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Tournament: 49th British Chess Championship • all 176 Championship games, plus 40 games from subsidiary events
Venue: Whitby Grammar School • Dates: 13-24 August 1962 • Download PGN • Last Edited: Monday 7 May, 2018 2:49 PM

1962 British Chess Championship, Whitby

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Total
1 Penrose,Jonathan ♦ 1/23 ◊ ½/3 ♦ ½/18 ◊ 1/9 ♦ 1/4 ◊ ½/6 ♦ 1/19 ♦ 1/5 ◊ ½/2 ♦ 1/8 ◊ ½/10 8.5 / 11
2 Clarke,Peter Hugh ◊ 1/26 ♦ ½/17 ♦ 1/27 ◊ ½/20 ♦ 1/18 ◊ ½/19 ♦ 1/3 ◊ ½/4 ♦ ½/1 ♦ 1/5 ◊ ½/6 8.0 / 11
3 Kottnauer,Cenek ◊ 1/8 ♦ ½/1 ◊ 1/5 ♦ 0/6 ◊ 1/12 ♦ ½/7 ◊ 0/2 ♦ 1/25 ◊ 1/11 ◊ ½/4 ♦ 1/13 7.5 / 11
4 Littlewood,John Eric ◊ ½/6 ♦ 1/22 ◊ 1/16 ♦ ½/7 ◊ 0/1 ♦ 1/17 ◊ 1/8 ♦ ½/2 ◊ ½/5 ♦ ½/3 ◊ 1/15 7.5 / 11
5 Franklin,Michael J ♦ ½/25 ◊ 1/14 ♦ 0/3 ◊ 1/30 ♦ 1/13 ◊ 1/20 ♦ 1/6 ◊ 0/1 ♦ ½/4 ◊ 0/2 ♦ ½/8 6.5 / 11
6 Haygarth,Michael John ♦ ½/4 ◊ 1/31 ♦ 1/30 ◊ 1/3 ♦ ½/19 ♦ ½/1 ◊ 0/5 ◊ ½/7 ♦ ½/16 ◊ ½/13 ♦ ½/2 6.5 / 11
7 Gibbs,Peter Campbell ◊ 1/15 ◊ 1/11 ♦ ½/19 ◊ ½/4 ♦ ½/20 ◊ ½/3 ♦ ½/25 ♦ ½/6 ◊ 0/8 ♦ ½/12 ◊ 1/17 6.5 / 11
8 Hindle,Owen Mark ♦ 0/3 ♦ ½/32 ◊ ½/22 ◊ 1/29 ♦ 1/11 ◊ 1/14 ♦ 0/4 ◊ 1/20 ♦ 1/7 ◊ 0/1 ◊ ½/5 6.5 / 11
9 Wells,David Graham ◊ ½/22 ♦ ½/10 ◊ 1/15 ♦ 0/1 ◊ 0/17 ♦ 0/11 ◊ 1/28 ♦ 1/26 ◊ ½/12 ♦ 1/21 ♦ 1/19 6.5 / 11
10 Wade,Robert Graham ♦ ½/30 ◊ ½/9 ♦ 1/11 ◊ 0/19 ♦ 0/14 ◊ ½/13 ♦ ½/27 ◊ 1/29 ♦ 1/20 ◊ 1/16 ♦ ½/1 6.5 / 11
11 Parr,Frank ◊ 1/12 ♦ 0/7 ◊ 0/10 ♦ 1/32 ◊ 0/8 ◊ 1/9 ♦ 1/21 ◊ 1/14 ♦ 0/3 ♦ ½/17 ◊ ½/16 6.0 / 11
12 Baxter,Raymond Wallace M ♦ 0/11 ◊ 1/23 ♦ 1/13 ◊ ½/18 ♦ 0/3 ◊ ½/21 ♦ 0/14 ◊ 1/27 ♦ ½/9 ◊ ½/7 ♦ 1/20 6.0 / 11
13 Hilton,Clifford George ◊ 0/17 ♦ 1/26 ◊ 0/12 ♦ 1/15 ◊ 0/5 ♦ ½/10 ◊ 1/24 ♦ 1/22 ◊ 1/25 ♦ ½/6 ◊ 0/3 6.0 / 11
14 Bowen,Alfred William ◊ ½/24 ♦ 0/5 ◊ 1/21 ♦ ½/16 ◊ 1/10 ♦ 0/8 ◊ 1/12 ♦ 0/11 ◊ 0/15 ♦ 1/25 ◊ 1/22 6.0 / 11
