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Tournament: 8th British Championship (won after a play-off by HE Atkins) (30 games of 66) • updated Wednesday May 16, 2018 0:52 AM
Venue: Glasgow • Dates: 14-25 August 1911 • Download PGN (includes 3 play-off games & 8 from subsidiary events)

1911 British Chess Championship

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts
1 Atkins,Henry Ernest
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1 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 8.5
2 Yates,Fred Dewhirst 0
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1 1 ½ 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 8.5
3 Palmer,Wilfred Charles ½ 0
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½ 1 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 7.5
4 Michell,Reginald Pryce ½ 0 ½
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0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 7.0
5 McKee,James Alexander 1 ½ 0 1
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1 0 1 0 1 0 1 6.5
6 West,Arthur George 0 1 0 0 0
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½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 6.0
7 Blackburne,Joseph Henry ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½
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½ ½ 0 1 1 5.5
8 Blake,Joseph Henry 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 ½
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½ 1 1 1 5.5
9 Mackenzie,Arthur John 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 ½ ½
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0 0 1 3.5
10 Macdonald,Edmund † 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
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1 0 3.0
11 Parry,John Ellis 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 1 0
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0 2.5
12 Lean,Richard Edward 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
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2.0

I have decided to amend this player's name to 'Edmund Macdonald' without the middle initial 'E' which is given in some sources (notably Amos Burn: A Biography by Richard Forster). As far as I can see, there is one item of evidence in favour of the middle initial, in an issue of Chess Amateur for March 1910, p169 (see this article by EG Winter for a clipping of the article). However, Brian Denman points out that the player's death and probate records (he died on 31 December 1937) records him simply as 'Edmund Macdonald'. His forename is sometimes rendered as 'Edmond' but I've not found evidence for this. My thanks to Brian Denman for his help with this.

British Championship 1908 Crosstable

File Updated:

Date Notes
12 August 2015 Lean-Palmer (Rd 11 added) - thanks to Brian Denman.
17 August 2015 Palmer-Blackburne (Rd 3) and Yates-McKee (Rd 11) added, and correction to the score of Yates-Palmer (Rd 4) - thanks to Roger Watson.
20 August 2015 One Major Open game added - thanks to Roger Watson.
21 July 2017 Substantive part of the score of Macdonald-Blackburne (Rd 1) now added. Thanks to Gerard Killoran and others who have helped collect these games.
5 April 2018 The name of a player amended in the PGN file - 'Chambers, John D' amended to 'Chambers, John Dibbin' - as a result of researches made by Alan McGowan at the Chess Scotland website.
19 April 2018 Added full score of Michell-Yates (Rd 5), contributed by Alan Smith, for which many thanks.
26 April 2018 Amended the name 'Edmund E Macdonald' to 'Edmund Macdonald'. See note here.
16 May 2018 Added one game – Billings-Krasser (First-Class). Thanks to Gerard Killoran.