National Liberal Club beat Chelsea Arts

The National Liberal Club away from home beat The Chelsea Arts Club in the Cup.

Full match card (Chelsea Arts players first):

Richard Black v Nick Kirby 1-0

Isambard Thomas v James Whitely 1-0

Mike Radcliffe v Paul Chamberlain 0-1

Joe Coles v Ben Widdicombe 0-1

Lino Mannocci v Mehul Trivedi 0-1

Tatiana Mallinson v Jay Dias 0-1


EIC/ORI beat The Reform

The combined East India and Oriental side, away from home, beat The Reform 1.5-6.5 in the Cup.

Match card (EIC/ORI players listed first):

Sam Franklin 1-0 Nicholas Cron

Yaroslav Voropayev 0.5- 0.5 Danny Rosenbaum

Hamilton McMillan 1-0 Paul Hendrick

Robert McClatchey 1-0 Mark Glover

Callum Lee 0.5 – 0.5 Robert Forrest

Habib Amir 1-0 Teddy Bourne

Nick Lloyd 1-0 Anne Abel Smith

Nick Gowlland 0.5-0.5 David Saunders

RAC beat The Athenaeum

The RAC away from home beat The Athenaeum 3.5-2.5 in the Cup.

Full match card below (RAC players first)

  1. Roger Emerson ½        v         ½         Peter Lee
  2. Natasha Regan ½         v         ½         Russell Campbell
  3. Stephen Meyler 0          v         1          David Shankland
  4. Lee Green        ½          v         ½        David Taylor
  5. Trevor Dunmore 1         v         0         David Steyn
  6. Wayne Clark       1         v         0         John Jones

There was one friendly board, in which Brian Gilmore of The Athenaeum defeated Richard Friis-Olsen of the RAC.

More games added to our database

We have a couple of excellent additions with annotations to our games database

They are P Evans v T Eckersley-Waites and P Lee v N White.

We now have 47 games including Sir John Simon’s game – game 32

Additionally, you can see at the top of the page tabs for the Timur Gareyev blindfold simul at The Reform and for a couple of interesting speed chess games – although one of these was actually from the simul versus Hodgson and Gareyev.

Please keep the games coming. I am hopeful that we will build a great collection saving the games for posterity and future generations!


Hurlingham beat NLC

The National Liberal Club lost to the Hurlingham Club in the Cup 2.5-3.5.

Match card below (NLC players listed first):

1 Nick Kirby (W) 0.5 – 0.5 Gareth Pierce

2 James Whiteley 0.5 – 0.5 Stephen Quartermaine

3 Paul Chamberlain 0.5 – 0.5 Michael Yeoh

4 Ben Widdicombe 0 – 1 Rupert Ratcliffe

5 Jay Dias 1 – 0 Robert Gordon

6 Nadim Osseiran 0 – 1 Richard Paterson