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Event: 2nd Bognor Regis Congress • 5 games plus 1 from subsidiary section • Last Edited: Sunday 5 June, 2022 1:46 PM
Venue: Southdean Sports Club, Middleton-on-Sea • Dates: 21 April - 1 May 1954 • Download PGN

1954 Bognor Regis: Stevenson Memorial, Wednesday 21 April - Saturday 1 May, Southdean Sports Club, Middleton-on-Sea

1954 Stevenson Memorial, Bognor Regis Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  Total 
1 Leonard W Barden Croydon ½/5 1/16 ½/6 ◊ 1/17 ♦ ½/7 ◊ 1/3 ◊ 0/2 ♦ 1/10 1/4 ◊ 1/9
2 Alberic O'Kelly de Galway Belgium ½/4 1/5 ½/17 ½/6 1/16 ◊ ½/7 ♦ 1/1 ◊ 1/3 ♦ ½/9 ♦ 1/11
3 Miroslav Radojcic Yugoslavia 1/18 ½/8 ♦ 1/4 1/10 ½/11 ♦ 0/1 ◊ 1/14 ♦ 0/2 ◊ 1/6 ♦ ½/5
4 Jan Hein Donner Netherlands ½/2 1/21 ◊ 0/3 1/8 ◊ ½/12 ♦ ½/9 ♦ 1/7 ◊ 1/5 0/1 ◊ 1/13
5 Donald G Mackay Essex ½/1 0/2 1/15 1/26 1/9 ♦ 1/10 ◊ ½/6 ♦ 0/4 ♦ 1/16 ◊ ½/3
6 Robert Graham Wade Ilford / NZL ½/21 1/22 ½/1 ½/2 ◊ 1/8 ♦ 1/11 ♦ ½/5 ◊ ½/9 ♦ 0/3 ½/7 6
7 Otto Friedman England 1/20 1/26 ½/10 ½/9 ◊½/1 ♦ ½/2 ◊ 0/4 ♦ 1/14 ½/11 ½/6 6
8 Baruch H Wood Sutton Coldfield 1/14 ½/3 ½/12 0/4 ♦ 0/6 ◊ 1/13 ♦ 1/18 ◊ 0/11 1/17 1/16 6
9 Peter Hugh Clarke Ilford ♦ ½/11 1/27 1/13 ½/7 0/5 ◊ ½/4 ◊ 1/16 ♦ ½/6 ◊ ½/2 ♦ 0/1
10 Dr Stefan Fazekas Buckhurst Hill 1/19 1/13 ½/7 0/3 1/18 ◊ 0/5 ♦ ½/11 ◊ 0/1 ♦ ½/12 ◊ 1/17
11 Jonathan Penrose Hampstead ◊ ½/9 1/24 1/26 ♦ ½/12 ½/3 ◊ 0/6 ◊ ½/10 ♦ 1/8 ½/7 ◊ 0/2
12 John G Brogden England 1/23 ½/17 ½/8 ◊ ½/11 ♦ ½/4 ♦ 0/14 ◊ ½/15 ♦ ½/13 ◊ ½/10 ½/18 5
13 Reginald William Stevenson England 1/15 0/10 0/9 ½/20 1/24 ♦ 0/8 ♦ 1/22 ◊ ½/12 1/14 ♦ 0/4 5
14 Wilfred Evans Chorleywood 0/8 1/20 1/23 0/16 1/17 ◊ 1/12 ♦ 0/3 ◊ 0/7 0/13 1/25 5
15 P A Cooke England 0/13 ½/19 0/5 ½/21 ♦ 1/25 ◊ 1/23 ♦ ½/12 ◊ 0/16 ½/18 1/22 5
16 Arthur Spiller USA ½/24 0/1 1/22 1/14 0/2 ◊ 1/18 ♦ 0/9 ♦ 1/15 ◊ 0/5 0/8
17 W Wanner   1/25 ½/12 ½/2 ♦ 0/1 ◊ 0/14 ♦ ½/19 ◊ 1/24 ♦ 1/23 0/8 ♦ 0/10
18 Harry Gethin Thorp Matchett England 0/3 1/bye ½/24 1/19 0/10 ♦ 0/16 ◊ 0/8 ♦ 1/20 ½/15 ½/12
19 O C/D G Gardiner England 0/10 ½/15 1/21 0/18 ½/22 ◊ ½/17 ♦ 0/23 ◊ ½/26 1/25 ½/20
20 M Biggs England 0/7 0/14 ½/25 ½/13 0/23 ◊ 1/21 ♦ 1/26 ◊ 0/18 ½/22 ½/19 4
21 Bryan J Benjamin England ½/6 0/4 0/19 ½/15 ½/26 ♦ 0/20 ◊ 1/25 ◊ ½/22 ½/23 ½/24 4
22 B W Barrett England ½/27 0/6 0/16 ½/25 ½/19 ♦ 1/24 ◊ 0/13 ♦ ½/21 ½/20 0/15
23 John Crittenden Thompson England 0/12 1/25 0/14 0/24 1/20 ♦ 0/15 ◊ 1/19 ◊ 0/17 ½/21 ♦ 0/26
24 Brian Gluss England ½/16 0/11 ½/18 1/23 0/13 ◊ 0/22 ♦ 0/17 ♦ 0/25 ◊ 1/26 ½/21
25 W Partington England 0/17 0/23 ½/20 ½/22 0/15 ◊ 1/26 ♦ 0/21 ◊ 1/24 0/19 0/14 3
26 Arthur T Watson England 1/bye 0/7 0/11 0/5 ½/21 ♦ 0/25 ◊ 0/20 ♦ ½/19 ♦ 0/24 ◊ 1/23 3
27 P Hamburger England ½/22 0/9 withdrew ½ / 2

