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Tournament: 80th British Championship • 234 games (from a possible 341), plus 4 games from the play-off
Venue: Dundee • Dates: 2-13 August 1993 • Download PGN • last updated Saturday July 31, 2021 4:49 PM

1993 British Chess Championship, Dundee, 2–13 August - Sports Hall, University of Dundee

1993 British Chess Championship Nat'y Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11  Total 
1 Michael T Hennigan ENG 2415m w47+ b48+ w3+ w6+ b4+ w5= b2= w19= b17+ b8- w7+
2 Dharshan Kumaran ENG 2425m w29+ b36+ w7= b24= w23= b26+ w1= b8+ w6= w4+ b3+
3 Keith C Arkell ENG 2475m b20+ w18+ b1- w34+ b19- w47+ b16+ w5+ b4= w6+ w2-
4 John M Emms ENG 2455m b41+ w13+ b27+ w5+ w1- b15= w7+ b6= w3= b2- w8+
5 Julian M Hodgson ENG 2625g w57+ b39+ w26+ b4- w24+ b1= w8= b3- w10+ b9+ b6=
6 Christopher G Ward ENG 2460m w46+ b17+ w32+ b1- w11+ b19+ w15+ w4= b2= b3- w5=
7 Mark L Hebden ENG 2560g b40+ w19+ b2= w23= b15= w17+ b4- w9= b16+ w25+ b1- 7
8 Andrew D Martin ENG 2425m b33+ w23= b53+ w15- b12+ w27+ b5= w2- b19+ w1+ b4- 7
9 Mark Ferguson ENG 2195 w14= b11= w39= b10= w42+ b24= w26+ b7= b15+ w5- w19=
10 Jayant Suresh Gokhale IND 2330 b59= w49+ b19- w9= b52+ w28- b45+ w22+ b5- w33+ b16=
11 Andrew J Ledger ENG 2375f b49= w9= b52+ w41+ b6- w34= b28+ w1 5= b18= w17= b13=
12 David J Ledger ENG 2295 w48- b31+ w30+ b26= w8- b32= w53+ w18- b44+ w27= b34+
13 Graham D Lee ENG 2345f w62+ b4- w43+ b42= w17- b41+ w39= b21= w26+ b14= w11=
14 Benjamin MS Martin NZL 2410f b9= w61= b41- w49+ b20+ w18+ b25= w16- b39+ w13= b17=
15 Colin A McNab SCO 2490g w58+ b21+ w24= b8+ w7= w4= b6- b11= w9- w28+ b18=
16 Jonathan F Parker ENG 2370f w55= b30= w36= b47= w40+ b21+ w3- b14+ w7- b38+ w10=
17 Gary Quillan ENG 2300 b54+ w6- b51= w44+ b13+ b7- w24+ w25+ w1- b11= w14=
18 Aaron P Summerscale ENG 2355f w22+ b3- w47= b58+ w21= b14- w48+ b12+ w11= b19= w15=
19 Andrew A Webster ENG 2410m w38+ b7- w10+ b32+ w3+ w6- b23+ b1= w8- w18= b9=
20 Richard A Bates ENG 2235 w3- b60+ w58- b61+ w14- b30- w43+ b24- b47+ w35+ w26= 6
21 Lawrence Cooper ENG 2310f b51+ w15- b44= w45+ b18= w16- b47+ w13= b27= w34= b25= 6
22 Saheli Dhar (Barua) IND 2050wf b18- w52- w60+ b43= w31= b46+ w57+ b10- b35- w37+ w38+ 6
23 Victor W Knox ENG 2315f w60+ b8= w42+ b7= b2= w25= w19- b26- w30+ b24= w29= 6
24 Varugeese Koshy IND 2415m b43+ w28+ b15= w2= b5- w9= b17- w20+ b34= w23= b27= 6
25 Jonathan P Levitt ENG 2455m w31= b32- w37+ b36+ w39+ b23= w14= b17- w40+ b7- w21= 6
26 Krishnamoorthy Murugan IND 2430 b52+ w34+ b5- w12= b28+ w2- b9- w23+ b13- w41+ b20= 6
27 Neil McDonald ENG 2395m w53= b55+ w4- b40= w46+ b8- w50+ b39= w21= b12= w24= 6
28 David J Walker ENG 2305f w50+ b24- w48= b51+ w26- b10+ w11- b30= w37+ b15- w36+ 6
29 Tim P Wall ENG 2230 b2- w51- b50- b37= w56+ b60+ w30- b61+ w58+ w39+ b23= 6
30 Timothy Headlong ENG   b35= w16= b12- w33= b53= w20= b29+ w28= b23- w48+ b39=
