Athenaeum beat The Reform

The Athenaeum beat The Reform away from home 5-1 in the Cup.

Match card below (Reform players listed first):

Nicholas Cron 0 – 1 Peter Lee

Danny Rosenbaum 0.5 – 0.5 Felix Oyens

Paul Hendrick 0 – 1 Russell Campbell

Konstantin Yelin 0.5 – 0.5 David Taylor

Alan Fishman 0 – 1 Kester George



The RAC Beat The Hurlingham

The RAC started the season with a win away from home against The Hurlingham 0.5-5.5

Match card below (Hurlingham players listed first):

1 W Mark Woloshyn 0 1 Natasha Regan
2 B Stephen Quartermaine 0 1 Trevor Dunmore
3 W Michael Yeoh 0.5 0.5 Fred Edge
4 B Chris Clark 0 1 Wayne Clarke
5 W Paul Mustafa 0 1 Henry McWatters
6 B Richard Paterson 0 1 Rob Matthews


The Knights Tour 2017 Report

The Knights’ Tour (our fifth so far) proved to be once again a very successful affair. It was held on Monday 25 September at The Reform, the Oxford & Cambridge, the RAC, and The Athenaeum, rounded off with dinner back at The Reform.

Congratulations to Team 4 alias ‘Ringo’ that comprised of Ian Reynolds, Peter Rust, Wil Ransome, David Longrigg (all MCC), Nadim Osseiran (NLC), Alex Lynford (RAC), Nick Lloyd (EIC), Paul Weston (RAC) on winning with 3 out of 3 points.

Peter Lee generously donated a book by Kasparov to the winner of the new Knight of the Day award, which went to Nick Lloyd of the East India Club, who scored 3 out of 3 on board 7 for the winning side.

Trevor Dunmore v Peter Lee do battle on board 1 in Round 2 “John” v “Paul”

The teams were:

Team One (John)

Trevor Dunmore (RAC)

David Openshaw (ROE)

Danny Rosenbaum (Reform)

Richard Jones (RAC)

Sheldon Marshall (RAC)

Teddy Bourne (Reform)

Stephen Hunt (RAC)

John Curran (RAC)

Team Two (Paul)

Peter Lee (ATH)

Izzie Thomas (CAC)

David Shankland (ATH)

Ben Widdicombe (NLC)

Gordon Hamme (NLC)

Paul Hendrick (Reform)

Robert Gordon (Hurlingham)

James Whiteley (NLC)

Team Three (George)

Nigel White (O&C)

John Godfray (O&C)

Vivian Woodward (O&C)

Richard Saldanha (O&C)

Benedikt Koehler (Reform)

Habib Amir (ORI)

Alan Fishman (Reform)

Janine Mackinlay (RAC)

Team Four (Ringo)

Ian Reynolds (MCC)

Peter Rust (MCC)

Wil Ransome (MCC)

David Longrigg (MCC)

Nadim Osseiran (NLC)

Alex Lynford (RAC)

Nick Lloyd (EIC)

Paul Weston (RAC)

Thank you to everyone who took part and all the staff at the four host clubs that made this such an enjoyable event.