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Tournament: 67th British Championship (won by John Nunn) (all 220 games + 6 play-off + 13 games from Major Open)
Venue: Brighton • Dates: 4-16 August 1980 • Download PGN Updated 16 December, 2020 4:32 PM updates

1980 British Chess Championship (Brighton) - John Nunn won after a play-off with William Hartston

Venue: Brighton Centre, Brighton, Sussex • sponsors Grieveson, Grant & Co

1980 British Chess Championship 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11  Total 
1 Nunn,John DM 2515 ♦ 1/29 ◊ 1/16 ♦ ½/9 ◊ 1/23 ♦ ½/2 ♦ ½/5 ◊ ½/3 ◊ ½/4 ♦ ½/10 ♦ 1/13 ◊ 1/6 8
2 Hartston,William Roland 2465 ◊ 1/24 ♦ 1/15 ◊ ½/5 ♦ 1/13 ◊ ½/1 ♦ ½/3 ◊ ½/18 ♦ ½/6 ◊ 1/19 ♦ ½/7 ◊ 1/9 8
3 Rumens,David Edward 2310 ♦ 0/11 ◊ 1/35 ♦ 1/29 ◊ 1/20 ♦ 1/6 ◊ ½/2 ♦ ½/1 ◊ 0/19 ♦ 1/8 ◊ ½/9 ◊ 1/5
4 Speelman,Jonathan S 2490 ◊ 1/30 ♦ ½/25 ◊ 0/13 ♦ 1/15 ◊ 1/7 ♦ 1/14 ◊ ½/5 ♦ ½/1 ◊ 0/6 ♦ 1/19 ♦ 1/10
5 Chandler,Murray G 2450 ♦ 1/35 ◊ 1/20 ♦ ½/2 ◊ ½/9 ♦ 1/19 ◊ ½/1 ♦ ½/4 ◊ ½/10 ♦ ½/7 ◊ 1/12 ♦ 0/3 7
6 Basman,Michael John 2405 ♦ 1/26 ◊ ½/33 ♦ 1/21 ♦ ½/14 ◊ 0/3 ◊ 1/9 ♦ 1/23 ◊ ½/2 ♦ 1/4 ◊ ½/10 ♦ 0/1 7
7 Taulbut,Shaun M 2375 ♦ ½/34 ◊ ½/31 ♦ 1/11 ◊ ½/10 ♦ 0/4 ♦ 1/25 ◊ 1/14 ♦ 1/13 ◊ ½/5 ◊ ½/2 ♦ ½/12 7
8 Bellin,Robert 2440 ◊ ½/38 ♦ 1/40 ◊ 0/14 ♦ 1/25 ◊ 0/13 ♦ 1/15 ◊ 1/28 ♦ ½/18 ◊ 0/3 ♦ 1/16 ◊ 1/19 7
9 Lee,Graham D 2280 ♦ 1/37 ◊ 1/11 ◊ ½/1 ♦ ½/5 ◊ ½/14 ♦ 0/6 ♦ ½/16 ◊ 1/23 ◊ 1/18 ♦ ½/3 ♦ 0/2
10 Franklin,Michael J 2345 ◊ 0/25 ♦ 1/36 ◊ 1/24 ♦ ½/7 ◊ ½/18 ♦ 1/12 ◊ 1/26 ♦ ½/5 ◊ ½/1 ♦ ½/6 ◊ 0/4
