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Tournament: 49th British Chess Championship • all 176 Championship games, plus 48 games from subsidiary events
Venue: Whitby Grammar School • Dates: 13-24 August 1962 • Download PGN • Last Edited: Thursday 22 April, 2021 10:32 AM

1962 British Chess Championship, Whitby, 13-24 August

1962 British Chess Championship Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11  Total 
1 Penrose,Jonathan London NW11 ♦ 1/23 ◊ ½/3 ♦ ½/18 ◊ 1/9 ♦ 1/4 ◊ ½/6 ♦ 1/19 ♦ 1/5 ◊ ½/2 ♦ 1/8 ◊ ½/10
2 Clarke,Peter Hugh Ilford ◊ 1/26 ♦ ½/17 ♦ 1/27 ◊ ½/20 ♦ 1/18 ◊ ½/19 ♦ 1/3 ◊ ½/4 ♦ ½/1 ♦ 1/5 ◊ ½/6 8
3 Kottnauer,Cenek London W2 ◊ 1/8 ♦ ½/1 ◊ 1/5 ♦ 0/6 ◊ 1/12 ♦ ½/7 ◊ 0/2 ♦ 1/25 ◊ 1/11 ◊ ½/4 ♦ 1/13
4 Littlewood,John Eric Skegness ◊ ½/6 ♦ 1/22 ◊ 1/16 ♦ ½/7 ◊ 0/1 ♦ 1/17 ◊ 1/8 ♦ ½/2 ◊ ½/5 ♦ ½/3 ◊ 1/15
5 Franklin,Michael J London SW16 ♦ ½/25 ◊ 1/14 ♦ 0/3 ◊ 1/30 ♦ 1/13 ◊ 1/20 ♦ 1/6 ◊ 0/1 ♦ ½/4 ◊ 0/2 ♦ ½/8
6 Haygarth,Michael John Leeds ♦ ½/4 ◊ 1/31 ♦ 1/30 ◊ 1/3 ♦ ½/19 ♦ ½/1 ◊ 0/5 ◊ ½/7 ♦ ½/16 ◊ ½/13 ♦ ½/2
7 Gibbs,Peter Campbell Birmingham ◊ 1/15 ◊ 1/11 ♦ ½/19 ◊ ½/4 ♦ ½/20 ◊ ½/3 ♦ ½/25 ♦ ½/6 ◊ 0/8 ♦ ½/12 ◊ 1/17
8 Hindle,Owen Mark Sutton Coldfield ♦ 0/3 ♦ ½/32 ◊ ½/22 ◊ 1/29 ♦ 1/11 ◊ 1/14 ♦ 0/4 ◊ 1/20 ♦ 1/7 ◊ 0/1 ◊ ½/5
9 Wells,David Graham Bristol ◊ ½/22 ♦ ½/10 ◊ 1/15 ♦ 0/1 ◊ 0/17 ♦ 0/11 ◊ 1/28 ♦ 1/26 ◊ ½/12 ♦ 1/21 ♦ 1/19
10 Wade,Robert Graham Ilford ♦ ½/30 ◊ ½/9 ♦ 1/11 ◊ 0/19 ♦ 0/14 ◊ ½/13 ♦ ½/27 ◊ 1/29 ♦ 1/20 ◊ 1/16 ♦ ½/1
11 Parr,Frank Sutton ◊ 1/12 ♦ 0/7 ◊ 0/10 ♦ 1/32 ◊ 0/8 ◊ 1/9 ♦ 1/21 ◊ 1/14 ♦ 0/3 ♦ ½/17 ◊ ½/16 6
12 Baxter,Raymond Wallace M Edinburgh ♦ 0/11 ◊ 1/23 ♦ 1/13 ◊ ½/18 ♦ 0/3 ◊ ½/21 ♦ 0/14 ◊ 1/27 ♦ ½/9 ◊ ½/7 ♦ 1/20 6
13 Hilton,Clifford George Manchester ◊ 0/17 ♦ 1/26 ◊ 0/12 ♦ 1/15 ◊ 0/5 ♦ ½/10 ◊ 1/24 ♦ 1/22 ◊ 1/25 ♦ ½/6 ◊ 0/3 6
14 Bowen,Alfred William Orpington ◊ ½/24 ♦ 0/5 ◊ 1/21 ♦ ½/16 ◊ 1/10 ♦ 0/8 ◊ 1/12 ♦ 0/11 ◊ 0/15 ♦ 1/25 ◊ 1/22 6
15 Abrahams,Gerald Liverpool ♦ 0/7 ◊ 1/29 ♦ 0/9 ◊ 0/13 ♦ ½/27 ◊ ½/26 ♦ 1/30 ◊ 1/21 ♦ 1/14 ◊ 1/19 ♦ 0/4 6
16 Aitken,James Macrae Cheltenham ♦ ½/31 ◊ 1/25 ♦ 0/4 ◊ ½/14 ♦ 1/30 ◊ ½/18 ♦ ½/20 ◊ 1/19 ◊ ½/6 ♦ 0/10 ♦ ½/11 6
17 Thomas,Andrew Rowland B Tiverton ♦ 1/13 ◊ ½/2 ♦ 0/20 ◊ ½/25 ♦ 1/9 ◊ 0/4 ♦ ½/29 ◊ 1/18 ♦ ½/19 ◊ ½/11 ♦ 0/7
18 Fuller,Ronald A Ilford ◊ ½/28 ♦ 1/21 ◊ ½/1 ♦ ½/12 ◊ 0/2 ♦ ½/16 ◊ ½/22 ♦ 0/17 ◊ ½/23 ♦ 1/26 ♦ ½/24
19 Footner,John Kenneth Oxford ♦ 1/29 ◊ 1/27 ◊ ½/7 ♦ 1/10 ◊ ½/6 ♦ ½/2 ◊ 0/1 ♦ 0/16 ◊ ½/17 ♦ 0/15 ◊ 0/9 5
20 Mardle,Denis V Bishops Cleeve ◊ ½/21 ♦ 1/24 ◊ 1/17 ♦ ½/2 ◊ ½/7 ♦ 0/5 ◊ ½/16 ♦ 0/8 ◊ 0/10 ♦ 1/23 ◊ 0/12 5
21 Beaty,John H Doncaster ♦ ½/20 ◊ 0/18 ♦ 0/14 ◊ 1/23 ♦ 1/26 ♦ ½/12 ◊ 0/11 ♦ 0/15 ◊ 1/30 ◊ 0/9 ♦ 1/32 5
22 Cafferty,Bernard Birmingham ♦ ½/9 ◊ 0/4 ♦ ½/8 ◊ 1/31 ♦ ½/25 ◊ ½/29 ♦ ½/18 ◊ 0/13 ♦ ½/28 ◊ 1/32 ♦ 0/14 5
23 Smith,David A * Stockton-on-Tees ◊ 0/1 ♦ 0/12 ◊ ½/26 ♦ 0/21 ♦ 0/28 ◊ 1/31 ◊ 1/32 ♦ 1/24 ♦ ½/18 ◊ 0/20 ♦ 1/29 5
24 Howson,James B Romford ♦ ½/14 ◊ 0/20 ♦ 0/29 ◊ 1/27 ♦ 1/31 ◊ 0/25 ♦ 0/13 ◊ 0/23 ♦ 1/32 ◊ 1/28 ◊ ½/18 5
25 Payne,Roland Southend-on-Sea ◊ ½/5 ♦ 0/16 ◊ 1/28 ♦ ½/17 ◊ ½/22 ♦ 1/24 ◊ ½/7 ◊ 0/3 ♦ 0/13 ◊ 0/14 ♦ ½/27
26 Wallis,Philip Norman Sheepy Parva ♦ 0/2 ◊ 0/13 ♦ ½/23 ◊ 1/28 ◊ 0/21 ♦ ½/15 ♦ 1/31 ◊ 0/9 ♦ 1/29 ◊ 0/18 ♦ ½/30
27 Stuart,E Leslie Coulsdon ◊ 1/32 ♦ 0/19 ◊ 0/2 ♦ 0/24 ◊ ½/15 ♦ ½/28 ◊ ½/10 ♦ 0/12 ◊ ½/31 ♦ 1/30 ◊ ½/25
28 Northage,Robert H Quorn ♦ ½/18 ◊ 0/30 ♦ 0/25 ♦ 0/26 ◊ 1/23 ◊ ½/27 ♦ 0/9 ♦ 1/32 ◊ ½/22 ♦ 0/24 ◊ 1/31
29 Thomson,Derek Ross Glasgow ◊ 0/19 ♦ 0/15 ◊ 1/24 ♦ 0/8 ◊ 1/32 ♦ ½/22 ◊ ½/17 ♦ 0/10 ◊ 0/26 ♦ 1/31 ◊ 0/23 4
30 Cook,Percy Baldwin London SW15 ◊ ½/10 ♦ 1/28 ◊ 0/6 ♦ 0/5 ◊ 0/16 ♦ ½/32 ◊ 0/15 ♦ ½/31 ♦ 0/21 ◊ 0/27 ◊ ½/26 3
31 Eldridge,John Eric Thomas Durham ◊ ½/16 ♦ 0/6 ◊ ½/32 ♦ 0/22 ◊ 0/24 ♦ 0/23 ◊ 0/26 ◊ ½/30 ♦ ½/27 ◊ 0/29 ♦ 0/28 2
32 Hawson,John B London E11 ♦ 0/27 ◊ ½/8 ♦ ½/31 ◊ 0/11 ♦ 0/29 ◊ ½/30 ♦ 0/23 ◊ 0/28 ◊ 0/24 ♦ 0/22 ◊ 0/21

