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!

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HR players in the news

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.

Hamilton-Russell players feature in the ECF top 120

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)