Oriental and East India beat NLC

The combined Oriental and East India team at home beat the National Liberal Club 5-1 in the Cup.

Match card below (NLC players listed first)

1 Nick Kirby 0 – Sam Franklin 1

2 James Whiteley 0 – Yaroslav Voropayev 1

3 Paul Chamberlain 0.5 – I J Parry 0.5

4 Ben Widdicombe 0.5 – Hamilton McMillan 0.5

5 Gordon Hamme 0 – Robert McClatchey 1

6 Wolfgang Schady 0 – Callum Lee 1

Additionally there were two friendly boards:

F1 Jay Dias 0 – Peter Haddock 1

F2 Daniel Jiang 0 – Habib Amir 1

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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.

andrea by RFO andrea robert and frances by RFO Danny speech general by RFO grace by RFO long shot of general gathering in library by RFO peter rust speech Rae and Haddock RFO by RFO Rosenbaum Rust and Cup Sheila and Tom sheldon table 3 table shot by RFO