31 Stephen M Joseph ENG 2235 b25= w12- b59= w50= b22= w44= b40- w35- b62+ w54+ b49+
32 Andrew J Muir SCO 2360m b45+ w25+ b6- w19- b41= w12= b34= w44= b38- w40+ b33=
33 Kenneth I Norman ENG 2220 w8- b62= w56= b30= w51+ b39- w42= b50+ w48+ b10- w32=
34 Philip J Rossiter ENG 2330f w37+ b26- w61+ b3- w48+ b11= w32= b40= w24= b21= w12-
35 Jonathan W Rowson SCO 2325 w30= b53- w55+ b48= w47- b43= w37- b31+ w2 2+ b20- w46+
36 James E Cobb ENG 2280 b56+ w2- b16= w25- b55= w45- b59= w54= b51+ w44+ b28- 5
37 William TP Giblin ENG   b34- w40= b25- w29= b49= w51+ b35+ w47= b28- b22- w56+ 5
38 Anupama Gokhale IND 2200wm b19- w56= b45- w55- b54= w49+ b52+ b57+ w32+ w16- b22- 5
39 Andrew D Harley ENG 2315f b44+ w5- b9= w53+ b25- w33+ b13= w27= w14- b29- w30= 5
40 David J James WLS 2255 w7- b37= w62+ w27= b16- b55+ w31+ w34= b25- b32- w43= 5
41 Mark Lyell ENG 2235 w4- b50+ w14+ b11- w32= w13- b44- b53+ w56+ b26- w42= 5
42 Conor O'Shaughnessy IRL 2340 b61= w59+ b23- w13= b9- w53- b33= w49= b45= w55+ b41= 5
43 Alan P Spice ENG 2200 w24- b57+ b13- w22= b50= w35= b20- w56- b59+ w60+ b40= 5
44 F Norman Stephenson ENG   w39- b46+ w21= b17- w58= b31= w41+ b32= w12- b36- w57+ 5
45 Cathy Forbes ENG 2105wm w32- b58= w38+ b21- w57= b36+ w10- b48- w42= b46- w61+
46 Adrian M Gillen IRL 2235 b6- w44- b54+ w59+ b27- w22- b56= w51= b49= w45+ b35-
47 Jonathan J Hastings ENG 2210 b1- w54+ b18= w16= b35+ b3- w21- b37= w20- b56= w50=
48 John B Henderson SCO   b12+ w1- b28= w35= b34- w52+ b18- w45+ b33- b30- w53=
49 Adam C Hunt ENG 2150 w11= b10- w57= b14- w37= b38- w60+ b42= w46= b58+ w31-
50 Graham Lilley ENG   b28- w41- w29+ b31= w43= b58+ b27- w33- w53= b57= b47=
51 John Molyneux ENG   w21- b29+ w17= w28- b33- b37- w55+ b46= w36- w61+ b52=
52 Robert C Noyce ENG 2230 w26- b22+ w11- b56+ w10- b48- w38- b60+ w55= b53= w51=
53 Paul E Roberts SCO 2195 b27= w35+ w8- b39- w30= b42+ b12- w41- b50= w52= b48=
54 Carey A Wilman (née Groves) SCO 2065w w17- b47- w46- b60= w38= b61+ w58= b36= w57= b31- w62+
55 Harriet V Hunt ENG 2135wf b16= w27- b35- b38+ w36= w40- b51- w62+ b52= b42- w58= 4
56 James J McDonnell IRL   w36- b38= b33= w52- b29- w62+ w46= b43+ b41- w47= b37- 4
57 Gerry MacElligott IRL 2260 b5- w43- b49= w62+ b45= w59+ b22- w38- b54= w50= b44- 4
58 Simon K Williams ENG 2255 b15- w45= b20+ w18- b44= w50- b54= w59+ b29- w49- b55= 4
59 John C Moore ENG   w10= b42- w31= b46- w61+ b57- w36= b58- w43- b62= b60=
60 (Walter) Nigel R Saunders WLS   b23- w20- b22- w54= b62+ w29- b49- w52- b61+ b43- w59= 3
61 Mostaque H Choudhury BAN   w42= b14= b34- w20- b59- w54- b62+ w29- w60- b51- b45- 2
62 SR Radha IND 2050w b13- w33= b40- b57- w60- b56- w61- b55- w31- w59= b54- 1

g= Grandmaster; m= International Master; f= FIDE Master; wg= Woman Grandmaster; wm= Woman International Master; wf= Woman FIDE Master; w= woman player (no title)

