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Tournament: 34th British Chess Championship • 25 of 66 games, 6 playoff games (plus 8 fragments and 28 subsidiary games)
Venue: Lounge Hall, Harrogate • Dates: 11-22 August 1947 • Download PGN • Last Edited: Monday 18 September, 2017 8:34 AM

1947 British Chess Championship crosstable

1947 British Ladies Chess Championship crosstable

Cicely Mary Murphy (1904-1990) lived in Whitchurch, Shropshire. There is more about her on the Shropshire chess website.

Elaine Saunders's full name was actually Dorée Elaine Zelia Saunders (born 1926, Brentford, Middx, died 2012) but she never used the first name and rarely the third name.

1947 British Major Open crosstable

Major Open.—Section 1: 1 H. Saunders, 10½; 2 D. G. Horseman 7½; 3 G. W. Lines; D. Smith and H. H. Watts 7. Section 2: 1-2 H. H. Cole and H. I. Woolverton 9½; 3 D. H. Butler and R. N. Coles, 7. —Section 3: 1 P. A. Ursell, 8½; 2 L. W. Barden, 8; 3 P. E. Collier, 7. Section 4: 1 Dr. K. A. Hirsch 8½; 2 D. E. A. Riley 8; 3 B. Pawliszyn 6; 4 E. N. Bramley, 5½.

First Class. —Section 1: 1 E. Larsson and G. Sutton 8; 3 Rev. H. Peach and G. F. Hawkins 7. —Section 2: 1 R. A. Wagstaff 9½; 2 E. H. K. Beecher 8½; 3 T. Watts 8. —Section 3: 1 G. A. Peck 8½; 2 D. Gould 8; 3 R. L. Nunn 7½.

Second Class: 1 I. P. (Irving) Russell (Hull) 9; 2 W. A. Oddy 8½; 3 R. D. Hirsch 7½.

Third Class. —Section 1: 1 P Olney 10; 2 B. Harmer 10; 3 J. F. Love 8. —Section 2: 1 P. B. Dodson 8; 2 H. W. Rayson; 3 R. A. Hubbard 6.


Draw numbers, Championship: 1 Golombek, 2 Thomas, 3 Fairhurst, 4 Morry, 5 Broadbent, 6 Milner-Barry, 7 Blow, 8 Newman, 9 Crown, 10 Abrahams, 11 G.Wood, 12 B.Wood.
Draw numbers, Premier: 1 Truscott, 2 Lenton, 3 Rhodes, 4 Charlesworth, 5 Schenk, 6 Ron Bruce, 7 Berger, 8 Sergeant, 9 Znosko-Borovsky, 10 Stone, 11 A. R. B. Thomas, 12 Aitken. (Pairing system)