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Tournament: 71st British Championship • all 347 games, plus 32 from other sections
Venue: Brighton • Dates: 30 July - 10 August 1984 • Download PGN • last updated Wednesday July 7, 2021 6:36 PM

1984 British Chess Championship, Brighton, 30 July - 10 August

1984 British Chess Championship 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11  Total 
1 Short,Nigel David ENG 2510m ◊ 1/14 ♦ 0/15 ◊ 1/46 ♦ 1/40 ◊ 1/36 ♦ ½/35 ◊ 1/5 ♦ ½/2 ◊ 1/7 ♦ 1/4 ◊ ½/3
2 Speelman,Jonathan S ENG 2500g ♦ ½/37 ◊ 1/41 ♦ 1/12 ◊ 1/16 ♦ ½/8 ◊ ½/11 ♦ 1/35 ◊ ½/1 ♦ 0/6 ◊ 1/10 ♦ 1/5 8
3 Chandler,Murray G ENG 2540g ♦ ½/25 ◊ 0/12 ♦ 1/41 ◊ 1/32 ♦ 1/39 ◊ 1/8 ♦ ½/20 ◊ ½/5 ♦ 1/19 ◊ 1/6 ♦ ½/1 8
4 Plaskett,H James ENG 2470m ♦ 0/36 ◊ 1/33 ♦ 0/17 ◊ 1/57 ♦ 1/46 ◊ 1/38 ♦ 1/13 ◊ 1/20 ♦ 1/15 ◊ 0/1 ◊ 1/14 8
5 Thipsay,Praveen Mahadeo IND 2445m ◊ 1/56 ♦ 0/40 ◊ 1/14 ♦ 1/43 ◊ 1/6 ◊ 1/9 ♦ 0/1 ♦ ½/3 ◊ 1/17 ♦ 1/7 ◊ 0/2
6 Hodgson,Julian M ENG 2450m ♦ 1/17 ◊ 1/29 ♦ ½/8 ◊ ½/13 ♦ 0/5 ◊ 1/36 ♦ ½/19 ◊ 1/12 ◊ 1/2 ♦ 0/3 ◊ ½/11 7
7 Miles,Anthony J ENG 2565g ♦ ½/12 ◊ 1/25 ♦ 1/39 ◊ 0/8 ♦ 1/37 ◊ 1/23 ♦ 1/11 ◊ ½/15 ♦ 0/1 ◊ 0/5 ♦ 1/22 7
8 Hjorth,Greg AUS 2440f ◊ 1/33 ♦ 1/36 ◊ ½/6 ♦ 1/7 ◊ ½/2 ♦ 0/3 ◊ 0/15 ♦ ½/29 ◊ ½/26 ♦ 1/27 ◊ 1/21 7
9 Hebden,Mark L ENG 2480m ◊ 1/54 ♦ 1/10 ◊ ½/35 ♦ ½/20 ◊ 1/15 ♦ 0/5 ◊ ½/24 ♦ 0/14 ◊ 1/29 ◊ 1/16 ♦ ½/13 7
10 Basman,Michael John ENG 2390m ◊ 1/48 ◊ 0/9 ♦ 1/42 ◊ ½/37 ♦ 1/13 ♦ 0/20 ◊ ½/16 ◊ 1/38 ♦ 1/11 ♦ 0/2 ◊ 1/15 7
11 Watson,William N ENG 2450m ◊ 1/44 ♦ 1/46 ◊ 1/40 ♦ ½/15 ◊ ½/35 ♦ ½/2 ◊ 0/7 ♦ 1/24 ◊ 0/10 ◊ 1/19 ♦ ½/6 7
12 Arkell,Keith C ENG 2345 ◊ ½/7 ♦ 1/3 ◊ 0/2 ◊ ½/62 ♦ ½/22 ♦ 1/56 ◊ 1/18 ♦ 0/6 ◊ 1/35 ♦ ½/15 ◊ 1/20 7
13 Ravisekhar,Raja IND 2430m ◊ 1/53 ♦ 1/50 ◊ ½/20 ♦ ½/6 ◊ 0/10 ♦ 1/43 ◊ 0/4 ♦ ½/23 ◊ 1/31 ♦ 1/17 ◊ ½/9 7
