Peter Lee of The Athenaeum reports:
“17 players from various of the Hamilton Russell clubs attended the simultaneous display at the RAC on 26th March 2015. After an introduction by Peter Lee, the Russian Grand Master Alexander Cherniaev answered some questions by the participants and then play started. By about 10.00 pm, he had won 14 games, lost one, and drawn two. The loss was to Trevor Dunmore of the RAC whose mating attack got home just before the GM’s did, though with best play a draw by perpetual check should have been achieved. The draws with Stephen Meyler (RAC) and Stephen Quartermaine (Hurlingham) were both good games – Stephen Meyler was better for most of the game. My own game was very interesting and fluctuating, but I missed his neat breakthrough at the end, when the position had been unclear. Thanks are due to the RAC for their excellent hospitality.”
With the season in its last stages, the MCC attained a valuable win with a 0 – 7 victory away from home in the Hamilton Russell Cup against The Reform.
Next week’s encounter between the RAC and the MCC will now determine the destination of the HR Cup.
Danny Rosenbaum 0 – 1 Keith Richardson
Paul Hendrick 0 – 1 Ed Goodall
Andrew Havery 0 – 1 Chris Waites
Konstantin Yelin 0 – 1 Peter Rust
David Saunders 0 – 1 Wil Ransome
Anne Abel Smith 0 – 1 David Bates
Peter McCrea 0 – 1 Nick Clarke
The combined Oriental and East India side defeated Chelsea Arts Club 4-2 at home in the Hamilton Russell Cup.
Yaroslav Voropayev v Richard Black 1-0
IJ Parry v Isambard Thomas 0-1
Peter Haddock v Mike Radcliffe 1-0
Colin Ferguson v Will Timbers 0-1
Scott Halbourg v Joe Coles 1-0
Habib Amir v Tatiana Malinson 1-0
The Oxford & Cambridge at home defeated Hurlingham in a friendly by 3.5-2.5
Vivian Woodward 0.5 Mark Woloshyn 0.5
David Jones 1 Michael Yeoh 0
Hasan Sari 1 Robert Gordon 0
Kaushalya Kularatnam 1 Philip Fleury 0
Default 0 Richard Paterson `1
Default 0 Charles Wright 1
The Athenaeum at home to Hurlingham won their Cup fixture 4-2.
The friendly board ended in a draw.
Match card below (Athenaeum players listed first):
Peter Lee 1 Mark Woloshyn 0
Stephen Lowe 1 Stephen Quartermaine 0
David Shankland 1 Michael Yeoh 0
John Everson 0.5 Chris Clark 0.5
David Taylor 0.5 Robert Gordon 0.5
Frank Morgan 0 Philip Fleury 1
Brian Gilmore 0.5 Richard Paterson 0.5
The Oxford & Cambridge at home drew 2-2 with The Reform in a friendly.
Match card below (O&C players listed first):
1. Vivian Woodward ½ – ½ Paul Hendrick
2. David Jones ½ – ½ Teddy Bourne
3. Peter Gant 0 – 1 Konstantin Yelin
4. David Merrigan 1 – 0 Anne Abel Smith