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


Hurlingham and Athenaeum Draw

The Hurlingham and The Athenaeum drew 4-4 in the Cup.

The match took place at The Hurlingham, whose players are listed first in the match card below:

1 W Stephen Goss 1 0 Felix Marez
2 B Mark Woloshyn 0 1 Russell Campbell
3 W Stephen Quartermaine 0.5 0.5 David Shankland
4 B Michael Yeoh 0 1 David Taylor
5 W Robert Gordon 1 0 Kester George
6 B Richard Paterson 0 1 John James




Alan Jeffreys

Paul Mustafa





Paul O’Prey

Hans-Georg Eichler


MCC beat The Athenaeum

The MCC won away from home against The Athenaeum.

The match score currently stands at 1-4. Note: The board two game between Felix Oyens and Adam Eckersley-Waites was scheduled for a later date, however, with the match’s outcome in no doubt there is a possibility it might be cancelled.

The match card thus far (Athenaeum players listed first):

Peter Lee 0.5 Tom Eckersley-Waites  0.5

Russell Campbell 0.5 Gary Senior 0.5

David Shankland 0.0 Dominic Lawson 1.0

David Taylor 0.0  Ed Goodall 1.0

Paul O’Prey 0.0  Chris Waites 1.0

RAC beat The Athenaeum

The RAC away from home beat The Athenaeum 3.5-2.5 in the Cup.

Full match card below (RAC players first)

  1. Roger Emerson ½        v         ½         Peter Lee
  2. Natasha Regan ½         v         ½         Russell Campbell
  3. Stephen Meyler 0          v         1          David Shankland
  4. Lee Green        ½          v         ½        David Taylor
  5. Trevor Dunmore 1         v         0         David Steyn
  6. Wayne Clark       1         v         0         John Jones

There was one friendly board, in which Brian Gilmore of The Athenaeum defeated Richard Friis-Olsen of the RAC.