15 Abrahams,Gerald ♦ 0/7 ◊ 1/29 ♦ 0/9 ◊ 0/13 ♦ ½/27 ◊ ½/26 ♦ 1/30 ◊ 1/21 ♦ 1/14 ◊ 1/19 ♦ 0/4 6.0 / 11
16 Aitken,James Macrae ♦ ½/31 ◊ 1/25 ♦ 0/4 ◊ ½/14 ♦ 1/30 ◊ ½/18 ♦ ½/20 ◊ 1/19 ◊ ½/6 ♦ 0/10 ♦ ½/11 6.0 / 11
17 Thomas,Andrew Rowland B ♦ 1/13 ◊ ½/2 ♦ 0/20 ◊ ½/25 ♦ 1/9 ◊ 0/4 ♦ ½/29 ◊ 1/18 ♦ ½/19 ◊ ½/11 ♦ 0/7 5.5 / 11
18 Fuller,Ronald A ◊ ½/28 ♦ 1/21 ◊ ½/1 ♦ ½/12 ◊ 0/2 ♦ ½/16 ◊ ½/22 ♦ 0/17 ◊ ½/23 ♦ 1/26 ♦ ½/24 5.5 / 11
19 Footner,John Kenneth ♦ 1/29 ◊ 1/27 ◊ ½/7 ♦ 1/10 ◊ ½/6 ♦ ½/2 ◊ 0/1 ♦ 0/16 ◊ ½/17 ♦ 0/15 ◊ 0/9 5.0 / 11
20 Mardle,Denis V ◊ ½/21 ♦ 1/24 ◊ 1/17 ♦ ½/2 ◊ ½/7 ♦ 0/5 ◊ ½/16 ♦ 0/8 ◊ 0/10 ♦ 1/23 ◊ 0/12 5.0 / 11
21 Beaty,John H ♦ ½/20 ◊ 0/18 ♦ 0/14 ◊ 1/23 ♦ 1/26 ♦ ½/12 ◊ 0/11 ♦ 0/15 ◊ 1/30 ◊ 0/9 ♦ 1/32 5.0 / 11
22 Cafferty,Bernard ♦ ½/9 ◊ 0/4 ♦ ½/8 ◊ 1/31 ♦ ½/25 ◊ ½/29 ♦ ½/18 ◊ 0/13 ♦ ½/28 ◊ 1/32 ♦ 0/14 5.0 / 11
23 Smith,David A (Stockton)* ◊ 0/1 ♦ 0/12 ◊ ½/26 ♦ 0/21 ♦ 0/28 ◊ 1/31 ◊ 1/32 ♦ 1/24 ♦ ½/18 ◊ 0/20 ♦ 1/29 5.0 / 11
24 Howson,James B ♦ ½/14 ◊ 0/20 ♦ 0/29 ◊ 1/27 ♦ 1/31 ◊ 0/25 ♦ 0/13 ◊ 0/23 ♦ 1/32 ◊ 1/28 ◊ ½/18 5.0 / 11
25 Payne,Roland ◊ ½/5 ♦ 0/16 ◊ 1/28 ♦ ½/17 ◊ ½/22 ♦ 1/24 ◊ ½/7 ◊ 0/3 ♦ 0/13 ◊ 0/14 ♦ ½/27 4.5 / 11
26 Wallis,Philip Norman ♦ 0/2 ◊ 0/13 ♦ ½/23 ◊ 1/28 ◊ 0/21 ♦ ½/15 ♦ 1/31 ◊ 0/9 ♦ 1/29 ◊ 0/18 ♦ ½/30 4.5 / 11
27 Stuart,E Leslie ◊ 1/32 ♦ 0/19 ◊ 0/2 ♦ 0/24 ◊ ½/15 ♦ ½/28 ◊ ½/10 ♦ 0/12 ◊ ½/31 ♦ 1/30 ◊ ½/25 4.5 / 11
28 Northage,Robert H ♦ ½/18 ◊ 0/30 ♦ 0/25 ♦ 0/26 ◊ 1/23 ◊ ½/27 ♦ 0/9 ♦ 1/32 ◊ ½/22 ♦ 0/24 ◊ 1/31 4.5 / 11
29 Thomson,Derek Ross ◊ 0/19 ♦ 0/15 ◊ 1/24 ♦ 0/8 ◊ 1/32 ♦ ½/22 ◊ ½/17 ♦ 0/10 ◊ 0/26 ♦ 1/31 ◊ 0/23 4.0 / 11
30 Cook,Percy Baldwin ◊ ½/10 ♦ 1/28 ◊ 0/6 ♦ 0/5 ◊ 0/16 ♦ ½/32 ◊ 0/15 ♦ ½/31 ♦ 0/21 ◊ 0/27 ◊ ½/26 3.0 / 11
31 Eldridge,John Eric Thomas ◊ ½/16 ♦ 0/6 ◊ ½/32 ♦ 0/22 ◊ 0/24 ♦ 0/23 ◊ 0/26 ◊ ½/30 ♦ ½/27 ◊ 0/29 ♦ 0/28 2.0 / 11
32 Hawson,John B ♦ 0/27 ◊ ½/8 ♦ ½/31 ◊ 0/11 ♦ 0/29 ◊ ½/30 ♦ 0/23 ◊ 0/28 ◊ 0/24 ♦ 0/22 ◊ 0/21 1.5 / 11

