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Tournament: 54th British Championship (won by Penrose) (all 198 games, from the bulletin) Updated 11 July, 2021 4:55 PM
Venue: Examination Schools, Oxford • Dates: 7-18 August 1967 • Download PGN (includes 158 games from subsidiary events)

1967 British Chess Championship, 7-18 August • venue: Examination Schools, Oxford

1967 British Chess Championship Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11  Total 
1 Penrose,Jonathan London ◊ 1/35 ♦ ½/6 ◊ 1/12 ◊ 1/20 ♦ ½/3 ◊ 1/4 ◊ ½/2 ♦ 1/11 ♦ 1/10 ◊ ½/8 ♦ ½/7
2 Hartston,William Roland Enfield ◊ 0/7 ♦ 1/36 ◊ 1/35 ♦ 1/28 ◊ 1/24 ◊ ½/3 ♦ ½/1 ◊ 1/4 ♦ ½/5 ◊ 1/10 ♦ ½/6 8
3 Whiteley,Andrew Jonathan Oxford ◊ 1/8 ♦ 1/19 ♦ ½/15 ◊ 1/11 ◊ ½/1 ♦ ½/2 ♦ 0/4 ◊ 0/10 ◊ 1/18 ♦ ½/6 ◊ 1/14 7
4 Golombek,Harry Chalfont ◊ 1/36 ♦ ½/12 ◊ ½/14 ♦ 1/7 ◊ 1/11 ♦ 0/1 ◊ 1/3 ♦ 0/2 ◊ 1/19 ◊ ½/5 ♦ ½/8 7
5 Lee,Peter Nicholas Harrogate ♦ 1/26 ◊ 0/11 ♦ ½/13 ◊ 1/23 ♦ ½/15 ◊ ½/10 ♦ ½/17 ◊ 1/9 ◊ ½/2 ♦ ½/4 ♦ 1/22 7
6 Clarke,Peter Hugh Peterborough ♦ 1/29 ◊ ½/1 ♦ ½/10 ◊ ½/15 ♦ ½/20 ◊ ½/19 ♦ ½/13 ◊ ½/17 ♦ 1/22 ◊ ½/3 ◊ ½/2
7 Bonner,Gerald Glasgow ♦ 1/2 ◊ ½/20 ♦ ½/24 ◊ 0/4 ♦ ½/28 ◊ ½/26 ♦ 1/29 ◊ ½/15 ♦ ½/13 ◊ 1/17 ◊ ½/1
8 Lambshire,Michael V Twyford ♦ 0/3 ◊ 0/29 ◊ 1/32 ♦ 1/35 ◊ ½/14 ♦ ½/12 ◊ 1/21 ♦ ½/19 ◊ 1/11 ♦ ½/1 ◊ ½/4
9 Stevenson,Michael A Tettenhall ♦ 0/21 ◊ ½/16 ♦ 1/22 ◊ ½/10 ♦ ½/13 ♦ ½/23 ◊ 1/26 ♦ 0/5 ♦ ½/25 ◊ 1/18 ◊ 1/19
10 Phillips,James Rodney NZL/London ◊ ½/25 ♦ 1/27 ◊ ½/6 ♦ ½/9 ◊ ½/18 ♦ ½/5 ◊ 1/14 ♦ 1/3 ◊ 0/1 ♦ 0/2 ◊ ½/12 6
11 Littlewood,Norman Sheffield ◊ 1/34 ♦ 1/5 ◊ 1/28 ♦ 0/3 ♦ 0/4 ◊ 1/29 ◊ 1/18 ◊ 0/1 ♦ 0/8 ♦ 0/14 ◊ 1/21 6
12 Haygarth,Michael J Leeds ♦ 1/33 ◊ ½/4 ♦ 0/1 ◊ ½/13 ♦ ½/26 ◊ ½/8 ♦ ½/22 ◊ 1/28 ♦ ½/17 ◊ ½/15 ♦ ½/10 6
13 Cafferty,Bernard Birmingham ◊ ½/27 ♦ ½/30 ◊ ½/5 ♦ ½/12 ◊ ½/9 ♦ 1/21 ◊ ½/6 ♦ ½/18 ◊ ½/7 ♦ ½/19 ♦ ½/15 6
14 Hollis,Adrian Swayne Oxford ♦ ½/22 ◊ 1/17 ♦ ½/4 ◊ 0/24 ♦ ½/8 ◊ 1/28 ♦ 0/10 ◊ 1/25 ♦ ½/15 ◊ 1/11 ♦ 0/3 6
15 Wade,Robert Graham Ilford ◊ ½/30 ♦ 1/32 ◊ ½/3 ♦ ½/6 ◊ ½/5 ♦ ½/24 ◊ ½/25 ♦ ½/7 ◊ ½/14 ♦ ½/12 ◊ ½/13 6
16 Stephenson,Frederick Norman Middlesbrough ◊ 0/19 ♦ ½/9 ◊ 0/18 ♦ ½/31 ◊ 0/27 ♦ 1/35 ◊ 1/36 ♦ ½/23 ◊ 1/24 ♦ ½/30 ♦ 1/25 6
