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Tournament: 1st Lloyds Bank Masters • 188 games out of 343 + 1 from subsidiary event - 4 are annotated
Venue: London • Date: 26 August - 1 September 1977 • Download PGNuploaded Thursday, 1 October, 2020 5:40 PM

1st Lloyds Bank National Invitation*, 26 August - 1 September 1977, 10 round seeded Swiss, Piccadilly Hotel, London

1977 Lloyds Bank Masters 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Elo Perf
1 Quinteros,Miguel ARG 2555g ♦ 1/53 ◊ ½/33 ♦ 1/25 ◊ 1/13 ♦ ½/10 ◊ 1/23 ♦ ½/2 ♦ ½/7 ◊ 1/6 ◊ 1/3 8 +7
2 Birnboim,Nathan ISR 2440 ♦ 1/56 ◊ 1/16 ♦ ½/3 ◊ 1/30 ◊ ½/6 ♦ 1/19 ◊ ½/1 ♦ ½/10 ♦ ½/5 ◊ 1/11 +16
3 Nunn,John DM ENG 2410m ◊ 1/43 ♦ 1/22 ◊ ½/2 ♦ 1/23 ◊ 1/24 ♦ ½/9 ◊ ½/7 ♦ ½/6 ◊ 1/10 ♦ 0/1 7 +13
4 Torre,Eugenio PHI 2550g ◊ 1/67 ♦ 1/55 ◊ 0/23 ♦ 1/27 ◊ ½/9 ◊ 0/7 ♦ ½/30 ♦ 1/39 ◊ 1/8 ♦ 1/10 7 -11
5 Webb,Simon ENG 2430me ◊ 1/29 ♦ 0/23 ◊ 1/17 ♦ ½/12 ◊ 1/54 ♦ ½/11 ◊ 1/27 ♦ 1/15 ◊ ½/2 ½/bye 7 +3
6 Hartston,William Roland ENG 2475m ♦ ½/31 ◊ 1/32 ♦ 1/59 ◊ 1/8 ♦ ½/2 ◊ ½/10 ♦ 1/24 ◊ ½/3 ♦ 0/1 ◊ ½/9 -1
7 Bellin,Robert ENG 2400 ♦ 0/18 ◊ 1/46 ♦ 1/57 ◊ 1/40 ◊ ½/11 ♦ 1/4 ♦ ½/3 ◊ ½/1 ♦ ½/24 ◊ ½/16 +5
8 Basman,Michael John ENG 2390 ◊ 1/50 ♦ ½/12 ◊ 1/18 ♦ 0/6 ◊ ½/28 ♦ 1/14 ◊ 1/34 ◊ ½/11 ♦ 0/4 ♦ 1/26 +5
9 Speelman,Jonathan S ENG 2395 ½/bye ♦ 1/45 ◊ ½/12 ◊ 1/16 ♦ ½/4 ◊ ½/3 ♦ ½/11 ♦ ½/14 ◊ 1/28 ♦ ½/6 +15
10 Formanek,Edward W USA 2410 ◊ 1/52 ♦ 1/37 ◊ ½/11 ♦ 1/14 ◊ ½/1 ♦ ½/6 ♦ 1/23 ◊ ½/2 ♦ 0/3 ◊ 0/4 6 +7
11 Pritchett,Craig William SCO 2425m ♦ 1/68 ◊ ½/13 ♦ ½/10 ◊ 1/26 ♦ ½/7 ◊ ½/5 ◊ ½/9 ♦ ½/8 ◊ 1/31 ♦ 0/2 6 -3
12 Rayner,Emmanuel WLS 2335 ♦ 1/57 ◊ ½/8 ♦ ½/9 ◊ ½/5 ◊ ½/14 ♦ 0/27 ◊ 1/61 ♦ ½/23 ◊ ½/18 ♦ 1/34 6 -3
13 Law,Andrew P ENG 2400 ◊ 1/61 ♦ ½/11 ◊ 1/35 ♦ 0/1 ◊ ½/30 ♦ ½/37 ◊ ½/32 ♦ ½/21 ◊ ½/17 ♦ 1/31 6 -4
14 Vranesic,Zvonko CAN 2400m ♦ 1/46 ♦ 1/51 ◊ ½/33 ◊ 0/10 ♦ ½/12 ◊ 0/8 ♦ 1/52 ◊ ½/9 ◊ 1/23 ♦ ½/20 6 -8