11 McNab,Colin Anderson   ◊ 1/3 ♦ 0/9 ◊ 0/7 ♦ 0/27 ♦ 1/37 ◊ ½/30 ◊ 1/25 ♦ ½/14 ♦ ½/28 ◊ 1/23 ◊ 1/18
12 Fuller,Maxwell L 2355 ◊ 0/15 ♦ ½/17 ◊ 1/40 ◊ 1/34 ♦ ½/16 ◊ 0/10 ♦ 1/29 ◊ 1/20 ♦ 1/21 ♦ 0/5 ◊ ½/7
13 Flear,Glenn C 2320 ♦ ½/27 ◊ 1/34 ♦ 1/4 ◊ 0/2 ♦ 1/8 ◊ ½/23 ♦ ½/19 ◊ 0/7 ♦ 1/15 ◊ 0/1 ♦ ½/14 6
14 Hodgson,Julian M 2315 ♦ 1/28 ◊ ½/23 ♦ 1/8 ◊ ½/6 ♦ ½/9 ◊ 0/4 ♦ 0/7 ◊ ½/11 ♦ 1/20 ♦ ½/18 ◊ ½/13 6
15 Cummings,David H 2280 ♦ 1/12 ◊ 0/2 ♦ ½/31 ◊ 0/4 ♦ 1/34 ◊ 0/8 ♦ 1/22 ◊ 1/16 ◊ 0/13 ♦ ½/24 ◊ 1/26 6
16 Knox,Victor W 2335 ◊ 1/32 ♦ 0/1 ◊ 1/27 ♦ ½/18 ◊ ½/12 ♦ ½/28 ◊ ½/9 ♦ 0/15 ♦ 1/31 ◊ 0/8 ♦ 1/23 6
17 Branford,John W   ♦ 0/23 ◊ ½/12 ♦ 0/34 ◊ 0/22 ♦ 1/40 ◊ 1/35 ♦ ½/30 ◊ 0/31 ◊ 1/39 ♦ 1/33 ♦ 1/28 6
18 Pritchett,Craig William 2390 ♦ ½/31 ◊ 1/19 ♦ ½/33 ◊ ½/16 ♦ ½/10 ◊ 1/21 ♦ ½/2 ◊ ½/8 ♦ 0/9 ◊ ½/14 ♦ 0/11
19 Hebden,Mark 2290 ◊ 1/39 ♦ 0/18 ♦ 1/37 ◊ 1/33 ◊ 0/5 ♦ 1/24 ◊ ½/13 ♦ 1/3 ♦ 0/2 ◊ 0/4 ♦ 0/8
20 Denman,Brian J   ◊ 1/36 ♦ 0/5 ◊ 1/39 ♦ 0/3 ◊ 0/24 ♦ 1/27 ◊ 1/33 ♦ 0/12 ◊ 0/14 ◊ 1/31 ♦ ½/21
21 Large,Peter G 2310 ◊ ½/40 ♦ 1/38 ◊ 0/6 ◊ ½/31 ♦ 1/33 ♦ 0/18 ◊ ½/24 ♦ 1/26 ◊ 0/12 ♦ ½/27 ◊ ½/20
22 Knott,Simon JB 2220 ♦ 0/33 ◊ 0/37 ♦ ½/35 ♦ 1/17 ◊ 1/38 ♦ 0/26 ◊ 0/15 ♦ 1/36 ◊ ½/27 ◊ ½/30 ♦ 1/32
23 Cooper,John G 2335 ◊ 1/17 ♦ ½/14 ◊ 1/25 ♦ 0/1 ◊ 1/27 ♦ ½/13 ◊ 0/6 ♦ 0/9 ◊ 1/24 ♦ 0/11 ◊ 0/16 5
24 Pein,Malcolm 2240 ♦ 0/2 ◊ 1/26 ♦ 0/10 ◊ 1/29 ♦ 1/20 ◊ 0/19 ♦ ½/21 ◊ ½/28 ♦ 0/23 ◊ ½/15 ♦ ½/30 5
25 Kenworthy,Gary   ♦ 1/10 ◊ ½/4 ♦ 0/23 ◊ 0/8 ♦ 1/31 ◊ 0/7 ♦ 0/11 ◊ ½/34 ◊ ½/32 ♦ ½/29 ◊ 1/33 5
