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Tournament: 35th Varsity Match • Venue: St George's Chess Club, Savile Row, London • Date: Monday 25 March 1907
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The 35th Varsity Chess Match between Oxford University and Cambridge University was held at St George's Chess Club, Savile Row, London, on Monday 25 March 1907.

1906«     1907 Varsity Chess Match     »1908
Bd Oxford University   vs   Cambridge University
1b Herbert Jennings Rose (Balliol) ½-½ Leonard Illingworth (Trinity)
2w Noel James Roughton (New) 1-0 William Herbert Humphreys (Christ's)
3b John Rowland Hanning (New) 0-1 Arthur Cousen Bottomley (Clare)
4w John Gordon Archibald (New) 0-1 Coventry Ernest Woodhouse (Pembroke)
5b Reuben Lob (Worcester) 0-1 Bertram Herbert Russell Stower (Queens')
6w Robert Petrie (Balliol) 1-0 Robert Edward Harold Crosbie (Pembroke)
7b Cholmondeley Sherwood James (Christ Church) 1-0 Hyman Lob (King's)

Main sources: Oxford-Cambridge Chess Matches (1873-1987), (compiled by Jeremy Gaige, Philadelphia 1987); Sergeant, Philip W, A Century of Chess (London 1934, referred to in the text as PWS); Ancestry.com; FindMyPast.com; Who Was Who 1897-2007; Wikipedia. All seven games are available in the download.


(1) The date of the match was given erroneously in BCM, 1907, p183, as "Monday, March 26th" which Gaige has followed but in fact it was Monday 25 March 1907. (There was a match against the House of Commons on Tuesday 26 March.)
(2) Three days before this match, the Oxford top board HJ Rose had drawn with Capablanca on the top board of the GB Universities vs US Universities cable match. The day after it, he lost a match game to Andrew Bonar Law, future British prime minister.


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Date Notes
17 April 2022 Original upload. Biographical details and match reports to be added later.
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