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


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 MCC

The RAC away from home beat the MCC 3.5-4.5 in the Cup.

Match card below (RAC players first):

Roger Emerson 1         v         0       Adam Eckersley-Waites

Natasha Regan 0   v         1       Gary Senior

Stephen Meyler   0         v         1      Dominic Lawson

Colm O`Shea   0         v         1       Ed Goodall

Lee Green    1         v         0       Nick Collacott

Trevor Dunmore  1         v         0       Chris Waites

Henry McWatters 1         v          0       David Bates

Rob Matthews    ½         v         ½        David Clarkson

There were also three friendly boards:

Robert Feather               0         v          1         Peter Rust

Colin Ferguson             0         v          1         Wil Ransome

Howard Wand              0         v          1          Geoff Dawson


MCC Beat The Reform

The MCC beat The Reform 6.5-0.5 in the Cup.

Match card below (Reform players first):

Peter Evans (W) v Tom Eckersley-Waites  …. drawn

Richard Saunders v Dominic Lawson 0-1

Konstantin Yelin v Ed Goodall 0-1

Alan Fishman v Chris Waites 0-1

Mark Glover v David Bates 0-1

Robert Forrest v Wil Ransome 0-1

David Saunders v Louis Ditz 0-1



MCC beat EIC / ORI

MCC beat the combined East India and Oriental side 3.5 – 2.5 in the Cup.

Match card below (EIC/ORI players listed first):

Samuel Franklin (EIC) 0.5 v 0.5 Tom Eckersley-Waites
Yaroslav Voropayev (EIC) 1 v 0 Ian Reynolds
Hamilton McMillan (ORI) 0 v 1 Ed Goodall
Robert McClatchey (ORI) 0 v 1 Chris Waites
Luke King (EIC) 0 v 1 David Bates
Habib Amir (ORI) 1 v 0 David Clarkson

This Week’s Friendlies

28/11/17          Tue                  RAC v Reform                                    4.5-1.5

29/11/17          Wed                MCC v Hurlingham                             1.0-7.0

29/11/17          Wed                O&C v Lansdowne                             4.0-0.0