14 Howell,James C ENG 2340 ♦ 0/1 ◊ 1/57 ♦ 0/5 ◊ ½/27 ♦ 1/59 ♦ 1/28 ◊ 1/49 ◊ 1/9 ♦ ½/16 ◊ 1/20 ♦ 0/4 7
15 Strauss,David USA 2425m ♦ 1/57 ◊ 1/1 ♦ 1/22 ◊ ½/11 ♦ 0/9 ◊ 1/16 ♦ 1/8 ♦ ½/7 ◊ 0/4 ◊ ½/12 ♦ 0/10
16 King,Daniel J ENG 2435m ◊ 1/27 ♦ ½/21 ◊ 1/30 ♦ 0/2 ◊ 1/49 ♦ 0/15 ♦ ½/10 ◊ 1/39 ◊ ½/14 ♦ 0/9 ◊ 1/33
17 Conquest,Stuart ENG 2300f ◊ 0/6 ♦ 1/60 ◊ 1/4 ♦ 1/31 ◊ ½/20 ♦ 0/24 ♦ 1/21 ◊ 1/35 ♦ 0/5 ◊ 0/13 ♦ 1/39
18 Murshed,Niaz BAN 2405m ♦ 0/21 ◊ 1/27 ♦ ½/58 ◊ 0/23 ♦ 1/47 ◊ 1/37 ♦ 0/12 ◊ ½/25 ♦ ½/33 ◊ 1/36 ♦ 1/32
19 Bellin,Robert ENG 2370m ♦ ½/58 ◊ ½/42 ♦ ½/23 ◊ ½/63 ♦ 1/30 ◊ 1/62 ◊ ½/6 ♦ 1/26 ◊ 0/3 ♦ 0/11 ◊ 1/28
20 Martin,Andrew D ENG 2445f ♦ 1/23 ◊ 1/32 ♦ ½/13 ◊ ½/9 ♦ ½/17 ◊ 1/10 ◊ ½/3 ♦ 0/4 ◊ 1/24 ♦ 0/14 ♦ 0/12 6
21 Jackson,Sheila ENG 2190wm ◊ 1/18 ◊ ½/16 ♦ 0/38 ◊ 1/22 ♦ ½/26 ♦ ½/49 ◊ 0/17 ♦ ½/28 ◊ 1/40 ◊ 1/39 ♦ 0/8 6
22 Kosten,Anthony C ENG 2420f ◊ ½/30 ♦ 1/52 ◊ 0/15 ♦ 0/21 ◊ ½/12 ♦ 1/42 ◊ 1/43 ♦ ½/31 ◊ ½/27 ♦ 1/26 ◊ 0/7 6
23 Gallagher,Joseph G ENG 2295 ◊ 0/20 ♦ 1/64 ◊ ½/19 ♦ 1/18 ◊ 1/28 ♦ 0/7 ♦ 0/26 ◊ ½/13 ♦ ½/38 ♦ 1/35 ◊ ½/24 6
24 Lawton,Geoffrey W ENG 2385 ♦ 0/63 ◊ ½/51 ♦ 1/47 ◊ 1/58 ♦ ½/38 ◊ 1/17 ♦ ½/9 ◊ 0/11 ♦ 0/20 ◊ 1/42 ♦ ½/23 6
25 Hawksworth,John C ENG 2340f ◊ ½/3 ♦ 0/7 ◊ 1/45 ♦ 0/28 ◊ 1/50 ♦ ½/31 ◊ ½/40 ♦ ½/18 ♦ ½/48 ◊ ½/37 ◊ ½/26
26 Levitt,Jonathan ENG 2370 ◊ 0/50 ♦ 1/53 ◊ ½/43 ♦ ½/30 ◊ ½/21 ♦ 1/34 ◊ 1/23 ◊ 0/19 ♦ ½/8 ◊ 0/22 ♦ ½/25
27 Granat,Russell ENG (2265) ♦ 0/16 ♦ 0/18 ◊ 1/64 ♦ ½/14 ◊ 0/34 ◊ 1/59 ♦ 1/32 ◊ 1/37 ♦ ½/22 ◊ 0/8 ♦ ½/29
28 Johansen,Darryl Keith AUS 2440m ♦ ½/47 ◊ 0/37 ♦ 1/51 ◊ 1/25 ♦ 0/23 ◊ 0/14 ♦ 1/41 ◊ ½/21 ♦ ½/36 ◊ 1/48 ♦ 0/19
29 Ravikumar,Vaidyanathan IND 2385m ◊ 1/60 ♦ 0/6 ◊ 1/56 ♦ 0/36 ◊ 0/43 ♦ 1/48 ◊ 1/30 ◊ ½/8 ♦ 0/9 ♦ ½/34 ◊ ½/27
30 Yeo,Michael J ENG 2205 ♦ ½/22 ◊ 1/61 ♦ 0/16 ◊ ½/26 ◊ 0/19 ♦ 1/54 ♦ 0/29 ◊ 0/32 ◊ 1/49 ♦ 1/47 ◊ ½/34