15 Crouch,Colin S ENG 2300 ◊ ½/17 ♦ 1/54 ◊ ½/27 ♦ 1/33 ◊ ½/22 ♦ ½/34 ◊ ½/28 ◊ 0/5 ♦ ½/40 ◊ 1/30 6 +0
16 Nicholson,John G ENG 2320 ◊ 1/49 ♦ 0/2 ◊ 1/65 ♦ 0/9 ◊ 1/58 ♦ 0/28 ◊ 1/54 ♦ 1/25 ◊ ½/26 ♦ ½/7 6 -5
17 Pagden,Michael A ENG (2135) ♦ ½/15 ◊ ½/26 ♦ 0/5 ◊ ½/39 ♦ 1/48 ♦ 1/64 ◊ ½/25 ◊ ½/30 ♦ ½/13 ◊ 1/35 6 2340
18 Patterson,Nicholas J IRL 2340 ◊ 1/7 ♦ ½/34 ♦ 0/8 ◊ 0/25 ♦ 1/63 ◊ 0/31 ♦ 1/59 ◊ 1/37 ♦ ½/12 ◊ 1/42 6 +6
19 Waters,Peter John ENG 2320 ◊ ½/47 ♦ 0/59 ◊ 1/61 ♦ 1/49 ♦ 1/31 ◊ 0/2 ♦ ½/35 ◊ ½/32 ◊ ½/21 ♦ 1/36 6 -4
20 Taulbut,Shaun M ENG 2395 ◊ ½/45 ♦ ½/44 ◊ 0/28 ♦ ½/36 ♦ ½/52 ◊ 1/60 ♦ 1/38 ◊ 1/27 ♦ ½/30 ◊ ½/14 6 -5
21 Martin,Andrew D ENG 2330 ♦ ½/62 ◊ ½/60 ♦ ½/63 ◊ ½/47 ♦ ½/26 ◊ 1/58 ♦ ½/29 ◊ ½/13 ♦ ½/19 ◊ 1/24 6 +7
22 Large,Peter G ENG 2280 ♦ 1/36 ◊ 0/3 ♦ 1/38 ◊ 1/60 ♦ ½/15 ♦ 0/24 ◊ 0/31 ½/bye ◊ 1/51 ◊ 1/32 6 -8
23 Kinlay,Jonathan ENG 2275 ♦ 1/48 ◊ 1/5 ♦ 1/4 ◊ 0/3 ♦ 1/25 ♦ 0/1 ◊ 0/10 ◊ ½/12 ♦ 0/14 ♦ 1/43 +11
24 Franklin,Michael J ENG 2300 ♦ ½/32 ◊ 1/62 ◊ 1/34 ♦ 1/28 ♦ 0/3 ◊ 1/22 ◊ 0/6 ♦ ½/31 ◊ ½/7 ♦ 0/21 +0
25 Perkins,Alan H ENG 2305 ♦ 1/38 ◊ 1/31 ◊ 0/1 ♦ 1/18 ◊ 0/23 ♦ ½/30 ♦ ½/17 ◊ 0/16 ♦ ½/52 ◊ 1/44 -6
26 Cooper,John G WLS 2320 ◊ ½/44 ♦ ½/17 ◊ 1/43 ♦ 0/11 ◊ ½/21 ♦ 1/51 ◊ 1/37 ♦ ½/28 ♦ ½/16 ◊ 0/8 -4
27 Rumens,David E ENG 2270 ♦ ½/30 ◊ 1/64 ♦ ½/15 ◊ 0/4 ♦ 1/60 ◊ 1/12 ♦ 0/5 ♦ 0/20 ◊ ½/33 ♦ 1/39 +4
28 Bennett,Terry B ENG 2265 ♦ ½/60 ◊ 1/39 ♦ 1/20 ◊ 0/24 ♦ ½/8 ◊ 1/16 ♦ ½/15 ◊ ½/26 ♦ 0/9 ½/bye +8
29 Lambert,Glenn EJ ENG 2420 ♦ 0/5 ◊ 0/36 ♦ 1/56 ♦ ½/53 ◊ 1/65 ♦ ½/33 ◊ ½/21 ♦ ½/51 ◊ ½/39 ◊ 1/40 -3
30 Wicker,Kevin J ENG 2310 ◊ ½/27 ♦ 1/47 ◊ 1/41 ♦ 0/2 ♦ ½/13 ◊ ½/25 ◊ ½/4 ♦ ½/17 ◊ ½/20 ♦ 0/15 5 +2
31 Hodgson,Julian M ENG (2210) ◊ ½/6 ♦ 0/25 ◊ 1/62 ♦ 1/51 ◊ 0/19 ♦ 1/18 ♦ 1/22 ◊ ½/24 ♦ 0/11 ◊ 0/13 5 2306
32 Baker,Chris W ENG (2175) ◊ ½/24 ♦ 0/6 ◊ 1/48 ♦ ½/41 ◊ 1/42 ◊ ½/35 ♦ ½/13 ♦ ½/19 ◊ ½/34 ♦ 0/22 5 2282
