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Tournament: 3rd Hastings Premier 1922/23 (won by Rubinstein) Go to: Previous YearNext Year
Venue: Hastings Town Hall • Dates: 27 Dec 1922 - 4 Jan 1923 • Download PGN • 29/45 games Plus 7 from subsidiary sections

 

Hastings Premier 1922/23 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total
1
Rubinstein,Akiba
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1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 1
2
Reti,Richard
0
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1 0 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 6
3
Siegheim,Bruno
½ 0
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1 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 6
4
García Conde,Adrián
0 1 0
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0 0 1 1 1 1 5
5
Norman,George Marshall
0 0 1 1
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1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 5
6
Yates,Fred Dewhirst
½ 0 ½ 1 0
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0 ½ 1 1
7
Blake,Joseph Henry
0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1
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½ ½ ½
8
Sergeant,Edward Guthlac
½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½
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½ ½
9
Drewitt,John Arthur James
1 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½
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½ 3
10
Sergeant,Philip Walsingham
0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½
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2

HASTINGS CHRISTMAS CHESS CONGRESS [BCM, February 1923, p33]

"The chess community of Hastings brought off, between December 27th 1922, and January 4th, 1923, another of the congresses for which they are famous, and the thanks of the chess world are due to them—and especially to Mr. E. J. Ackroyd, chief organiser, and his assistants on the committee, Messrs. Dobell, Bishop, Kirkpatrick and Lewcock for their enterprise, energy and devotion to the interests of the game. We believe that we are right in saying that the Congress cost about £141, including the prize-fund of £101; and against this there were receipts in the way of gate-money and profit on refreshments.

After a brief speech of welcome by Mr. H. E. Dobell, president of the Hastings Chess Club, proceedings started on the evening of December 27th. Of the expected competitors in the Premier Tournament, G. Maroczy (Hungary) had not arrived, owing to passport difficulties. To obviate a bye, the Committee invited P. W. Sergeant to play; and, although he had only come to the Congress in a journalistic capacity, he accepted the invitation."

Note - two rounds were played on 30 December, with no play on 31 December.

1922/23 Hastings Major

Hastings Major 1922/23 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total
1 L Savage
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½ 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 8
2 Maurice Fox ½
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1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1
3 Andrew Rowland B Thomas 0 0
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1 1 1 1 1 1 ½
4 Richard Edward Lean 0 0 0
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0 1 1 1 1 1 5
5 P J Lawrence 0 0 0 1
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1 1 ½ ½ ½
6 John Joseph O'Hanlon 0 0 0 0 0
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1 1 1 0 3
7 George F H Packer 0 1 0 0 0 0
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½ ½ 1 3
8 William J Berryman ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½
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½ ½
9 John Macalister 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½
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1
10 J A Watt 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 0 ½ 0
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[BCM, February 1923, p42] "In the Major Tournament, Fox (who had come in to fill the vacancy filled by Drewitt’s promotion to the Premier when A. J. Mackenzie withdrew after the entries had been originally sorted) went off with a very strong lead, winning his first six rounds. Savage, having drawn with Berryman in the first round, chased Fox hard, but when they met and drew in the seventh round, was still half a point behind him. However, in the next round, Fox succumbed to Packer, and Savage went ahead; and next day he made sure of the first prize by winning his last game; Fox was second by half a point; and young [A. R. B.] Thomas, who only lost to the two leaders and drew with Watt, was a good third. Lean, the Sussex champion, started well, but finished disappointingly with three successive losses.

In the First Class, Section A, H. J. Stephenson at the last moment took the place of J. H. Morrison, who failed to turn up. He drew the first round with Mrs. Stevenson, but then won seven games in succession, only to lose to Victor Rush in the final round. As Rush had previously drawn with Hore and Lees and won all his other games, he took first prize while Stephenson was second and Lees third. Scores: I, V. Rush, 8; II, H. J. Stephenson, 7½; III, S. P. Lees, 6; S. Howell Smith and A. Puckridge, 4½; Mrs. Stevenson, 4; A. D. Barlow and Capt. Dickinson, 3; H. W. W. Hore, 2½; Prof. Genese, 2.

In Section B of the same class, Mrs. Holloway and A. S. Allen had a good race for first place and finished level, the lady beating Allen in their individual game, but losing to Major Montague Jones and Watson, while Allen drew with King and Mrs. Sollas. King took third prize. Scores : I and II, Mrs. Holloway and A. S. Allen, 7 ; III, W H. King, 6; H. E. Tudor, 5½; Hon. F. G. Hamilton Russell and Major Montague Jones, 5; E. V. Strugnell, 4; Mrs. Sollas and W. G. Watson, 2 ; S. Meymott (who retired ill after six rounds), 1½.

The prizes in the Second Class were won by S. F. Dalladay, 7; J. W. Danahay, 6½; and Miss Musgrave, 5½. Those in the Third ciass Section A, were won by R. W. Dodds (a very small lad of 14), 8; W. E. F. Court, 7; and W. G. Perrin and L. A. J. Glyde, equal third with 6½. In Section B of this class R. H. Brown, 8, took first prize, and A. G. Coote and A. H. Reeve tied for second and third with 6½.

In a Lightning Tournament of forty players on December 29th, the four prizes were won as follows : I, G. M. Norman; II, F. D. Yates; III, A. Rubinstein; IV, R. E, Lean. In a "Quick" Tournament on January 2nd, R. E. Lean took first prize and Miss Abrahams second.

The prize-distribution took place punctually at 6 p.m. on January 4th, the Rt. Worshipful Mayor, Alderman R. W. Mitchell, presiding, and Mrs. Mitchell giving away the prizes. Votes of thanks were passed by acclamation to the ladies’ committee in charge of the commissariat, the Press, the Hastings Chess Club and its organising committee, and to the Mayor for presiding.

Immediately after the conclusion of this ceremony, Rubinstein gave an exhibition of simultaneous play against twenty-eight opponents, and Réti one of simultaneous blindfold play against six selected opponents. Rubinstein, in just over two and a half hours won 26 games, and drew with J. Keeble and J. W. Danahay. Réti lost his first game through a blunder, M. Fox being the winner. He then drew with A. R. B. Thomas; but he finished up with 4 wins, against Mrs. Michell, R. W. Dodds, the Hon. Hamilton Russell and G. E. Taylor."


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Date Notes
Previously The basic data (29 games from a possible 45) has been available here and elsewhere for some years.
19 August 2020 Added dates, crosstables, results and seven games from the Major section.
15 October 2020 Some minor cosmetic changes, plus a couple of links to biographical details found elsewhere.