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Tournament: ARC Young Masters • Venue: Westergate School, Chichester • Dates: 27 Feb - 1 March 1981
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ARC Young Masters, Westergate, 27 February - 1 March 1981

Sponsored by Amey Roadstone Corporation - 1st Prize £850, 2nd Prize £500

1981 ARC Young Masters Nat'y Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6  Total 
1 Murray G Chandler NZL 2480m +31 +20 =3 +13 +18 +2
2 Paul E Littlewood ENG 2430m +38 +32 +5 +6 +7 -1 5
3 Anthony J Miles ENG 2590g +40 +43 =1 +9 =4 =7
4 Shaun M Taulbut ENG 2380m =36 +30 +33 +14 =3 =5
5 John Hall ENG 2230 +46 +26 -2 +34 +11 =4
6 Guy West AUS 2280 +12 =33 +24 -2 +20 +14
7 Ian Duncan Wells ENG 2325 =25 +36 +27 +10 -2 =3 4
8 John D M Nunn ENG 2575g +19 =24 -13 +27 =12 +25 4
9 Richard Britton ENG 2295f +39 +34 =14 -3 +13 =16 4
10 Peter G Large ENG 2305 -32 +40 +28 -7 +42 +24 4
11 Malcolm Pein ENG 2240 -34 +31 +39 +25 -5 =12
12 David H Cummings ENG 2330 -6 +41 =43 +42 =8 =11
13 H James Plaskett ENG 2405f =42 +29 +8 -1 -9 +32
14 Erik O M C Teichmann ENG   +41 +15 =9 -4 +21 -6
15 Keith Arkell ENG 2230 +45 -14 =20 =22 =16 +30
16 David P Mooney ENG 2215 =21 =28 =42 +33 =15 =9
17 Colin S Crouch ENG 2300 =27 =25 +23 -18 +34 =19
18 Julian M Hodgson ENG 2360f =29 =42 +38 +17 -1 =21
19 Shaun G Finlayson SCO 2275 -8 -23 +41 +40 +35 =17
20 Andrew D Martin ENG 2375 +44 -1 =15 +43 -6 =26 3
21 Mark L Hebden ENG 2315 =16 -27 +45 +36 -14 =18 3
22 Jonathan J Ady ENG   -26 =35 +44 =15 -24 +34 3
23 Andrew P Lewis ENG 2200 -24 +19 -17 +38 -25 +35 3
24 John C Hawksworth ENG 2220 +23 =8 -6 =28 +22 -10 3
25 Byron A Jacobs ENG 2245 =7 =17 +32 -11 +23 -8 3
26 Nigel R Davies ENG 2360f +22 -5 -34 =30 +31 =20 3
27 John J Cox ENG 2280 =17 +21 -7 -8 +33 =28 3
28 Peter K Wells ENG 2260 =30 =16 -10 =24 +37 =27 3
29 Gary Kenworthy ENG 2245 =18 -13 -36 =45 +39 +38 3
30 Jonathan Kinlay ENG 2265 =28 -4 =35 =26 +43 -15
31 Gary W Lane ENG   -1 -11 +46 =32 -26 +42
32 Chris W Baker ENG 2235 +10 -2 -25 =31 +36 -13
33 Anthony C Kosten ENG 2315 +35 =6 -4 -16 -27 +43
34 Sheila Jackson ENG 2180 +11 -9 +26 -5 -17 -22 2
35 Neil H Bradbury ENG   -33 =22 =30 +39 -19 -23 2
36 Carey Groves ENG   =4 -7 +29 -21 -32 =40 2
37 Ian Welch ENG   -43 -38 =40 +44 -28 =41 2
38 Jonathan Levitt ENG 2270 -2 +37 -18 -23 +45 -29 2
39 Philip Cunningham WLS   -9 +46 -11 -35 -29 +45 2
40 Clare Whitehead ENG 1885 -3 -10 =37 -19 +46 =36 2
41 Edward S Lee ENG   -14 -12 -19 =46 +44 =37 2
42 Neil F Dickenson ENG 2240 =13 =18 =16 -12 -10 -31
43 Neil L Carr ENG   +37 -3 =12 -20 -30 -33
44 Stuart Conquest ENG   -20 =45 -22 -37 -41 +46
45 Susan Caldwell ENG 2065 -15 =44 -21 =29 -38 -39 1
46 Darren L Lee ENG   -5 -39 -31 =41 -40 -44 ½

