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Tournament: 21st British Chess Championship • 37 of 66 games (plus 1 part-game + 14 others from subsidiary sections)
Venue: Tenby • Dates: 2-13 July 1928 • Download PGN Last Edited: Sunday 28 November, 2021 1:49 PM

1928 British Chess Championship, Gate House Assembly Rooms, Tenby, 2-13 July • 1926« »1929

1928 British Chess Championship Draw No Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 Yates,Fred Dewhirst 5  
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0 ½ 1 ½ 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 8
2 Buerger,Victor 6   1
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1 ½ 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1
3 Winter,William 12   ½ 0
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½ 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 7
4 Thomas,George Alan 10   0 ½ ½
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0 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 0
5 Fairhurst,William Albert 7 Manchester ½ 0 0 1
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1 ½ 0 1 1 1 ½
6 Spencer,Edmund 11 Liverpool 0 1 1 0 0
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½ ½ 0 1 1 1 6
7 Saunders,Harold 4   1 1 0 0 ½ ½
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0 ½ ½ ½ 1
8 Barlow,Henry Stephens 3   0 0 1 0 1 ½ 1
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0 0 1 1
9 Drewitt,John Arthur James 2 Hastings 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 1
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0 1 1
10 Watts,William Henry 9 London 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 1
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0 ½
11 Morrison,John Harold 8   0 1 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 1
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1
12 Heath,Christopher Barclay 1   0 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ 0
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2

For this congress, the BCF changed the time limit to 36 moves in 2 hours, then 18 in subsequent hours, from the previous 20 moves per hour. (Yorkshire Evening Post - Monday 18 June 1928)

[BCM, September 1928, p325] "F. D. Yates won his fifth championship—the other years in which he won being 1913, 1914, 1921 and 1925. He has been in for the championship ten times in the series, and therefore, has gained the title in fifty per cent, of his attempts. A wonderful record considering the opposition, and on the other five occasions he has invariably been close up. His practice in international tournaments gives him an advantage over many of the others, and he is always a dour fighter even when the position is against him."

1928 British Ladies' Chess Championship, Tenby

1928 British Ladies Chess Championship Draw No Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 Miss Edith Charlotte Price   London
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0 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 Mrs Agnes Bradley Stevenson (née Lawson)   London 1
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1 0 1 ½ 0 1 1 1 ½ 1 8
3 Miss Alice Elizabeth Hooke   London 0 0
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1 1 ½ 1 0 1 ½ 1d 1 7
4 Mrs Mary Mills Houlding (née Palmer)   Newport, Mon ½ 1 0
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0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1
5 Miss Emily Eliza Abraham   Herne Bay 0 0 0 1
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0 1 1 1 1 1 0 6
6 Miss M Andrews   London 0 ½ ½ 0 1
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0 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 5
7 Miss Charlotte Helena Minchin-Cotton   London 0 1 0 0 0 1
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1 ½ ½ 0 1 5
8 Mrs Grace Catherine Ewbank (née Davies)   Bath 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
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0 1 1d 1 5
9 Miss Minnie Musgrave   St Leonards 0 0 0 1 0 0 ½ 1
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½ 1d 1 5
10 Mrs Rosa Annie Banting (née Vines)   London 0 0 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 0 ½
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0 1 4
11 Miss Florence Hutchison Stirling   Edinburgh 0 ½ 0d 0 0 0 1 0d 0d 1
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½ 3
12 Miss Mary Constance Forbes   Edinburgh 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½
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2

(Names and initials of women players were Miss E. E. Abraham, Miss M. Andrews, Miss H. Cotton*, Mrs. G. C. Ewbank, Miss M. C. Forbes, Miss A. E. Hooke, Mrs. M. M. Houlding, Miss F. Hutchison Stirling, Miss S. Malcolm, Miss M. Musgrave, Miss E. C. Price, and Mrs. A. Stevenson. As listed in Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Thursday 21 June 1928. (* full name Charlotte Helena Minchin-Cotton (1873-1929) - CN 11107, November 2018)

[BCM, September 1928, p325] "Miss Price won her fourth championship; her previous wins being in 1922, 1923 and 1924. Her first attempt was in 1912 when, except to those of her friends, who knew her strength, she caused a great surprise and very nearly attained her object at her first attempt. She was a good second to Mrs. Anderson. We are sorry, however, that in a conversation with her we learn that she does not intend to compete again. It seems a great pity to have to hold the Ladies’ Championship without such entrants as Miss Price and Mrs. Holloway. The same might be said of the absence of H. E. Atkins from the British Championship." [Mrs Price did play again, winning the title for a 5th time in 1948 - JS]

