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!
Previously, I mentioned Ian Reynolds and Terry Chapman were playing in the World Seniors. This link shows the 65+ standings and from it you can navigate to info on the 50+ tournament as well.
Other HR players in the news are Roger Emerson and Gareth Pearce. For more information see this ECF news item.
MCC player Dominic Lawson, who recently became President of the ECF, this week presents another Radio 4 series of Across The Board.
Meanwhile Terry Chapman of the O&C is playing in the World Senior Chess Championship 50+ section and Ian Reynolds of the MCC is playing in the 65+ section.
The English Chess Federation released its latest grading updates this week.
In amongst the top 120 players in the country are HR regulars:
67th Adam Eckersley-Waites (220)
106th Nigel Povah (212)
116th= Terry Chapman (211)
116th= Tom Eckersley-Waites (211)
Congratulations to one of the Hamilton Russell Cup’s regulars, Terry Chapman from the Oxford & Cambridge, who was in The Times today with his victory over GM Simon Williams in the e2e4 Tournament in Bedford.
Well done done to HR regular Roger Emerson of the RAC, who finished joint top of the British Senior Championship at the British Chess Championships. Well done too to another HR stalwart Terry Chapman of the Oxford & Cambridge who scored an excellent 6.5 in the main tournament.