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Tournament: 37th British Chess Championship • 56 of a possible 198 games (plus 17 game fragments and 5 games from subsidiary events)
Venue: Town Hall, Buxton • Dates: 21 August - 1 September 1950Download PGN • Last Edited: Wednesday 16 August, 2017 2:50 PM

1950 British Chess Championship

1950 British Championship
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1 Broadbent,Reginald Joseph ♦ 0/3 ◊ ½/10 ♦ 1/34 ◊ 1/36 ♦ 0/23 ◊ 1/18 ♦ 1/29 ◊ 1/14 ♦ 1/7 ◊ 1/4 ◊ 1/6 8.5 / 11
2 Klein,Ernst Ludwig ◊ 1/28 ♦ 0/7 ◊ ½/8 ♦ ½/19 ◊ 1/33 ◊ 1/17 ♦ ½/11 ◊ ½/3 ♦ 1/10 ♦ 1/5 ◊ 1/4 8.0 / 11
3 Penrose,Jonathan ◊ 1/1 ♦ 1/13 ◊ 0/5 ♦ 0/11 ◊ 1/16 ♦ ½/27 ◊ 1/12 ♦ ½/2 ◊ 1/14 ♦ 1/8 ◊ ½/7 7.5 / 11
4 Milner-Barry,Philip Stuart ◊ 1/25 ♦ ½/23 ◊ ½/27 ♦ 1/16 ◊ 1/5 ◊ 1/14 ♦ 1/7 ♦ 1/10 ◊ ½/6 ♦ 0/1 ♦ 0/2 7.5 / 11
5 Wallis,Philip Norman ♦ 1/35 ◊ 1/29 ♦ 1/3 ◊ 1/14 ♦ 0/4 ◊ 1/23 ◊ 0/10 ♦ 0/6 ♦ 1/13 ◊ 0/2 ♦ 1/11 7.0 / 11
6 Alexander,C Hugh O'D ♦ ½/18 ◊ ½/24 ♦ ½/36 ◊ 1/31 ♦ 0/7 ◊ 1/15 ♦ 1/27 ◊ 1/5 ♦ ½/4 ◊ 1/10 ♦ 0/1 7.0 / 11
7 Barden,Leonard William ◊ 1/8 ◊ 1/2 ♦ 0/14 ♦ ½/10 ◊ 1/6 ♦ 1/12 ◊ 0/4 ♦ 1/19 ◊ 0/1 ♦ ½/16 ♦ ½/3 6.5 / 11
8 Veitch,Walter ♦ 0/7 ◊ 1/34 ♦ ½/2 ◊ ½/29 ♦ 0/15 ◊ 1/31 ♦ 1/24 ◊ 1/17 ♦ 1/11 ◊ 0/3 ◊ ½/10 6.5 / 11
9 Thomas,Andrew Rowland B ◊ ½/12 ♦ ½/20 ◊ 0/11 ♦ 0/28 ◊ 1/34 ♦ ½/25 ♦ ½/32 ◊ 1/30 ♦ ½/18 ◊ 1/19 ◊ 1/17 6.5 / 11
10 Phillips,Alan ◊ ½/13 ♦ ½/1 ♦ 1/30 ◊ ½/7 ♦ 1/26 ◊ 1/11 ♦ 1/5 ◊ 0/4 ◊ 0/2 ♦ 0/6 ♦ ½/8 6.0 / 11
11 Golombek,Harry ♦ ½/24 ◊ ½/26 ♦ 1/9 ◊ 1/3 ◊ ½/12 ♦ 0/10 ◊ ½/2 ♦ 1/28 ◊ 0/8 ♦ 1/14 ◊ 0/5 6.0 / 11
12 Abrahams,Gerald ♦ ½/9 ◊ 1/19 ♦ 1/15 ◊ ½/17 ♦ ½/11 ◊ 0/7 ♦ 0/3 ◊ ½/23 ◊ ½/20 ♦ 1/28 ♦ ½/13 6.0 / 11
13 Hooper,David Vincent ♦ ½/10 ◊ 0/3 ♦ ½/18 ♦ ½/25 ◊ ½/20 ◊ 1/26 ♦ ½/17 ◊ 1/15 ◊ 0/5 ♦ 1/27 ◊ ½/12 6.0 / 11
14 Isles,Edward A ◊ 1/33 ♦ 1/36 ◊ 1/7 ♦ 0/5 ◊ 1/24 ♦ 0/4 ◊ 1/28 ♦ 0/1 ♦ 0/3 ◊ 0/11 ♦ 1/27 6.0 / 11
15 Buerger,Victor ♦ ½/26 ◊ 1/18 ◊ 0/12 ♦ ½/20 ◊ 1/8 ♦ 0/6 ◊ ½/16 ♦ 0/13 ◊ ½/21 ♦ 1/31 ◊ 1/24 6.0 / 11
16 Winter,William ♦ ½/31 ◊ 1/22 ♦ ½/17 ◊ 0/4 ♦ 0/3 ◊ 1/33 ♦ ½/15 ◊ 1/27 ♦ ½/19 ◊ ½/7 ◊ ½/18 6.0 / 11