British Ladies' Champion: Saheli Dhar (now Saheli Dhar-Barua)
British Under-21 Champion: Dharshan Kumaran

GM Norm (9 rounds): John Emms
IM Norm: Mark Ferguson


British Championship Play-off, London 8-13 September (sponsored by Raymond Mays Cars)

1993 British Championship Play-Off Elo  1   2   3   4   Total 
Michael T Hennigan 2415m 1 0 ½ 1
Dharshan Kumaran 2425m 0 1 ½ 0

MAJOR OPEN

Rank 1993 Major Open  Total 
1 Matthew PIPER (Penzance) 8½/11
2-5 Raghunandan V GOKHALE (India), Petr MARUSENKO (Ukraine), Donald J MASON (Solihull), Nicholas THOMAS (London) 8
6-10 John N T Abd-Mariam, D Michael Denison, Hubert Petermann (GER), George D Pyrich, Jim E Vickery
11-12 Dale R James, Karl Swainston 7
13-25 John Boyd, Ben S Clissold, John A Dodgson, Ian A J Galloway, Michael J Gough, Lee A Grinsell, Milton loannides, Ian G Kelly, J King, Stephen C Ledger, A Liesecke, Karl C C Mah, R Zimmersman
26-35 Timothy R Dickinson, Chris l Howell, Mark Levitt, James C Mansson, William Purkiss, Mark W Rogerson, NJ Thomas, Hans-Joachim Wiese (GER), DA Wise, Leon M Wooldridge 6
36-42 Costas Karayiannis, Luke J McShane, Mats Nilsson (SWE), Steven J L Rix, Edwin A Spencer, James E Vigus, Robert F Willmoth
43-57 J Andersson, Chris A Baker, RE Clapham, SR Edwards, John Gillibrand, Ben Hague, Roger Hardy, Roger D W Marsh, J McDonald, Bruce McNally, JJ Pikulski, Andrew N Salmon, Alan J Walton, Peter A N Webster, Mark V Wozniak 5
58-62 Francis J Bowers, Neil Clarke, Michael B Jackson, Johan Jersblad (SWE), Paul J Kelly
63-69 Jonathan W Dale, PA Harris, D Lee, Siegrun MacGilchrist, James S Macrae, Nicholas D Mitchem, Richard J Savory 4
70-72 Paul A Allison, Neville H Twitchell, J Warre
73-74 A McIntosh, John Wilman 3
75-76 Paul T Georghiou, Adrian C Laurence
77 ML Reilly 2

BRITISH VETERANS' CHAMPIONSHIP

1-2 Roelof D WESTRA (Hull), LIM Kok-Ann (Singapore) 5½/7; 3 M Peart 5; 4= D Baldwin, M Reuser 4; 6 Joseph Soesan 3½; 7 James Nicolson 3; 8 A Summers 2/2; 9 H James Draisey 1½; 10 D Buckland ½.


BRITISH UNDER-18 CHAMPIONSHIP

1 Stephen GILLEN (Derry) 9/10; 2= Gary R ANDRIESSEN (Gloucester), David S GIBEON (London) 7; 4 Marcus Osborne 6½; 5 P McSweeny 6; 6 Stephen J Willetts 5½; 7= Richard Carpenter, Lee Jacobs 4; 9 K Coughlan 3; 10 N Page 2; 11 Fiona Webster 1.

Girls' Champion Fiona WEBSTER (Sutton)

BRITISH UNDER-16 CHAMPIONSHIP

1-2 Thomas R J HINKS-EDWARDS (London), Ruth SHELDON (Manchester) 5½/7; 3= Rowan M BROWN (Peterborough), Irfan NATHOO (Twickenham) 5; 5= David J Garner, Andrew P George 4½; 7= Ali Emre Karadeniz, A Paul, J Potter, Richard Weston, Michael Blakemore 4; 12= S Chakraborty, J Foster, Andrew N Greet, Ian R Henderson, William G Whittow 3½; 17= D Boone, Philip Morgan, A Slough, Nicholas D Tarlton, David J Whitehead 3; 22= M Denny, Ayesha Nathoo, Charmaine Webster 2½; 25= S Smith, G Wintle 1½.