* there were two DA Smiths at the congress - this one was from Stockton-on-Tees, while the other one, who played in the First Class competition, was from Leeds.

n.b. all the games from the Championship appeared in the tournament bulletin and were sourced from it by whoever input the games.


1962 British Ladies' Chess Championship

1962 British Ladies Chess Championship Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11  Total 
1 Bruce,Rowena Mary Plymouth
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½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 8
2 Murphy,Cicely Mary Manchester ½
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½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 7
3 Elder,Nancy Conchar Dundee ½ ½
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½ 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 7
4 Clarke,Margaret Eileen Elizabeth Ilford ½ ½ ½
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½ 0 1 1 1 1 1 7
5 Steedman,Sarah Margaret Glasgow 0 ½ 1 ½
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½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1
6 Henniker-Heaton,Mary Araluen EA London W8 0 ½ 0 1 ½
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½ 1 0 1 1
7 Corbyn,Sheila A Birmingham ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½
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½ 1 0 ½ 4
8 Lander,Margaret Eleanor Gillingham 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 ½
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½ 1 ½ 4
9 Feavyour,Evaline Emily Saxmundham 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 ½
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0 1 3
10 Hogarth,Leah Margaret Glasgow 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
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0 2
11 Mann,ES (Miss) Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1
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2

1962 Major Open

1962 Major Open Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11  Total 
1 Otto Henry Hardy Loughborough =28 –22 +29 +12 –13 +26 +3 +2 +8 +4 +5
2 William Ritson Morry Warwickshire +26 +9 +10 –8 +14 +4 =7 –1 +6 =3 =13
3 Ian R Bradley Leeds –12 –15 =26 +30 +28 +14 –1 +24 +11 =2 +8 7
4 Michael E Davis Birmingham +21 =12 +14 +5 =8 –23 +20 =6 +10 –1 =7 7
5 Peter W Hempson London N8 +30 +24 =22 –4 –7 =23 +12 +20 +13 +8 –1 7
6 James Roderick Nicolson Manchester =23 +13 =11 +19 =20 =8 =17 =4 –2 +18 +10 7
7 Paul R Bielby Huddersfield –9 +26 +30 =20 +5 +22 =2 –8 +21 –10 =4
8 Michael E Binks Hull =17 +23 +24 +2 =4 =6 +10 +7 –1 –5 –3
9 John W Naylor Liverpool +7 –2 –17 +29 –21 +24 =11 +22 =12 =13 +20
10 G Weller Sale +16 +18 –25 +8 =23 +13 –8 +21 –4 +7 –6
11 Fernand Morel Birmingham =18 +27 =6 –10 –17 +16 =9 +14 –3 +15 =12 6
12 P Guillaume France +3 =4 –20 –1 +15 =21 –5 +23 =9 +17 =11 6
13 Richard H K Mann Grange-over-Sands =25 –6 +16 +15 +1 –10 =23 +17 –5 =9 =2 6
14 John Toothill Bradford =27 +25 –4 +23 –2 –3 +19 –11 =22 +21 +21
15 Wilfred Evans Chorleywood –24 +25 =21 –13 –12 +25 –18 +29 +19 –11 +23
16 Dr Leonard B Pawson Grimsby –10 –21 –13 =25 +30 –11 +27 –19 +29 +26 +17
17 Philip E Collier Leicester =8 =28 +9 –22 +11 =20 =6 –13 +23 –12 –16 5
18 Michael P Cook Woodbridge =11 –10 =29 =21 =24 =19 +15 =23 =20 –6 =22 5
19 Fridolin Jaeck Hale =20 =8 +27 –14 –19 =28 –13 +18 –17 =22 +27 5
20 Harry Gethin Thorp Matchett Bexhill-on-Sea =11 +29 +12 =7 =6 =17 –4 –5 =18 =21 –9 5
21 David Bruce Pennycuick Liverpool –4 +16 =15 =18 +9 =12 +22 –10 –7 =20 –14
22 Dr (Jakob) Adolf Seitz Argentina =29 +1 =5 +17 =10 –7 –21 –12 =9 =14 =18 5
23 David Lees Liverpool =6 –8 +27 –14 +19 =5 =13 =18 –17 =22 –15
24 John Denley Mills Pontypridd +15 –5 –8 =28 =18 –9 +26 –3 =27 –14 +30
25 W H Banks Wilmslow =13 –14 –1 =16 =27 –15 =30 =26 +28 =19 –29 4
26 L C Franklyn/Franklin Wilmslow –2 –7 =3 =27 +29 –1 –24 =25 +30 –16 =28 4
27 Colin M Malcolm Glasgow =14 –11 –23 =26 =25 =28 –16 =30 =24 +29 –19 4
28 Raymond T F Williams New Barnet =1 =17 –19 =24 –3 =27 +29 –12 –25 =30 =26 4
29 Charles Reuben Gurnhill Sheffield =22 –20 =18 –9 –26 +30 –28 –15 –16 –27 +25 3
30 Geoffrey Chesters Crewe –5 =19 –7 –3 –16 –29 =16 =27 –26 =28 –24 2

¶ Unfortunately the Major Open scores shown in the 1962/63 BCF Yearbook (as shown above) do not completely tally with those shown in BCM (October 1962, p294, shown below) as regards the total scores made by Pennycuick and Toothill (who met in the last round - perhaps the result went to an appeal?). The table in the Yearbook had some typos / pairing errors, notably in the last round, where three pairings were garbled. They were shown as follows: Toothill +21, Jaeck +15, Pennycuick –19, Banks –24, Malcolm –19, Gurnhill +25. I have interpreted this as Toothill beating Pennycuick, Gurnhill beating Banks and Jaeck beating Malcolm and shown them in red. I have made a few other minor amendments where the Yearbook table was clearly in error and the resolution more obvious.