17 Hoad,Philip Charles Chester ◊ ½/18 ♦ 0/14 ◊ 1/27 ♦ 1/21 ◊ ½/19 ♦ ½/25 ◊ ½/5 ♦ ½/6 ◊ ½/12 ♦ 0/7 ◊ ½/23
18 Macdonald-Ross,Michael London ♦ ½/17 ◊ ½/24 ♦ 1/16 ◊ ½/29 ♦ ½/10 ◊ 1/20 ♦ 0/11 ◊ ½/13 ♦ 0/3 ♦ 0/9 ◊ 1/30
19 Basman,Michael John Addlestone ♦ 1/16 ◊ 0/3 ♦ ½/33 ◊ 1/36 ♦ ½/17 ♦ ½/6 ◊ 1/24 ◊ ½/8 ♦ 0/4 ◊ ½/13 ♦ 0/9
20 Pritchard,David Brine Godalming ◊ 1/31 ♦ ½/7 ◊ 1/25 ♦ 0/1 ◊ ½/6 ♦ 0/18 ◊ 0/23 ♦ ½/30 ◊ 0/21 ♦ 1/34 ◊ 1/28
21 Davie,Alexander Munro Dundee ◊ 1/9 ♦ 0/28 ♦ ½/23 ◊ 0/17 ♦ 1/33 ◊ 0/13 ♦ 0/8 ◊ 1/32 ♦ 1/20 ◊ 1/26 ♦ 0/11
22 Ludgate,Alan Templeton High Wycombe ◊ ½/14 ♦ 0/25 ◊ 0/9 ♦ ½/27 ◊ 1/35 ♦ 1/30 ◊ ½/12 ♦ 1/24 ◊ 0/6 ♦ 1/28 ◊ 0/5
23 Hindle,Owen Mark Norwich ◊ 0/28 ♦ 1/31 ◊ ½/21 ♦ 0/5 ♦ ½/34 ◊ ½/9 ♦ 1/20 ◊ ½/16 ♦ ½/26 ◊ ½/25 ♦ ½/17
24 Parr,Frank Ewell ◊ 1/32 ♦ ½/18 ◊ ½/7 ♦ 1/14 ♦ 0/2 ◊ ½/15 ♦ 0/19 ◊ 0/22 ♦ 0/16 ◊ 1/31 ♦ ½/26 5
25 Horton,Mark Howard Nottingham ♦ ½/10 ◊ 1/22 ♦ 0/20 ◊ 1/33 ♦ ½/29 ◊ ½/17 ♦ ½/15 ♦ 0/14 ◊ ½/9 ♦ ½/23 ◊ 0/16 5
26 Burnett,Leon P Weston-super-Mare ◊ 0/5 ♦ 0/35 ◊ 1/31 ♦ 1/30 ◊ ½/12 ♦ ½/7 ♦ 0/9 ◊ 1/29 ◊ ½/23 ♦ 0/21 ◊ ½/24 5
27 Markland,Peter Richard Bolton ♦ ½/13 ◊ 0/10 ♦ 0/17 ◊ ½/22 ♦ 1/16 ◊ ½/33 ♦ 0/28 ◊ ½/31 ♦ 0/32 ◊ 1/36 ◊ 1/34 5
28 Webb,Simon Oxted ♦ 1/23 ◊ 1/21 ♦ 0/11 ◊ 0/2 ◊ ½/7 ♦ 0/14 ◊ 1/27 ♦ 0/12 ♦ 1/33 ◊ 0/22 ♦ 0/20
29 Meade,Philip James Cheltenham ◊ 0/6 ♦ 1/8 ◊ 1/30 ♦ ½/18 ◊ ½/25 ♦ 0/11 ◊ 0/7 ♦ 0/26 ♦ ½/34 ◊ ½/32 ♦ ½/36
30 Thomas,Ronald Middlesbrough ♦ ½/15 ◊ ½/13 ♦ 0/29 ◊ 0/26 ♦ 1/36 ◊ 0/22 ♦ 1/34 ◊ ½/20 ♦ ½/31 ◊ ½/16 ♦ 0/18
31 Seppings,John L York ♦ 0/20 ◊ 0/23 ♦ 0/26 ◊ ½/16 ♦ ½/32 ◊ 1/34 ♦ 1/33 ♦ ½/27 ◊ ½/30 ♦ 0/24 ◊ ½/35
32 Gilbert,Colin Cwmbran ♦ 0/24 ◊ 0/15 ♦ 0/8 ◊ 0/34 ◊ ½/31 ♦ ½/36 ◊ 1/35 ♦ 0/21 ◊ 1/27 ♦ ½/29 ◊ 1/33
33 Ellison,Derek George Bolton ◊ 0/12 ♦ 1/34 ◊ ½/19 ♦ 0/25 ◊ 0/21 ♦ ½/27 ◊ 0/31 ♦ 1/36 ◊ 0/28 ◊ 1/35 ♦ 0/32 4
34 Hawson,John B London ♦ 0/11 ◊ 0/33 ♦ 0/36 ♦ 1/32 ◊ ½/23 ♦ 0/31 ◊ 0/30 ♦ 1/35 ◊ ½/29 ◊ 0/20 ♦ 0/27 3
35 Tabakiernik,Wladyslaw Leicester ♦ 0/1 ◊ 1/26 ♦ 0/2 ◊ 0/8 ♦ 0/22 ◊ 0/16 ♦ 0/32 ◊ 0/34 ◊ 1/36 ♦ 0/33 ♦ ½/31
36 Thynne,Trefor F Teignmouth ♦ 0/4 ◊ 0/2 ◊ 1/34 ♦ 0/19 ◊ 0/30 ◊ ½/32 ♦ 0/16 ◊ 0/33 ♦ 0/35 ♦ 0/27 ◊ ½/29 2