Girls' Champion Ruth SHELDON (Manchester)

BRITISH UNDER-15 CHAMPIONSHIP

1-2 Joel K M NEWMAN (Bromley), Thomas WALTON (Beckenham) 6/7; 3= Brian KELLY (Belfast), Nicholas D TARLTON (Stanmore) 4½; 5= Heather Lang, Richard Weston, Philip Morgan, James Clifford, Philip A Hobbs, A Cundill 4; 11 = P Chaplin, Emily Howard 3½; 13= Philip E Goldstein, Ian R Henderson, P Brown, D Ohlssen, I Petrie 3; 18= T Douglas, N Brown 2½; 20 J McMunn 2; 21 A Dunnett 1.

Girls' Champion Heather LANG (Stirling)

BRITISH UNDER-14 CHAMPIONSHIP

1 Brian KELLY (Belfast) 6½/7; 2 J SAHA (India) 6; 3 A GIBB (Dundee) 5; 4 = Christopher J Beckett, Rohan Churm, Ian A Debbage, M Inglis, Nicholas S Lee, Aiden M Leech 4½; 10= Nathan Alfred, Paul Carpenter, P Hopper, J Lewis, J McMunn, A Mills 4; 16= Philip E Goldstein, Emily Howard, J Mills, R Morgan, John Weatherlake 3½; 21= Simon Armour, Ruth Bates, N Foster, Matthew P George, J Roe 3; 26= Henry A Orna, Rachel J Reeves 2½; 28= P Burke, L Burrows, L Collins, K Ewen, R Lockhart, I Petrie 2; 34 Lucy J Broomfield 1.

Girls' Champion Emily HOWARD (Birkenhead)

BRITISH UNDER-13 CHAMPIONSHIP

1 Duncan J HARWOOD (Salisbury) 6/7; 2= Paul CARPENTER (Torquay), P HINTON (Edinburgh) 5½; 4 = Aiden M Leech, J Saha 5; 6= Rohan Churm, Andrew Greet, Philip R Pugh, B Roychowdhuri 4½; 10= Matthew D F Cave, Mandy Haslinger, Ben R Rich, Max H Rich, Chiin-Tze Tan 4; 15= M Ackroyd, Alex J Edmans, Catherine Holmes, Peter A Levermore, Brendan C Newell, John Weatherlake 3½; 21= Nathan Alfred, C Hobbs, R Jones, L Smith, Ellen Walker 3; 26= L Bailey, Ruth Bates, Ian A Debbage, Alice T Howard 2½; 30= P Burke, J Edwards, N Watson 2; 33= C Dolan, C Stevenson 1.

Girls' Champion Mandy (Amanda Suzanne) HASLINGER (Southport)

BRITISH UNDER-12 CHAMPIONSHIP

1 Stewart G HASLINGER (Southport) 6/7; 2= Peter LEVERMORE (Scunthorpe), Mark ROBERTS (Sevenoaks), B ROYCHOWDHURY, S ROYCHOWDHURY (both India) 5; 6= Stephen A Deall, Mandy Haslinger 4½; 8= Abdel R Azzam, Andrew Bamford, Jessica Ho, Sanjay Joshi, Philip Kerry, Jay Stockham, Ellen Walker, Thomas Webster 4; 16 David Kraushaar 3½; 17= Alan J R Allkins, S Grant, M Hall, Alice T Howard, Eleanor C Reeves, Christopher Sowerbutts, Daniel Storey, N Watson, A Willetts 3; 26= Robert George, Graeme Kafka 2½; 28 A Douglas 1½; 29 J Morgan 1.

Girls' Champion Mandy (Amanda Suzanne) HASLINGER (Southport)