Major Open.—O. H. Hardy 8½; W. Ritson Morry 7½; I. R. Bradley, M. E. Davis, P. W. Hempson, and J. R. Nicolson 7; P. R. Bielby, M. E. Binks, J. W. Naylor, and G. Weller 6½; P. Guillaume, R. H. K. Mann, F. Morel, and D. B. Pennycuick 6; W. Evans and Dr. L. B. Pawson 5½; P. E. Collier, M. P. Cook, F. Jaeck, H. G. T. Matchett, Dr. A. Seitz, and J. Toothill 5; D. Lees and J. D. Mills 4½; W. H. Banks, L. C. Franklin, C. M. Malcolm, and R. T. F. Williams 4; C. R. Gurnhill 3; G. Chesters 2.


1962 First-Class Tournament

1962 BCF First-Class Tournament Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11  Total 
1 C J Byrne Liverpool +5 –2 +8 +17 +3 +4 +11 +9 +12 =6 +10
2 Dr Hans Shmaltz Grays +28 +1 =4 +3 +11 +7 +5 =12 –6 +9 =8
3 R E Shaw Grays +11 +22 +7 –2 –1 +6 +13 +4 –5 +11 =12
4 N Jacobs Harrow +13 +14 =2 +21 +16 –1 +7 –3 =11 +5 =6
5 Alan Edgar Nield St Leonards –1 +28 +13 =6 +21 +20 –2 +14 +3 –4 +16
6 D A Smith Leeds +26 =18 +9 =5 –7 –3 =16 +20 +2 =1 =4
7 T A Blacker York +16 +15 –3 +25 +6 –2 –4 +17 –9 –10 +19 6
8 B J Burgess Aberystwyth =23 –25 –24 +28 –12 +27 =21 +19 =13 +15 =2 6
9 D Green Ilford =25 +12 –6 –24 +23 +25 +20 –1 +7 –2 =11 6
10 Peter S Keate Old Hill –14 –13 +28 +27 –14 =15 +22 =18 +17 +7 –1 6
11 A V Kent Tipton =12 +23 =25 +14 –2 +19 –1 +13 =4 –3 =9 6
12 Alfred Milner Manchester =11 –9 –26 +15 +8 +16 +24 =2 –1 =14 =13 6
13 Truman Victor Parrott Barnstaple –4 +10 –5 +18 +25 +17 –3 –11 =8 +20 =14 6
14 P F Staley Wolverhampton +10 –4 +15 –11 –17 +25 +19 –5 +16 =12 =13 6
15 A Gobran Pinner +30 +7 –14 –12 =22 =10 +23 =21 +24 –8 =17 6
16 Robin Humphries Rushton Luton –7 +30 +20 +26 –4 –12 =6 +24 –14 +18 –5
17 Ernest George Exell St Albans –21 +29 +19 –1 +14 –13 +26 –7 –10 +22 –15 5
18 Henry Golding Bassaleg, Newport +24 =6 –21 –13 –26 =22 +25 =10 +27 –16 =20 5
19 Rev. Kenneth Stuart Procter Northampton –3 +27 –17 +22 +10 –11 –14 –8 +29 +24 –7 5
20 Jim Grahame Settle Liverpool +29 =21 –16 +23 +24 –5 –9 –6 +26 –13 =18 5
21 Rev. Henry Middleton Blackett Hastings +17 =20 +18 –4 –5 –24 =8 =15 –22 –28 +19
22 Gordon V Cadden Newport +27 –3 –1 –19 =15 =18 –10 +29 +21 –17 =25
23 J E Mort Rhodes =8 –11 +30 –20 –9 +29 –15 –26 –28 +bye +27
24 Herbert Francis Gook Croydon –18 =26 +8 +9 –20 +21 –12 –16 –15 –19 +28
25 John Taynton Evans Stoke-on-Trent =9 +8 =11 –7 –13 –14 –18 =28 +bye =27 =22
26 A Archer Stoke-on-Trent –6 =24 +12 –16 +18 –9 –17 +23 –26 –29  
27 (George) Alexander Mills Boswell Liverpool –21 –19 +29 –10 –30 –8 +29 +bye –18 =25 –23
28 Gregory Owen John Melitus London W2 –2 –5 –10 –8 –29 +bye –27 =25 +23 +21 –24
29 R Williams Doncaster –20 –17 –27 –30 +28 –23 +bye –22 –19 +26 –21 3
30 Dr F Woodruff Tipton –15 –16 –23 +19 +27 withdrew 2

1962 Second-Class Tournament

1962 BCF Second-Class Tournament Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 Sijbolt Jan Noorda Netherlands
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½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10½
2 D C van Enk Netherlands ½
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1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10½
3 S A F Fieldhouse Bradford 0 0
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1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
4 G A Green Bradford 0 0 0
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1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1
5 William George Oliver Cheltenham 0 0 ½ 0
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½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
6 Ann Holmes Liverpool 0 0 0 ½ ½
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½ 1 0 1 1 0
7 J Salt Chesterfield 0 0 0 0 0 ½
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1 ½ ½ ½ 1 4
8 A E Terrett Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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1 1 1 1 4
9 Miss E Whyte London SW6 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 0
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0 1 1
10 W H Thomas Newport 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1
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½ 1 3
11 Lady Gwendolen Herbert London W6 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½
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1 2
12 Francis Henry Bath Coleorton 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
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1

1962 British U21 Championship

1962 British U21 Championship Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11  Total 
1 Keith Bevan Richardson Nottingham +9 =10 +13 =2 +7 =3 =4 +8 +6 =5 =11 8
2 James E Scholes Sheffield =11 +14 +23 =1 +8 =4 +7 =3 –5 +9 =6
3 Christopher Baruch Wood Sutton Coldfield +12 +17 +11 =7 –4 =1 +5 =2 =8 =11 +15
4 S J Wallace Harrow Weald +15 –8 +21 +20 +3 =2 =1 +7 =11 =6 =5
5 John D T Boyers Middlesbrough –8 +6 =11 +21 =23 +19 –7 +20 +2 =1 =4 7
6 John A Feavyour Saxmundham =14 –5 +16 +13 –11 +23 +19 +10 –1 =4 =2
7 David G MacDonald Wirral +20 +21 +8 =3 –1 +11 –2 –4 +18 +12 –10
8 David J Mabbs Harrow +5 +4 –7 +17 –2 +13 +10 –1 =3 +18 –9
9 John L Seppings York –1 +24 –20 +14 –19 +21 +11 –18 +10 –2 +3 6
10 Philip Almond Blackburn +24 =1 –3 =23 +16 +20 –8 –6 –9 +13 +7 6
11 John N Walker Oxford =2 =15 =5 +18 +6 –7 –9 +12 =4 =3 =1 6
12 C S Lee London WC1 –3 =18 –17 =22 =14 +16 +13 –11 +20 –7 +24
13 Michael P Littlewood Sheffield +16 =23 –1 –6 +18 –8 –12 +24 +19 –10 +22
14 Mike J Conroy Burnley =6 –2 =15 –9 =12 +17 –18 =22 =16 +21 +20
15 Richard G Jones [photo] Aberdare –4 =11 =14 –19 =24 –18 +22 =23 +17 +20 –3 5
16 J F Watson Emsworth –13 =22 –6 +24 –13 –12 +21 –19 =14 =17 +18
17 G W Williams Manchester +22 –3 +12 –8 –20 –14 –24 +21 –15 =16 +19
18 Alan R Fersht London W4 –21 =12 +22 –11 –13 +15 +14 +9 –7 –8 –16
19 P Allen Sheffield –23 –20 +24 +15 +9 –5 –6 +16 –18 –22 –17 4
20 R Julian Newcastle-upon-Tyne –7 +19 +9 –4 +17 –10 +23 –5 –12 –15 –14 4
21 Colin Waring Manchester +18 –7 –4 –5 +22 –9 –16 –17 +24 –14 +23 4
22 Paul E Durrant New Malden –17 =16 –18 =12 –21 –24 –15 =14 +23 +19 –13
23 D George Edgware +19 =13 –2 =10 =5 –6 –20 =15 –22 =24 –21
24 Roland E Graf Leicester –10 –9 –19 –16 =15 +22 +17 –13 –21 =23 –12 3

