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Tournament: 1st Southend Premier • All 15 games
Venue: Southend • Dates: 19-22 April 1957 • Download PGN • last updated Monday December 14, 2020 3:53 PM

1st Southend Premier, 19-22 April 1957

1957 Southend Premier 1 2 3 4 5 6  Total 
1 Peter Hugh Clarke
&;
1 1 1 1 1 5
2 Jonathan Penrose 0
&;
1 1 1 1 4
3 Robert Graham Wade 0 0
&;
½ 1 1
4 John B Hawson 0 0 ½
&;
1 ½ 2
5 Baruch Harold Wood 0 0 0 0
&;
1 1
6 Roland Payne 0 0 0 ½ 0
&;
½

[BCM, July 1957, pps 174-176]

SOUTHEND EASTER CONGRESS

By R. G. Wade

The Southend Chess Club’s diamond jubilee was celebrated from April 19th to 22nd with a congress consisting of seven round-robin tournaments of six players. Club officials, including the secretary-controller, J. A. Spiegel, were gratified at the interest, enough to express hopes of having regular annual events.

On the Essex League scene, Southend and Ilford have become traditional rivals. As the lower reaches of the Thames have in their legends stories of brooms being flaunted at mast heads, the clean sweep of the Premier Tournament by Ilford’s board one, Peter Clarke, may become a new variant.

[Premier results]

In the first round Clarke had the following affray with Hawson, the Essex Champion.

[Clarke-Hawson]

In the same round Penrose won an excellent game against the local player Payne, who was 1956 London Boy Champion.

[Penrose-Payne]

At the same time Clarke had gained a clear advantage from Wood’s Sicilian but failed to clinch the issue on at least two occasions before the diagrammed position was reached at the second adjournment.

[Clarke-Wood]

[Wade-Penrose]

The Wade-Clarke fourth round game on the Sunday afternoon became a farce as a result of an early sacrifice of a piece by Wade for insufficient compensation, aggravated by a foolish allowance of the exchange of Queens.

[Penrose-Hawson]

Payne did not resist Clarke’s ideas particularly strongly. Wood-Penrose was a fluctuating struggle in which at one time Wood was two comfortable pawns up but gradually strayed and finally resigned about six hours after the prizegiving.

Other results— [from CHESS, May 1957, p201]

Southend's Jubilee Congress

Southend Chess Club celebrated its diamond jubilee with an excellently run Easter Congress which it hopes to make an annual event. Messrs. Speigel, Brimley and others of the committee, who helped us so much when we ran our Festival there is 1955, had been inspired to hold it in the same Technical College to which we introduced chess. The registrar Mr. Bowyer is a keen player; competed, and won a prize!

1957 Southend Major A 1 2 3 4 5 6  Total 
1 Ronald A Fuller Southend
&;
½ 1 ½ ½ 1
2 Peter C Doye Basildon ¶ ½
&;
½ ½ ½ 1 3
3 Douglas Norman Bellis Southend 0 ½
&;
1 ½ 1 3
4 Kenneth C Messere London ½ ½ 0
&;
1 ½
5 James Thomas Pascoe Ilford ½ ½ ½ 0
&;
½ 2
6 A. S. Marshall Leicester 0 0 0 ½ ½
&;
1

¶ Canonbury according to CHESS Magazine

1957 Southend Major B 1 2 3 4 5 6  Total 
1 Norman John William Joyce Hornchurch
&;
1 1 ½ 1 1
2 Herbert Arthur Melvin Southend 0
&;
1 1 1 1 4
3 John T Hamilton Baltimore, USA 0 0
&;
½ 1 1
4 Victor Major Tilleard Southend ½ 0 ½
&;
½ 0
5 P. T. Johnson Walthamstow 0 0 0 ½
&;
1
6 J. A. Wilson Basildon 0 0 0 1 0
&;
1

 

1957 Southend Major C 1 2 3 4 5 6  Total 
1 P. Rosengarten Golders Green
&;
1 1 1 1 1 5
2 V. Lushkott New Zealand 0
&;
½ 1 1 1
3 Bernard Anthony Bruno Southend 0 ½
&;
½ ½ 1
4 B. Green Clapton 0 0 ½
&;
1 0
5 J. Flatte London 0 0 ½ 0
&;
1
6 H. Gosling Whetstone 0 0 0 1 0
&;
1

 

1957 Southend Major D 1 2 3 4 5 6  Total 
1 Edward Blackwell Bowyer Southend
&;
1 1 0 1 1 4
2 J. R. Stock Leigh-on-Sea 0
&;
1 1 1 1 4
3 A. D. Cooke Thorpe Bay 0 0
&;
1 1 1 3
4 B. H. Turner Birmingham 1 0 0
&;
0 1 2
5 David G Cannan Chadwell Heath 0 0 0 1
&;
0 1
6 A. J. Potter Romford 0 0 0 0 1
&;
1

 

1957 Southend Open A 1 2 3 4 5 6  Total 
1 B. Kelly London
&;
1 ½ 1 1 1
2 Keith M Oliff Basildon 0
&;
½ 1 1 1
3 John Edmund Brimley   ½ ½
&;
½ 0 1
4 Brian Barst   0 0 ½
&;
1 1
5 E. Newham   0 0 1 0
&;
0 1
6 D. W. Brown   0 0 0 0 1
&;
1

 

1957 Southend Open B 1 2 3 4 5 6  Total 
1 William Thomas G Pealling Romford
&;
½ 1 1 1 1
2 J. W. Hopson Westcliff ½
&;
0 1 1 1
3 William Henry J Tyrrell   0 1
&;
0 1 1 3
4 Cecil G Lovelock   0 0 1
&;
1 1 3
5 S. Moffett   0 0 0 0
&;
½ ½
6 V. Mitchell   0 0 0 0 ½
&;
½

File updated

Date Notes
16 April 1997 15 games originally uploaded as a zipped PGN file.
14 December 2020 Uploaded with game viewer, crosstables and magazine reports. Amended JB Hawson's name (John, not James - actually known familiarly as 'Jack'). Crosstables for subsidiary events found on the Southend Congress website - I have added some forenames and players' residence details.