26 Davis,Edward   ◊ 0/6 ♦ 0/24 ◊ ½/32 ♦ 1/36 ♦ 1/35 ◊ 1/22 ♦ 0/10 ◊ 0/21 ♦ 1/29 ◊ ½/28 ♦ 0/15 5
27 Clarke,Peter Hugh 2355 ◊ ½/13 ♦ ½/30 ♦ 0/16 ◊ 1/11 ♦ 0/23 ◊ 0/20 ♦ ½/34 ◊ 1/35 ♦ ½/22 ◊ ½/21 ♦ ½/31 5
28 King,Daniel 2330 ◊ 0/14 ♦ 0/39 ◊ 1/36 ◊ 1/37 ♦ 1/30 ◊ ½/16 ♦ 0/8 ♦ ½/24 ◊ ½/11 ♦ ½/26 ◊ 0/17 5
29 Watson,Ian R 2210 ◊ 0/1 ♦ 1/32 ◊ 0/3 ♦ 0/24 ◊ 1/39 ♦ 1/38 ◊ 0/12 ♦ ½/33 ◊ 0/26 ◊ ½/25 ♦ 1/36 5
30 Cafferty,Bernard 2305 ♦ 0/4 ◊ ½/27 ◊ 1/38 ♦ ½/39 ◊ 0/28 ♦ ½/11 ◊ ½/17 ♦ ½/32 ◊ ½/33 ♦ ½/22 ◊ ½/24 5
31 Britton,Richard 2330 ◊ ½/18 ♦ ½/7 ◊ ½/15 ♦ ½/21 ◊ 0/25 ♦ 0/33 ◊ 1/39 ♦ 1/17 ◊ 0/16 ♦ 0/20 ◊ ½/27
32 Burnett,James   ♦ 0/16 ◊ 0/29 ♦ ½/26 ♦ 0/38 ◊ 0/36 ◊ 1/40 ♦ 1/37 ◊ ½/30 ♦ ½/25 ◊ 1/34 ◊ 0/22
33 Neat,Kenneth P 2315 ◊ 1/22 ♦ ½/6 ◊ ½/18 ♦ 0/19 ◊ 0/21 ◊ 1/31 ♦ 0/20 ◊ ½/29 ♦ ½/30 ◊ 0/17 ♦ 0/25 4
34 Henshaw,John C 2215 ◊ ½/7 ♦ 0/13 ◊ 1/17 ♦ 0/12 ◊ 0/15 ♦ ½/39 ◊ ½/27 ♦ ½/25 ◊ ½/38 ♦ 0/32 ◊ ½/40 4
35 McCarthy,Moss   ◊ 0/5 ♦ 0/3 ◊ ½/22 ♦ 1/40 ◊ 0/26 ♦ 0/17 ◊ 1/38 ♦ 0/27 ◊ ½/36 ♦ 0/37 ♦ 1/39 4
36 Lane,Gary William   ♦ 0/20 ◊ 0/10 ♦ 0/28 ◊ 0/26 ♦ 1/32 ◊ ½/37 ♦ 1/40 ◊ 0/22 ♦ ½/35 ♦ 1/38 ◊ 0/29 4
37 Adams,Philip   ◊ 0/9 ♦ 1/22 ◊ 0/19 ♦ 0/28 ◊ 0/11 ♦ ½/36 ◊ 0/32 ♦ 0/39 ◊ ½/40 ◊ 1/35 ♦ ½/38
38 Baker,Chris W 2260 ♦ ½/8 ◊ 0/21 ♦ 0/30 ◊ 1/32 ♦ 0/22 ◊ 0/29 ♦ 0/35 ◊ 1/40 ♦ ½/34 ◊ 0/36 ◊ ½/37
39 Milligan,Thomas L   ♦ 0/19 ◊ 1/28 ♦ 0/20 ◊ ½/30 ♦ 0/29 ◊ ½/34 ♦ 0/31 ◊ 1/37 ♦ 0/17 ♦ 0/40 ◊ 0/35 3
40 Houston,David A   ♦ ½/21 ◊ 0/8 ♦ 0/12 ◊ 0/35 ◊ 0/17 ♦ 0/32 ◊ 0/36 ♦ 0/38 ♦ ½/37 ◊ 1/39 ♦ ½/34

