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Britbase Chess Archive : Material from the 1920s - Part 1

 

London BEC Tournament 1927

British Empire Club Masters, London - October 1927

                              1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 
1   Nimzowitsch,Aron          * 1 0 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1   8
2   Tartakower,Saviely        0 * ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1   8
3   Marshall,Frank James      1 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½   7½
4   Vidmar,Milan Sr           ½ ½ ½ * 1 0 0 1 ½ 1 1 1   7
5   Bogoljubow,Efim           0 0 ½ 0 * 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1   6½
6   Winter,William            1 0 ½ 1 0 * 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 0   5½
7   Reti,Richard              ½ 0 ½ 1 0 1 * ½ 0 1 ½ ½   5½
8   Colle,Edgar               0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ 1 1   4½
9   Thomas,George Alan        0 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 1 * 0 1 0   3½
10  Berger,Victor             0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 * 0 1   3½
11  Yates,Frederick           0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 1 * 1   3½
12  Fairhurst,William Albert  0 0 ½ 0 0 1 ½ 0 1 0 0 *   3

Middlesex County Team

Middlesex County Team - English Champions 1925
(Winners 30 times between 1908 and 1989)
English County Trophy - The Lowenthal Cup
Some of the players: Maurice Edward Goldstein, born 6 April 1901 Kingston-upon-Thames, died 12 October 1966 Sydney AUS, was New Zealand Champion 1932-3; Victor B(u)erger, born 1904 Russia, died March 1996, defeated Alekhine in a game at Margate 1937; George William Richmond, born June 1877 Manchester, died November 1941 London, Scottish Champion 1910; Edward Guthlac Sergeant (1881-1961), London Champion 1951, Richard Clewin Griffith (1872-1955), British Champion 1912, Editor of BCM 1920-40; Bruno Edgar Siegheim, born 24 May 1875 Berlin, died 5 November 1952 Johannesburg, South African Champion 1906, 1912; Harold Meek (died 16 November 1954, aged 69) had been the chess columnist in the Evening Standard and the Evening News, as well as the BCF Hon.Sec. and organiser; Arthur Emerson Mercer (1873-12 June 1964, who played in the 1906 British Championship)
.

     Middlesex          v	Yorkshire   12.12.1925
 1 BE Siegheim         0-1	HE Atkins
 2 EG Sergeant         1-0	CR Gurnhill
 3 H Saunders          ½-½	TA Staynes
 4 GW Richmond         1-0	P Wenman
 5 V Buerger           0-1	GW Moses
 6 ME Goldstein        1-0	F Schofield
 7 J Birnberg          0-1	G Barron
 8 AE Mercer           1-0	HW Hodgkinson
 9 RC Griffith         ½-½	E Dale
10 JH Morrison         1-0	WH Sparkes
11 Dr. FS Duncan       0-1	A Schofield
12 RF Goldstein        ½-½	CE Wenyon
                      6½-5½

London Girls' Championship 1927 - was held at the Imperial Chess Club, London, in January 1927.

Full names of players where known - Rita Gregory, from Kent, (was world women's junior champion in 1928, 1929 and 1930); (Hazelden); Miss Muriel Brown (of Belvedere, Kent); Miss Aileen Isobel Green; Mrs Agnes Stevenson (née Lawson - see Archive 1930s for details of her tragic death in 1935); Mrs Arthur Rawson (a.k.a. Mrs Ella Frances Rawson).

Miss Olga Menchik (1908-1944); Miss Vera Menchik (1906-1944), became the second Mrs RHS Stevenson in 1937, women's world champion 1927-1944. Both the Menchik sisters were killed in an air raid, 26 June 1944.

               1 2 3 4 5 6
1  V Menchik   x 1 1 1 1 1 5/5
2  O Menchik   0 x 1 ½ 1 1 3½
3  R Gregory   0 0 x 1 1 1 3
4    Hazelden  0 ½ 0 x ½ 1 2
5  M Brown     0 0 0 ½ x 1 1½
6  A Green     0 0 0 0 0 x 0

Hyeres 1926

Hyères 1926 (18-23 January), 2nd annual tournament - Scores: A Baratz 8½, D Janowski 7, Max Romih 6, AJ Maas 5½, V Halberstadt 5, Hans Müller 5, Colonel Prince 3, RHV Scott 3, Mrs Agnes Stevenson 2, N de Fridman 0. J Keeble scored 6½ in the Minor Tourney. Abraham Baratz was a 31-year-old student of scupture in Paris at the time of the tournament. From Bessarabia (ROM), he represented Romania in the Olympiads of 1929 and 1930. He died in Paris in 1975. Dawid Janowski, world title challenger 1910, born 7 June 1868 and died at the Hyeres event of the following year, 15 January 1927. Roland Henry Vaughan Scott, born 25 March 1888 Barnes, died 10 January 1953 Monte Carlo, was British Champion 1920. Isidor Gunsberg, born 2 November 1854 Budapest, died 2 May 1930 London, did not take part in the tournament. He challenged Steinitz for the world title in 1890/1. Vitaly Halberstadt died 25 October 1968 Paris, aged 64; he was a player, problemist and above all a noted endgame study composer.


Reginald P Michell

Reginald Pryce Michell, born 9 April 1873 Penzance, died 19 May 1938 Kingston-upon-Thames. British Champion (amateur) 1902. Played in the 1927 Olympiad for England, scoring +4, =4, -5, and in the 1933 Folkestone Olympiad of 1933 scoring +0, =5, -4. He played in eight England v USA cable matches between 1901 and 1911. He was a frequent competitor in the Hastings Premier over 20 years, defeating Sultan Khan and Menchik in 1932/3. He finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the British Championship proper, defeating HE Atkins on several occasions. He worked in the Admiralty, and his wife Edith (maiden name Edith Mary Ann Tapsell) (July-Sep? 1872 Croydon, Surrey - 18 October 1951 Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex) was British Women's Champion in 1931 (jointly), 1932 and 1935.

Michell,R - Colle,E
Hastings, 1930/1
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 Qb3 c5 5 dxc5 Nc6 6 Nf3 Ne4 7 Bd2 Nxc5 8 Qc2 f5 9 g3 0-0 10 Bg2 d5 11 cxd5 exd5 12 a3 d4 13 axb4 Nxb4 14 Qd1 Be6 15 0-0 Bb3 16 Qc1 dxc3 17 Qxc3 Nc2 18 Qxc5 Nxa1 19 Rxa1 Qd5 20 Qb4 Qc4 21 Nd4 Rfd8 22 Qxb3 1-0

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