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Last Edited: Tuesday April 26, 2016 11:39 PM

Below is a list of chess-related documents in PDF format, in connection with this and other chess games archive projects. If you are able to help, please get in touch with me, John Saunders, via e-mail.
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1950 Universities Chess Annual - 1st issue, Nov 1950 23-page booklet published by the British Universities Chess Association (BUCA), covering the inaugural BUCA Congress at Cambridge in July 1950 and other university chess activities. Founded and co-edited by Geoffrey Donald Parbrook (1928-2013) and David John Youston (1931-2008). Game Viewer (92 games, from the four issues of University Chess Annual)
1951 Universities Chess Annual - 2nd issue, Nov 1951 Second issue of the annual booklet published by the British Universities Chess Association (BUCA). Co-edited by Roger John Tayler (1929-1997) and David John Youston (1931-2008). Game Viewer (92 games, from the four issues of University Chess Annual)
1952 Universities Chess Annual - 3rd issue, 1952/3 Third issue of the annual booklet published by the British Universities Chess Association (BUCA). Co-edited by E Neville Hawkins and David John Youston (1932-2008). Game Viewer (92 games, from the four issues of University Chess Annual)
1953 Universities Chess Annual - 4th issue, 1953/4 Fourth (and, I think, last) issue of the annual booklet published by the British Universities Chess Association (BUCA). Co-edited by Jeremy John Arthur Handley (b 1930) and LR Hart. Game Viewer (92 games, from the four issues of University Chess Annual)
1952 Bolton Easter Congress 32-page tournament bulletin of the 1952 Bolton Easter Chess Congress (which would have fallen on the weekend of 11-14 April 1952), written and edited by Bernard Landon Wilkinson (1904-72). Wilkinson writes pithily about opening theory and it is interesting to compare his knowledge in this area with that of equivalent (2200 rated?) players today. Game Viewer (54 games)
1954 British Chess Championship Bulletin The Special Congress Edition of the BCF Newsletter, September 1954, with games, reports and results of the 1954 British Chess Championships held in Nottingham.
1955 British Chess Championship Bulletin The official bulletin, with games, reports and results of the 1955 British Chess Championships held in Aberystwyth. The document I have scanned from was a photocopy - I cannot now remember how it came into my hands - and the copying was a little indistinct. It is possible that cover pages are missing (with details of who produced it, etc) but it looks as if the content is complete.
1961 BCF Grading List Word file converted to PDF. Also includes a table decoding old BCF codes (e.g. 1a, 1b, 2a, etc) and their modern BCF/ECF equivalents.
1963/64 West of England Grading List The 1963/64 WECU Grading List using the old 1a, 1b, 2a, etc, identifiers (but with pencilled-in three-fugure grades). A bit hard to read in place. Thanks to Ray Collett for submitting.
1968 BCF Grading List British grades down to 185. From pages 36-40 of The Year Book of Chess 1968/69.
1969 BCF Grading List British grades down to 185. From pages 54-57 of The Year Book of Chess 1969/70.
1970 BUCA Year Book Bulletin of the 1970 British Universities Chess Association congress, plus some games from other events and BUCA minutes. 100+ pages, size 7mbs. Games can be found here.
1971 Dragon (Cambridge University Chess Club Bulletin), Michaelmas Term Vol. 13, No.37, of Dragon, the Cambridge University Chess Club bulletin. 14 games from this issue may be viewed here.
1975 Scottish Grading List The July 1975 Scottish Grading List, from the days when Scotland used the same three-figure system as south of the border. Submitted by Ray Collett. Uploaded 18/04/2016.
1978 Lloyds Bank Masters (2nd) Bulletin 184 games plus crosstable, results, norms and an article by Leonard Barden.
1981 ARC Young Masters Bulletin Information related to this event. Games can be found here.
1985 Lloyds Bank Masters (9th) Bulletin 182 games plus crosstables, results, norms and a few annotated games.
1987 Chessforce International, Nottingham - Bulletin Bulletin of this tournament held 20-29 January 1987 and won by Keith Arkell. All 45 games, a photo and the crosstable.
1988 Oakham International, 28 March - 5 April 1988 A comprehensive bulletin with all 235 games from this strong Young Masters event, won impressively by James Howell with 7½/9 ahead of such notables as Boris Gelfand, Michael Adams and Ivan Sokolov. Games can be found here. Also contains reports, crosstables, stats, etc.
 

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