1980 British Championship Play-Off - RAC, Pall Mall, London - 13-17 February 1981

1 Nunn,John DM 2575 ½½½1½½
2 Hartston,William Roland 2450 ½½½0½½

[BCM, September 1980, p465] "BCF CONGRESS BRIGHTON AUGUST 4-16 - by P. C. Griffiths - The British Chess Federation Congress, sponsored for the third year running by the well-known firm of stock-brokers, Grieveson, Grant & Co. , was held this time at the new Brighton Centre. Brighton is a popular venue for the congress, having staged it in 1972 and 1977, but the building which was made available this year was a big improvement; in fact I cannot remember having seen more suitable accommodation. One large main hall was easily sufficient to take all the players and conditions were excellent. In addition there were analysis rooms, offices, a restaurant, a bar and a bookstall all within the same complex.

"The total number of entries was around 480, a slight drop on last year’s Chester congress, though that was probably a record. The British Championship itself included one Grandmaster and seven International Masters among its forty competitors and the play was interesting enough, though at times it seemed a little subdued, perhaps inevitably when compared with the excitement of last year. The result was a tie between the favourite John Nunn and Bill Hartston, and these two will play a match later in the year to decide the title. Both played solidly without losing a game or even getting into any real difficulties; Hartston’s high-class endgame technique was much in evidence, while Nunn won several games with his more vigorous attacking style.

"Third and fourth places were shared between the 1978 Champion Jonathan Speelman and David Rumens. Speelman was recovering well from an indifferent start and beginning to look like a strong contender for the title, when he lost a game by reacting wrongly to one of Basman’s peculiar openings and was thus knocked out of the race for first place. As for Rumens, he is always an entertaining player to watch, whether he is winning or losing, and here he had one of his best results ever, his last round game against the otherwise undefeated Chandler being specially brilliant.

"Of the four players who shared the remaining prizes, the two young IMs Shaun Taulbut and Murray Chandler both returned sound performances, while last year’s Champion Robert Bellin had a relatively poor start, being in the middle reaches of the tournament for much of the time. However, he took his chances when they came and a strong finish left him with a respectable seven points. Basman’s play was highly original, as always; his willingness to try all kinds of new openings (as witness his extraordinary 1 e4 g5 2 d4 h6 defence, played not against weaker opponents, but when facing Nunn and Speelman!) undoubtedly adds to the interest of a tournament. The problem, of course, is that the results of such a style are bound to be unpredictable and his adoption of this opening in the critical last round was fatal to his hopes of first place. "


[BCM, April 1981, p129-130] "The [1980] British Championship Play-off Match by W. R. Hartston [13-17 February 1981]

The RAC Club in Pall Mall was the venue for the long-awaited play-off match between John Nunn and William Hartston. The conditions of the match specified six games, with John Nunn taking the title if the final score was level, by virtue of his superior tie-split score from the Brighton Championship (Tie split was the sum of opponents’ scores, omitting highest and lowest). Both players had agreed to play all six games, even if the match was decided sooner.

"The match was a great success with all six games exciting struggles much enjoyed by the spectators who turned up to be entertained by Michael Stean’s commentaries. The sponsors, Grieveson Grant, deserve our thanks for adding to their sponsorship to enable this match to take place under such fine conditions. "


Results of Other Sections [BCM, October 1980, pps 521-524]

BRITISH LADIES’ CHAMPIONSHIP: 1 Sheila A Jackson 9½/11; 2 Margaret Eileen Elizabeth Clarke 8; 3 Jane Garwell 7½; 4 Wanda Pritchard 6½; 5 Dinah M Wright 6½; 6 Maria Eagle 6; 7 Anita Rakshit 5½; 8 Jean P M Rogers 5½; 9 Suzzane J Wood 5½; 10 Rowena M Bruce 4½; 11 Nancy C Elder 4½; 12 Muriel E Leask 4½; 13 Christine J Nicholson 4½; 14 (Patricia) Anne Sunnucks 4½; 15 Angela Eagle 4; 16 Helen C Scott — withdrew ill.