1928 BCF Major Open, Tenby

1928 BCF Major Open Draw No Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 George Koltanowski 7  
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½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
2 Dr Jakob Adolf Seitz 9   ½
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½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 9
3 Eugene Znosko-Borovsky 5 Paris ½ ½
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1 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1
4 Daniel Noteboom 10   ½ ½ 0
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½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1
5 Philip Stuart Milner-Barry 4 Cambridge 0 0 1 ½
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1 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 7
6 Miss Vera Menchik 11 St Leonards ½ 0 0 ½ 0
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½ 1 1 1 1 1
7 Edward Mackenzie Jackson 2 Bexhill 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½
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½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 6
8 Mrs Edith Martha Holloway (née Crittenden) 3 London 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½
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0 1 0 1 3
9 Rev. Arthur Percival Lacy Hulbert 6 Ludlow 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
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0 1 1 3
10 Patrick Charles Littlejohn 1 Nuneaton 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1
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0 1 3
11 George Wright 8 Bexhill/York? 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
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½
12 Leslie Charles Gwyn Dewing 12 London 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½
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1

1928 BCF First-Class A, Tenby

1928 BCF First-Class A Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11  Total 
1 P H J Stam Leyden NED
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0 1 0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 7
2 John Elliot(t) West Ashton under Lyne 1
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0 ½ ½ 1 1 0 1 1 1 7
3 E M Jellie London 0 1
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0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1
4 Sydney Meymott Ealing 1 ½ 1
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0 0 1 1 0 1 1
5 Alan Hamilton Crothers   0 ½ 0 1
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1 0 1 1 ½ 1 6
6 Rev. William Rawson Greenhalgh   ½ 0 ½ 1 0
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1 0 ½ 1 1
7 W Barker   ½ 0 ½ 0 1 0
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1 0 1 ½
8 Rev Alan Maurice Ewbank   0 1 0 0 0 1 0
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1 0 1 4
9 Anthony Clifford Steadman   0 0 0 1 0 ½ 1 0
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½ 1 4
10 Samuel John Holloway   0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 1 ½
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1
11 Rev. Charles Fenton Bolland Eastbourne? 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0
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½

1928 BCF First-Class B

1928 BCF First-Class B Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11  Total 
1 Richard Hilary Newman Oxford
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1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1d 1 9
2 Lt. Leslie Edward Vine Bridgwater 0
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1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1d 1 7
3 Paul Ian Wyndham Hampstead CC 1 0
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1 1 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 7
4 R MacNair   0 1 0
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0 ½ 1 1 1 1d 1
5 Frederick Winter Markwick   0 0 0 1
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1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 6
6 Charles Wreford-Brown Imperial CC 0 1 1 ½ 0
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0 ½ 1 ½ 1
7 H Loeffler   0 0 0 0 ½ 1
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1 1 0 1
8 William Rowland Thomas   0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0
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1d 1d 1
9 D J Core   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0d
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1d 1 2
10 Willington Lucette Wakefield   0d 0d ½ 0d 0 ½ 1 0d 0d
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0 2
11 Austen Lacey Homer   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
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1

1928 BCF Second-Class

1928 BCF Second-Class Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 S J Osborn London
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½ ½ 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 9
2 Hon. Arthur James Beresford Lowther   ½
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½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 8
3 John Keeble Norwich ½ ½
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½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 0 1 1 7
4 John Baines-Lewis Harrogate 0 ½ ½
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1 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 1 1 7
5 Rev. Wilfrid Benson   0 0 1 0
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1 ½ 1 1 1 0 1
6 Rev. William Thomas Mackenzie Hooppell   0 ½ 0 ½ 0
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1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 6
7 H M Paulet   1 0 0 0 ½ 0
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½ 1 ½ 1 1
8 G W Bedford   0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½
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½ 0 1 1 5
9 Stephen Poulson Lees   0 ½ 0 1 0 0 0 ½
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½ 1 0
10 Miss Olga Menchik   0 0 1 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½
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0 0
11 J J J Ellison   0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
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1 3
12 Miss Lillie Eveling   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
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2

1928 BCF Third-Class A

1928 BCF Third-Class A Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 Walter Adolph Imboden § Imperial CC
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½ 1 1 1 1d 1 1 1 1 1 1 10½
2 C H Reid Imperial CC ½
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1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10½
3 J Mallinson Shrewsbury 0 0
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0 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1
4 J Martin Birmingham 0 0 1
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1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½
5 J H Brown   0 0 0 0
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1 1 0 ½ ½ 1 1 5
6 C L Green   0d 0 ½ 0 0
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0 1 ½ ½ 1 1
7 W A Aston   0 0 0 0 0 1
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½ 0 ½ 1 1 4
8 John E Coleman   0 0 0 0 1 0 ½
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1 ½ 0 1 4
9 Rev. Frederick William Hamilton Guttridge   0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0
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½ 0 1 4
10 George Arthur Youngman   0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½
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½ ½ 4
11 Mrs Leeds   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 ½
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0
12 Miss D C Gregson   0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 1
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2