BRITISH UNDER-11 CHAMPIONSHIP

1 Simon ARMOUR (Southend-on-Sea) 7/7; 2 Stewart G HASLINGER (Southport), S ROYCHOWDHURI (India) 5½; 4= Timothy Manuel, Shanker Menon, Mark Roberts 5; 7= Leigh J Debbage, David K Eynon, David J Hodge, Stephen M Jones, Jay Stockham, Richard J Watts 4½; 13= A Chowdhuri, Danny Gallagher, Benjamin Grainger, S Hayes, Timothy Holmes, Jonathan B Mutton, Matthew D Noakes, Richard J D Palliser, James M Parkin, Jonathan E Swindells, Claire L Thrower, Tomas M Thrower 4; 25= Stephen J E Casement, R Glover, D Greet, Alvin N Kissoon, Richard S P Mott, Reese L J Newell, Phil O Richardson, David A Smalley, David J Wiltshire, Robert Wylie 3½; 35= David W Bates, M D Birch, Adrian Davis, Joanna S Hart, Tania Sachdev 3; 40= J Chase, Tomer Eden, O Gill, Anna F Hardy, P McArthur, D Spurling, T Stott, A Willetts 2½; 48= Josephine H Badger, Callum C Harwood, C McCaul, F Stevenson, B Wade 2; 53 Charles Howard 1; 54 F Mott 1½.

Girls' Champion Claire L THROWER (Warlingham)

BRITISH UNDER-10 CHAMPIONSHIP

1 Leigh DEBBAGE (Swindon) 6/7; 2= Adwaya CHOWDHURI (India), Ross RATTRAY (Sutton) 5½; 4= Oliver N Bright, Stephen P Clark, M White 5; 7= E Armstrong, Matthew Broomfield, Thomas J S Dougherty, Costas Harris, Bernhard Klein, Edmund C Player, Elaine Rutherford 4½; 14= M Brierley, Tobias Stock, Desmond Tan, L Stobbs 4; 18= David W Bates, Stephen C Bough, Stephen J E Casement, Toby Haslinger, Jonathan B Mutton, Tania Sachdev, Matthew Tillett, Graham Walker 3½; 26= Anthony M Eskinazi, Matthew D Feld, David Greet, Laurence Hunt, R Pikulski, David C Shipley, M Sommer 3; 33= E Bell, David Ho 2½; 35= Adrian Davis, A Davis, A Hall, S Miley, Leila Nathoo 2; 40= Katherine L Feld, Heather Walker 1½; 42 Charles Howard ½.

Girls' Champion Elaine RUTHERFORD (Perth)

BRITISH UNDER-9 CHAMPIONSHIP

1-2 Stephen J E CASEMENT (Canterbury), Stephen P CLARK (Gerrards Cross) 6/7; 3= A CHOWDHURI (India), Nicholas A FROST (Tiverton) 5½; 5= Toby Haslinger, J Tompson, R Wariyar 5; 8= Graham P Bates, David Kay, Alvin N Kissoon, Matthew J Lewsey, Claire Louise Thrower 4½; 13= Matthew R Avery, Stephen C Bough, Matthew P Broomfield, David Ho, Andrew J Hughes, Emily Manuel, Kieran J Newell, Tania Sachdev 4; 21= Costas Harris, Laurence Hunt, Simon Jeffares, M King, Leila Nathoo, P Peck 3½; 27= H Bates, P Cowley, M Graham, I Jeffares, M Sommer, R Pikulski, C Sutherland, Amy Taylor, Graham Walker 3; 36= A Hall, A Lessels, C Morrison 2½; 39= Adrian Davis, Katherine L Feld, Charles W D Marsh, D Morrison, R White 2; 44 D McGowan, Heather Walker 1½; 46 K Stockham 0.

Girls' Champions Claire Louise THROWER (Warlingham)

BRITISH UNDER-8 CHAMPIONSHIP

1-2 Alvin N KISSOON (Maidstone), Graham WALKER (Southend-on-Sea) 5/6; 3-4 Toby HASLINGER (Southport), Tania SACHDEV (India) 4½; 5= Richard I Crampton, P Hamilton, Laurence Hunt, M King, Emily Manuel, Amy Taylor 4; 11= Jonathan M Fish, David Ho 3½; 13= H Bates, M Graham, Simon Jeffares, Charles W D Marsh, Leila Nathoo 3; 18= Josephine H Badger, C Morrison, D Morrison, M Smith, R White 2½; 23= N Ferrar, D McGowan, R Pikulski, E Stott 2; 27= K Stevenson, Heather Walker 1½; 29 F Mott 1; 30= Charles Howard, D Scislowski ½.

