Changes at the Oxford & Cambridge

This week saw the last Hamilton Russell game by Oxford & Cambridge’s top board Terry Chapman. He will be a great loss to the community. Many of of his fine games are in our games database.

Terry himself has kindly annotated his last game: Terry Chapman v Adam Eckersley Waites – it’s well worth a look, particularly Terry’s last comment!

Meanwhile there is a changing of the guard at the O&C with Nigel White taking over from Peter Webster as Cup Captain. Peter has been a great servant to chess at the O&C and we look forward to his continued involvement as a player.

And yet more news from the O&C. Congratulations to Tam Freestone Bayes, who two weeks ago became a father to Athena! Congratulations to Tam!

Report on the Annual Dinner

The Oriental Club played hosts to a fantastic 9th annual Hamilton-Russell dinner. The event, hosted in their splendid library, featured a range of extremely tasty curry dishes, as well as the most delicious kulfi ever tasted!

A packed room, witnessed Peter Rust collect the trophy on behalf of the MCC who won the Cup with a 100% record.

Many thanks to Peter Haddock and all at The Oriental for a terrific evening.

Many thanks also to Peter Rust and Richard Friis-Olsen, who provided many of the photographs below.

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RAC Chess Annual Dinner

The RAC held their chess annual dinner last week, which saw nearly all the Hamilton Russell clubs in attendance.

A wonderful evening, during which the MCC collected the Hamilton Russell trophy for 2014/15, was rounded off with a simultaneous display from GM Julian Hodgson.

Many thanks to Richard Friis-Olsen, who provided the majority of the photos below.

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