British U-21 Championship — (11-Rd Swiss): 1 Andrew P Lewis 10/11; 2 Erik O M C Teichmann 8; 3 Adrian Jackson 7; 4-7 Jonathan C Benjamin, Susan L Caldwell, P. J. Dixon, David C Perrett 6½; 8-13 Jonathan J Ady, Nevil Chan, Miles L Cowling, Stephen J Popham, Ian D Thompson, John A Freeman 6; 14-17 David R Carless, Jeremy F S Menadue, M. R. Taylor, John B Henderson 5½; 18-19 Graham E Borrowdale, Clive R Bowley 5; 20 R. A. Coles 4½; 21 David Tuddenham 4; 22-23 J. P. Munday, John E Upham 3½; 24-25 J. F. Gregson, Tony N Nabarro 3; 26 Rod C Hessing 2½.

British U-18 Championship — (11-Rd Swiss): 1 Peter K Wells 9; 2 Byron A Jacobs 8; 3 John J Cox 7½; 4-7 Stuart Conquest, Simon G Dighton, Laurence J Pinto, Jeff R Smith 7; 8-13 Stephen D Bell, G. B. Dawson, D. P. Frost, Joe G Gallagher, James C Howell, Stuart H Niman 6½; 14-18 Christopher J Archer-Lock, Trevor D Coote, M. Johnstone, Simon Triggs, Clare E Whitehead 6; 19-24 M. J. Hughes, A. J. McClelland, Dominic J C Mackle, Guy A Novik, N. C. T. Wall, A. Chapman 5½; 25-29 R. G. Britton, P. F. Hasson, John R Sharp, G. M. Smith, Peter Heaven 5; 30-34 Paul A Batchelor, K. A. Chapman, G. D. Davies, Ken B McEwan, Kevin A Yeomans 4½; 35-36 N. F. Capey, Marc A Shaw 4; 37-38 M. McLoughlin, A. N. Smith 3½; 39 Matthew J D Baker 3. Clare E Whitehead – British Girls U-18 Champion.

British U-16 Championship — (11-Rd Swiss): 1 Andrew C L Dyson 9; 2 Neil H Bradbury 8½; 3 Michael Kerridge 8; 4 Karl Bowden 7½; 5-8 Keith A Dawson, M. P. Sharp, Ian A Welch, Tom E Wiley 7; 9-15 Bruce L Baer, David J Edmonds, Farrukh Khan, Stephen R Mannion, Simon J Roe, David J Walker, Gavin L Brown 6½; 16-19 Nigel Alldritt, D. B. Forson, Andrew P H Kinsman, William Giblin 6; 20-28 Craig R Dawson, Matthew Eke, Daniel R Feinstein, Nigel P J Greer, Nicholas J M Pelling, Ian A Robson, Matthew P Sames, Graham N Strouts, Gareth O Roberts 5½; 29-35 Karen A Cartmel, S. E. Coe, M. Forward, P. S. J. Jones, Lavinia A M Pereira, M. W. Robertson, Mark R Ruston 5; 36-40 K. A. Freeman, Mark E L Griffiths, Andrew G H Kluth, Conor P Kostick, D. P. McCarthy 4½; 41-42 T. M. Broome, J. A. Brown 4; 43-44 Carol Gorman, Caroline M Lane 3½; 45- 47 Mandi S Abraham, R. A. Parker, Terri C Ruff 3; 48 Miss J. A. Brooks 2½. Karen Cartmel and Lavinia Pereira are British Girls U-16 Co-Champions.