17 Paffley,Charles Derrick S ◊ ½/20 ♦ 1/21 ◊ ½/16 ♦ ½/12 ◊ ½/27 ♦ 0/2 ◊ ½/13 ♦ 0/8 ♦ 1/29 ◊ 1/23 ♦ 0/9 5.5 / 11
18 Fuller,John Arthur ◊ ½/6 ♦ 0/15 ◊ ½/13 ♦ 1/30 ◊ ½/19 ♦ 0/1 ♦ 1/36 ◊ ½/25 ◊ ½/9 ♦ ½/21 ♦ ½/16 5.5 / 11
19 Fazekas,Stefan ◊ ½/21 ♦ 0/12 ♦ 1/32 ◊ ½/2 ♦ ½/18 ◊ 1/36 ♦ 1/23 ◊ 0/7 ◊ ½/16 ♦ 0/9 ◊ ½/20 5.5 / 11
20 Wise,Thomas H ♦ ½/17 ◊ ½/9 ♦ 0/24 ◊ ½/15 ♦ ½/13 ◊ 0/29 ♦ 1/26 ◊ 1/32 ♦ ½/12 ◊ ½/22 ♦ ½/19 5.5 / 11
21 Horne,Dennis Morton ♦ ½/19 ◊ 0/17 ♦ 0/31 ◊ ½/32 ♦ 0/36 ♦ 1/34 ◊ 1/35 ◊ 1/24 ♦ ½/15 ◊ ½/18 ♦ ½/23 5.5 / 11
22 Newman,Richard Hilary ◊ ½/27 ♦ 0/16 ◊ ½/25 ♦ 0/33 ◊ ½/35 ◊ 0/32 ♦ 1/34 ♦ 1/36 ◊ ½/31 ♦ ½/20 ◊ 1/28 5.5 / 11
23 Katz,Jacob (Dr) ◊ 1/34 ◊ ½/4 ♦ ½/29 ♦ ½/27 ◊ 1/1 ♦ 0/5 ◊ 0/19 ♦ ½/12 ◊ ½/28 ♦ 0/17 ◊ ½/21 5.0 / 11
24 Wood,Baruch Harold ◊ ½/11 ♦ ½/6 ◊ 1/20 ◊ 1/26 ♦ 0/14 ♦ 0/28 ◊ 0/8 ♦ 0/21 ♦ 1/30 ◊ 1/32 ♦ 0/15 5.0 / 11
25 Bowen,Alfred William ♦ 0/4 ◊ ½/32 ♦ ½/22 ◊ ½/13 ♦ ½/31 ◊ ½/9 ♦ ½/30 ♦ ½/18 ◊ 0/27 ◊ 1/35 ♦ ½/29 5.0 / 11
26 Beach,T John ◊ ½/15 ♦ ½/11 ◊ 1/33 ♦ 0/24 ◊ 0/10 ♦ 0/13 ◊ 0/20 ♦ ½/35 ♦ ½/34 ◊ 1/36 ♦ 1/31 5.0 / 11
27 Penrose,Oliver ♦ ½/22 ◊ 1/31 ♦ ½/4 ◊ ½/23 ♦ ½/17 ◊ ½/3 ◊ 0/6 ♦ 0/16 ♦ 1/25 ◊ 0/13 ◊ 0/14 4.5 / 11
28 Morry,William Ritson ♦ 0/2 ◊ 0/30 ♦ 1/35 ◊ 1/9 ♦ 1/29 ◊ 1/24 ♦ 0/14 ◊ 0/11 ♦ ½/23 ◊ 0/12 ♦ 0/22 4.5 / 11
29 Fairhurst,William Albert ◊ 1/30 ♦ 0/5 ◊ ½/23 ♦ ½/8 ◊ 0/28 ♦ 1/20 ◊ 0/1 ♦ ½/31 ◊ 0/17 ♦ ½/33 ◊ ½/25 4.5 / 11
30 Harris,Peter A ♦ 0/29 ♦ 1/28 ◊ 0/10 ◊ 0/18 ♦ ½/32 ♦ 1/35 ◊ ½/25 ♦ 0/9 ◊ 0/24 ◊ ½/34 ◊ 1/33 4.5 / 11
31 Rhodes,Herbert Gibson ◊ ½/16 ♦ 0/27 ◊ 1/21 ♦ 0/6 ◊ ½/25 ♦ 0/8 ♦ 1/33 ◊ ½/29 ♦ ½/22 ◊ 0/15 ◊ 0/26 4.0 / 11
32 Hunter,Charles Stanley ◊ 0/36 ♦ ½/25 ◊ 0/19 ♦ ½/21 ◊ ½/30 ♦ 1/22 ◊ ½/9 ♦ 0/20 ◊ ½/33 ♦ 0/24 ◊ ½/35 4.0 / 11
33 Illingworth,Leonard ♦ 0/14 ◊ 1/35 ♦ 0/26 ◊ 1/22 ♦ 0/2 ♦ 0/16 ◊ 0/31 ◊ ½/34 ♦ ½/32 ◊ ½/29 ♦ 0/30 3.5 / 11
34 Tranmer,Eileen Betsy ♦ 0/23 ♦ 0/8 ◊ 0/1 ◊ ½/35 ♦ 0/9 ◊ 0/21 ◊ 0/22 ♦ ½/33 ◊ ½/26 ♦ ½/30 ♦ 1/36 3.0 / 11
35 Saunders,Elaine ◊ 0/5 ♦ 0/33 ◊ 0/28 ♦ ½/34 ♦ ½/22 ◊ 0/30 ♦ 0/21 ◊ ½/26 ◊ 1/36 ♦ 0/25 ♦ ½/32 3.0 / 11
36 Bonham,Reginald W ♦ 1/32 ◊ 0/14 ◊ ½/6 ♦ 0/1 ◊ 1/21 ♦ 0/19 ◊ 0/18 ◊ 0/22 ♦ 0/35 ♦ 0/26 ◊ 0/34 2.5 / 11