BCM, June 1954, p196 (with corrections from the July issue, p214)

BOGNOR REGIS, 1954

Mr. Meek, the Southern Counties’ controller, truly spoke of this congress as “a sparkling success.” Mr. J. N. Lomax organized for success and thoroughly achieved his aim. In the main event, the Stevenson Memorial Tournament, there was a strong foreign entry in spite of the late withdrawals of Simonovitch (Yugoslavia) and Cala (Italy) owing to visa troubles.

It was a triumph for Barden to come out equal first with O’Kelly de Galway, the Belgian Champion. It made Barden, as leading home competitor, the S.C.C.U. Champion, and promises well for his prospects as member of the British team in the coming Olympics at Buenos Aires. Donner seemed tired after his recent Dutch Championship victory ahead of Euwe. Thus, against Radojcic he relaxed when he had a winning game with three united passed pawns on the Queen’s side, and allowed his opponent to carry out a mating attack. Barden, in a Ruy Lopez, sacrificed a Knight for a pawn to expose the Black King. Donner defended well, retaining the piece, when he blundered away the exchange and another pawn, to lose the ending. Wade had moments which recalled his best form, as in a crisp win in 28 moves over Wood. Penrose can readily show better results. He made a speculative Rook sacrifice on the 9th move against Wade, underestimating his opponent’s defence resources, and succumbed. Mackay’s meritorious position in such company was noteworthy and deserved. There was the usual time-trouble, but Fazekas and Friedman, in their game, combined in a successful attack on the clock provided. The social and the informal gatherings, the simultaneous displays, the lightning tournaments—all contributed to the enjoyableness of a delightful congress.

Leading scores—

Stevenson Memorial Tournament.—(1-2) L. W. Barden and A. O'Kelly de Galway 7½ each; (3-5) J. H. Donner, D. G. Mackay, and M. Radoicic 6½ each; (6-8) R. G. Wade, O. Friedman, and B. H. Wood 6 each; (9-11) S. Fazekas, P. H. Clarke, and J. Penrose 5½ each.

S.C.C.U. Girls’ Championship.—(1) Margaret Wood (Sutton Coldfield) 3½; (2) Margaret Wood (Bicester) 1½ (only competitors).

S.C.C.U. Boys’ Championship.—(1-2) [Michael?] Macdonald Ross and M. E. Ventham 7½ each; (3) W. Turner.

Major Tournament.—(1) H D. F. Tredennick 6; (2-3) A. Schofield and A. L. L. Winters 5 each.

First Class.—(1) C. M. Hales 7½; (2-3) H. Howard and A. Cubbey 6½ each.

Second Class.—(1) J. W. Godfrey 7½; (2) F. Curtis 6½; (3) D. E. Russell 4.

Ten-day Event.—(1) James Pattle.

Five-day Premier.—(1-2) Alan Edgar Nield, H. D. Wells 4½.

Five-day Major.—(1) D. G. Green 5; (2) A. F. Fairbrother and G. W. Smith 4.


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Date Notes
3 June 2022 First upload, with five games from the Stevenson Memorial and 1 from a subsidiary section.