33 Bulford,Michael J ENG (2170) ◊ 1/65 ♦ ½/1 ♦ ½/14 ◊ 0/15 ♦ ½/55 ◊ ½/29 ♦ ½/40 ◊ ½/38 ♦ ½/27 ◊ ½/41 5 2295
34 Yeo,Michael J ENG (2080) ♦ 1/66 ◊ ½/18 ♦ 0/24 ◊ 1/59 ♦ 1/41 ◊ ½/15 ♦ 0/8 ◊ ½/35 ♦ ½/32 ◊ 0/12 5 2275
35 James,Geoffrey H ENG 2230 ◊ ½/54 ♦ 1/58 ♦ 0/13 ◊ ½/42 ◊ 1/36 ♦ ½/32 ◊ ½/19 ♦ ½/34 ◊ ½/43 ♦ 0/17 5 +0
36 Stirling,William J ENG (2130) ◊ 0/22 ♦ 1/29 ♦ ½/42 ◊ ½/20 ♦ 0/35 ◊ 0/40 ♦ 1/58 ◊ 1/56 ♦ 1/41 ◊ 0/19 5 2272
37 Patrick,David I ENG 2290 ♦ 1/63 ◊ 0/10 ♦ 0/60 ◊ 1/50 ♦ 1/53 ◊ ½/13 ♦ 0/26 ♦ 0/18 ◊ ½/54 ♦ 1/51 5 -9
38 Knott,Simon JB ENG (2110) ◊ 0/25 ♦ 0/41 ◊ 0/22 ◊ 1/56 ♦ 1/68 ♦ 1/42 ◊ 0/20 ♦ ½/33 ◊ ½/55 ♦ 1/52 5 2282
39 Sowray,Peter John ENG (2160) ◊ ½/41 ♦ 0/28 ◊ ½/53 ♦ ½/17 ♦ ½/40 ◊ 1/44 ♦ 1/55 ◊ 0/4 ♦ ½/29 ◊ 0/27 2251
40 Hanreck,Alan E ENG 2270 ◊ 0/51 ♦ ½/61 ◊ 1/44 ♦ 0/7 ◊ ½/39 ♦ 1/36 ◊ ½/33 ♦ ½/43 ◊ ½/15 ♦ 0/29 -6
41 Povah,Nigel Edward ENG 2320 ♦ ½/39 ◊ 1/38 ♦ 0/30 ◊ ½/32 ◊ 0/34 ♦ ½/43 ♦ ½/46 ◊ 1/50 ◊ 0/36 ♦ ½/33 -5
42 Fuller,Maxwell L AUS 2365 ◊ 0/55 ♦ 1/50 ◊ ½/36 ♦ ½/35 ♦ 0/32 ◊ 0/38 ♦ 1/53 ◊ ½/46 ◊ 1/47 ♦ 0/18 -13
43 Benjamin,Jonathan C ENG (2135) ♦ 0/3 ◊ 1/56 ♦ 0/26 ◊ 0/46 ♦ 1/66 ◊ ½/41 ♦ 1/64 ◊ ½/40 ♦ ½/35 ◊ 0/23 2232
44 Mayers,Dan E USA (2110) ♦ ½/26 ◊ ½/20 ♦ 0/40 ◊ 0/48 ♦ ½/50 ♦ 0/39 ◊ 1/67 ◊ 1/64 ♦ 1/56 ♦ 0/25  
45 Marlow,Michael W ENG 2360 ♦ ½/20 ◊ 0/9 ◊ 0/58 ♦ ½/62 ♦ ½/57 ◊ ½/47 ♦ ½/49 ◊ ½/59 ♦ ½/46 ◊ 1/54 -4
46 Cummings,David H ENG (2190) ◊ 0/14 ♦ 0/7 ◊ ½/52 ♦ 1/43 ◊ 0/64 ♦ 1/65 ◊ ½/41 ♦ ½/42 ◊ ½/45 ♦ ½/55 2233
47 Henshaw,John C ENG (2170) ♦ ½/19 ◊ 0/30 ◊ ½/68 ♦ ½/21 ◊ 0/51 ♦ ½/45 ◊ 1/48 ◊ 1/55 ♦ 0/42 ◊ ½/49 2213
48 Wells,Ian Duncan ENG (2050) ◊ 0/23 ◊ ½/66 ♦ 0/32 ♦ 1/44 ◊ 0/17 ◊ ½/53 ♦ 0/47 ◊ 1/63 ♦ 1/61 ◊ ½/57  
49 Williams,Tony M ENG (2095) ♦ 0/16 ◊ ½/53 ♦ 1/66 ◊ 0/19 ♦ ½/59 ◊ 0/52 ◊ ½/45 ♦ ½/61 ◊ 1/62 ♦ ½/47  
50 Harding,Timothy David IRL (2250) ♦ 0/8 ◊ 0/42 ◊ 1/67 ♦ 0/37 ◊ ½/44 ♦ ½/66 ◊ 1/63 ♦ 0/41 ◊ 1/64 ◊ ½/53 2206