31 Hartston,William Roland ENG 2440m ♦ ½/41 ◊ 1/47 ♦ ½/37 ◊ 0/17 ♦ ½/63 ◊ ½/25 ♦ 1/36 ◊ ½/22 ♦ 0/13 ◊ 0/32 ♦ 1/48
32 Mithrakanth,Poorna Sharma IND 2365 ◊ 1/64 ♦ 0/20 ◊ ½/50 ♦ 0/3 ◊ 0/56 ♦ 1/57 ◊ 0/27 ♦ 1/30 ◊ 1/44 ♦ 1/31 ◊ 0/18
33 Baker,Chris W ENG 2235 ♦ 0/8 ♦ 0/4 ◊ ½/60 ♦ ½/52 ◊ 1/64 ◊ 0/46 ♦ 1/58 ♦ 1/49 ◊ ½/18 ◊ 1/38 ♦ 0/16
34 Davies,Nigel Rodney ENG 2340m ♦ ½/62 ◊ 0/38 ♦ ½/48 ◊ ½/42 ♦ 1/27 ◊ 0/26 ♦ 0/47 ◊ 1/51 ♦ 1/45 ◊ ½/29 ♦ ½/30
35 Botterill,George Steven WLS 2430m ♦ 1/51 ◊ 1/63 ♦ ½/9 ◊ 1/38 ♦ ½/11 ◊ ½/1 ◊ 0/2 ♦ 0/17 ♦ 0/12 ◊ 0/23 ♦ ½/42 5
36 Carr,Neil L ENG 2310 ◊ 1/4 ◊ 0/8 ♦ 1/61 ◊ 1/29 ♦ 0/1 ♦ 0/6 ◊ 0/31 ♦ 1/46 ◊ ½/28 ♦ 0/18 ◊ ½/44 5
37 Morrison,Graham SCO 2335f ◊ ½/2 ♦ 1/28 ◊ ½/31 ♦ ½/10 ◊ 0/7 ♦ 0/18 ◊ 1/56 ♦ 0/27 ◊ ½/41 ♦ ½/25 ♦ ½/45 5
38 Flear,Glenn C ENG 2455m ◊ ½/43 ♦ 1/34 ◊ 1/21 ♦ 0/35 ◊ ½/24 ♦ 0/4 ◊ 1/44 ♦ 0/10 ◊ ½/23 ♦ 0/33 ◊ ½/41 5
39 Vaidya,Arun B IND 2370 ◊ ½/52 ♦ 1/45 ◊ 0/7 ♦ 1/50 ◊ 0/3 ♦ ½/44 ◊ 1/46 ♦ 0/16 ◊ 1/47 ♦ 0/21 ◊ 0/17 5
40 McNab,Colin Anderson SCO 2370f ♦ 1/59 ◊ 1/5 ♦ 0/11 ◊ 0/1 ♦ 0/62 ◊ 1/61 ♦ ½/25 ◊ ½/47 ♦ 0/21 ♦ ½/41 ◊ ½/43 5
41 Watts,David ENG (2240) ◊ ½/31 ♦ 0/2 ◊ 0/3 ♦ ½/60 ♦ ½/57 ♦ 1/50 ◊ 0/28 ♦ 1/52 ♦ ½/37 ◊ ½/40 ♦ ½/38 5
42 Clarke,Thomas M IRL (2080) ◊ ½/49 ♦ ½/19 ◊ 0/10 ♦ ½/34 ◊ 0/44 ◊ 0/22 ♦ 1/57 ♦ 1/56 ◊ 1/46 ♦ 0/24 ◊ ½/35 5
43 Lane,Gary William ENG 2310 ♦ ½/38 ◊ 1/62 ♦ ½/26 ◊ 0/5 ♦ 1/29 ◊ 0/13 ♦ 0/22 ◊ 0/48 ♦ 1/61 ◊ ½/51 ♦ ½/40 5
44 Dawson,Craig R ENG 2300 ♦ 0/11 ◊ ½/59 ♦ 0/62 ◊ 1/55 ♦ 1/42 ◊ ½/39 ♦ 0/38 ◊ ½/45 ♦ 0/32 ◊ 1/52 ♦ ½/36 5
45 Thomas,Nicholas A ENG (2040) ♦ ½/61 ◊ 0/39 ♦ 0/25 ◊ 0/47 ♦ ½/51 ♦ 1/64 ◊ 1/53 ♦ ½/44 ◊ 0/34 ♦ 1/56 ◊ ½/37 5
46 Parameswaran,Tiruchi N IND 2365m ♦ 1/55 ◊ 0/11 ♦ 0/1 ◊ 1/48 ◊ 0/4 ♦ 1/33 ♦ 0/39 ◊ 0/36 ♦ 0/42 ◊ 1/59 ♦ ½/51
47 Giulian,Philip Maurice SCO (2230) ◊ ½/28 ♦ 0/31 ◊ 0/24 ♦ 1/45 ◊ 0/18 ♦ 1/52 ◊ 1/34 ♦ ½/40 ♦ 0/39 ◊ 0/30 ◊ ½/53