N.B. Peter Clarke in BCM, October 1967, p289, took issue with the final round pairings: "What a deplorable end to the championship! It was not that the three top games were quickly drawn, it was that they should ever have been played. In the opinion of the players —and this has since been independently supported—the above pairings were quite incorrect and contrary to the rules laid down by the B.C.F. A protest was made, but the Controllers refused to budge. The expected pairings (they were even forecast by a local paper) were as follows: Lee-Penrose, Lambshire-Hartston, and Clarke-Golombek. Lee was the highest eligible player who wanted White and therefore “had” to meet Penrose; similarly, Lambshire was right for Hartston; Goiombek and I (both White in Round 10) then had to meet. Now it is obvious that Lee could have been a dangerous opponent for Penrose, while Hartston reckoned he had more prospects of beating Lambshire than me. It hardly mattered to me whether I played Hartston or Golombek. The above pairings give Bonner White when he was due for Black and Lee Black when he was due for White. And further down the colour situation was not satisfactory. I am not sure, for instance, that it was necessary to give Cafferty another Black (five years running, he tells me, he has finished with two Blacks)."

1967 British Ladies Chess Championship (n.b. incomplete crosstable - can anyone supply missing results?)

1967 British Ladies Chess Championship Pairing No. Resid. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 Mrs Rowena M Bruce 10 Plymouth
&;
0   0       1 1 1 1 1
2 Miss Dinah Dobson 9 Northwood 1
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        1 1 1 1 ½ 1
3 Miss Mary Henniker-Heaton 5 London    
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1 1 1 0 1       1 7
4 Major (Patricia) Anne Sunnucks 12 Chester 1   0
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  0 1   0 1   1 7
5 Miss Margaret E Lander 7 Gillingham     0  
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1 ½ 1   1 1 1
6 Mrs Nancy C Elder 6 Dundee     0 1 0
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0 1     1 1
7 Miss J Barker 4 Oxford   0 1 0 ½ 1
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        ½
8 Miss Leah Margaret Hogarth 3 Glasgow 0 0 0   0 0  
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      1
9 Mrs Jane Sadler Rees 11 Northampton 0 0   1        
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½ 0 1
10 Mrs Sarah Margaret Steedman 1 Glasgow 0 0   0 0       ½
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  1
11 Miss Cicely Mary Murphy 2 Whitchurch 0 ½     0 0     1  
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0
12 Miss Julie Dobson 8 Wallasey 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 1
&;

Anne Sunnucks led with 6/7, ahead of D Dobson and N Elder on 5 and R Bruce 4½, but then lost three successive games to M Henniker-Heaton, J Rees and N Elder in rounds 8-10.