51 Pein,Malcolm ENG (2105) ♦ 1/40 ◊ 0/14 ♦ ½/55 ◊ 0/31 ♦ 1/47 ◊ 0/26 ♦ 1/57 ◊ ½/29 ♦ 0/22 ◊ 0/37 4 2211
52 Stuttard,Terence J ENG (2200) ♦ 0/10 ◊ ½/57 ♦ ½/46 ♦ ½/65 ◊ ½/20 ♦ 1/49 ◊ 0/14 ♦ ½/54 ◊ ½/25 ◊ 0/38 4  
53 Emerson,Roger ENG (2225) ◊ 0/1 ♦ ½/49 ♦ ½/39 ◊ ½/29 ◊ 0/37 ♦ ½/48 ◊ 0/42 ♦ ½/58 ◊ 1/65 ♦ ½/50 4  
54 King,Daniel J ENG (2105) ♦ ½/35 ◊ 0/15 ♦ 1/64 ◊ 1/63 ♦ 0/5 ◊ ½/55 ♦ 0/16 ◊ ½/52 ♦ ½/37 ♦ 0/45 4  
55 Bailey,Richard ENG 2305 ♦ 1/42 ◊ 0/4 ◊ ½/51 ♦ ½/58 ◊ ½/33 ♦ ½/54 ◊ 0/39 ♦ 0/47 ♦ ½/38 ◊ ½/46 4 +4
56 Motamedi,Mano IRI (2250) ◊ 0/2 ♦ 0/43 ◊ 0/29 ♦ 0/38 ◊ 1/67 ◊ 1/62 ♦ 1/60 ♦ 0/36 ◊ 0/44 ♦ 1/63 4  
57 Sales,Keith D ENG (2160) ◊ 0/12 ♦ ½/52 ◊ 0/7 ♦ ½/67 ◊ ½/45 ♦ ½/63 ◊ 0/51 ♦ ½/65 ◊ 1/60 ♦ ½/48 4  
58 Peterson,Tony ENG (2065) ½/bye ◊ 0/35 ♦ 1/45 ◊ ½/55 ♦ 0/16 ♦ 0/21 ◊ 0/36 ◊ ½/53 ♦ 1/59 ◊ ½/61 4  
59 Quinn,John M ENG (2150) ♦ ½/64 ◊ 1/19 ◊ 0/6 ♦ 0/34 ◊ ½/49 ♦ ½/61 ◊ 0/18 ♦ ½/45 ◊ 0/58 ♦ ½/62  
60 Spivack,Simon ENG (2090) ◊ ½/28 ♦ ½/21 ◊ 1/37 ♦ 0/22 ◊ 0/27 ♦ 0/20 ◊ 0/56 ♦ ½/67 ♦ 0/57 ♦ 1/68  
61 O'Connell,Kevin J IRL (2120) ♦ 0/13 ◊ ½/40 ♦ 0/19 ◊ ½/66 ♦ 1/62 ◊ ½/59 ♦ 0/12 ◊ ½/49 ◊ 0/48 ♦ ½/58  
62 Lee,Martin A ENG (2105) ◊ ½/21 ♦ 0/24 ♦ 0/31 ◊ ½/45 ◊ 0/61 ♦ 0/56 ♦ 1/68 ◊ 1/66 ♦ 0/49 ◊ ½/59  
63 Caldwell,Susan Linda ENG (2080) ◊ 0/37 ♦ 1/67 ◊ ½/21 ♦ 0/54 ◊ 0/18 ◊ ½/57 ♦ 0/50 ♦ 0/48 ◊ 1/68 ◊ 0/56 3  
64 Trevelyan,John WLS 2205 ◊ ½/59 ♦ 0/27 ◊ 0/54 ♦ 1/68 ♦ 1/46 ◊ 0/17 ◊ 0/43 ♦ 0/44 ♦ 0/50 ◊ ½/66 3 -4
65 O'Brien,Richard W IRL (2000) ♦ 0/33 ◊ 1/68 ♦ 0/16 ◊ ½/52 ♦ 0/29 ◊ 0/46 ◊ ½/66 ◊ ½/57 ♦ 0/53 ♦ ½/67 3  
66 Watson,Ian R ENG 2210 ◊ 0/34 ♦ ½/48 ◊ 0/49 ♦ ½/61 ◊ 0/43 ◊ ½/50 ♦ ½/65 ♦ 0/62 ◊ ½/67 ♦ ½/64 3 +0
67 Wills,Michael W ENG (2225) ♦ 0/4 ◊ 0/63 ♦ 0/50 ◊ ½/57 ♦ 0/56 ◊ 1/68 ♦ 0/44 ◊ ½/60 ♦ ½/66 ◊ ½/65 3  
68 Noyce,Terence Clifford ENG (2210) ◊ 0/11 ♦ 0/65 ♦ ½/47 ◊ 0/64 ◊ 0/38 ♦ 0/67 ◊ 0/62 1/bye ♦ 0/63 ◊ 0/60  