48 Fuller,Keith ENG (2175) ♦ 0/10 ♦ ½/54 ◊ ½/34 ♦ 0/46 ◊ 1/55 ◊ 0/29 ♦ 1/61 ♦ 1/43 ◊ ½/25 ♦ 0/28 ◊ 0/31
49 Hawkes,Robert CAN 2365f ♦ ½/42 ◊ ½/58 ♦ ½/63 ◊ 1/59 ♦ 0/16 ◊ ½/21 ♦ 0/14 ◊ 0/33 ♦ 0/30 ◊ ½/55 ♦ 1/60
50 Buchanan,Walter F SCO (2160) ♦ 1/26 ◊ 0/13 ♦ ½/32 ◊ 0/39 ♦ 0/25 ◊ 0/41 ♦ ½/55 ◊ ½/61 ♦ ½/64 ◊ ½/58 ♦ 1/57
51 O'Hara,Michael J ENG (2215) ◊ 0/35 ♦ ½/24 ◊ 0/28 ♦ 0/64 ◊ ½/45 ♦ ½/60 ◊ 1/54 ♦ 0/34 ◊ 1/53 ♦ ½/43 ◊ ½/46
52 Freeman,Richard CP ENG (2095) ♦ ½/39 ◊ 0/22 ♦ 0/57 ◊ ½/33 ♦ ½/53 ◊ 0/47 ♦ 1/64 ◊ 0/41 ◊ 1/54 ♦ 0/44 ♦ ½/55 4
53 Waddingham,Graham A ENG 2215 ♦ 0/13 ◊ 0/26 ♦ ½/55 ♦ ½/54 ◊ ½/52 ◊ ½/58 ♦ 0/45 ◊ ½/59 ♦ 0/51 ◊ 1/64 ♦ ½/47 4
54 Dunnington,Angus J ENG 2325 ♦ 0/9 ◊ ½/48 ♦ 0/59 ◊ ½/53 ♦ 1/58 ◊ 0/30 ♦ 0/51 ◊ ½/55 ♦ 0/52 ◊ ½/61 ♦ 1/64 4
55 Shaw,Robert ENG (2050) ◊ 0/46 ♦ 0/56 ◊ ½/53 ♦ 0/44 ♦ 0/48 ◊ 1/by ◊ ½/50 ♦ ½/54 ◊ ½/60 ♦ ½/49 ◊ ½/52 4
56 Hasan,Younus BAN 2290 ♦ 0/5 ◊ 1/55 ♦ 0/29 ◊ ½/61 ♦ 1/32 ◊ 0/12 ♦ 0/37 ◊ 0/42 ♦ ½/59 ◊ 0/45 ♦ ½/58
57 Levene,Mark NZL 2205 ◊ 0/15 ♦ 0/14 ◊ 1/52 ♦ 0/4 ◊ ½/41 ◊ 0/32 ◊ 0/42 ◊ ½/64 ♦ 1/58 ♦ ½/60 ◊ 0/50
58 James,Stephen C WLS (2140) ◊ ½/19 ♦ ½/49 ◊ ½/18 ♦ 0/24 ◊ 0/54 ♦ ½/53 ◊ 0/33 ♦ ½/60 ◊ 0/57 ♦ ½/50 ◊ ½/56
59 Garwell,Jane WLS 2100 ◊ 0/40 ♦ ½/44 ◊ 1/54 ♦ 0/49 ◊ 0/14 ♦ 0/27 ◊ ½/60 ♦ ½/53 ◊ ½/56 ♦ 0/46 ♦ ½/61
60 Prettejohn,Michael Hugh WLS (2145) ♦ 0/29 ◊ 0/17 ♦ ½/33 ◊ ½/41 ♦ 0/61 ◊ ½/51 ♦ ½/59 ◊ ½/58 ♦ ½/55 ◊ ½/57 ◊ 0/49
61 Crouch,Colin S ENG 2360 ◊ ½/45 ♦ 0/30 ◊ 0/36 ♦ ½/56 ◊ 1/60 ♦ 0/40 ◊ 0/48 ♦ ½/50 ◊ 0/43 ♦ ½/54 ◊ ½/59
62 Mestel,A Jonathan ENG 2545g ◊ ½/34 ♦ 0/43 ◊ 1/44 ♦ ½/12 ◊ 1/40 ♦ 0/19 withdrew ill 3 / 6
63 Hawthorne,John P ENG (2150) ◊ 1/24 ♦ 0/35 ◊ ½/49 ♦ ½/19 ◊ ½/31 withdrew ill 2½ / 5
64 Needham,Teresa ENG 2075 ♦ 0/32 ◊ 0/23 ♦ 0/27 ◊ 1/51 ♦ 0/33 ◊ 0/45 ◊ 0/52 ♦ ½/57 ◊ ½/50 ♦ 0/53 ◊ 0/54 2