* there were two DA Smiths at the congress - this one was from Stockton-on-Tees, while the other one, who played in the First Class competition, was from Leeds.

n.b. all the games from the Championship appeared in the tournament bulletin and were sourced from it by whoever input the games.


[Manchester Guardian, 13 August 1962 — Leonard Barden] "32 TO PLAY FOR CHESS TITLE — Penrose’s main rivals — By a Chess Correspondent — J. Penrose (London) is defending the title he has won for the past four years in the British Chess Championship, which begins at Whitby this afternoon. Thirty-two players will play in the 11-round, Swiss-system tournament, due to end on Friday week. This year's field is weakened by the absence of previous champions like Alexander, Barden, Fairhurst, Fazekas, and Golombek. Penrose's main rivals are expected to be J. E. Littlewood (Skegness), who impressed by his play at Hastings last January, and C. Kottnauer (London), the former Czechoslovak champion. Whether P. H. Clarke (Ilford), last year’s runner-up, can find that little extra to win is one of several interesting questions. Will M. J. Haygarth (Leeds), who has had a poor past season, make a special effort? M. J. Franklin (London) is another who could be a dangerous contender. O. M. Hindle (Sutton Coldfield) and C. G. Hilton (Manchester) are others who can be predicted to finish near the top. Others competing are: G Abrahams (Liverpool), Dr J. M. Aitken (Cheltenham), R. W. M. Baxter (Edinburgh), J. H. Beaty (Doncaster). B. Cafferty (Birmingham), P. B. Cook (London), J. E. T. Eldridge (Durham), A. [J. K.] Footner (Oxford) R. A. Fuller (Ilford), P. C. Gibbs (Birmingham), J. B. Hawson (London). J. B. Howson (Romford), D. V. Mardle (Bishops Cleeve), R. H. Northage (Quorn), F. Parr (Sutton), R. Payne (Southend), D. A. Smith (Stockton-on-Tees), E L. Stuart (Coulsdon), A. R. B. Thomas (Tiverton), D. R. Thomson (Glasgow), R. G. Wade (Ilford), P. N. Wallis (Sheepy Parva). and D. G. Wells (Bristol). There is still one vacancy that may be filled." [it was, by A. W. Bowen]


1962 British Ladies' Chess Championship

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11  
1 Bruce,Rowena Mary
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½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 8.0 / 10
2 Murphy,Cicely Mary ½
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½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 7.0 / 10
3 Elder,Nancy Conchar ½ ½
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½ 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 7.0 / 10
4 Clarke,Margaret Eileen Eli ½ ½ ½
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½ 0 1 1 1 1 1 7.0 / 10
5 Steedman,Sarah Margaret 0 ½ 1 ½
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½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 5.5 / 10
6 Henniker-Heaton,Mary Araluen EA 0 ½ 0 1 ½
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½ 1 0 1 1 5.5 / 10
7 Corbyn,Sheila A ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½
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½ 1 0 ½ 4.0 / 10
8 Lander,Margaret E 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 ½
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½ 1 ½ 4.0 / 10
9 Feavyour,Evaline Emily 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 ½
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0 1 3.0 / 10
10 Hogarth,Leah Margaret 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
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0 2.0 / 10
11 Mann,ES (Miss) 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1
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2.0 / 10

British Ladies’ Championship.—Mrs. R. M. Bruce 8; Mrs. P. H. Clarke, Mrs. N. C. Elder, and Miss C. M. Murphy 7; Miss M. Henniker-Heaton 6½; Mrs. S. M. Steedman 5½; Miss S. A. Corbyn and Miss M. E. Lander 4; Mrs. E. Feavyour, Miss E. S. Mann, and Miss L. M. Hogarth 2.