1950 British Ladies' Chess Championship

1 Bruce,Rowena Mary
&;
11 11 ½1 11 8.0 / 10
2 Henniker-Heaton,Mary
&;
10 11 ½1 11 8.0 / 10
3 Colmer,Deirdre 00 01
&;
01 ½1 4.0 / 10
4 Rees,JS (Mrs) 00 00 10
&;
01 11 4.0 / 10
5 Cobbold,Helen Muriel ½0 ½0 ½0 10
&;
½0 3.0 / 10
6 Crum,Agnes Margaret 00 00 00 ½1
&;
3.0 / 10

Note: Mrs JS Rees was from Littleover, near Derby, but I have been unable to deduce her forenames.

n.b. Monica Henniker-Heaton corrected to Mary Henniker-Heaton (16 Aug 2017). The player's full name was in fact Mary Araluen Elizabeth Anne Henniker-Heaton (1904-1972)

Play-off match held 12-14 September 1950 in London:
1. Henniker-Heaton ½-½ Bruce (King's Indian, 58 moves, 12 September)
2. Bruce 1-0 Henniker-Heaton (Catalan, 67 moves, 13 September)
3. Henniker-Heaton 0-1 Bruce (King's Indian, 72 moves, 14 September)
4th game not needed - Mrs Bruce won the play-off 2½-½.


BCF Major Open 1950

Major Open 1950
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Total
1 Nield, Alan Edgar
+13
+7
+18
=9
+4
+5
+3
=2
-10
+25
+15
9.0 / 11
2 Cook, Percy Baldwin
=21
=27
+12
+15
=9
+13
+4
=1
=3
+10
=5
8.0 / 11
3 Stevenson, Reginald William
+33
+31
=4
+16
-13
+11
-1
+24
=2
+9
+10
8.0 / 11
4 Oakley, Peter James
+6
+12
=3
+20
-1
+9
-2
+13
=5
=14
=8
7.0 / 11
5 Wagstaff, D
=9
=8
+7
=26
+10
-1
+19
+11
=4
=15
=2
7.0 / 11

6-9. H. Black, C. R. Gurnhill, G. F. Harris, E. Znosko-Borovsky, 6½.

10-16. I. R. Bradley, P. E. Collier, R. M. Ellison, J. H. Pollitt, K. Whyld, R. L. Williamson, F. S. Woolford, 6.