1962 British Boys’ Under-18 Championship

"N.B. The original entry for the Boys’ Championship was split into four qualifying sections of 7-round Swiss. The players were then decanted into the sections ... according to results. In the consolation sections prizes were book tokens which could not be divided and players with equal scores were separated by tie-splitting systems." (BCM, October 1962, p294)

1962 U18 Preliminary Sections

(Top five to qualify for Final from each Section - qualifiers shown in bold)

Rank 1962 British U18 Preliminary Section A  Total 
1-2 Kenneth B McAlpine (Glasgow), Christopher Francis Woodcock (Liverpool) 5½/7
3 Barry Noel Green (Altrincham) 5
4-5 Graham Chesters (Crewe), Steven John Groak (London)
6-7 D E Brown (London), Roger Keely (Wolverhampton)
8-9 Brian Leslie Kerr (Belfast), George M Wilmers (Oxford) 4
10-12 Leon P Burnett (Weston-super-Mare), Richard E Sage (London), William I Silversides (Alston)
13-15 William P Cartman (Harrogate), Peter Nicholas (Rawmarsh), John B Wigglesworth (Bradford) 3
16-17 David A Caines (Newport), Paul N Kington (Sheffield)
18-20 C Boss (Brentwood), D Crook (Wirral), R M Flay (Romford) 2
21-22 W Smith (Huddersfield), D H Young (Brentwood)
Rank 1962 British U18 Preliminary Section B  Total 
1 John David L Ball (Birmingham) 5½/7
2 Anthony James Booth (Manchester) 5
3-5 Michael John Basman (Esher), Peter Michael Jamieson (Glasgow), Victor W Knox (Wirral)
6-8 Richard V M Hall (Shipley), Christopher V Shipton (Dover), Andrew John Whiteley (Oxford)
9 Andrew L Wernick (Wolverhampton) 4
10-13 M Brett (London), John Hawkes (Leeds), Geoffrey L Porter (Sheffield), M C Price (Newport)
14-17 Anthony M M Hurman (Bleadon), M D Jones (Aldridge), Terence Stanley Lee (Roydon) and A E Robertson (Hornchurch) 3
18-20 M S Kerr (Belfast) [twin brother of Brian Kerr - see above], David Neil Lawrence Levy (London), Richard W O’Brien (Ilford)
21 Neil M Fraser (York) 2
22 David G P Cutting (Wymondham) 0
Rank 1962 British U18 Preliminary Section C  Total 
1 Martyn B Sage (London) 5½/7
2-4 Bernard Kooiman (West Hartlepool), Michael V Lambshire (London), Peter Nicholas Lee (London) 5
5 Christopher Waites (Romford)
6 Robert H Wildig (Bristol)
7-8 Raymond E Hartley (Harrow Weald), Jonathan N Wingfield (Wolverhampton) 4
9-13 J F Brown (Blackburn), Peter Charles Griffiths (Birmingham), Kenneth McNeill Grigor (Glasgow), Michael A Levene (Bradford), P Williams (Higher Ince)
14-18 Peter M Collins (Southsea), Lawrence J Howells (Pontypridd), Barry Marshall (Malton), A Morgan (London), Peter W Murphy (Blackburn) 3
19 Michael J Allsop (Hornchurch)
20-21 Geoffrey Cordingley (Bradford), J M Tunstall (Wigan) 2
22 Christopher R Pooley (Wymondham) ½
Rank 1962 British U18 Preliminary Section D  Total 
1-2 Michael H Miller (Leicester), D Ian W Reynolds (Wallasey) 5½/7
3 Ronald A Harris (Croydon) 5
4-5 David Parr (Sutton), Graham K Sandiford (Banstead)
6 Raymond J Gamble (Derby)
7-10 Alan K Crombleholme (New Malden), David J Masters (Kingston Hill), Ian W Sharpe (Nottingham), John S Walton (Crewe) 4
11 John Trevor Bramham (Bridlington)
12-16 Alexander Munro Davie (Dundee), Dylan Morgan (Aberdare), Brian W Nield (Blackburn), Roger Leslie Paige (Portsmouth), Brian/Barry Wood (Keighley) 3
17-19 Kenneth G Anderson (Hornchurch), Bryan Crowther (Huddersfield), R J Lighton (Stevenage)
20 A Heaton (Huddersfield) 2
21 A A V. Young (Belfast)
22 Christopher A Lingard (Stockport) 1

1962 British Boys' U18 Championship Final

1962 British U18 Championship Final Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6  Total 
1 Peter N Lee London ◊ ½/11 ♦ 1/15 ◊ ½/6 ♦ 1/16 ◊ 1/2 ◊ 1/7 5
2 Ronald A Harris Croydon ♦ 1/12 ◊ 1/16 ♦ 1/4 ◊ ½/9 ♦ 0/1 ◊ 1/6
3 Michael John Basman Esher ◊ ½/15 ♦ 1/19 ◊ 1/14 ♦ 0/5 ◊ ½/11 ♦ 1/10 4
4 Barry Noel Green Altrincham ♦ 1/5 ◊ 1/10 ◊ 0/2 ♦ 0/6 ◊ 1/16 ♦ 1/11 4
5 Christopher Waites Romford ◊ 0/4 ♦ 1/8 ♦ 1/12 ◊ 1/3 ♦ 0/7 ◊ 1/9 4
6 Christopher Francis Woodcock Liverpool ◊ ½/17 ♦ 1/18 ♦ ½/1 ◊ 1/4 ♦ 1/9 ♦ 0/2 4
7 Victor W Knox Wirral ◊ ½/19 ♦ 1/11 ♦ 0/9 ◊ 1/14 ◊ 1/5 ♦ 0/1
8 David Parr Sutton ♦ 0/10 ◊ 0/5 ◊ ½/20 ♦ 1/17 ◊ 1/15 ♦ 1/14
9 John David L Ball Birmingham ◊ ½/14 ♦ 1/17 ◊ 1/7 ♦ ½/2 ◊ 0/6 ♦ 0/5 3
10 Anthony James Booth Manchester ◊ 1/8 ♦ 0/4 ♦ 0/16 ◊ 1/19 ♦ 1/18 ◊ 0/3 3
11 Graham Chesters Crewe ♦ ½/1 ◊ 0/7 ♦ 1/18 ◊ 1/13 ♦ ½/3 ◊ 0/4 3
12 Martyn B Sage London ◊ 0/2 ♦ 1/20 ◊ 0/5 ♦ ½/15 ◊ 1/13 ◊ ½/17
13 Michael V Lambshire London SE23 ◊ ½/18 ♦ 0/14 ◊ 1/17 ♦ 0/11 ♦ 0/12 ♦ 1/16 2½¶
14 Michael H Miller Leicester ♦ ½/9 ◊ 1/13 ♦ 0/3 ♦ 0/7 ◊ 1/19 ♦ 0/8
15 Steven John Groak London ♦ ½/3 ◊ 0/1 ♦ ½/19 ◊ ½/12 ♦ 0/8 ◊ ½/18 2
16 Kenneth B McAlpine Glasgow ♦ 1/20 ♦ 0/2 ◊ 1/10 ◊ 0/1 ♦ 0/4 ◊ 0/13 2
17 Graham K Sandiford Banstead ♦ ½/6 ◊ 0/9 ♦ 0/13 ◊ 0/8 ◊ 1/20 ♦ ½/2 2
18 Peter Michael Jamieson Glasgow ♦ ½/13 ◊ 0/6 ◊ 0/11 ♦ 1/20 ◊ 0/10 ♦ ½/15 2
19 Bernard Kooiman West Hartlepool ♦ ½/7 ◊ 0/3 ◊ ½/15 ♦ 0/10 ♦ 0/14 ◊ ½/20
20 D Ian W Reynolds Wallasey ◊ 0/16 ◊ 0/12 ♦ ½/8 ◊ 0/7 ♦ 0/17 ♦ ½/19 1

The best game prize was awarded to Peter N Lee for his game against K B McAlpine.