Players without FIDE ratings have their national rating/converted grade shown in brackets.

GM norm: Nigel Short
IM norms: Keith Arkell (2nd), James Howell (1st)
WGM norm: Sheila Jackson


1984 British Ladies' Chess Championship (7 rounds, 4-10 August)

1984 British Ladies Championship Nat'y Elo/BCF 1 2 3 4 5 6 7  Total 
1 Bhagyashree Sathe IND   1/7 1/8 ◊ ½/5 1/9 ½/2 ½/4 1/12
2 Vasanti Unni * IND 1970wm 1/6 1/18 1/9 ½/12 ½/1 1/5 ½/3
3 Rani Hamid BAN 2135 0/14 1/13 1/20 1/8 ♦ ½/4 1/12 ½/2 5
4 Rohini Khadilkar IND 2115wm 1/11 ½/12 ◊ 1/7 ½/5 ◊ ½/3 ½/1 1/9 5
5 Jayshree Khadilkar IND 1970wm 1/19 1/20 ♦ ½/1 ½/4 ½/12 0/2 1/13
6 Rani C Jackson ** ENG   0/2 0/10 ½/19 1/22 1/11 ½/7 1/14 4
7 Dinah Norman *** ENG 2015 0/1 1/19 ♦ 0/4 1/18 ½/8 ½/6 1/15 4
8 Jean Rogers ENG 1855 1/22 0/1 1/16 0/3 ½/7 1/18 ½/10 4
9 (Patricia) Anne Sunnucks ENG 1970wm 1/15 1/14 0/2 0/1 1/20 1/10 0/4 4
10 Rowena Mary Bruce ENG 1945wm 0/12 1/6 ½/18 1/11 ½/13 0/9 ½/8
11 Carol Gorman ENG 140 0/4 ½/15 1/22 0/10 0/6 1/19 1/18
12 Carey Groves ENG 1930 1/10 ½/4 1/14 ½/2 ½/5 0/3 0/1
13 Lynne Morrison SCO 1870 ½/16 0/3 1/15 1/17 ½/10 ½/14 0/5
14 Olive Chataway ENG 1905 1/3 0/9 0/12 1/16 ½/15 ½/13 0/6 3
15 Louise McDonald AUS   0/9 ½/11 0/13 1/19 ½/14 1/20 0/7 3
16 Patricia Thackray ENG   ½/13 ½/22 0/8 0/14 0/19 1/21 1/17 3
17 Wendy Bradley ENG   0/20 ½/bye 1/21 0/13 0/18 1/22 0/16
18 Daphne Garland ENG   1/23 0/2 ½/10 0/7 1/17 0/8 0/11
19 Christine Harvey ENG   0/5 0/7 ½/6 0/15 1/16 0/11 1/20
20 Susan Scott ENG   1/17 0/5 0/3 1/21 0/9 0/15 0/19 2
21 Michele Carvalho ENG 111 - ½/bye 0/17 0/20 1/22 0/16 -
22 Jo Anne Frend ENG   0/8 ½/16 0/11 0/6 0/21 0/17 - ½
23 Sophia Gorman ENG   0/18 withdrew
0

* formerly Khadilkar
** formerly Chakrabarti
*** formerly Wright, née Dobson


1984 MAJOR OPEN TOURNAMENT (11 round Swiss)

Rank Major Open (11 rounds)  Total 
1-3 Karl Bowden (Brentwood), Andrew CL Dyson (Leeds), Malcolm Pein (London) §
4-6 Leontxo García (Spain), Erik OMC Teichmann (Cambridge), Alex Kuznecov (Canada) 8
7-17 P. Clemance, Chris M Cooley, John C Henshaw, Nicholas W Ivell, G. Krahenbuhl, Feliks Kwiatkowski, Andrew P Lewis, Jeremy Menadue, Bart-Piet Mulder (NED), Simon J Roe, Tim Wall
18-23 Chris KD Holland, Stuart Niman, I. Oei, Suri Rodericks, Ian Thomas, Tom Wiley 7
24-36 Gareth Anthony, John Burke, David Coleman, Miles Cowling, Brian Dabulawicus, A. Dempsey, Brian J Denman, Keith Escott, G. Kendal, Kenneth W Lloyd, D(avid?) McDonald, R. Weisshaupt, Clare E Whitehead
37-50 Michael Adams, Gavin Crawley, Michael T Hennigan, Oliver Jackson, Byron Jacobs, David James, Brian Jones, Simon Le Blancq, R. Lutz, Ian McAllan, M. Nimtz, Luke Rutherford, David Stewardson, John N Sugden 6
51-71 Chris B Baker, R Alan Barton, William Clark, P. Edwards, A. Faller, Julian T Farrand, T. Hazdra, M. Herzog, Gary Kenworthy, T. Lane, Edward Lee, Paul Madden, Guy Mason, Ivan J Myall, Frank Parr, Mark Sampson, Chris Sherwood, Andrew P Smith, 'B' Super Constellation, David Tebb, Leon Wooldridge
72-79 Martin Buckmaster, M. Cerf, Chris Dunworth, Graeme McCormick, Tyson Mordue, Hugh Murphy, Maurice J Staples, Chris Timmins 5
80-95 R. Cerf, P(eter?) Coleman, P. Dean, T. Glass, Jan Gorgol, Glenn House, Tony Hynes, N. Jackson, Ian Kelly, Mark Lyell, Dominic Mackle, Robin Moss, Stephen Mulligan, Philip Needham, Les Smart, S. Woodhouse
96-106 Colin Costello, Alison Coull, D Michael Denison, Gary Dormand, David Fryer, A. House, R. Jackson, P. Maybury, Nigel Moyse, Aaron Summerscale, 'A' Super Constellation 4
107-109 A. Forbes, 'A' Superstar, P. Weill
110-114 S. Barnes, S. Green, P. Roberts, T. Sigwalt, Henry Williams 3
115 'B' Superstar
116 M. Gribbin 2
withdrawals C. Sinclair 2½/10; David Springgay (ill) 5½/10; Alec J Aslett 3/9; David Parr 5½/9; I. Cumming ½/5: A. Mukherjee 0/3  