me = IM elect. Bracketed ratings indicate national (rather than FIDE) ratings. * this was the name given to the event in its first year – later known as the Lloyds Bank Masters.

IM norms: Basman (10), Bellin (10), Birnboim (10), Formanek (10 – final norm), Speelman (9)

Junior ages (at 31.08.1977): 21: Kinlay, Large, Watson; 20: Crouch, Lee, Martin, Speelman; 19: Baker, Lambert, Rayner, Taulbut; 18: Benjamin, Caldwell, Knott, Sowray; 17: Pagden, Pein, Peterson, Spivack; 16: Cummings, Williams; 14: Hodgson, King; 13: Wells.


London Experts Championship 1977

26 August - 1 September, 10 rounds Swiss

1 Andrew J King 8½; 2 J Ewart H Shaw 7½; 3 SN Jones 7; 4= Michael Dymond, Russell Granat, Chris C Sherwood, Daryl C Taylor 6½; 8= Anjo Anjewierden, Sinclair Thomas Banks, MJ Coogan, Hassan Erdogan 6; 12= David [Paul] L Barasi, J Druce Powell, Anthony Gaffney, Michael J Rose 5½; 16= F Amador, T Pruchnicki, H Rosenthal, Peter R Scott, Robert Kane, PB Swart 5; 22= John M Allain, Francis CW Chin, Nigel Colter 4½; 25= Abram Bernfield, VF Janse, Philip J Needham, Neville H Twitchell 4; 29= John M Gorton, G Merifield 3½; 31= MJ O'Neill, B Okrzeja 3; 33 MP Cooper 2/6; 34 N Shah 1½/7; D Berdy 1/2; R Rawal 1/3; JL Jones 0/5.


[Introductory page of the bulletin, I think authored by Stewart Reuben]

The Lloyds Bank National invitation, 1977, introduced a new concept to British chess tournaments. It aimed to provide

  • 1. a chance for national players and talented juniors to qualify for the world ranking list
  • 2. an international open in Britain on the model of the famous Lone Pine annual in the United States
  • 3. realistic chances for international title norms
  • 4. a high status event for weekend tournament winners
  • 5. a chance for the chess public to watch grandmasters
  • 6. encouragement for ambitious British players to aim for a place on the chess ladder headed by the world champion.

The Silver Jubilee congress was just a part of Lloyds Bank's new £10,000 sponsorship programme aimed primarily to help school and university chess but also encouraging a variety of events. The Bank has already supported the England team in the world teleolympiad, a match between world champion Karpov and England juniors, and a weekend’s play for lady and girl chessplayers.

The Lloyds Bank congress was organised by the London Chess Association and supported by the Friends of Chess. Stewart Reuben, international judge, and Peter Morrish, British judge, controlled the play. Two grandmasters, four international masters, and many leading British players took part, and five of the competitors qualified for international title norms.