Under-21: 1. S. Hughes (Oxford) 5½/6; 2. Brett Lund (London) 5.

Under-16: 1-2 S. Walker (Sutton), N. van Noorden (Farnham) 5½/6; 3-5 P. Stevenson (Southampton), M. Vernon (Portsmouth), Graham Waddingham (Nottingham) 4½.

Under-14: 1. N [M?]. Hennigan (London) 6/6; 2-3 I. Galloway (Sidcup), G. Meitiner (Royston) 5; 4-5 J. Goddard (Fareham), M. Tottman (Bromley) 4½.

Under-12: 1. P. Sanders (Royston) 8/9; 2-4 D. Agnos (London), N. Ruff (Portsmouth), M. Graves (Pulborough) 7.

Under-10: 1. M. Wade (Reading) 8/9; 2-4 M. Walker (Botley), D. Cook (Northfleet) 7; 4. R. Hart (Portsmouth) 6½.


Financial Times, 14 March 1981 - Leonard Barden

When the current crop of British grandmasters led by Tony Miles were rising juniors back in 1973 and 1974, the Slater Foundation arranged two invitation weekend tournaments to give them competition against some of the leading British and international players of the day.

In the 1973 event the star. Bent Larsen, was pressed hard for first place by John Nunn, then a comparative unknown, and now the new British champion. The 1974 Slater invitation was won by Simon Webb who also went on to become an established senior international.

Seven years have passed, and we now have another generation of junior talent to challenge the top British players in their late 20s and early 30s. Last week’s ARC Young Masters at Westergate, Sussex, was in effect a British under-26 championship where Miles and Nunn were veterans defending their status against opponents up to a dozen years younger.

Despite the strenuous schedule of six rounds in three days, there was some excellent chess, played as one would expect in a competitive, cut and thrust style. Nunn, following an old tradition that the British champion does badly in his next tournament (this used to mean coming bottom at Hastings), was out of form and lost to Plaskett; while Miles conceded three draws and in two of those —against Ian Wells and Murray Chandler—was close to defeat.

On the whole, even with the grandmaster reverses, the older generation—if one can call it that at aroupd 21-25—successfully resisted rising youth. The first two prizes of £850 and £500 went to international masters Chandler, the New Zealander who has made his home in Britain, and Paul Littlewood, whose attacking play won five games before he went down to Chandler in the final round.

Leading scores were: M. Chandler (New Zealand) 5½, P. Littlewood 5, J. Hall, A. Miles. S. Taulbut and G. West (Australia) 4½, R. Britton, P. Large, J. Nunn and I. Wells 4. There were 46 competitors.

The Arc tournament was the first venture into chess of the sponsors, Amey Roadstone, and a highly successful one at that. Based in a small country village near Chichester, the organisers achieved a standard rarely if even surpassed in British weekend tournaments. There was a programme, a round-by-round bulletin with all the games, individual transport to and from players’ accommodation, and even a 70th birthday cake for The Times correspondent Harry Golombek, at the final reception.

Chandler’s victory was another step forward for this talented player. The National Bank of New Zealand have backed him to major events since he was a junior, and their belief that he can become his country’s first grandmaster looks justified. Chandler commutes for his chess between Britain and West Germany, where as top board for Hamburg in the Bundesliga he is in contention with Spassky and Hubner, two world-class players, for the best individual result.