17-22. D. Castello, H. H. Cole, Rev. E. C. Mortimer, J. O'Hanlon, D. Saunderson, A. T. Watson, 5½.

23-27. E. G. Ansell, H. F. Gook, N. Hawkins, S. H. C. Lucas, S. Wilkinson, 5.

28-29. E. H. K. Beecher, R. Lee-Johnson, 4.

30-32. D. Fawcett, A. L. Homer, J. W. Thornley, 3.

33-34. G. E. Barker, R. A. Hubbard, 2½.

Special Prize : E. Znosko-Borovsky.


First Class A: (1) Dr. J. E. H. Creed 9 ; (2) B. L. Wilkinson 8 ; (3) A. F. Crooks 7 ; A. Archer 6 ; K. S. Procter, A. G. Midgley 5½ ; N. Clissold, G. Booth 5 ; T. E. L. Chataway, O. C. Gardiner, Rev. A. P. Lacy Hulbert 4½ ; T. S. Harris 1½.

First Class B: (1) G. L. Bindman 10; (2) A. H. Reeve 8½ ; (3) P. B. Sarson 8 ; D. J. Groen 7 ; Capt. N. Heneage 6 ; H. S. Littlechild 5 ; A. Jones, C. H. Matthews 4½ ; R. C. Turner 4 ; C. R. Rudolf 3½ ; F. S. Greenleaf 3 ; T. W. Crabb 2.

First Class C: (1) P. Kirstein 7½ ; (2) R. Smith 7 ; (3) F. H. Senneck 6½ ; F. Matthews, S. Sedgwick, P. H. Sullivan 5½ ; Rev. H. M. Blackett, G. A. Peck, P. D. Sanderson 4½ ; C. G. Homan 3½ ; B. L. Barnaby ½.

Second Class: (1) D. Ll. Jones, E. Priestley 9½ ; (3) G. O. J. Melitus 8½ ; N. L. Johnson, R. W. Weatherill 7½ ; A. Flanigan 5½ ; Mrs. V. H. Caine 5 ; J. V. Malet, F. Passingham 4 ; F. R. Morrish, J. Salt 2; Rev. D. R. Mitchel 1.

Third Class: (1) B. G. Locke 9 ; (2) A. MacLennan 8 ; (3) F. G. H. Nicholson 7½ ; J. B. Crayston 7 ; H. E. Baxter 5½ ; W. Byrne, A. Terrett 5 ; T. Rawlinson 4½ ; F. E. Tanner 2 ; A. H. Welburn 1½ ; D. E. Budge 0.

Lightning Tournament: (1) Sir George Thomas 7 (out of 7) ; (2) P. J. Oakley 5½. Special handicap prize : N. Clissold.

A ballot taken during the congress in regard to the times of play resulted in a two to one majority in favour of afternoon play with five hour sessions for both the British and the Ladies' Championships, and a majority of six to one in favour of morning play, with four hour sessions, in the other classes.


THE PRIZE GIVING (from the BCF Year Book, 1949-50, p39)

The farewell meeting on Saturday, September 2nd [1950], proved to be as happy a gathering as the rest of the Congress had been, though it was tempered with some regret that this was to be the last time our President, Mr. J. N. Derbyshire, would officiate in his own intimate and homely style. He insisted, however, that there was no question of his disappearance from the chess world for a long time to come, and his assurance that he expected to be among us for many years yet was obviously no empty one. His youthful energy remains unbounded.

The Mayor of Buxton attended to present the prizes and expressed his pleasure at the very successful outcome of the Congress and the hope that the town would be the scene of more of these tournaments in the future.

Votes of thanks to the Midland Counties Union, the Derbyshire C.A. and the Press were carried with enthusiasm, but the biggest ovation of all was reserved for the efforts of our Secretary when I mentioned the hard work which he had put into making this and other congresses successful. Only those who have worked with him know the vast amount of detailed work he does in all Federation activities, and at Congress times particularly, he seems to be able to carry on without food or sleep. It was quite clear that the competitors appreciated this, for I was unable to proceed with my real task of thanking the Mayor for several minutes, and the enthusiasm was renewed when the President called on Mrs. Chetwynd ("the unpaid secretary of the paid secretary") to acknowledge the plaudits of the assembly.

Advantage was taken of the occasion to present to Miss E. Tranmer a beautiful memento of her visit to Moscow, where she was placed fifth in the Women’s World Championship. This took the form of an ornate certificate of her place in the tournament, in a red leather folder presented by the Soviet Chess Organisation. W.R.M. [William Ritson Morry]