Girls' Champion Tania SACHDEV (India)


ALL-PLAY-ALL TOURNAMENTS

Blackburne Section:

1 Stephen J CONNOR (Wirral) 9½/11; 2 Jeremy FRASER-MITCHELL (St Albans) 8½; 3 Alec J Toll 7; 4 Donald M Andrew 5½; 5- JS Garnett, H Alec Samuels, Roy Woodcock 5; 8= Gordon Cadden, GS McCormick, PN McLeod, Paul C Stokes 4½; 12 OJ May 2½

Atkins Section:

1 Ian JEWSBURY (Bradford) 8/11; 2 Douglas FORBES (Wooburn Green) 7½; 3 A Foulds 7; 4= G Alec M Boswell, WGV McLaughlin 6½; 6 Peter D Lally 6; 7= D Everitt, MJ Kelly 5½; 9 SC Mills 5; 10= RA Spencer, RJ Vallance 3½; 12 John C Calvert 1½

Staunton Section:

1 M PEAT (Wheathampstead) 8/11; 2 M SHAW (Harrow) 7½; 3 Antony J Sage 7; 4= R Amram, Kevin C Staveley 6½; 6 P Barber 5½; 7= Nigel Dicker, Robert P Ross 5; 9 MJ Harris 4½; 10= C Black, NA Howe 4; 12 ML Morrison 2½

HARRY BAINES MEMORIAL - WEEK ONE

1 Arthur PINKERTON (Belfast) 8/9; 2 Michael S KOBYLKA (London) 7½; 3 David J Faulkner 6½; 4 DF Newell 6; 5= Jonathan T Melsom, K Shaw 5; 7 S Pollyn 3; 8 Paul S Silverwood 2; 9 Edward A Church 1½; 10 JC Wood ½

WEEK 1 FIVE DAY A.M.

1 MONDIAL MEPHISTO COMPUTER 5/5; 2 Roelof WESTRA (Hull) 4½; 3 SJ BURKE (South Normanton) 4; 4= J HOLLAND (Dereham), Iain A STENHOUSE (Southampton), Michael J HARDMAN (Liverpool), P GILLEN (Derry), David G WOODRUFF (Bristol), N JONES (Carterton) 3½; 10= Modena Mephisto Computer, D D'Cruz, M Denny, Robert Kane, James Nicolson, D L O'Byrne, Anton W Stalmans 3; 17= J Brown, K Brown, J Burgess, M Davis, J Douglas, S Fraser, Frank Hatto, R Ramsay 2½; 25= Ronald Andriessen, H James Draisey, Hugh Flockhart, M Keen, J McGrath, C Payne, F Stevenson, H Wylie 2; 33= PW Brown, S Chakraborty 1½; 35= Michael T Bolan, J Douglas, D Husband, W McAvoy, P McGrath, M Payne 1; 41 L Meach 0.

WEEK 1 FIVE DAY P.M.

1-2 MONDIAL MEPHISTO COMPUTER, Ian CAMPBELL (Liverpool) 4/5; 3 S SCOTT (Tonbridge) 3½; 4= ES Campbell, Zafer M Djabri, G Mooney 3; 7= SCS Abraham, R Flood, J Nicholas Hawkins, Caro Hunt, BG McLafferty 2½; 12= Modena Mephisto Computer, Nicholas J Savory 2; 14 K Ewan 1 ½; 15 JA Porter 1; 16 John T Hennigan 0.

HARRY BAINES MEMORIAL - WEEK TWO

1 Geoffrey W LAWTON (Birmingham) 7½/9; 2 MONDIAL MEPHISTO COMPUTER 7; 3 M MITCHELL (Berwick-upon-Tweed) 6½; 4 D FINDLAY (Dundee) 6; 5= Paul T Georghiou, Philip M Giulian 5½; 7 F Note 5; 8= Michael S Kobylka, John F Turnock 4½; 10= T E L Douglas, Carl P Hibbard, DF Thompson, PW Walsh 4; 14= ME Davis, Jonathan T Melsom 3½; 16 Klem Majewski 3; 17 PM McGovern 2; 18 Paul S Silverwood 1.

WEEK 2 FIVE DAY A M.

1-3 A Tyson MORDUE (Bristol), N JONES (Carterton), Martin C SOMMER (Camberley) 4½; 4= CEW Barber, Mark C Bowhay, Milano Mephisto Computer, DG Hall, JR Holland, Arthur Pinkerton, M Sanderson, Anton W Stalmans 3½; 12= AC Bamford, JR Brennan, Christopher S Cantrill, Frank G Hatto, LJ Miller, A David Pruden, BD Shipley, S Taylor, EM White 3; 21= RJ Brammer, KA Brown, J Dawson, JG Duffus, A Kerry, R Koli, IH Marshall, DL O'Byrne, K Simpson, J Whyte, David G Woodruff 2½; 32= RL Baker, DA Burrows, AJ Dicker, Jozef Eskinazi, RM George, SA Horell, James D Pratt, Stephen P Ronksley, CA Strong 2; 41= Neville Belinfante, Michael T Bolan, JF Douglas, MH Fell 1½; 45= Edward A Church, W Fitzgibbon, BJ Gregory, CR Payne 1; 49 WJ McAvoy ½; 50 Ronald C Andriessen 0.

