The RAC hosted another successful speed chess tournament last night.
The evening ended in a three-way tie for first place between the RAC A team, the MCC A team, and the Chelsea Arts Club.
Chelsea Arts Club, Marylebone Cricket Club (A), Royal Automobile Club (A) 10 points each
Oxford & Cambridge (A) 7 ½ points
Marylebone Cricket Club (B) Royal Automobile Club (B) 6 ½ points each
Reform 5 ½ points
Hurlingham 3 ½ points
East India/Oriental/RAC Clubs 3 points
Athenaeum 2 ½ points
Royal Automobile Club (C) 1 ½ points
Oxford & Cambridge (B) ½ point
The photo below features the winning captains from right to left Chris Waites (MCC), Mike Ratcliffe (Chelsea Arts), Stephen Meyler (RAC), and Chelsea Arts board 1 GM Julian Hodgson.
The photo below demonstrates the strength of the tournament’s competitors and the good spirit of the evening.Richard Black (CAC) and Roger Emerson (RAC) look on all smiles whilst GM Julian Hodgson (CAC) shakes hands with IM Nigel Povah (RAC).
As per tradition the Hamilton-Russell was once again presented on the occasion of the RAC Annual Chess Circle Dinner.
Ian Reynolds of the MCC (centre) collected the trophy from Daniel Pereira (left) of the RAC.
It was a fine occasion and representatives of all the Hamilton-Russell clubs were in attendance. Many stalwarts of the HR Cup were on hand to do battle with GM Julian Hodgson in a simultaneous display after the dinner.
Apologies, I do not have the final scores, but noteworthy results against Julian included draws for Roger Emerson, Robert Feather and Ellen Moloney of the RAC and David Cohen of the Chelsea Arts Club.
Here is a photograph, taken on a separate occasion of several of the MCC’s Cup winning players.