British U-14 Championship — (11-Rd Swiss): 1 Edward S Lee 9; 2-4 John M Emms, Darren L Lee, Nicholas Thomas 8; 5-7 Neil L Carr, Graham A Waddingham, M. I. Watkins 7½; 8 A. J. Mitchell 7; 9-18 Neil E G Crickmore, Andrew R Exton, James D Hockaday, David A Knox, Michael Leahy, Simon R Lee, M. E. Vincent, Tim P Wall, David J Watts, Ian Haslegrave 6½; 19-23 John E Duggan, Iain A Galloway, Chris M Hawthorne, Andrew M Stone, M. E. Vernon 6; 24-31 Jeffrey P Baillie, D. L. Burton, David C Curtis, P. A. Garrett, Simon E Lazarus, Malcolm D Pridmore, Saul Richman, H-T. Tong 5½; 32-36 Niall P Carton, John W Franklin, Jaime M J Gorman, Mandy A S Hepworth, D. N. Whittaker 5; 37-41 P. W. Howlett, Miss T. Munday, Aaron Rose, Tina Louise Ruff, Jason B Kirk 4½; 42-45 Claire Elizabeth Batchelor, Salli E Clarke, Simon S K Hepworth, Richard J Lee 4; 46- 47 L. A. Howlett, Andrew J K Macmillan 3½; 48-50 K. R. Brotherton, S. T. Fox-Kirk, Miss M. Hill 3. Mandy Hepworth is British Girls U-14 Champion. Sarah C Christopher withdrew ill with 4/10. [n. b. many BCF/ECF yearbooks since the 1980s have recorded Susan Walker as joint winner of the 1980 British Girls Under-14 Championship with Mandy Hepworth but this is a mistake, probably as a result of faulty typography many years ago. Susan Walker did not compete in 1980 and Mandy Hepworth was sole winner of this category - JS]

British U-11 Championship — (7-Rd Swiss); 1-5 Joe T Hockaday, Philip J Rossiter, Jeremy P Sharp, Mark A Wheeler, David A Wood 5½; 6 Darren P Wheeler 5; 7-9 Paul J Burton, John D Carlin, John J Fleetwood 4½; 10-18 D. J. Edwards, Michael T Hennigan, Kevin A Howe, Philip G Hughes, Jan Nigel Labrooy, Robert E Maullin, Eric J Onona, Sean R Pettit, Nicholas Ryding 4; 19-20 M. P. Revell, Nathan Ruff 3½; 21-29 A. G. Blackburn, Chris J Butt, Andrew J. Fleetwood, M. D. Fleetwood, Caroline L Hallett, Paul N. Hawthorne, G. M. Knox, Trevor Lee Ruff, C Paul Sanders 3; 30-31 Penelope (Pennie) Anne Clarke, M. T. Munday 2½; 32-35 A. J. Callan, (Flora M) Alexandra Maclean, A. B. Medlock, Miss J. Ruff 2; 36-37 Lisa M Berberich, D. C. Carton 1½; 38 Toby G T Maclean 1.

Major Open Tournament — (11-Rd Swiss): 1 John Hall 8½; 2-3 Oliver A Jackson, Richard McMichael 8; 4-7 D Michael Denison, Prof. Julian T Farrand, Geoffrey W Lawton, Maurice J Staples 7; 8-13 Keith R Barnes, Neil F Dickenson, Keith L Escott, Dr. Ronald L Johannes, Edward G Lea, Matthew C Read 6½; 14-18 Dr. Thomas Bimpson, M. P. Carey, Thomas M Clarke, Michael J Haygarth, Rory M R O’Kelly 6; 19-26 R Alan Barton, John D Burke, Michael A Cook, S. P. Goodman, John C Hawksworth, David Robertson, P. Robinson, David R Sedgwick 5½; 27-30 Percy B Cook, Ian G Kelly, Klaus Nickl, Douglas G A Shallcross 5; 31-35 Dr. P. Dean, Frank Parr, Andy K Reeve, Derek Maurice Wise, P. W. Winter 4½; 36-37 John D Blore, Canon (Arthur) Eric Smith 4; 38-39 J. H. Hasselt, Leon M Wooldridge 3½; 40 F Brian Ings 3; 41-42 Arthur Hall, Michael F Redmond 2½.

