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Tournament: 107th Varsity Match • Venue: RAC Club, Pall Mall, London • Date: 4 March 1989
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The 107th Varsity Chess Match between Oxford University and Cambridge University was held at the RAC Club, Pall Mall, London on 4 March 1989. The match arbiter was Bob Wade and sponsors were Lloyds Bank (for the final time). Only one game score available (board 2) - can anyone supply other scores?

Bd Oxford University
Rating
2½-5½
Cambridge University
Rating
1w James Clifford Howell (Jesus)
2440
1-0
Graham K Burgess (Downing)
(202)
2b David R Norwood (Keble)
2430
0-1
D Harsha Aturupane (Trinity)
2385
3w Demetrios Agnos (Hertford)
2370
1-0
Sukh David Singh (Queens')
2225
4b David Douglas Alex'r Lawson (Trinity)
2265
½-½
Jeremy P Sharp (Downing)
2125
5w Frank van Hasselt (New)
2205
0-1
Arne Hessenbruch (Darwin)
2280
6b Paul Mukherjee (Lady Margaret Hall)
(173)
0-1
Peter A N Webster (St John's)
(177)
7w Mark Addis (New)
(157)
0-1
Jon David Lee (Trinity)
(188)
8b Anna Jillings (St Hilda's)
(e1600)
0-1
Alison Franklin (Downing)
(136)
   
2½-5½
 

 

Best game prizes went to Aturupane of Cambridge and James Howell of Oxford.

Sources: BCM, May 1989, p208-9 & Yearbook of Chess 1989/90, p65.

 

1989 Varsity Chess Match, Oxford vs Cambridge
Picture: Alison Franklin (left) playing Anna Jillings. Spectators (left-right) are Harry Golombek, Peter Wells, Ray Keene, Leonard Barden and Henry Mutkin (RAC). Alison Franklin later became Alison Bexfield, and became a top Go player for the university and country. Anna Jillings married Jim Semlyen and became a professional juggler, yoga instructor, councillor and traffic consultant.