1962 British Junior Under-21 Chess Championship

British Junior Championship.—K. B. Richardson 8; J. E. Scholes, S. J. Wallace, and C. B. Wood 7½; J. D. T. Boyers 7; J. A. Feavyour, D. J. Mabbs, and D. G. MacDonald 6½; P. Almond, J. L. Seppings, and J. N. Walker 6; M. J. Conroy, C. S. Lee, and M. P. Littlewood 5½; R. E. Graf 5; A. R. Fersht, J. F. Watson, and G. W. Williams 4½; P. Allen, R. Julian, and C. Waring 4; P. E. Durrant and D. George 3½; R. E. Graf 3.


1962 British Boys’ Under-18 Championship: Preliminary Tournaments

(Top five to qualify for Final from each Section)

Section A: K. B. McAlpine (Glasgow) and C. F. Woodcock (Liverpool) 5½; B. N. Green (Altrincham) 5; G. Chesters (Crewe) and S. Groak (London) 4½; D. E. Brown (London), R. Keely (Wolverhampton) also 4½; B. L. Kerr (Belfast) and G. M. Wilmers (Oxford) 4; L. Burnett (Weston-super-Mare), R. E. Sage (London) and W. I. Silversides (Alston) 3½; W. P. Cartman (Harrogate), P. Nicholas (Rawmarsh) and J. B. Wigglesworth (Bradford) 3; D. A. Caines (Newport) and P. N. Kington (Sheffield) 2½; C. Boss (Brentwood), D. Crook (Wirral) and R. M. Flay (Romford) 2; W. Smith (Huddersfield) and D. H. Young (Brentwood) 1½.

Section B: J. D. L. Ball (Birmingham) 5½; A. J. Booth (Manchester) 5; M. J. Basman (Esher), P. Jamieson (Glasgow) and V. W. Knox (Wirral) 4½; R. V. M. Hall (Shipley), C. V. Shipton (Dover) and A. J. Whiteley (Oxford) also 4½; A. Wernick (Wolverhampton) 4; M. Brett (London), J. Hawkes (Leeds), G. L. Porter (Sheffield) and M. C. Price (Newport) 3½; A. M. M. Hurman (Bleadon), M. D. Jones (Aldridge), T. S. Lee (Roydon) and A. E. Robertson (Hornchurch) 3; M. S. Kerr (Belfast), D. N. L. Levy (London) and R. W. O’Brien (Ilford) 2½; N. M. Fraser (York) 2; and D. G. P. Cutting (Wymondham) 0.

Section C: M. B. Sage (London) 5½; B. Kooiman (West Hartlepool), M. V. Lambshire (London) and P. N. Lee (London) 5; C. Waites (Romford) 4½; R. Wildig (Bristol) also 4½; R. E. Hartley (Harrow Weald) and J. N. Wingfield (Wolverhampton) 4; J. F. Brown (Blackburn), P. C. Griffiths (Birmingham), K. McN. Grigor (Glasgow), M. Levene (Bradford) and P. Williams (Higher Ince), P. M. Collins (Southsea), L. J. Howells (Pontypridd), B. Marshall (Malton), A. Morgan (London), and P. Murphy (Blackburn) 3; M. J. Allsop (Hornchurch) 2½; G. Cordingley (Bradford) and J. M. Tunstall (Wigan) 2 and C. R. Pooley (Wymondham) ½.

Section D: M. H. Miller (Leicester) and D. I. W. Reynolds (Wallasey) 5½; R. A. Harris (Croydon) 5; D. Parr (Sutton) and G. K. Sandiford (Banstead) 4½; R. Gamble (Derby) also 4½; A. Crombleholme (New Malden), D. J. Masters (Kingston Hill), I. W. Sharpe (Nottingham) and J. S. Walton (Crewe) 4; J. T. Bramham (Bridlington) 3½; A. M. Davie (Dundee), D. Morgan (Aberdare), B. W. Nield (Blackburn), R. L. Paige (Portsmouth) and B. Wood (Keighley) 3; K. G. Anderson (Hornchurch), B. Crowther (Huddersfield) and R. J. Lighton (Stevenage) 2½; A. Heaton (Huddersfield) 2; A. A. V. Young (Belfast) H; C. A. Lingard (Stockport) 1.