First Class Tournament — (11-Rd Swiss): 1 Suri J Rodericks 8½; 2 Chris K D Holland 8; 3 G. J. Nicholas 7½; 4-6 G. M. Brown, Guy J Mason, R. Plater 7; 7-8 Bosko Gvero, N. M. Smith 6½; 9-11 M. Cooke, B. Marshall, Chris C Sherwood 6; 12-15 Robert J M Bavin, S. M. Chivers, Tony Gaffney, D. Smith 5½; 16-21 D. Blair, Thomas Hazdra, Rev. Peter R Kings, G. S. McCormick, V. J. Michel, Norbert Stoeckl 5; 22-27 Martin Baumgartner, J. M. Haigh, K. Hoadley, W. Mandl, Martin Stichlberger, R. T. F. Williams 4½; 28-29 H James Draisey, E. Oliver 4. Withdrawals: M. Driscoll 0/1, A. T. Macdonald 3/5, M. Vidler 1/2.

Second Class Tournament (11-Rd Swiss): 1 J. R. M. Moore 8; 2-5 Kenneth W Clow, John G Foulger, John D H Nicholas, E. Sauzedde 7½; 6-8 R. Amram, G. V. Glover, Paul C Stokes 7; 9 David A Law 6½; 10-15 Eric A Key, Ronald H Saunders, David Welch, A. P. White, David G Woodruff, V. Ramjit 6; 16-17 J. C. Dufraisse, Jack A Speigel 5½; 18-21 M. J. Hooper, W. Luehrig, A. Mack, D. G. Erharbor 5; 22-25 John R Beadle, N. A. Howe, R. A. Macbrayne, A. R. Whitehead 4½; 26-27 A. Nightingale, B. V. Stewart 4; 28 P. Griffiths 3½; 29-30 G Alec M Boswell, M. L. Patrick 3; 31 Antony J Sage 2½. M. P. A. Connolly withdrew with 1/6.

Third Class Tournament — (11-Rd Swiss): 1 G. V. Stewart 8; 2-4 Paul Dansey, Alec J Aslett, B. Ward 7½; 5 N. Lister 7; 6-7 A. W. Boggis, D. Truesdale 6½; 8-13 J. F. Dennis, R. J. Hale, M. J. Kelly, D. Macindoe, R. E. C. Mills, James D Pratt 6; 14-15 Alfred Milner, E. Rhodes 5½; 16-18 E. D. Hockaday, Victor Litvin, L. Wade 5; 19-20 A. Galloway, F. R. J. Martin 4; 21 John C Calvert 3½; 22-23 Gregory Owen J Melitus, Frank Richardson 3; 24 S. Wallace 2.

Over-60 — (American): 1-2 John B Hawson, Reginald Charles Noel-Johnson 8½; 3 Harry I Wooverton 8; 4 Charles A. S. Damant 7½; 5 Reginald W Stevenson 7; 6-7 J. Johnson, George W Rutland 5; 8 John R Cotterell 4½ ; 9 Francis P E Green 4; 10 J. Richmond 3½; 11 A. Laxton 3; 12 Harry Standring 1½.

Five-Day, Week 1 Morning — (5-Rd Swiss): 1-3 Mike J Conroy, J. A. Hunt, S. McKenzie 4; 4-6 T. Kahlert, Philip B Pinto, S. Festing 3½; 7-8 A. R. Henry, Lucien Mouillaux 3; 9-11 H. M. Brown, P. A. Brown, E. E. Wright 2½; 12-17 D. J. Fowler, D. G. Maclean, Matthew P R Veck, Robert J. Harnett, L. Hunt, S. Kitby 2; 18-20 J. Borrill, B. L. Pettit, Susan C Scott 1½; 21 G. May 1. C. C. Harding withdrew with 1½/3.