¶ Unfortunately the U18 Final table shown in the Yearbook and in CHESS Magazine do not tally as regards two players' scores. I have used the Yearbook version above, supplemented by the colour information from the CHESS table. In the CHESS version, Lambshire scored 3½ and Sage 3, with their individual round 5 result given as Sage 0-1 Lambshire. The scores given in BCM tally with the Yearbook.

1962 British Boys' U18 Consolation Sections

1962 British U18 Consolation Section A Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6  Total 
1 Andrew John Whiteley Oxford +20 +4 =2 =3 =5 +7
2 Alan K Crombleholme New Malden +19 +13 =1 +7 =7 =5
3 D E Brown London SE6 +5 +2 =7 =1 =2 =6 4
4 Brian Leslie Kerr Belfast +10 –1 +15 –5 +16 +13 4
5 David J Masters Kingston Hill –13 +19 +11 +4 =1 =2 4
6 Ian W Sharpe Nottingham –7 +17 =13 +12 +10 =3 4
7 Andrew L Wernick Wolverhampton +6 +14 =3 –2 +13 –1
8 Raymond J Gamble Derby +9 –3 +16 –10 =11 =12 3
9 Richard V M Hall Shipley –8 –11 =19 +14 +17 =16 3
10 John Hawkes Leeds –4 =18 +14 +8 –6 =11 3
11 Michael A Levene Bradford –16 +9 –5 +15 =8 =10 3
12 P Williams Higher Ince –15 +20 =18 –6 +19 =8 3
13 Leon P Burnett Weston-super-Mare +5 –2 =6 +16 –7 –4
14 Christopher V Shipton Dover =17 –7 –10 –9 +20 +19
15 Roger Keely Wolverhampton +12 –16 –4 –11 +18 =17
16 Robert H Wildig Bristol +11 +15 –8 –13 –4 =9
17 George M Wilmers Oxford =14 –5 =20 +18 –9 =15
18 John S Walton Crewe –3 =10 =12 –17 –15 =20
19 Jonathan N Wingfield Wolverhampton –2 –5 =9 +20 –12 –14
20 Raymond E Hartley Harrow Weald –1 –12 =17 –19 –14 =18 1
1962 British U18 Consolation Section B Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6  Total 
1 Alexander Munro Davie Dundee +15 +9 +7 +8 +2 +4 6
2 Roger Leslie Paige Portsmouth =22 +20 +18 =5 –1 +11 4
3 Bryan Crowther Huddersfield =20 =10 =6 +22 =8 +16 4
4 Peter M Collins Southsea –9 +24 +21 =17 +7 –1
5 Anthony M M Hurman Bleadon =12 =21 +23 =2 =16 =8
6 Dylan Morgan Aberdare =21 =16 =3 =7 =14 +17
7 Richard E Sage London +14 +17 –1 =16 –4 +19
8 William I Silversides Alston =16 +12 +11 –1 =3 =15
9 John Trevor Bramham Bridlington +4 –1 =10 =6 =19 =15 3
10 M Brett London SE9 =23 =3 =9 =11 =17 =14 3
11 Peter Charles Griffiths Birmingham +13 =19 –8 =10 +20 –2 3
12 Barry Marshall Malton =5 –8 =18 =15 +22 =13 3
13 Peter W Murphy Blackburn –11 +15 –16 =21 +23 =12 3
14 Peter Nicholas Rawmarsh –7 =18 +20 =19 =6 =10 3
15 Geoffrey L Porter Sheffield –1 –13 +24 =12 +21 =9 3
16 John B Wigglesworth Bradford =8 =6 +13 =7 =5 –3 3
17 J F Brown Blackburn +18 –7 =22 =4 =10 –6
18 Terence Stanley Lee Roydon –17 =14 =12 =23 =24 =21
19 M C Price Newport +24 =11 –2 =14 =9 –7
20 W Smith Huddersfield =3 –2 –14 +24 –11 +23
21 Kenneth McNeill Grigor Glasgow =6 =5 –4 =13 –15 =18 2
22 Brian W Nield Blackburn =2 =23 =16 –3 –12 =24 2
23 A E Robertson Hornchurch =10 =22 –5 =18 –13 –20
24 William P Cartman Harrogate –19 –4 –2 –20 =18 =22 1
1962 British U18 Consolation Section C Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6  Total 
1 David Neil Lawrence Levy London +22 –13 +12 +8 +2 +5 5
2 A Morgan London +7 +15 +4 =11 –1 +6
3 C Boss Brentwood –15 =22 +24 +16 +20 +14
4 R J L(e)ighton Stevenage +19 +16 –2 –20 +13 +11 4
5 Richard W O'Brien Ilford +23 =8 +13 =10 +11 –1 4
6 A A V Young Belfast +17 =11 =8 +13 +9 –2 4
7 M D Jones Aldridge –2 +19 –14 +12 =8 +20
8 Brian/Barry Wood Keighley +24 =5 =6 –1 =7 +10
9 Kenneth G Anderson Hornchurch =12 +14 –11 +23 –6 =17 3
10 Neil M Fraser York –11 +17 +18 =5 =14 –8 3
11 A Heaton Huddersfield +10 =6 +9 =2 –5 –4 3
12 Paul N Kington Sheffield =9 =18 –1 –7 +23 +21 3
13 Christopher A Lingard Stockport +21 +1 –5 –6 –4 +24 3
14 J M Tunstall Wigan =18 –9 +7 +15 =10 –3 3
15 David A Caines Newport +3 –2 =16 –14 =21 =19
16 Geoffrey Cordingley Bradford +21 –4 =15 –3 =17 =18
17 D Crook Wirral –6 –10 =19 +24 =16 =3
18 R M Flay Romford =14 =12 –10 =21 =14 =16
19 Lawrence J Howells Pontypridd –4 –7 =19 +22 =18 =15
20 D H Young Brentwood –16 =21 +22 +4 –3 –7
21 M S Kerr Belfast –13 =20 =23 =18 =15 –12 2
22 Michael J Allsop Hornchurch –1 =3 –20 –19 =24 =23
23 David G P Cutting Wymondham –5 =24 =21 –9 –12 =22
24 Christopher R Pooley Wymondham –8 =23 –3 –17 =22 –13 1

1962 British Boys’ Under-15 Championship: Preliminary Tournaments

(Top nine to qualify for Final from each Section, marked in bold)