§ Bowden, Dyson and Pein qualified for the 1985 British Championship


1984 BRITISH VETERANS' CHAMPIONSHIP (11-round Swiss)

1= Harry Golombek (Chalfont St. Giles), Philip C Hoad (Chester) 8½; 3= A. Challis (Lewes), R. White (Lingfield) 7; 5= Ronald M Bruce, Harry I Woolverton 6½; 7= Donald Andrew, John B Hawson 6; 9= Dr Eric N Bramley, (William) Ritson Morry, Reginald C Noel-Johnson, E. Oliver 5½; 13= John Cotterell, J. Manners, (David) Bernard Scott 5; 16= George W Rutland, Roy A Wagstaff 4½; 18 R. W. Stevenson 4; 19 J. Richmond 2½; 20 E. Dixon 1½.

1984 BRITISH UNDER-21 CHAMPIONSHIP (11 round Swiss)

1 Stuart C BROWN (Hull) 9½; 2 Neil FOX (Maidstone) 9; 3 Mark WHEELER (Walsall) 8½; 4 Chris HAWTHORNE (Paignton) 7½; 5 John Sachs 7; 6= Nigel Aldritt, John Duggan, Ali Mortazavi 6; 9= William Clark, J. Llewellyn, C. Young 5½; 12 Peter D Kemp 5; 13= S. Barnes, R. Whitehouse 4½; 15= Benedict Hirsch, Timothy Wainwright 3½; 17 Philip Nizetic 2.

Stuart Brown wins a place in next year's British Championship.

1984 BRITISH UNDER-18 CHAMPIONSHIP (11 round Swiss)

1= Neil CRICKMORE (Plymouth), Neil McDONALD (Gravesend) 8; 3= Mark THORNTON (Newcastle upon Tyne), Paul HAMPTON (Cumbernauld) 7½; 5 Philip Hughes 7; 6= Andrew Dunn, Simon Lazarus, Jeremy Sharp 6½; 9= Robert Eames, S. Hood, Ray Sayers, Sukh Jinder Singh 6; 13= J. Clark, Roger Coathup, Andrew Harley, M. Ledbury, Andrew Osborne, Martin Smith, Keith Walker 5½; 20 Don Mason 5; 21 Aaron Rose 4½; 22 P. Hollister 4; 23 D. Richardson 3½; 24 S. Penfold 3; 25 A. Hughes 2½; 26 R. Watson ½.

1984 BRITISH UNDER-16 CHAMPIONSHIP (11 round Swiss)

1-2 Philip ROSSITER (Portsmouth), Chris WARD (Sevenoaks) 8½; 3= Niall CARTON (Newcastle, Co. Down), Martin HAZELTON (Durham) 8; 5= Mandy Hepworth, Sukh Dave Singh 7; 7= Graham Burgess, John Carlin, Paul Dargan, Salim Khan, Richard Nash, Gavin Wall, David Wood, Sean Elliott, Andrew Stone, Nick von Schlippe 6½; 17= Iain Galloway, Kenneth Glass, Paul Mukherjee, Michael Ross, Andy Talbot, Julian Way 6; 23= S(tephen?) Calvert, M. Collins, Andrew Daley, John Fowler, Mark Graves, Ian Sim, C(hris?) Sims 5½; 30= Michael Arundale, Jeffrey Baillie, Sarah C Christopher, Kevin Denny, Paul Georghiou, Kieran Greer, Sampson Low, N. MacFarlane, Paul New 5; 39= Lorian Cunningham, S. Wade, Peter Winn 4½; 42= Guy Bailey, Paul C Stokes, Peter Whalley 4; 45 Chris Walker 3½; 46 Katie Keehner 2; 47 J. Barnes 1½.

1984 BRITISH UNDER-14 CHAMPIONSHIP (11 round Swiss)

1-2 Dale JAMES (Oldham), Stephen McQUILLAN (Airdrie) 8; 3= David CRAGGS (Leeds), Tim KENDALL (Plymouth) 7½; 5= James Cavendish, Jonathan Hutchings, Gary Quillan 7; 8= Ben Beake, Chris Duncan, Nicholas Funnell, Rajeev Thacker 6½; 12= Richard Lewis, Roy Phillips, Diarmuid Simpson 6; 15= James Arney, Lawrence Cooper, Devesh Mehta, Stephen Mitchell, Daniel O'Farrell, J. Schumann, R. Singh, A. Wright 5½; 23= Julia Baxendine, T. Bloom, Deborah Johnson, K. Lipman 5; 27= Alison Bell, Gideon [Zak] Summerscale, R. Symonds, M. Winn 4½; 31 Nancy Jones 4; 32= J. Gregg, J. Hammond 2½.