1962 British Boys’ Under-15 Championship: Preliminary Tournaments

(Top nine to qualify for Final from each Section)

Section A: W. R. Hartston (Enfield), N. Patterson (London), A. N. Riley (Stoke-on-Trent) and R. Collett (Cheltenham) 5; R. C. Lemon (Kingston-upon-Thames), R. Peebles (York), A. R. Prince (Liverpool), and R. W. Whiteside (Newcastle-under-Lyme) 4½; M. Gilhespy (London) 4; T. Baldwin (London)— same total of opponents’ score, same S—B., four whites! also 4; P. S. N. Kendall (Nantwich) also 4; R. de L. Holmes (Huddersfield), M. Lewis (Newport), P. Thomas (Newport), M. Walsh (Leeds), and D. Wilson (Wallasey) 3i; J. Brown (Glasgow), M. Edwards (Heswall), J. M. Roff (Wirral) and A. J. Waley (Headington) 3; N. Griffiths (York) and T. D. Hughes (Liverpool) 2½; M. Byrne (London) and H. S. Lee (Welwyn Garden City) 2; M. N. Crombie (Oxford) and R. Hardy (Bridlington) 1½.

Section B: R. Moss (Nantwich) 6½; J. T. Hearson (Nottingham) 5; R. J. Butcher (Uverpool), P. Chapman (Derby), T. Hart (London), S. S. Lee (Roydon) and B. R. Smith (Stockton-on-Tees) 4½; D. C. Ellis (Newport) and J. Whalley (Widnes) 4; P. Parr (Sutton) and L. de Veauce (Englefield Green) also 4; S. Brett, M. L. Hill (Malton) and R. Lee (Abingdon) 3½; M. Daube (Oxford), D. Openshaw (Newson), H. R. D. Richter (Solihull), J. H. Stocker (Wallasey), A. M. Walker (Huddersfield) and J. Whitcutt (Newport) 3; D. J. Jukes (Wirral) 2½; P. Johnson (Hazel Grove), S. Povall (Wirral) and D. Reneham (Halifax) 2; D. Floyer (Brentwood) 1-0; J. C. Cook (Whitby) 0-4.


1962 British Girls' Under-18 Chess Championship

      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
1 Moore,Gillian A Southampton
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½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 6.5 / 7
2 McCartney,Joycelyn Liverpool ½
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½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 5.0 / 7
3 Dobson,Dinah Margaret Moor Park 0 ½
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1 1 1 1 ½ 5.0 / 7
4 Levy,Loretta London, N7 0 0 0
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1 1 1 1 4.0 / 7
5 Weldon,Elizabeth Ecclesfield 0 ½ 0 0
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1 1 1 3.5 / 7
6 Syme,Marcia Wallasey 0 ½ 0 0 0
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½ 1 2.0 / 7
7 Stirrup,Margaret Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 ½
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1 1.5 / 7
8 Pickles,Jean Preston 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0
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0.5 / 7

British Girls' Under-eighteen Championship (eight players).—Gillian Moore 6½; Dinah Dobson and Joy McCartney 5; Loretta Levy 4; Elizabeth Weldon 3½; Marcia Syme 2; Margaret Stirrup 1½; Jean Pickles ½.

British Boys’ Championship (Under Eighteen).—P. N. Lee 5/6; R. A. Harris 4½; M. J. Basman, B. N. Green, C. Waites, and C. F. Woodcock 4; V. W. Knox and D. Parr 3½; J. D. L. Ball, A. J. Booth, G. Chesters, and M. B. Sage 3; M. V. Lambshire and M. H. Miller 2½; S. J. Groak, K. B. McAlpine, P. Jamieson, and G. K. Sandiford 2; B. Kooiman 1½; D. I. W. Reynolds 1.

Consolation Sec. “A”.—A. J. Whiteley 4½; A. Crombleholme 4½; D. E. Brown 4; B. L. Kerr, D. J. Masters, and I. W. Sharpe 4; A. Wernick 3½; R. Gamble, R. V. M. Hall, J. Hawkes, M. Levene, and P. Williams 3; L. Burnett, R. Keely, C. V. Shipton, R. Wildig and G. M. Wilmers 2½; J. S. Walton and J. N. Wingfield 1½; R. E. Hartley 1.