Rank 1962 British U15 Preliminary Section A  Total 
1-4 William Roland Hartston (Enfield), Nicholas J Patterson (London), Anthony N Riley (Stoke-on-Trent), Ray A Collett (Cheltenham) 5/7
5-8 Richard C Lemon (Kingston-upon-Thames), Richard H Peebles (York), Alan R Prince (Liverpool), Robert W Whiteside (Newcastle-under-Lyme)
9 Michael J Gilhespy (London) 4
10 Terence D Baldwin (London)— same total of opponents’ score, same S—B., four whites! 4
11 Paul Stephen Nicholas Kendall (Nantwich) 4
12-16 Roger de Lacy Holmes (Huddersfield), M Lewis (Newport), P Thomas (Newport), Michael N Walsh (Leeds), D Wilson (Wallasey)
17-20 J Brown (Glasgow), Michael Edwards (Heswall), John M Roff (Wirral), Antony J Waley (Headington) 3
21-22 N Griffiths (York), Trevor D Hughes (Liverpool)
23-24 M Byrne (London), H S Lee (Welwyn Garden City) 2
25-26 Maurice N Crombie (Oxford), Roger Hardy (Bridlington)
Rank 1962 British U15 Preliminary Section B  Total 
1 Ronald Moss (Nantwich) 6½/7
2 John T Hearson (Nottingham) 5
3-7 Robert J Butcher (Liverpool), Peter J Chapman (Derby), Terance William Hart (London), S S Lee (Roydon), Brian R Smith (Stockton-on-Tees)
8-9 David C Ellis (Newport), J Whalley (Widnes) 4
10-11 Peter Parr (Sutton), Louis de Veauce (Englefield Green) 4
12-14 S Brett (London), M L Hill (Malton), R Lee (Abingdon)
15-20 Michael M Daube (Oxford), David K Openshaw (Newson), Howard R D Richter (Solihull), John H Stocker (Wallasey), A M Walker (Huddersfield), John K Whitcutt (Newport) 3
21-24 David J Jukes (Wirral) 2½; P Johnson (Hazel Grove), Steven Povall (Wirral), David J Reneham (Halifax)
25 D Floyer (Brentwood) 1-0 ¶
26 John C Cook (Whitby) 0-4 ¶

¶ the last two scores were recorded thus. I'm not sure what they signify, though the 0-4 probably means Cook dropped out after four games. (He did not play in a Consolation section, being replaced by R Pearce of Plymouth)

1962 British Boys' U15 Championship Final

1962 British U15 Championship Final Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6  Total 
1 Ronald Moss Nantwich ♦ 0/5 ♦ 1/12 ◊ 1/13 ♦ 1/14 ◊ 1/8 ◊ 1/3 5
2 Robert W Whiteside Newcastle-under-Lyme ♦ ½/10 ◊ ½/3 ◊ 1/16 ♦ ½/4 ◊ 1/14 ♦ 1/8
3 William Roland Hartston Enfield ◊ 1/4 ♦ ½/2 ◊ 1/5 ◊ 1/8 ♦ 1/9 ♦ 0/1
4 Anthony N Riley Stoke-on-Trent ♦ 0/3 ◊ 1/17 ♦ 1/15 ◊ ½/2 ♦ 1/6 ◊ 1/8
5 Nicholas J Patterson London ◊ 1/1 ♦ 1/18 ♦ 0/3 ◊ 0/7 ♦ 1/16 ◊ 1/10 4
6 Terance William Hart London ◊ 1/13 ◊ 0/8 ♦ ½/10 ♦ 1/18 ◊ 0/4 ♦ 1/15
7 David C Ellis Newport ◊ 0/14 ♦ 0/13 ◊ 1/12 ♦ ½/16 ◊ ½/11 ◊ 1/18 3
8 Michael J Gilhespy London ◊ 1/15 ♦ 1/6 ◊ 1/14 ♦ 0/3 ♦ 0/1 ◊ 0/2 3
9 John T Hearson Nottingham ◊ 1/12 ♦ 0/14 ◊ 1/18 ♦ 1/5 ◊ 0/3 ♦ 0/4 3
10 Robert J Butcher Liverpool ◊ ½/2 ♦ ½/16 ◊ ½/6 ♦ ½/11 ◊ ½/15 ♦ 0/5
11 Peter J Chapman Derby ◊ ½/16 ♦ 0/15 ♦ ½/17 ◊ ½/11 ♦ ½/7 ◊ ½/13
12 S S Lee Roydon ♦ 0/9 ◊ 0/1 ♦ 0/7 ◊ 1/17 ♦ 1/18 ◊ ½/14
13 Richard H Peebles York ♦ 0/6 ◊ 1/3 ♦ 0/1 ◊ 0/15 ♦ 1/17 ♦ ½/11
14 Alan R Prince Liverpool ♦ 1/7 ◊ 1/9 ♦ 0/8 ◊ 0/1 ♦ 0/2 ♦ ½/12
15 Brian R Smith Stockton-on-Tees ♦ 0/8 ◊ 1/11 ◊ 0/4 ♦ 1/13 ♦ ½/10 ◊ 0/6
16 J Whalley Widnes ♦ ½/11 ◊ ½/10 ♦ 0/4 ◊ ½/13 ◊ 0/10 ♦ ½/6 2
17 Ray A Collett Cheltenham ◊ 0/18 ♦ 0/4 ◊ ½/11 ♦ 0/12 ◊ 0/13 ◊ ½/16 1
18 Richard C Lemon Kingston-upon-Thames ♦ 1/17 ◊ 0/5 ♦ 0/9 ◊ 0/6 ◊ 0/12 ♦ 0/7 1

The best game prize was awarded to Nicholas J Patterson for his win against Robin Moss.

1962 British Boys' U15 Consolation Sections

1962 British U15 Consolation Section A Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6  Total 
1 Paul Stephen Nicholas Kendall Nantwich +12 +10 +2 +14 =3 =4 5
2 R Pearce Plymouth +11 +15 –1 +5 =7 +9
3 Roger de Lacy Holmes Huddersfield =4 =11 +10 =6 =1 +7 4
4 Peter Parr Sutton =3 –14 +11 +16 +6 =1 4
5 R Lee Abingdon =6 =16 +13 –2 +14 =8
6 Michael N Walsh Leeds =5 =7 +8 =3 –4 +13
7 Terence D Baldwin London =15 =6 +16 =9 =2 –3 3
8 M Lewis Newport =16 =13 –6 =10 +11 =5 3
9 John K Whitcutt Newport –10 +12 =14 =7 +13 –2 3
10 J Brown Glasgow +9 –1 –3 =8 =15 =12
11 P Thomas Newport –2 =3 –4 +12 –8 +14
12 S Brett London –1 –9 =15 –11 +16 =10 2
13 M L Hill Malton =14 =8 –5 +15 –9 –6 2
14 Louis de Veauce Englefield Green =13 +4 =9 –1 +5 –11 2
15 D Wilson Wallasey =7 –2 =12 –13 =10 =16 2
16 A M Walker Huddersfield =8 =5 –7 –4 –12 =15
1962 British U15 Consolation Section B Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6  Total 
1 Antony J Waley Headington =12 +9 =4 +7 +3 =2
2 D Floyer Brentwood –7 +10 +11 +5 +9 =1
3 M Edwards Heswall +14 +7 =5 =6 –1 +11 4
4 David J Jukes Wirral =11 +8 =1 =14 +6 =5 4
5 David K Openshaw Newson +10 +16 =3 –2 +14 =4 4
6 N Griffiths York =1 =13 +12 =3 –4 +14
7 John H Stocker Wallasey +2 –3 +17 –1 +12 =9
8 Michael M Daube Oxford =13 +4 =16 =12 =17 +18 3
9 Trevor D Hughes Liverpool =6 –1 +18 +16 –2 =7 3
10 M Byrne London –5 –8 =15 +17 =13 =16
11 Maurice N Crombie Oxford =4 =17 –2 =13 +15 –3
12 Roger Hardy Bridlington =1 +18 –6 =8 –7 =13
13 P Johnson Hazel Grove =8 =6 –14 =11 =10 =12
14 Howard R D Richter Solihull –3 +15 +13 =4 –5 –6
15 H S Lee Welwyn Garden City –16 –14 =10 +18 –11 =17 2
16 Steven Povall Wirral +15 –5 =8 –9 –18 =10 2
17 John M Roff Wirral =18 =11 –7 –10 =8 =15 2
18 David J Reneham Halifax =17 –12 –9 –15 +16 –8