WEEK 2 FIVE DAY P.M.

1 S KELLETT (Edinburgh) 4½/5; 2= E CAMPBELL (Edinburgh), J BROWN (Belfast) 3½; 4= ZM Djabri, Caro Hunt, D Triggs 3; 7= R Flood, G Mooney, Nicholas J Savory 2½; 10= DM Darwen, SC Scott 2; 12= BG McLafferty, JA Porter 1½; 14 L Meach 0

WEEKEND INTERMEDIATE

1-3 E CAMPBELL (Edinburgh), A MACCLEOD (Stornoway), R KANE (London) 4½; 4= JN Hawkins, JR Holland 4; 6= DL Gillespie, Michael S Kobylka 3½; 8= Christopher S Cantrill, P Coleman, D D'Cruz, Bruce T Harrold, A David Pruden, Iain A Stenhouse 3; 14= N Dicker, E Justin Horton, S Kellett, A Samuels, Scott Taylor 2½; 19= Klem Majewski, PW Walsh 2; 21 J Anderson 1.

WEEKEND MINOR

1 J BURGESS (Timperley) 5/5; 2= Peter D LALLY (Essex), R RAMSAY (Dalkeith), Tomas M THROWER (Warlingham) 4½; 5= Hugh S Flockhart, Paul S Silverwood, AJ Stewart, I Stewart 4; 9= C Black, J Brown, Caro Hunt, CR Payne, MJR White, JC Wood 3½; 15= Andrew J Dicker, J Gaetan, A Rennie, J Robertson, Nicholas J Savory 3; 20= Edward A Church, Douglas M Forbes, M Gaetan, MJ Kelly, W Leggate, Richard J Vallance 2½; 26= D Husband, G Lea, William J McAvoy, MW Payne, TR Walkinshaw 2; 31 A Hamilton 1; 32 T Brown ½.

RAPIDPLAY

1 Krishnamurthy MURUGAN (India) 5½/6; 2 David J FINDLAY (Dundee) 5; 3 Mark Ferguson, William T P Giblin, Adam C Hunt, Varugeese Koshy, Geoffrey W Lawton, Petr Marusenko, W Nigel R Saunders, K Simpson 4½; 11= J Dawson, Stephen J Pimentil, Stewart Reuben, BD Shipley, Martin C Sommer 4; 16= John Boyd, Terry P D Chapman, Timothy R Dickinson, Carl P Hibbard, GS Jacobs, NC Jones, Luke J McShane, CJG Wright 3%; 24= MJ Clancy, TEL Douglas, John S Garnett, D Greensmith, Paul J Kelly, G Mehta, J Molyneux 3; 31 = JR Brennan, Ian Campbell, DR Cowley, Jozef Eskinazi, Michael Fallone, R Flood, Paul T Georghiou, BG McLafferty 2½; 39= Neville Belinfante, D Everitt, James S Macrae, A McIntosh, Rodney R McShane, G Mooney, Stephen P Ronksley, Neville H Twitchell, EM White 2; 48 JJL Douglas 1½; 49= I Cheung, JF Douglas, Antony J Sage, DC Shipley, MB Spurr, Y Zhang 1.


THE 80TH BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS & CONGRESS - DUNDEE 1993

This is the furthest north we have ever taken the congress. Hitherto, the event has been in Edinburgh (thrice), Glasgow (once) and Ayr (once). We expected fewer entries and in the end were only 775 players against a predicted 825. This shortfall was primarily due to the reluctance of the Scots to support the event. At one time, it seemed all the entry would be from England. Their absence may have been caused by the Scottish Centenary Congress being just down the road in St. Andrews only two weeks before our event. The SCA had not decided on this at the time Dundee was chosen. That was partly to celebrate the achievements of locals Colin McNab and Paul Motwani in becoming Scotland's first ever GMs. It was thought this might help obtain local sponsorship but this was not to be. We did receive support from the local Watson & Phillip Charities Trust which was used to reduce the entry fees of Dundee juniors. At the last moment Raymond Mays Cars sponsored best game prizes in the Championship of £150 for each of the 11 rounds. However, they are located in Lincolnshire.

