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Event: (unofficial) Varsity Match • Venue: Cambridge • Date: 3 March 1945 • last edited: Monday March 18, 2024 11:18 AM
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This unofficial Varsity Chess Match between Oxford University and Cambridge University was held in Cambridge on 3 March 1945. No game scores from this match are available.

1944 (Unofficial) 1939 (Official)«     1945 (Unofficial) Varsity Chess Match     »1946
Bd Oxford University  1945 Cambridge University
1 Robin Charles Oliver Matthews (Corpus Christi) 0-1 David Russell Bland (Trinity)
2 John Ouvry Lindfield Roberts (Wadham) ½-½ Basil Vivian Landau (Queens')
3 Adrian David Hugh Bivar (Corpus Christi) 0-1 James Malcolm Mitford Veitch (St John's)
4 Geoffrey Clendon Daukes (Trinity) 1-0 Thomas Brindley Booth (Trinity)
5 Edward Chorley Crosfield (Balliol) 0-1 John Cedric Shepherdson (Trinity)
6 Duncan Amos Watson (St Edmund Hall) 0-1 Thomas Stobart Rawlinson (Sidney Sussex)
7 Peter Anscar Williams (Corpus Christi) 0-1 Hugo Boyes Johnson (Pembroke)

Sources: Oxford-Cambridge Chess Matches (1873-1987), compiled by Jeremy Gaige, Philadelphia 1987; BCM, April 1945, p89 & May 1945, p112.


Venue: Cambridge (not known precisely where in Cambridge). Colours, openings not known.

[BCM, Apr 1945, p89] "Cambridge University beat Oxford University at Cambridge on March 3rd, the score being 5½-1½.

[BCM, May 1945, p112] "Last month we announced the result of the Oxford and Cambridge match. Here is the full score:-..."

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