1962 British Girls' Under-18 Chess Championship

1962 British Girls U18 Championship Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  Total 
1 Moore,Gillian A Southampton
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½ 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 McCartney,Joycelyn Liverpool ½
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½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 5
3 Dobson,Dinah Margaret Moor Park 0 ½
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1 1 1 1 ½ 5
4 Levy,Loretta London, N7 0 0 0
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1 1 1 1 4
5 Weldon,Elizabeth Ecclesfield 0 ½ 0 0
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1 1 1
6 Syme,Marcia Wallasey 0 ½ 0 0 0
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½ 1 2
7 Stirrup,Margaret Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 ½
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8 Pickles,Jean Preston 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0
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½

[Manchester Guardian, 13 August 1962 — Leonard Barden] "32 TO PLAY FOR CHESS TITLE — Penrose’s main rivals — By a Chess Correspondent — J. Penrose (London) is defending the title he has won for the past four years in the British Chess Championship, which begins at Whitby this afternoon. Thirty-two players will play in the 11-round, Swiss-system tournament, due to end on Friday week. This year's field is weakened by the absence of previous champions like Alexander, Barden, Fairhurst, Fazekas, and Golombek. Penrose's main rivals are expected to be J. E. Littlewood (Skegness), who impressed by his play at Hastings last January, and C. Kottnauer (London), the former Czechoslovak champion. Whether P. H. Clarke (Ilford), last year’s runner-up, can find that little extra to win is one of several interesting questions. Will M. J. Haygarth (Leeds), who has had a poor past season, make a special effort? M. J. Franklin (London) is another who could be a dangerous contender. O. M. Hindle (Sutton Coldfield) and C. G. Hilton (Manchester) are others who can be predicted to finish near the top. Others competing are: G Abrahams (Liverpool), Dr J. M. Aitken (Cheltenham), R. W. M. Baxter (Edinburgh), J. H. Beaty (Doncaster). B. Cafferty (Birmingham), P. B. Cook (London), J. E. T. Eldridge (Durham), A. [J. K.] Footner (Oxford) R. A. Fuller (Ilford), P. C. Gibbs (Birmingham), J. B. Hawson (London). J. B. Howson (Romford), D. V. Mardle (Bishops Cleeve), R. H. Northage (Quorn), F. Parr (Sutton), R. Payne (Southend), D. A. Smith (Stockton-on-Tees), E L. Stuart (Coulsdon), A. R. B. Thomas (Tiverton), D. R. Thomson (Glasgow), R. G. Wade (Ilford), P. N. Wallis (Sheepy Parva). and D. G. Wells (Bristol). There is still one vacancy that may be filled." [it was, by A. W. Bowen]


"There was one change in the original entry because of the withdrawal of Dr. Fazekas, his place being taken by A. W. Bowen (Orpington), who was promoted from the major [open] tournament." (The Times, 14 August 1962)

[Sunday Times, 2 September 1962 - by C. H. O'D. Alexander] "This year's British championship was encouraging, both as confirming the strength of the leading young players and as a good omen for our side in the international team tournament starting in Bulgaria this month. Our team in playing order is: 1, Penrose; 2, Clarke; 3, Golombek; 4, Littlewood; 5, Barden; 6, Wade. Of these Penrose was first—for the fifth successive year—with 8½/11, Clarke second with 8, Littlewood shared third and fourth place with Kottnauer (unable to go to Bulgaria) with 7½, and Wade shared fifth to tenth place with 6½: Golombek and Barden did not play in the championship, so this is certainly a good result for the selectors. Penrose (six wins, five draws) after a relatively poor first week in which he was lucky to escape defeat, showed impressive form in the second week when no one looked like overhauling him. Clarke also played very well, but retains his old fault of being a little too passive and better in defence. Littlewood in some ways played the best chess of anyone, winning some very fine attacking games. His chief fault—a very good one!—at present is that he is perhaps too anxious to mate all his opponents instead of sometimes being content with a winning simplification: this cost him the game with Penrose and perhaps with it the championship. Of the others Kottnauer’s defeat by Haygarth through a blunder in a winning position was a fatal blow to his chances; after this he felt he had to win and overpressed in some of his remaining games. He has not yet shown his true form in the championship. Haygarth himself (6½) played less well than usual, especially in the second week. Hindle, of the younger players, showed considerable imagination in his games and should improve further, and Footner had an excellent first week."


REPORT ON THE 49th ANNUAL CONGRESS OF THE BRITISH CHESS FEDERATION [1962-63 BCF Yearbooks, pps 49-51]
This year’s Congress was held at Whitby and proved outstanding in many ways. A record number of entries, ideal surroundings in a real Yorkshire setting, a wonderful spirit of friendliness by both players and officials, and even a spot of Music while you Work during one of the playing sessions.

At short notice the local organisers undertook to stage this important event twelve months before they anticipated and right well they did it. In Dr. F. B. Akeroyd they had a most energetic and able man, who was well supported by many others from the Whitby Chess Club, and the Congress was assured of pleasant and efficient conditions mainly as a result of their labours beforehand.

No Congress could be a complete success without the necessary financial support and here again Whitby played an important part, with a generous gift from the Urban District Council, from the Chess Club itself, and from many private donors contributions came in well. In addition the Yorkshire Chess Association guaranteed up to quite a large sum against any loss.

As usual there were many problems to be solved but these came before rather than during the Congress, and they were dealt with in a satisfactory manner without causing any worries to the contestants. Probably the biggest headache was caused through the difficulty in providing sufficient clocks and here the many players who assisted by loaning them are to be thanked. Especially one must mention the action of Mr Blacker who travelled back to York to bring in ten or a dozen which just enabled the whole of the boards to be covered.

One disappointment was found on the Opening day when Mr. V. J. Soanes, the Federation President, was unable to preside due to ill-health, but in Mr. H. Golding of the Welsh Union, a worthy substitute was found. The Marquis of Normanby, together with Coun. Smith, Chairman of the Whitby U.D.C. welcomed the players and wished them well and Mrs. Smith made the draw for the First Round of the British Championship and promptly at 2.30 p.m. another battle for the British titles was enjoined.

In the Championship Jonathan Penrose, the holder of the title for the previous four years, played in the manner expected of him, and although he found the opposition very strong, made no mistake and retained the Trophy with a score of six wins and five draws. Mr. P. H. Clarke also without a loss reached second place with a score of 8 points, and Messrs C. Kottnauer and J. E. Littlewood shared the third place a further half-point behind.

The British Ladies title was regained by Mrs. R. M. Bruce in a fairly comfortable manner, but the opposition was hardly as strong as last year. Amongst the three finishing joint second was Mrs. P. H. Clarke, who shared her husband’s position of runner-up.

The British Junior Championship once more was a stern struggle in which the winner only emerged on the final day, K. B. Richardson, unbeaten throughout reaching 8 points with three others a mere half-point in arrear. In the Major Open, O. H. Hardy upset quite a few fancied candidates as after gaining only 2½ points from the first five rounds went on to win the remaining six games and finish a full point ahead of W. Ritson Morry. Richardson and Hardy thus have qualified for next year’s British Championship.

In an effort to avoid the unwieldiness of the large numbers taking part in the other two boys’ events, the players were grouped into sections for the first seven rounds, with a final re-grouping made for the last six rounds. In one respect this was certainly successful as there were no instances of formal draws in either competition. There remained however some notable drawbacks and it is hoped it may be found possible to eliminate these in future. Immense difficulties were experienced by the Controllers in arranging play on the ‘double-round’ days, and also for the re-grouping on the Friday in readiness for a new start the following morning, but even this was nothing compared to the difficulties the boys themselves had in having in more than one instance to play up to eleven hours in one day. This cannot be either of use to anyone nor can it be in the best interests of chess. These players must be given the same consideration as their elders and the extra rounds done away with if the latent talent' in our youngsters is to have its proper development. Despite this however the respective winners—P. N. Lee in the Under-18’s and R. Moss in the Under-15’s—were outstanding from the start and both probably had the stiffest opposition of any previous title-holders in their age-groups.