Michael Hennigan took the lead in the British Championship with 5/5 and it seemed he was all set to lead from start to finish. Andrew Martin put paid to this in the penultimate round by beating him. Thus any of 7 players could have won the title going into the last round and there remained a danger of a 5-way tie. Dharshan Kumaran and Michael took no prisoners and won comfortably to tie for first place with 8½/11, no wimpish draws for them. This was a wholly unexpected result.

Julian Hodgson started out as a huge favourite to retain the British title. There were many more experienced players in the field than these two young Londoners. It bodes well for the future of the game that fresh talent is already on the heels of our leading players.

At the time of writing, the play-off has yet to take place as Dharshan fell ill. This will be sponsored by Raymond Mays Cars and the winner will receive an invitation to the Hastings Premier.

John Emms secured a 9-round grandmaster performance norm in the tournament but fell away at the end. Mark Ferguson surprised everybody, including himself, by storming through to an IM norm, gaining 60 rating points in the process. Afterwards he expressed the fear that it was a one-off, but I have little doubt this 16-year-old will secure similar results in the future.

The sports hall was plenty large enough at 10,000 sq.ft. This wouldn't have been true if the entry had been as large as in Plymouth 1992. Next year we will be in Norwich, which is twice the size. The only complaint was the lighting which some of the older players (e.g. Hebden, Hodgson) found a strain. An analysis room was created by erecting a marquee.

As one would expect, the local people were most co-operative and hospitable. The self-catering houses were especially favoured and many liked being on campus, yet also virtually immediately in town. However some people couldn't see the point in coming to a town so far north which wasn't a resort and which wasn't supported by the Scottish players. While there, I went to see Aberdeen, the venue for which is probably even better than Plymouth. It is hard to believe we should go even further afield and we can only consider that as a possibility if they raise sponsorship. Glasgow is also being considered and the Borders for our last visit to Scotland this century.

It now seems traditional for several Indian children to visit the event. The only one to win a title this time was 6-year-old Tania Sachdev, netting the Under-8 Girls'. The Haslingers continue to make their mark on the trophies, this time it was the turn yet again of Mandy and finally Stewart after trying since 1987. Several juniors and families annex one title after another each year.

The Under-18 Championship, like the Under-21 before it, has become completely unrepresentative. This is partly because, now FIDE have lowered the rating entry point to 2005, the Major Open is an even greater attraction.

The players gave me no mandate for change this year.

Several meetings were held at the event as usual. That with star players was bedeviled by people wanting to turn their attention to administrative matters, especially about the bitterness surrounding the World Championship. That properly belonged at the meeting with organisers, rather than with the BCF Management Board when the event is in England. It was refreshing to hear the viewpoint of administrators not personally caught up in the arguments.

You won't be surprised to learn there was a play, acted rather dauntingly in a proper theatre. I played the part of Campomanes (type-cast some say), growing from an egg to a monster in a few seconds. It was called 'Judittic Spark' and was written, produced and directed by Bruce Birchall. The youngsters seemed to enjoy themselves, but I fear we will be expected to put on 'Chess' soon. Bruce also provided coaching in the mornings, aimed primarily at parent beginners.

The Richard Boxall Plate for Service to the Congress was awarded to Eric Croker who has been attending the congress since 1984, mainly working on the Major Open with David Wallace. The other members of the control team were George Smith, Mike O'Hara, Rod McShane, Richard Furness, David Welch, Roy Brown, David, Paul and Richard Carpenter, Victor Cross, Roger Edwards, Neil Graham, Alex McFarlane, Peter Purland, David Reid, John Robinson, Daphne Russell, Phil Short, Denis Walker, Gerry Walsh, Alec Webster and David Woodruff. Malcolm Pein was in charge of the commentary with occasional help from Mark Condie and Graham Lee. The Mrs Edwards and Hatto manned the BCF stand. This long list fails to include the demo board operators, move runners and people who helped set upon Saturday. Truly, our events have a reputation of employing far more controllers than their counter-parts elsewhere in the world.

Stewart Reuben
Congress Director


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30 July 2021 First upload to BritBase though most of the games have been available elsewhere for some time. Games given round numbers and dates.