Consolation Sec. “B”.—A. M. Davie 6; R. L. Paige 4; B. Crowther 4; P. M. Collins, A. M. M. Hurman, D. Morgan, R. E. Sage, and W. I. Silversides 3½; J. T. Bramham, M. Brett, P. C. Griffiths, B. Marshall, P. Murphy, P. Nicholas, G. L. Porter, and J. B. Wigglesworth 3; J. F. Brown, T. S. Lee, M. C. Price, and W. Smith K. McN. Grigor, and B. W. Nield 2; A. E. Robertson W. P. Cartman 1.

Consolation Sec. “C”.—D. N. L. Levy 5; A. Morgan 4½; C. Boss 4½; R. J. Lighton, R. W. O’Brien, and A. A. V. Young 4; M. D. Jones and B. Wood 3½; K. G. Anderson, N. M. Fraser, A. Heaton, P. N. Kingston, C. A. Lingard, and J. M. Tunstall 3; D. A. Caines, G. Cordingley, D. Crook, R. M. Flay, L. J. Howells, and D. H. Young 2½; M. S. Kerr 2; M. J. Allsop and D. G. P. Cutting 1½; C. R. Pooley 1.

"N.B. The original entry for the Boys’ Championship was split into four qualifying sections of 7-round Swiss. The players were then decanted into the sections shown above according to results. In the consolation sections prizes were book tokens which could not be divided and players with equal scores were separated by tie-splitting systems." (BCM, October 1962, p294)


British Boys’ Under-fifteen Championship.—R. Moss 5; W. R. Hartston, A. N. Riley, and R. W. Whiteside 4½; N. Patterson 4; T. Hart 3½; D. Ellis, M. Gilhespy, and J. T. Hearson 3; R. J. Butcher, P. Chapman, S. S. Lee, R. Peebles, A. R. Prince, and B. R. Smith 2½; J. Whally 2; R. Collett and R. C. Lemon 1.

Consolation Sec. “A”.—P. S. N. Kendall 5; R. Pearce 4½; R. de L. Holmes 4; P. Parr 4; R. Lee and M. Walsh 3½; T. Baldwin, M. Lewis, and J. Whitcutt 3; J. Brown and P. Thomas 2½; S. Brett, M. L. Hill, L. de Veauce, and D. Wilson 2; A. M. Walker 1½.

Consolation Sec. “B”.—A. J. Waley 4½; D. Floyer 4½; M. Edwards 4; D. J. Jukes and D. Openshaw 4; N. Griffiths and J. H. Stocker 3½; M. Daube and T. D. Hughes 3; M. Byrne, M. N. Crombie, R. Hardy, P. Johnson, and R. H. D. Richter 2½; H. S. Lee, S. Povall, and J. M. Roff 2; D. Reneham 1½.

"N.B. The original entry for this championship was split into two sections of 7-round Swiss, the players thereafter being placed in three final sections of 6-round Swiss." (BCM, October 1962, p294)

Major Open.—O. H. Hardy 8½; W. Ritson Morry 7½; I. R. Bradley, M. E. Davis, P. W. Hempson, and J. R. Nicolson 7; P. R. Bielby, M. E. Binks, J. W. Naylor, and G. Weller 6½; P. Guillaume, R. H. K. Mann, F. Morel, and D. B. Pennycuick 6; W. Evans and Dr. L. B. Pawson 5½; P. E. Collier, M. P. Cook, F. Jaeck, H. G. T. Matchett, Dr. A. Seitz, and J. Toothill 5; D. Lees and J. D. Mills 4½; W. H. Banks, L. C. Franklin, C. M. Malcolm, and R. T. F. Williams 4; C. R. Gurnhill 3; G. Chesters 2.

First Class.—C. J. Byrne 9½; Dr. Hans Schmalz 8½; N. Jacobs, A. E. Nield, and R. E. Shaw 7½; D. A. Smith [Leeds] 6½; T. A. Blacker, B. J. Burgess, D. Green, P. S. Keate, A. V. Kent, A. Milner, T. V. Parrott, and P. F. Staley 6; A. Gobran and R. H. Rushton 5½; E. G. Exell, H. Golding, Rev. K. Proctor, and J. G. Settle 5; Rev. H. M. Blackett, G. V. Cadden, H. F. Gook, J. E. Mort, and J. Taynton Evans 4½; A. Archer, G. A. M. Boswell, and G. O. J. Melitus 3½; R. Williams 3; Dr. F. Woodruff 2. Dr. Woodruff withdrew after 5 rounds and Mr. A. Archer after 10 rounds.

