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Tournament: 34th British Chess Championship • 25 of 66 games, 6 playoff games (plus 8 fragments and 28 subsidiary games)
Venue: Lounge Hall, Harrogate • Dates: 11-22 August 1947 • Download PGN • Last Edited: Wednesday 11 November, 2020 12:40 PM

1947 British Chess Championship

1947 British Chess Championship Draw No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 Broadbent,Reginald Joseph 5
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1 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 8
2 Golombek,Harry 1 0
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1 0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 8
3 Crown,Gordon Thomas 9 1 0
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½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 7
4 Milner-Barry,Philip Stuart 6 0 1 ½
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0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1
5 Newman,Richard Hilary 8 ½ 0 0 1
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½ 1 1 1 0 0 1 6
6 Thomas,George Alan 2 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½
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1 0 1 1 ½ 0
7 Wood,Gabriel Jacquin 11 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0
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0 1 1 1 ½ 5
8 Abrahams,Gerald 10 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 1
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0 1 0 1 5
9 Fairhurst,William Albert 3 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 1
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1 1 1
10 Blow,Ronald 7 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 0 0 0 0
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0 1 4
11 Wood,Baruch Harold 12 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 1 0 1
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0 4
12 Morry,William Ritson 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 0 1
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1947 British Ladies' Chess Championship

1947 British Ladies' Championship 1 2 3 4 5 6  Total 
1 Tranmer,Eileen Betsy
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11 11 ½1 11 9
2 Saunders,Elaine 00
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½1 11 11 7
3 Price,Edith Charlotte 00 ½0
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½1 10 11 5
4 Bruce,Rowena Mary ½0
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10 4
5 Murphy,Cicely Mary ½0 00 01
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11 4
6 Budge,Esme Hewetson 00 00 00 01 00
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Cicely Mary Murphy (1904-1990) lived in Whitchurch, Shropshire. There is more about her on the Shropshire chess website.

Elaine Saunders's full birth name was actually Dorée Elaine Zelia Saunders (born 1926, Brentford, Middx, died 2012) but she never used the first name and rarely the third name.

1947 BCF Premier Tournament

1947 BCF Premier Tournament Draw No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 Aitken,James Macrae 12
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½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 ½
2 Thomas,Andrew Rowland Benedick 11 ½
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1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 ½
3 Rhodes,Herbert Gibson 3 0 0
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0 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1
4 Truscott,Alan Fraser 1 0 0 1
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½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 0 1 6
5 Znosko-Borovsky,Eugene 9 ½ ½ 0 ½
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½ ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 6
6 Buerger,Victor 7 0 0 0 ½ ½
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½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 6
7 Sergeant,Edward Guthlac 8 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½
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½ ½ 1 1 0
8 Lenton,Alfred 2 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½
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1 1 1 1 5
9 Stone,Joseph 10 0 1 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0
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1 0 1 4
10 Charlesworth,Kenneth Preston 4 0 ½ 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 0
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1 ½
11 Bruce,Ronald Mackay 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
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1 3
12 Schenk,Hans Georg 5 ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 ½ 0
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Major Open.—Section 1: 1 H. Saunders, 10½; 2 D. G. Horseman 7½; 3 G. W. Lines; D. Smith and H. H. Watts 7. Section 2: 1-2 H. H. Cole and H. I. Woolverton 9½; 3 D. H. Butler and R. N. Coles, 7. —Section 3: 1 P. A. Ursell, 8½; 2 L. W. Barden, 8; 3 P. E. Collier, 7. Section 4: 1 Dr. K. A. Hirsch 8½; 2 D. E. A. Riley 8; 3 B. Pawliszyn 6; 4 E. N. Bramley, 5½.

First Class. —Section 1: 1 E. Larsson and G. Sutton 8; 3 Rev. H. Peach and G. F. Hawkins 7. —Section 2: 1 R. A. Wagstaff 9½; 2 E. H. K. Beecher 8½; 3 T. Watts 8. —Section 3: 1 G. A. Peck 8½; 2 D. Gould 8; 3 R. L. Nunn 7½.

Second Class: 1 I. P. (Irving) Russell (Hull) 9; 2 W. A. Oddy 8½; 3 R. D. Hirsch 7½.

Third Class. —Section 1: 1 P Olney 10; 2 B. Harmer 10; 3 J. F. Love 8. —Section 2: 1 P. B. Dodson 8; 2 H. W. Rayson; 3 R. A. Hubbard 6.


File Updated

Date Notes
2016 Original upload.
1 April 2016 Complete score of Schenk-Aitken, Premier Rd 8. Many thanks to Andy Ansel
7 April 2016 Complete games Abrahams-Milner-Barry, Rd 3, and Thomas-Broadbent, Rd 5. Again, many thanks to Andy Ansel. Also, Thomas-Fairhurst, Rd 3, which I discovered, and three games from lower sections, found by Brian Denman, for which many thanks.
18 April 2016 A further nine games played by William Fairhurst, from Alan McGowan's Fairhurst collection. Many thanks to Alan.
15 April 2020 1947 Lenton-Buerger scoresheetThe score of Lenton-Buerger, Premier Round 7, from a scoresheet contributed to the Facebook Chess Book Collectors group by Eric Fisher, and subsequently forwarded to me by Eduardo Bauza. Many thanks to Eric and Eduardo. Scan of the scoresheet shows a number of ambiguities and missing moves. If readers think they can improve on the interpretation of the score, please let me know.
16 April 2020 The score of Buerger-Schenk, Premier Round 10, from another scoresheet contributed to the Facebook Chess Book Collectors group by Eric Fisher, and subsequently forwarded to me by Eduardo Bauza. Many thanks to Eric and Eduardo. There is a slight mystery as to why Schenk resigned at the end.
11 November 2020 A much improved and wholly convincing reconstruction of the part-game W.R.Morry-R.Broadbent (rd 7) has been sent me by Han Bükülmez, which replaces my overly complicated one. Many thanks to Han for sending this.