1967 British Ladies Chess Championship Play-Off  1   2   3   4   Total 
Rowena Mary Bruce ½ 0 1 ½ 2
Dinah Dobson ½ 1 0 ½ 2

Rowena Bruce and Dinah Dobson played a four-game play-off match (Northwood, end-October 1967) which ended 2-2 and the title was shared.

Photo of Julie Dobson, below left, is from the Liverpool Echo, Friday 3 March 1967.

Julie DobsonThe British Ladies’ Championship Play-Off
by Dinah Dobson
[CHESS, December 1967, Vol.33 No.545-6, p101]

The play-off for the British Ladies Championship between Mrs. R. M. Bruce of Plymouth and myself took place in Northwood [NW London] over the last two weekends of October. Four games were played and it had previously been agreed that if there were a tie, the title would be shared.

Game 1

My opponent opened 1 c4 followed by 2 g3—an unexpected move. In previous games to my knowledge, she has always opened 1 e4, 1 g3, 1 f4 or 1 Nf3. My response was not the best and I was lucky to draw.

Game 2

This game I won after 62 moves and hours play. Having refused a draw on move 19, I was helped by the fact that my opponent failed to get in ...e5 or ...b5 which, I believe, is essential in this opening.

Game 3

I gave up the exchange for bishop and two pawns and this I believe was correct—but unfortunately my follow-up was disastrous!

Game 4

By this time we were both suffering from lack of sleep. My opponent played a Centre-Counter in response to my 1 e4 and on move 9 offered me a draw which I was pleased to accept.

We then shook hands and opened a bottle of champagne!

Major Open: 1 Baruch H Wood 9½; 2-3 Peter C Griffiths, Daniel Wright 9; 4 David Sherman 8; 5-7 T John Beach, John W Naylor, James E Scholes 6½; 8-12 Charles Ambrose Scott Damant, Raymond J Gamble, Gerry M Hayes, John M Ripley, John N Sugden 6; 13-19 D. M. Andrews, Richard A Beach, James R Boyce, Percy B Cook, J. R. Holland, Robert P Ross, Reginald Graham Thimann 5½; 20-26 Harry Booth, P. M. Collins, R. Elwell, Michael Philip Furmston, Ronald F A Harman, Bernard Kooiman, J. Rushton 5; 27-30 N. J. Davies, Gordon R Evans, John H Jones, R. Williams 4½; 31 W. Bainbridge 4; 32 Wilfred Evans 3½; 33 Tim D Harding 3.


British Junior (Under-21) Championship: 1 Leslie S Tate 8½; 2 G. A. Jones 8; 3-4 Julian T Kirk O’Grady, Nicholas J Patterson 7½; 5-8 Terry D Baldwin, Michael A Boyce, Richard G Eales, Jerome Valentine Ripp 7; R Alan. Barton, John J Carleton, William A Linton, R. S. MacFarland, C. J. P. McSheehy, A. H. Perkins, and P. V. Wade 6½; P. Burton, B. Eley, T. W. Hart, M. A. Hutchinson, D. C. Rowe, J. P. Spencer, and T. Wickens 6; P. J. Gregory, P. S. N. Kendall, D. Turner, L. de Veauce, and S. Welbourne 5½; Maurice N Crombie, M. M. Daube, M. D. Gyton, M. H. Hawley, H. T. Jones, R. G. Jones, R. P. Lidbetter, C. H. J. Orton, and P. M. Stevenson 5; Colin D Leach and G. L. Porter 4½; R. Hardy, J. L. Harris, and H. A. Steen 4; C. R. Cope and C. L. Hall 3½; A. M. Eames 3.

British Under-18 Championship: 1-3 Jeff Horner, Graham Speed, Peter J Waters 8; R. L. Johannes and J. O’Dell 7½; J. G. Enticknap, M. Smith, R. H. Watson, and A. H. Williams 7; L. A. Edwards, N. J. Holloway, P. A. Hutchinson, R. O’Kelly, and C. Trinder 6½; C. P. Hudson and M. J. O’Hara 6; L. Butcher, T. M. Deaville, R. G. Gray, P. Hershman, J. L. Powell, M. B. Ramsey, H. Russell, A. G. Trangmar, P. D. Venn, P. G. Wade, R. D. Waugh, D. E. Wood, and R. Woodford 5½; D. O. Collier, R. J. Miles, A. J. Potter, and P. J. Smith 5; J. T. Berry, G. M. Brace, A. Charlton, P. J. Dillon, A. T. Holdford, B. Hopley, P. Hulse, and M. R. E. Jones 4½; P. W. Blundell 4; M. O’Neill 3½; M. Bidgood 3; T. Gill 2½.