Second Class.—D. C. van Erk and S. J. Noorda 10½; S. A. F. Fieldhouse 8½; G. A. Green 7½; W. G. Oliver 7; Ann Holmes 4½; J. Salt and A. E. Terrett 4; Miss E. Whyte 3½; W. H. Thomas 3; Lady G. Herbert 2; F. H. Bath 1.


"There was one change in the original entry because of the withdrawal of Dr. Fazekas, his place being taken by A. W. Bowen (Orpington), who was promoted from the major [open] tournament." (The Times, 14 August 1962)

[Sunday Times, 2 September 1962 - by C. H. O'D. Alexander] "This year's British championship was encouraging, both as confirming the strength of the leading young players and as a good omen for our side in the international team tournament starting in Bulgaria this month. Our team in playing order is: 1, Penrose; 2, Clarke; 3, Golombek; 4, Littlewood; 5, Barden; 6, Wade. Of these Penrose was first—for the fifth successive year—with 8½/11, Clarke second with 8, Littlewood shared third and fourth place with Kottnauer (unable to go to Bulgaria) with 7½, and Wade shared fifth to tenth place with 6½: Golombek and Barden did not play in the championship, so this is certainly a good result for the selectors. Penrose (six wins, five draws) after a relatively poor first week in which he was lucky to escape defeat, showed impressive form in the second week when no one looked like overhauling him. Clarke also played very well, but retains his old fault of being a little too passive and better in defence. Littlewood in some ways played the best chess of anyone, winning some very fine attacking games. His chief fault—a very good one!—at present is that he is perhaps too anxious to mate all his opponents instead of sometimes being content with a winning simplification: this cost him the game with Penrose and perhaps with it the championship. Of the others Kottnauer’s defeat by Haygarth through a blunder in a winning position was a fatal blow to his chances; after this he felt he had to win and overpressed in some of his remaining games. He has not yet shown his true form in the championship. Haygarth himself (6½) played less well than usual, especially in the second week. Hindle, of the younger players, showed considerable imagination in his games and should improve further, and Footner had an excellent first week."


REPORT ON THE 49th ANNUAL CONGRESS OF THE BRITISH CHESS FEDERATION [1962-63 BCF Yearbooks, pps 49-51]
This year’s Congress was held at Whitby and proved outstanding in many ways. A record number of entries, ideal surroundings in a real Yorkshire setting, a wonderful spirit of friendliness by both players and officials, and even a spot of Music while you Work during one of the playing sessions.

At short notice the Local organisers undertook to stage this important event twelve months before they anticipated and right well they did it. In Dr. F. B. Akeroyd they had a most energetic and able man, who was well supported by many others from the Whitby Chess Club, and the Congress was assured of pleasant and efficient conditions mainly as a result of their labours beforehand.

No Congress could be a complete success without the necessary financial support and here again Whitby played an important part, with a generous gift from the Urban District Council, from the Chess Club itself, and from many private donors contributions came in well. In addition the Yorkshire Chess Association guaranteed up to quite a large sum against any loss.

As usual there were many problems to be solved but these came before rather than during the Congress, and they were dealt with in a satisfactory manner without causing any worries to the contestants. Probably the biggest headache was caused through the difficulty in providing sufficient clocks and here the many players who assisted by loaning them are to be thanked. Especially one must mention the action of Mr Blacker who travelled back to York to bring in ten or a dozen which just enabled the whole of the boards to be covered.

One disappointment was found on the Opening day when Mr. V. J. Soanes, the Federation President, was unable to preside due to ill-health, but in Mr. H. Golding of the Welsh Union, a worthy substitute was found. The Marquis of Normanby, together with Coun. Smith, Chairman of the Whitby U.D.C. welcomed the players and wished them well and Mrs. Smith made the draw for the First Round of the British Championship and promptly at 2.30 p.m. another battle for the British titles was enjoined.

In the Championship Jonathan Penrose, the holder of the title for the previous four years, played in the manner expected of him, and although he found the opposition very strong, made no mistake and retained the Trophy with a score of six wins and five draws. Mr. P. H. Clarke also without a loss reached second place with a score of 8 points, and Messrs C. Kottnauer and J. E. Littlewood shared the third place a further half-point behind.