1984 BRITISH UNDER-12 CHAMPIONSHIP (8 round Swiss)

1= James AKEHURST (Hartlepool), Mark WALKER (Southampton) 7; 3= Robert AKEHURST (Hartlepool), Daniel ALDRIDGE (Bournemouth), A. GRAHAM (Hartlepool) 6; 6= Oliver Duncan, A. Pickering, Andrew Webster 5½; 9= Claire Ashby, Damon Cook, Paul Hennigan, Edward Newman, Jonathan Rogers 5; 14= Roger Beckett, Edward Godber, Edward Holland, J. Jackson, Lee Jones, J. Maxwell-Scott, John Pillay, S. Singhal 4½; 22= Ann-Marie Ashby, David Deacon, M. Eastwood, Jason Glass, Jonathan Beighton, Demis Hassapis, J. West, Philip Whitworth, David Essex 4; 31= N. Overy, A. Priyasantha, Ilan Rubin, B. Sabaratnam, Andrew Keehner, D. Rahamim 3½; 37= R. Hampton, T. Hoxey, M. Osmond, Rosemary Rahamim, Donna Pothecary 3; 42= S. Carter, G. Friend, R. Vaughan, J. Bailey 2½; 46= N. Butterill, David Hennigan, M. Smith 2; 49 S. Barclay 1½; 50 E. Dean 1.

1984 BRITISH UNDER-11 CHAMPIONSHIP (8 round Swiss)

1 Matthew SADLER (Chatham) 7; 2 Mark WALKER (Southampton) 6½; 3= Simon PAIN (Glossop), Oliver WORSFOLD (Basingstoke) 6; 5= R. Birks, G. Griggs, Gareth Haslinger, Paul Hennigan, S. Hind, Peter Jowett, Andrew Keehner, C. Wolstencroft 5½; 13= Caspar Bates, Nigel Callow, Demis Hassapis, Harry Lamb jnr, Jonathan Pain, Adrian Vetta, Michael Watts 5; 20= Cathy Haslinger, J. Hayes, Daniel Keegan, Dharshan Kumaran, Donna Pothecary, James Poulton, Daniel Triggs, Andrew Webster 4½; 28= A. Billbeck, Benedict Duncan, A. Green, Steve Hampton, Emilia Holland, Lee Jones, C. Lysons, John Merriman, J. Scott, R. Sherlock, P. Vetta 4; 39= N. Arnsby, A. Chandler, K. Frisby, Clare Joy 3½; 43= I. Casewell, K. Cormack, A. Crocker, R. Edwards, J. Fletcher, D. Golechha, Caroline Green, D. Harvey, David Oates, Genevieve O'Farrell, Antranig M Basman 3, 54= J. Bailey, T. Garrett, C. Ord 2½; 57= M. Garrett, S. Longley, J. Low, Sebastian Sinclair 2; 61 David Hennigan 1; 62 M. Crocker 0.

1984 BRITISH UNDER-9 CHAMPIONSHIP (7 round Swiss)

1 David ESSEX (Louth) 6; 2= Caspar BATES (London), Dharshan KUMARAN (Harrow), SELIM (London) 5½; 5= A. Crocker, K. Rist, D. Woods 5; 8= M. Jacob, D. Janew, L. Jupp, D. Rahamin, R(ichard?) Wiltshire 4½; 13= M. Francis, Caroline Green, L. Healy, Sarah Joy, Paul V Griffiths 4; 18= Stephen Calderwood, M. Crocker, Simon Florence, Daniel Rosenberg 3½; 22= K. Fullen, A. Hards, David Hennigan, G. Hodgett, Emilia Holland, A. Jupp, Jonathan Lewis, Kublai Hoare, L. Fishburn 3; 31= C. Francis, S. Longley 2½; 33= P. Janew, W. Rawlings, S. Rose, M. Rowe, A. Wright, L. Johnston 2; 39 S. Huth 1.

1984 BRITISH GIRLS' CHAMPIONSHIPS

These titles were awarded to the girls with the highest scores in the respective open Championships:
U-16 Mandy Hepworth
U-14 Julia Baxendine and Deborah Johnson
U-12 Claire Ashby
U-11 Donna Pothecary and Cathy Haslinger
U-9 Sarah Joy and Caroline Green.

The U-18 girls' title was uncontested for the first time in its history, war years excepted.


STAUNTON TOURNAMENT ('First-Class' – all-play-all)

1 Stephen Chivers (Bournemouth) 8; 2 Jim Timperley (Crawley) 7½; 3= David Tuddenham (Dover), N. Capey (Farnborough, Hants) 6½; 5 R. Harrison 6; 6= R. Williams, J. Haigh 5½; 8= Jack Spiegel, R. Amram 5; 10 D. Woodruff 4½; 11= Roger Hardy, T. Burt 3.

BLACKBURNE TOURNAMENT (all-play-all)

1= Tony Wheatley (London), R. Coles (Bedford), Douglas Finnie (Glasgow) 8; 4 M. Hughes (Kings Lynn) 6½; 5= R. Brindley, A. DiBuccianico 6; 7= Alan Gregg, B. Marshall 5½; 9 Robert Noyce 4½; 10 Peter Morrey 3½; 11= Ken Clow, P. Stokes 2½.

SOANES TOURNAMENT (All-play-all)

1 Marc Shaw (Harrow) 7½; 2 R. Saunders (Worthing) 7; 3 G. White (Harrow) 5½; 4= J. Stephenson (Morpeth), Paul Dansey (St. Neots) 5; 6= M. Hooper, H James Draisey, A. Henry 4½; 9= P. Statham, A(ndrew?) MacMillan 4; 11 J. Vaughan 3.

