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Tournament: Cambridge Invitation • 16 games • uploaded Saturday, 30 December, 2023 5:42 PM
Venue: Graduate Society Offices, Cambridge • Date: 26-28 October 1971 • Download PGN

1971 Cambridge Invitation Tournament, Graduate Society offices, Cambridge, 26-28 October 1971

Section A

1971 Cambridge Invitation A Fed Elo 1 2 3 4  Total 
 1  George S Botterill ENG (2410)
&;
1 ½ 1
2 Jan Hein Donner NED 2500g 0
&;
1 ½
3 Raymond D Keene ENG 2465 ½ 0
&;
½ 1
4 William R Hartston ENG 2390 0 ½ ½
&;
1

Section B

1971 Cambridge Invitation B Fed Elo 1 2 3 4  Total 
 1  A Howard Williams WLS  
&;
½ ½ 1 2
2 Bernard Cafferty ENG   ½
&;
½ 1d 2
3 Richard G Eales ENG 2440 ½ ½
&;
½
4 Robert Bellin ENG   0 0d ½
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½

Section C

1971 Cambridge Invitation C Fed Elo 1 2 3 4  Total 
 1  Michael F Stean ENG  
&;
1 1 1d 3
2 Nicholas J Patterson IRL 2340 0
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1 0 1
3 Jana Hartston ENG   0 0
&;
1 1
4 Leslie S F Blackstock ENG   0d 1 0
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1

(Text of Tournament Bulletin)

This tournament, held at the Graduate Society offices, Cambridge, at the invitation of the University Chess Club, was organised for training prior to the Anglo-Dutch match.

The top section of the tournament provided chess of a high standard - witness the difficulties experienced by the visiting Dutch grandmaster, J.H. Donner.

Sponsorship of the tournament was by the 'Friends of Chess' and the University chess club.

The tournament was slightly marred by defaults in round two, by Bellin and Blackstock, who, it seems, failed to awake from their slumbers in time to beat the clock (the round started at the unearthly hour of 2 p.m.).

Otherwise, the tournament ran surprisingly well, considering the short time in which it was organised. Credit for this must go largely to the secretary, R.D. Keene, and the control team, R.F.G. Kneebone, A.G. Trangmar, & R. Webb.

Finally, I would like to congratulate the section winners and thank all the players for their co-operation with the control team.

N.J. Holloway (chief controller)


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Date Notes
30 December 1971 First upload. All 16 games from the three four-play all-play-alls (n.b. two games were defaulted). Source: tournament bulletin, produced by the Cambridge University Chess Club