§ a music teacher, originally from Switzerland

1928 BCF Third-Class B

1928 BCF Third-Class B Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11  Total 
1 Miss F Brewster London
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0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1d 1 1 8
2 Rev. G R Parkinson Oxford 1
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1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 8
3 Thomas Conniff Kidwelly 0 0
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1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 7
4 Mrs Florence Jane Fish Worthing 0 0 0
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1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
5 Mrs L James London 0 1 0 0
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1 1 1 1d 1 1 7
6 Mrs Pauline Peckar London 1 1 0 0 0
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1 1 1d 1 1 7
7 Mrs Clara Margaret MacVean (Bournemouth) 0 0 1 0 0 0
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1 ½ 1 1
8 Mrs Ramsden   0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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1 1 1 3
9 J G Tate   0d 0 0 0 0d 0d ½ 0
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1 1
10 Mrs Ball   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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1 1
11 F P Ramsden   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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0

[BCM, August 1928, p302-303] In First Class, Section “A,” P. H. J. Stam, of Leyden, and J. E. West, of Ashton-under-Lyne, tied for first place, with a score of 7, the former losing to West and to S. Meymott. West lost to Rev. A. M. Ewbank and E. M. Jellie, who shared the third prize with Meymott, with a score of 6½. They were followed by A. Hamilton-Crothers, with 6; Rev. W. R. Greenhalgh, with 5½; W. Barker, 4½; Rev. A. M. Ewbank and A. C. Steadman, 4; S. J. Holloway, 3½, and Rev. F. C. Bolland, ½. There were only eleven competitors in this and Section “ B,” which was won by R. H. Newman, of Oxford, with a score of 9. P. I. Wyndham, of the Hampstead Club, and L. Vine tied for second and third prizes, with a score of 7. They were followed by R. McNair, 6½ ; F. W. Markwick, 6 ; C. Wreford-Brown, the well-known international footballer and member of the Imperial Chess Club (as were many others of the competitors), W. R. Thomas and H. Loeffler, 4½ ; D. J. Core and W. L. Wakefield, 2 ; A. L Homer, 1.

The Second Class Tournament ended in a victory for S. J. Osborne [sic] (who, despite his years, cycled down to Tenby from London and back), with a score of 9, losing only one game to Paulet. The Hon. A.J. [Arthur James Beresford] Lowther was second, with a score of 8, and there was a tie for third prize between J. Keeble, the well-known problemist, and J. Baines-Lewis, with a score of 7. They were followed by Rev. W. Benson, 6½; Rev. M. Hooppell, with 6; H. M. Paulet, 5½ ; G. W. Bedford, 5, Miss O. Menchik and S. P. Lees, 3½ ; J. J. Ellison, 3; Miss L. Eveling, 2.

The Third Class, Division 1, resulted in a tie between two members of the Imperial Chess Club, C. H. Reid and W. Imboden, who drew with one another, but won all their other games; with a score of 10½. There was also a tie for third prize between J. Mallinson and J. Martin, with 7½. The remaining scores were : J. H. Brown, C. L. Green, 4½ ; W. A. Ashton, J. E. Coleman, Rev. F. W. H. Gutteridge and G. A. Youngman, 4 ; Mrs. Leeds, 2½; Miss D. C. Gregson, 2.

Division 2 also resulted in a tie between Rev. G. K. Parkinson and Miss F. Brewster, with a score of 8 out of 10. There was a quadruple tie for third place between Mrs. F. Fish, Mrs. L. Jones, Mrs. P. Peckar and T. Conniff, with a score of 7; Mrs. MacVean, 4½; J. G. Tate, 3½; Mrs. Ramsden, 3; Mrs. Ball, 1; F. P. Ramsden, 0.

The prizes were distributed by the Mayoress, Miss Jenkins, and at the farewell gathering Mr. Stevenson mentioned how very readily the Mayor and Corporation, and officials of the South Wales Chess Association, had met all requests with regard to facilities for the Congress. The players in the championship expressed the opinion that they were better off at Tenby than at any other meeting that had been held. The lighting in their part of the room was excellent, and chairs were so placed that onlookers could not disturb them. The room held all the competitors with comfort, although in the other part of the hall artificial light was necessary.

The golf, tennis and bathing were all excellent and there were many very pretty walks and motor rides. Special presentations were made to the organizers, R. H. S. Stevenson and R. G. Kyte, from the competitors. The Mayor, Mrs. Jenkins, said that she hoped that even if it was not likely there would be another congress at Tenby for at least six years, many of the competitors would come to Tenby for their holidays, and it is more than likely that many will act on her suggestion. [end of BCM text]


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Date Notes
Early 2016 First posting of games and data. 37 of the 66 games played in the 1928 British Championship, played in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Also, 9 games from the Major Open, 2 from the Women's Championship and 2 others from subsidiary events. The Tinsley notebooks were available for rounds 9-11 so the games from those rounds are complete. Many thanks to Tony Gillam and Gerard Killoran for their help with this.
21 April 2016 Added a game from the First-Class section, plus an updated score of Wright-Menchik (Major Open). Many thanks to Brian Denman.
28 November 2021 Some cosmetic changes to include proper crosstables and forenames for players where known.