0 ½ 1
10 G F Hawkins   0 0 1 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1
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½ ½ 4
11 Arthur T Watson Brighton ½ 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 ½ ½
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½ 4
12 Charles Henry Taylor Wells 0 0 0 1 0 ½ 1 0 0 ½ ½
&;

1939 BCF Second Class

1939 BCF Second Class Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 Edwin Breckon Chapman Leicester
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½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 9
2 Stanley Jeffrey Leigh Parkstone ½
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1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1
3 Mrs. Mary Dew (née Rowe) Plymouth 0 0
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½ 1 1 0 1 1 1 ½ 1 7
4 Col. Thomas Gordon Cumming Bliss, CBE Parkstone 0 ½ ½
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1 ½ 1 0 1 1 ½ 1 7
5 Herbert Lester Gardiner Bournemouth ½ ½ 0 0
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1 1 1 0 1 ½ 1
6 Ernst Hermann Albert Behrndt Richmond ½ 1 0 ½ 0
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0 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 6
7 Miss A M van Schaik Amsterdam 0 ½ 1 0 0 1
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0 1 0 1 1
8 William Maxwell Batten Welwyn Garden City 0 0 0 1 0 ½ 1
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½ 1 ½ 1
9 Stanley Charles Hilliam Cowes IOW 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 0 ½
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1 ½ 1
10 Mrs Melita Ida Elizabeth Seyd (née Krohn) London ½ 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
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1 1
11 W A Aston Wolverhampton 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0
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½
12 Miss Emily Eliza Abraham Deal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½
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½

1939 BCF Third Class

1939 BCF Third Class Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 William Norman Boydon Wolverhampton
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½ 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 9
2 J Reiss London ½
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0 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1
3 Arthur Trimnell Hornsey 0 1
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½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1
4 James Bickerdike Critchison Bournemouth 0 0 ½
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0 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 7
5 J. P. Kirby Bournemouth 0 ½ ½ 1
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0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 7
6 Captain James B Morgan Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 1
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1 1 1 1 0 1 6
7 J Francis St Leonards ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0
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0 1 ½ 1 1
8 Douglas Enty Budge Kilmacolm ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 1
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½ 0 1 1
9 John E Coleman Grays 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½
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1 1 1 4
10 John Ernest Crawford Flitch Bournemouth ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 0
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1 1 4
11 William Smithard Derby 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
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1 2
12 Miss Edith Maud Eleanor John Goodacre Cheltenham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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0

There was of course no BCF Congress in 1940. The venue would have been Sutton Coldfield, as decided at BCF meetings in 1939.


File Updated
Date Notes
19 March 2002 Uploaded here as a zipped file.
14 October 2020 Now complete with 26 games from other sections, dates, plus crosstables and more detailed names.
17 October 2020 Brian Denman sent me a further game, Pounce-Watson, from First Class C. Thanks, Brian.
30 November 2020 A further two games added, both from Major Open A: Booth-Saemisch (rd 1) and Wenman-Znosko Borovsky (rd 11). Many thanks to Ulrich Tamm.
23 December 2021 BCM didn't provide full results or crosstables of the lower sections but it became possible to add these thanks to the Hampshire Chess History website which has manuscript copies of all the congress crosstables. I have corrected a few errors and added forenames where discoverable.
27 April 2022 Added two games from First Class C: (1) N Clissold 0-1 W Hooper; (2) Lacy-Hulbert 0-1 W Hooper. Contributed by Gerard Killoran via the English Chess Forum, for which many thanks.