This bulletin includes all the leading games from the Invitation, with others of special interest. We hope you will enjoy playing the games over, and look forward to meeting you at the 1978 Lloyds Bank congress.


Review of the Congress [the back page of the bulletin]

The experienced overseas masters finally took the main honours in the Lloyds Bank Invitation. Grandmaster Miguel Quinteros of Argentina proved a worthy winner of the £250 first prize, while the Israeli champion Nathan Birnboim, in second place, obtained an international master norm. Quinteros's games against Perkins (Round 3), Law (4), Kinlay (6) and Hartston (9) all illustrate his blend of inventiveness and position play.

Hartston and Nunn fell out of the running only when they lost with the black pieces to the tournament winner at the very end. Outside circumstances handicapped the English masters, for Nunn and Speelman flew in from the student olympiad in Mexico on the morning of the first round and suffered from jet lag for several days. Simon Webb had to take a quick draw in Round 9 and a half point bye in Round 10 so as to catch the plane for the grandmaster tournament in Albena, Bulgaria.

International master norms for Basman, Bellin and Speelman still made the tournament an English success. These players have been IM strength for at least two years but have lacked suitable tournament opportunities. Ed Formanek of the United States completed his IM title qualification (such awards have to be won over 24 games); this was a popular result for a frequent visitor to this country.

The dozen specially invited juniors all justified their inclusion. Particular mention should go to Kinlay, who won in fine style against Torre and Webb in the early rounds and had a chance for an IM norm, and Hodgson, who became the third youngest ever qualifier for the world ranking list at age 14. The London Experts Championship winner, Andrew King, is 15 and he will be among the invited juniors in 1978.

Julius Silverman, MP, the strongest chessplayer in parliament, gave away the prizes; he is no stranger to grandmaster chess, for his brilliant win against Eliskases at Birmingham 1937 was published all round the world. The awards in the Invitation were £250 and the Lloyds Bank Trophy, £200, £150, £125, £100, £75, £50, with £200 shared among non-prizewinners scoring at least 4/10, in proportion to their wins. London Experts Championship prizes were £100, £50, £30, £20, and £15.

To end on a practical note, how do players qualify for a FIDE world rating? The main requirements are a tournament performance of 2200 (200 on the British scale) in an event of at least nine rounds, against opponents of whom more than half must have existing ratings. Thirteen of the competitors in the Lloyds Bank Invitation achieved this, and most of their names should appear in the next world list in January 1978.


File Updated
Date Notes
24 April 2007 166 games out of a possible 343, plus one from the subsidiary, which Steve Giddins input from the (manuscript) bulletin written by Leonard Barden. Bulletin lent by Stewart Reuben. Many thanks to Steve and Stewart, and also Leonard for producing the bulletin in the first place.
22 September 2020 Now with a further 7 games, with full dates, round and board numbers, plus a full crosstable, results of the subsidiary section, details of norms and rating achieved, introductory text and contemporary review of the tournament from the bulletin, etc. In fact, more or less everything that appears in the bulletin, save Leonard's detailed rating calculations. I've also included four annotations, two by Quinteros, one by Hartston and one by Nunn, which appeared in the bulletin. This was an historic chess tournament in the sense that it was the first major Swiss event of its type held in the UK in which players could gain FIDE ratings and title norms. This is something taken for granted all over the world now, but it is worthwhile to preserve this record of how it started. Note that I have not included stub games in the download as the crosstable shows the pairings and colours of all games played. Should anyone wish to have a copy of the complete ChessBase file including stub games (which I used to generate the crosstable), please email me. The original bulletin manuscript can be viewed online as a series of images here.
23 September 2020 Bob Taylor filled in the last piece of the names jigsaw when he told me that MA Lee was Martin A Lee, whom he tells me represented Leeds University around this time, having gone to school in Chester. Later he played for Hackney in the 4NCL but sadly died some 11 years ago. Thanks, Bob.
23 September 2020 Another 15 games added, all involving the Sussex players John Henshaw and Geoff James, kindly contributed by Brian Denman. That brings the running total to 188 games from the main tournament, plus one from the subsidiary event. Many thanks, Brian.
23 September 2020 Another name change: the bulletin had T.G. Noyce but it occurs to me this was wrong as I remember the player's initials being T.C. Noyce (confirmed by grading lists). Looking him up on England and Wales BMD I find his name was Terence Clifford Noyce, born in Croydon in 1936 and, sadly, dying in Norfolk in 1989.
28 September 2020 Minor amendment to include a few forenames for initials. Thanks to Paul Georghiou.