All Hamilton-Russell Cup matches for this season have now been played. Well done to everyone who took part in making it such an enjoyable season. Here are the final standings. Please click on the image to expand it:
The Reform beat Hurlingham away from home in the Cup 3-4
Match card (Hurlingham players listed first):
Michael Yeoh 0 – 1 Richard Hall
Robert Gordon 0 – 1 Peter Evans
Chris Clark 0 – 1 Nicholas Cron
Philip Fleury 0 – 1 Richard Saunders
Hugo Robson 1 – 0 Danny Rosenbaum
John Cullis 1 – 0 Paul Hendrick
James Grogono 1 – 0 Thomas Bewley
The Oxford & Cambridge beat the Chelsea Arts Club 5 – 1 at home in the Cup.
Match card (O&C players listed first):
Terry Chapman 0.5 – 0.5 Richard Black
Peter Webster 0.5 – 0.5 Isambard Thomas
Chris Heath 1- 0 David Cohen
Nigel White 1- 0 Benjamin Heiken
David Jones 1 – 0 Mike Radcliffe
John Godfray 1- 0 Lino Mannocci
The MCC won away from home in a friendly against East India / Oriental 1 – 5.
Match card (EIC / ORI listed first):
Peter Haddock 0 – 1 Nick Collacott
Colin Ferguson 0 – 1 Peter Rust
Nicholas Lloyd 0.5 – 0.5 David Longrigg
John Luke 0.5 – 0.5 Nick Clarke
Alexander Brannan 0 – 1 David Neil-Smith
Sandip Basu 0 – 1 Zahir Gitay
The Athenaeum beat the RAC 3.5 – 2.5 away from home in a friendly.
Match card (RAC players listed first):
Henry Mutkin 0.5 – 0.5 David Shankland
Rob Matthews 1 – 0 David Taylor
Mike Rolfe 0 – 1 Frank Morgan
Alex Lynford 1 – 0 Eliot Levin
Chris Harwood 0 – 1 Leonid Finkelstein
Tom Meyler 0 – 1 Brian Gilmore
As per tradition the Hamilton-Russell was once again presented on the occasion of the RAC Annual Chess Circle Dinner.
Ian Reynolds of the MCC (centre) collected the trophy from Daniel Pereira (left) of the RAC.
It was a fine occasion and representatives of all the Hamilton-Russell clubs were in attendance. Many stalwarts of the HR Cup were on hand to do battle with GM Julian Hodgson in a simultaneous display after the dinner.
Apologies, I do not have the final scores, but noteworthy results against Julian included draws for Roger Emerson, Robert Feather and Ellen Moloney of the RAC and David Cohen of the Chelsea Arts Club.
Here is a photograph, taken on a separate occasion of several of the MCC’s Cup winning players.