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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.

Hamilton Russell 11th Annual Dinner

On Tuesday over 50 of us enjoyed the terrific hospitality of The Hurlingham Club for our 11th annual dinner.

After a welcoming glass of champagne in the marvelous Terrace Room, we enjoyed an exceptionally tasty meal in The Quadrangle rounded off with coffee and brandy/port/whisky.

As is customary at these dinners, the Hamilton Russell Trophy was presented to the last season’s winners, and the photo below shows Henry Mutkin of the RAC presenting the trophy to Peter Rust of the MCC.

It was the MCC’s fourth consecutive win.