The British Ladies title was regained by Mrs. R. M. Bruce in a fairly comfortable manner, but the opposition was hardly as strong as last year. Amongst the three finishing joint second was Mrs. P. H. Clarke, who shared her husband’s position of runner-up.

The British Junior Championship once more was a stern struggle in which the winner only emerged on the final day, K. B. Richardson, unbeaten throughout reaching 8 points with three others a mere half-point in arrear. In the Major Open, O. H. Hardy upset quite a few fancied candidates as after gaining only 2½ points from the first five rounds went on to win the remaining six games and finish a full point ahead of W. Ritson Morry. Richardson and Hardy thus have qualified for next year’s British Championship.

In an effort to avoid the unwieldiness of the large numbers taking part in the other two boys’ events, the players were grouped into sections for the first seven rounds, with a final re-grouping made for the last six rounds. In one respect this was certainly successful as there were no instances of formal draws in either competition. There remained however some notable drawbacks and it is hoped it may be found possible to eliminate these in future. Immense difficulties were experienced by the Controllers in arranging play on the ‘double-round’ days, and also for the re-grouping on the Friday in readiness for a new start the following morning, but even this was nothing compared to the difficulties the boys themselves had in having in more than one instance to play up to eleven hours in one day. This cannot be either of use to anyone nor can it be in the best interests of chess. These players must be given the same consideration as their elders and the extra rounds done away with if the latent talent' in our youngsters is to have its proper development. Despite this however the respective winners—P. N. Lee in the Under-18’s and R. Moss in the Under-15’s—were outstanding from the start and both probably had the stiffest opposition of any previous title-holders in their age-groups.

The British Girls event proved a far better one than has often been the case in recent years and all the players really played chess the hard way. Miss Gillian Moore with a score of six wins and one draw from her seven games won worthily. The First Class Tournament was a triumph for C. J. Byrne with a score of 9½ points ahead of Dr. Hans Schmalz of Switzerland on 8½ points, whilst in the Second Class the Dutch players, D. C. van Enk and S. J. Noorda both finished with 10½ points each.

The amenities of the Congress were good: the Chess Press gave it full coverage, and the new effort of a daily Bulletin of results proved most attractive and beneficial. To all who contributed in these directions are due the thanks of the players. Local helpers proved really first-class and in particular the two Recorders provided an almost perfect service. The Controllers dealt adequately with everything and there was a mutual respect between the players and themselves. In Andrew Smith and the new-comer Michael Poutney, along with G. H. Simmons, the Congress proceeded smoothly, whilst Dr. Addingley and Michael Akeroyd also did all that was asked of them.

Once more, under the watchful eye of R. G. Wade, several juniors ran a Lightning Tournament and for their care of the equipment and the replacing of this in readiness for the next round go the thanks of us all.

Possibly the one defect of the Congress, which was in fact mitigated by the hard work of the Seniors, was the lack of Junior Stewards and which caused several switches in the work of the Control Team. In fact David White, the Assistant Controller, who took on many of the duties generally done by the juniors, manfully did them himself in addition to his main task of keeping the Wall-charts up-to-date. He too was one of the successes of Whitby.

At the Closing Ceremony, Dr. Addingley from the Chair thanked Whitby and its citizens for their generosity and the Grammar School for the use of such excellent Playing accommodation. Coun. Smith replied on behalf of the U.D.C. Mr. C. B. Wood speaking on behalf of the competitors paid tribute to the School staff, the Chess Press and to the Controllers, and to the Local Officials for making the Congress so pleasant. Dr. Akeroyd suitably replied, and the prize-giving was then made by Mrs. Smith. Finally Dinah Dobson, one of the Girl players presented a bouquet to Mrs. Smith and so ended yet another inspiring B.C.F. Congress. G.H.S[immons].


N.B. I have included the results as published in the 1962-63 British Chess Federation Yearbook (mostly scanned images) alongside the same information from the BCM, October 1962, p294 (text) as (a) the BCF Yearbook has residence and round-by-round information whereas the BCM does not and (b) BCM was better at recording correctly rendered names and initials. Many of the obvious misspellings in the scans are corrected in the text but please do inform me of any misspellings you find in the textual content. Another reason for including data a second time in text is so that it may be found in internet searches. JS.


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