British Under-16 Championship: 1-3 Martyn J Corden, Peter Karmaz, Seth Saverymuttu 8; 4-6 Robert Bellin, Stuart J Hutchings, R. K. Jackson 7½; 7-10 Peter J Acton, G. J. Brindle, C. Campbell, G. Campbell 7; 11-17 Richard Bailey, R. W. Howley, R. C. Leese, George A Leyton, J. Lumsden, P. L. Morris, Anthony F Warren 6½; 18-30 M. J. Burbridge, C. J. Elliott, C. L. Foster, G. Graham, G. I. Hackett, G. Hall, P. Kiszel, K. Maudsley, Howard J Price, D. W. Reed, P. F. Rosman, Roger R Smith, and Roger Webb 6; 31-35 H. Lanning, D. R. Lewis, N. D. Marks, A. Race, A. P. Rouse 5½; 36-45 Nicholas Robert Devereaux Berman, R. Campbell, W. J. Collins, I. Harvey, J. A. Hodgson, R. J. D. Norman, Jonathan P Stoye, P. W. Walsh, D. C. Wilson, and R. G. E. Wymer 5; 46-54 R. D. Alder, John Hagan Pryce Bayley, J. Cooksey, M. Harkness, C. R. Haynes, C. Jones, R. Perry, Russell N Rose, M. E. Sheridan 4½; 55-61 N. Edmonds, A. Gardner, N. Graham, I. C. McNee, R. C. T. Parry, Richard G Record, M. D. Smith 4; 62 V. Harrison 1.

British Under-14 Championship: 1 John D M Nunn 9; 2 Laurence D Marks 8½; 3-4 D. T. Marr, J. K. Orell 7; 5-8 A. Chapman, G. P. Lawrence, C. G. O’Reilly, Ian L Snape 6½; 9-10 C. Barrett, J. W. Phipps 6; 11-15 Andrew Baruch, P. Griffen, Anthony J Miles, C. D. F. Miller, D. T. Milroy 5½; 16-19 W. D. Eve, P. S. Farrelly, Michael Farthing, M. J. Reisz 5; 20 D. Witko 4½; 21 M. Hancock 4; 22 I. McNab 3½; 23 H. Flinn 3.

British Girls’ Under-18 Championship: 1 Kathleen Patterson 5; 2 Manel Saverymuttu 4; 3-6 Miss E. Calland, Miss R. Donnelly, Miss D. L. Rees, Miss S. Thomas 2½; 7 Miss P. Williams 2; 8-9 M. Manderson, Miss M. Moore 1½; 10 Christine Elder 1.

First Class: 1-3 N. Andrews, C. R. Gurnhill, A. Slomson 8; G. S. Briggs 7½, R. Woodcock 6½; M. L. Baumber, E. V. Foulds, R. P. Lorch, A. Milner, and C. M. Read 6; A. J. Doherty, T. V. Parrott, and P. L. Vasil 5½; G. A. M. Boswell, E. G. Exell, A. E. Nield, G. L. Sutton, and M. R, Whall 5; G. Schalscha 4½; S. Gladstone and H. B. Howard 3; N. M. Stewart 1.

Special Five-day, First Week: 1 Paul Durrant 4½; M. J. Griffiths, R. Shilton, and P. C. Wood 3½; E. Stevenson 3; R. V. H. Butters, A. P. Dacey, R. E. A. Jackson, and B. B. Partridge 2½; D. Ll. Jones 2; R. Quaye and A. Sime 1½; W. A. Dixon and J. B. W. Robertson 1.

Special Five-day, Second Week: G. Chesters, Jun., 4½; D. Blake, I. C. Jones, K. M. Oliff, and W. R. Rayner 3½; A. R. A. Baker, G. Chesters, N. W. Dennis, R. Quaye, and P. A. Thomas 2½; R. Graf, R. A. Wagstaff, and K. Wyld 2; D. Ll. Jones and T. Ll. Jones 1½; J. B. W. Robertson 0.

1967 British Chess Championship (source: The Times)
(photo: The Times)


File Updated

Date Notes
3 April 2018 Added two games from the 1967 British Under 14 played by John Nunn (Chapman v Nunn and Nunn-Miles). Sourced from a ChessBase article published on 3 April 2018.
24 February 2020 Deleted one duplicate game: Kemp-Trinder was a duplicate of the correct PD.Venn-C.Trinder. My thanks to Andy Ansel for drawing my attention to this.
7 July 2021 Added three games from the British Ladies Championship Play-Off, plus Dinah Dobson's report of same, crosstables updated and a photo of Julie Dobson added.