Five-Day, Week 1 Afternoon — (5-Rd Swiss): 1-2 Simon Macaulay, Timothy Upton 4½; 3 P. Barnard 4; 4-5 D. Hopson, P. Monkhouse 3½; 6-12 J. E. Cope, R. W. Nicholls, A Philip Primett, J. Rakshit, K. Rakshit, David Sherman, I. L. Lamont 3; 13-16 R. W. Parsons, D. Smith, T. B. Towner, Jane F Seymour 2½; 17-24 Christine M Elder, D. J. Langridge, A. S. Owen, J Druce Powell, D. M. Cooper, R. M. Harris, Geoffrey W Naldrett, T. Brown 2; 25-27 Mira Rakshit, J. D. Robbins, H. E. Wadsworth 1. B. Isnarde-Bruno withdrew with 0/2.

Five-Day, Week 2 Morning, Section A — (5-Rd Swiss): 1 Dr. Leon P Burnett 4; 2-4 D. W. Clark, Mike J Conroy, Philip C Hoad 3½; 5-9 Martin H R Alster, Robert D M Alster, R. G. Clark, G. D. Evans, S. Lee 3; 10-12 Trevor G Dunmore, P. V. Malbon, R. A. Walker 2½; 13-16 Geoffrey H James, Lucien Mouillaux, C. L. Ridley, D. A. Tarbuck 2; 17-18 S. R. Prince, A. G. A. Willis 1. Dr. Eric N Bramley withdrew ill with 2/4.

Five-Day, Week 2 Morning, Section B — (5-Rd Swiss): 1-3 Frank Carlucci, R. G. Jones, Philip B Pinto 4; 4-7 Paul J Burton, K. A. J. Francis, J. S. Keaveney, M. R. Lee 3½; 8-9 A. Bennett, Michael T Bolan 3; 10-16 N. S. Bresler, R M Eames, D. Reynolds, A. Ruff, Laurence J Tarbuck, G. C. Wesson, J. Weston 2½; 17-22 E. Blankett, K. Buntschu, J. C. M. Herring, S. Mitchell, A. W. Watts, P. P. White 2; 23-25 J. T. Byrne, J. J. W. Herring, T. J. C. Herring 1; 26 J. M. Sommer ½.

Five-Day, Week 2 Afternoon — (5-Rd Swiss): 1 Andrew D Martin 4½; 2-3 Anthony K Swift, H Trevor Jones 4; 4 D. Hopson 3½; 5-8 A. D. Williams, David R Fewell, M. Brewer, W. Oaker 3; 9-12 A Philip Primett, R. S. Thornton, P. Monkhouse, P. T. C. Lewin 2½; 13-15 Christine M Elder, R. M. Harris, D. G. Maclean 2; 16-19 Charles Hugh Graham Evill, J Druce Powell, C. Gueneau, A. H. Williams 1½; 20 A. A. Bleach 0.


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Date Notes
4 March 1998 First posted on BritBase.
28 March 2019 Upgraded to provide a game viewer, crosstable and full results of all tournaments.
30 August 2020 Added 12 games from subsidiary sections, contributed by Brian Denman. One from the U14 section (Mandy Hepworth 1-0 Andrew Macmillan) and all 11 games played by Canon (Arthur) Eric Smith in the Major Open. The latter is rather wonderful because I've only just uploaded some games played by Canon Smith from the 1927/28 Hastings tournament! Such longevity. . .
27 October 2020 Some name amendments following an extensive proof-read by Paul Georghiou. I have restored the six-game play-off match games between John Nunn and Bill Hartston, left off by mistake. Also a few small amendments to the games (adding the detail of losses on time).