The British Girls event proved a far better one than has often been the case in recent years and all the players really played chess the hard way. Miss Gillian Moore with a score of six wins and one draw from her seven games won worthily. The First Class Tournament was a triumph for C. J. Byrne with a score of 9½ points ahead of Dr. Hans Schmalz of Switzerland on 8½ points, whilst in the Second Class the Dutch players, D. C. van Enk and S. J. Noorda both finished with 10½ points each.

The amenities of the Congress were good: the Chess Press gave it full coverage, and the new effort of a daily Bulletin of results proved most attractive and beneficial. To all who contributed in these directions are due the thanks of the players. Local helpers proved really first-class and in particular the two Recorders provided an almost perfect service. The Controllers dealt adequately with everything and there was a mutual respect between the players and themselves. In Andrew Smith and the new-comer Michael Pountney, along with G. H. Simmons, the Congress proceeded smoothly, whilst Dr. Addingley and Michael Akeroyd also did all that was asked of them.

Once more, under the watchful eye of R. G. Wade, several juniors ran a Lightning Tournament and for their care of the equipment and the replacing of this in readiness for the next round go the thanks of us all.

Possibly the one defect of the Congress, which was in fact mitigated by the hard work of the Seniors, was the lack of Junior Stewards and which caused several switches in the work of the Control Team. In fact David White, the Assistant Controller, who took on many of the duties generally done by the juniors, manfully did them himself in addition to his main task of keeping the Wall-charts up-to-date. He too was one of the successes of Whitby.

At the Closing Ceremony, Dr. Addingley from the Chair thanked Whitby and its citizens for their generosity and the Grammar School for the use of such excellent Playing accommodation. Coun. Smith replied on behalf of the U.D.C. Mr. C. B. Wood speaking on behalf of the competitors paid tribute to the School staff, the Chess Press and to the Controllers, and to the Local Officials for making the Congress so pleasant. Dr. Akeroyd suitably replied, and the prize-giving was then made by Mrs. Smith. Finally Dinah Dobson, one of the girl players presented a bouquet to Mrs. Smith and so ended yet another inspiring B.C.F. Congress. G.H.S[immons].


The Boys at Whitby—by R. G. Wade [CHESS, 22 September 1962, Vol. 27, No. 416-7, p361]

This year, as an experiment in alternative means of handling the large entries, the British under-eighteen boys’ championship was divided into four sections each of 22 entrants. Each section then had a Swiss system tournament of seven rounds with the topfive boys from each going intoafinal pool. The final twenty would play-off in a further Swiss tournament of six rounds to determine the champion. The non-qualifiers were to be grouped into three consolation events. Every effort was made to balance the strength cf the qualifying sections, most of the union junior organisers seeding the entrants from their area.

The whole elaborate system can be and was criticized for a number of reasons. The balancing of strength of sections is one. It is difficult to decide whether the boys from one area are stronger than those from another. Boys comparatively new to top competitive chess can radically alter their strength in a single season. Union organisers may only see a boy from an outlying county very rarely. To the sporting hazards of one Swiss system are added the hazards of a second. Seven rounds is not recessarily enough to determine the real topfive in any section of 22—though it is certainly better than the knock-out competitions of other sports.

At a meeting of about a 100 junior competitors together with some interested adults on the Sunday evening in the middle of the congress, 95% were in favour of reverting to a large unrestricted Swiss system event with no qualifying and final pool. I personally agree with this, as I thought that the previous event at Aberystwyth sorted out the competitors very well and that the top four (Beach, Scholes, Neat and Whiteley) earned their positions. I found it much more difficult to sort out the relative strengths from this year’s games and results as possibly many of the top boys met in too desperate circumstances. Peter Lee, the eventual winner, met a good field. The last round of the qualifying events resulted in too many wasted games—quick draws between those thus assured of qualifying or certain not to qualify. In the under eighteens. I found games drawn in 8, 10, 11, 13 and 16 moves, and in the under fifteens three games in 8 moves and two in 9, to assure places. I know of games actually decided by agreement the previous evening. No blame can be attached to the boys’ concerned. Their job was to qualify.

The quality of games also was affected in other ways by the desperate character of the short Swiss tournaments. Boys like Andrew Whiteley (Oxford), one of last year’s runners-up and Ian Sharpe (Nottingham), the Midland Boys’ Champion (who went on to win a Premier at Eastbourne) found the onus of being expected to qualify a burden. Whiteley lost in round 1 to J. Hawkes (Leeds), drew with Lee in round 3, Knox in round 5, Basman in round 7, and tied for third place, being eliminated on a lesser sum of opponents’ score.

The juniors’ meeting recommended as a way of keeping the entries within manageable Swiss tournaments that extra age groups be incorporated such as instead of under 18 and under 15 it could be under 18, under 16 and under 14 championships.

Under fifteen Boys’ Qualifying

The fifty entrants into the under-fifteen British boys’ championship were divided into two Swiss sections with nine to qualify from each for the final. Seven rounds in preliminary.

The British Junior (under 21) title was won fairly by Keith Richardson of Nottingham and Durham University.

Richardson, who was joint runner-up last year, played players Nos.2 to 12. The Swiss system worked most effectively. Richardson strikes me as a very intelligent player (whose efforts to play perfectly however lead him into extreme time-pressure) with a powerful concentration.

Of the players who tied for second place James Scholes of Sheffield and Leicester University impressed me most. Hard working with a capacity for patient manoeuvring as exemplified by his games versus Mabbs and Macdonald.

David Mabbs, now school-teaching in Middlesex, was a disappointment. He is a terror for any weaker player to be matched against with his sacrificial openings but somehow a solidness is lacking. R.G.W[ade].


N.B. I have included the results as published in the 1962-63 British Chess Federation Yearbook, in some cases alongside the same information from BCM, October 1962, p294 and/or CHESS, 22 September 1962, Vol. 27, no.416-417, pps 359-362, as (a) the BCF Yearbook has residence and round-by-round information whereas BCM did not and (b) BCM was sometimes better at recording correctly rendered names and initials. CHESS has colour information for the U18 and U15 finals. Many of the obvious misspellings in the scans are corrected in the text but please do inform me of any misspellings you find in the textual content. JS.


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7 May 2018 Uploaded for the first time in this format. All 176 games (which have been widely available for some time but now with dates and some newspaper sources), plus 40 games from subsidiary events, full results of all competitions, crosstables, etc.
10 April 2019 Three games from subsidiary sections added: Waring-Fersht (U21), McAlpine-Lambshire (U18 Final) and Sandiford-Ball (U18 Final, part-game).
9 May 2020 Added one game: K.McAlpine 0-1 P.Lee, the best game prize winner from the Under-18 final, found in an old SCCU Bulletin.
13 May 2020 Four games added: Lambshire-Jamieson (U18 Final), Brown-Gamble (U18 Consolation), Lemon-Gilhespy (U18 Preliminary) and Moss-Hartston (U15 Final). Thanks to Andy Ansel.
18 February 2021 Replaced scanned images with crosstables and added forenames. Many corrections applied to typos found in the various sources. I've also added Bob Wade's report from CHESS Magazine. I can't believe how long it took me to do all this work!
22 April 2021 My thanks to Michael Alderson who provided a forename and middle initial for Peter J Chapman (Derby) in the British Under-15 Championship. Both Michael and Peter attended Bemrose School though not at the same time.