Hamilton Russell featured in The Spectator

GM Raymond Keene’s column in The Spectator today reported on the Hamilton Russell Cup and featured a game by Dominic Lawson of the MCC v David Shankland of The Athenaeum.

You can find a link to the PDF below

Spectator article April 2018

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Chelsea Arts beat Hurlingham

Chelsea Arts won away from against the Hurlingham 1.5-4.5

Match card below (Hurlingham first)

Stephen Quartermaine v Richard Black 0-1

Michael Yeoh v Isambard Thomas 0-1

Robert Gordon v Mile Radcliffe 0.5-0.5

Richard Patterson v Joe Coles 0-1

Alan Jeffreys v Lino Mannocci 1-0

Philip Fleury v Marc Wolff 0-1

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

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!