ATKINS TOURNAMENT (all-play-all)

1= D. Macindoe (Dagenham), D. Maclean (London) 9; 3 E. Knapp (London) 7; 4= John Calvert (Nottingham), (George) Alec Boswell (Liverpool) 6½; 6 A. Doel 6; 7= J. Borrill, S. Matthews 5½; 9 David Everitt 4½; 10 P. Geall 4; 11 A. Galloway 3½; 12 Gregory Melitus 0.

(other events not reported in the BCF Yearbook but first prize winners are listed in the tournament bulletin...)

​5 Day Week 1

Double Round: Allan Beardsworth (Warrington) 7½/9
A.M: Gerard Hayes (Ilford) 4½/5
P.M: C. Hann (Hastings), A. Smith (Arundel) 4/5
Evening Special: M. Hughes (Sutton Bridge) 4/5

5 Day Week 2

Double Round: Peter de la Mothe (London), John D Blore (Salop) 6½/9
A.M: Mark Rich? (Hastings) 4½/5
P.M. Chris Gant (Stafford) 4½/5
All-Play-All: A* Webster (Sutton), K. Francis (West Bromwich) 3½/5 (* not known if Alec or Andrew)

Grieveson Grant Quickplay: James Howell (Harrogate) 7/7, Byron Jacobs, Graham Waddingham 6/7
Grading Prizes: I. Oei, A. Anthony, Tim Kendall, Heidi Heron

Week-End Swisses

Intermediate: Mark Lyell (Uxbridge) 5½/6
Minor: Rob Willmoth (London) 6/6

Evening Speed Events

1st Event Simon Roe (Dunstable) 5/5
2nd Event Paul Georghiou (London), Chris Dunworth (Nottingham) 5/5
3rd Event Keith Arkell (Birmingham) 5/5


REPORT ON THE 71st ANNUAL BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS [1984/85 BCF Yearbook - written by Stewart Reuben]

Held at the Brighton Centre, 30 July to 11 August 1984

Sponsored by Grieveson, Grant and Co.

Any way you care to turn we broke all records this year. A total of 765 people entered, leading to 808 tournament entries with duplications as compared to 621 last year, a 30% increase. Yet this increase itself followed on a record entry in Southport 1983. Inescapably this must be due to players enjoying the ambience of the tournament more and more. That 808 figure still ignores entries for evening events and the Sunday quick-play tournament. It isn't clear how many extra people played in these events or came as spectators. However, according to my questionaire, it is clear we brought over 1400 people to Brighton when you include non-players.

Thus it is just as well the Brighton Centre is not only the highest quality venue we have ever had but also, at 20,000 sq. ft., the largest. Even then David Welch and I were left scratching our heads trying to work out how to fit everybody in and yet provide the maximum chance of seeing all the games in the Championship. With hindsight, perhaps we should have made that event more compact, reduced the visibility but also reduced the crowding by spectators.

The British Championship had 64 players and was overwhelmingly the strongest ever held. The competitors included 4 grandmasters, 1 gm elect, 18 international masters, 6 ims elect and 1 woman international master. Unhappily John Hawthorne had to withdraw after 5 rounds with chicken-pox and the current title-holder, Jonathan Mestel, after 6 rounds with pneumonia. The local hospital declared no convention had ever had such a bad record, Mark Walker broke a leg after finishing only a runner-up in the under 11s. He went on to a joint first in the under 12s!

As last year, Pravin Thipsay took the lead in the Championship at the end of the first week with 5/6 only to lose to the eventual winner early the next week. If this happens in 1985, he will presumably be allowed to claim a draw by repetition! The lead changed hands several times but eventually Nigel Short forged ahead to become the youngest ever British Champion. He met all his nearest rivals and in the process achieved an international grandmaster result, thus ensuring his award of the title in Greece later this year.

Sheila Jackson's score of 6/11 is probably the best ever performance by a British-born woman player. This was her second woman international grandmaster result and in the process she achieved a rating performance of 2429, gaining 51 rating points and scoring 4½/8 against international masters. International master results were attained by Keith Arkell (his second) and James Howell (his first).

The British Ladies' Championship was totally dominated by players from the lndian sub-continent. I hope to be able to take advantage of the presence of these players next year to convert the event into a title-norm tournament.

The British Veterans' Championship was graced by the presence of Harry Golombek for the first time. He led most of the way but Philip Hoad succeeded in catching him up in the last round to tie for the title. Thus Mr. Hoad completes a hat-trick of titles and remember it was only introduced in 1982!

The new British Under 12 and Under 9 Championships were highly successful with 50 and 40 entries respectively. I feel the result of the latter tournament was a little random and another round might have produced a different winner. Nonetheless all the players at the top were clearly experienced veterans and they look forward to challenging Philip Hoad in 2035.

The Major Open had a vastly increased prize fund with a first of £1000. This succeeded in attracting 122 players, an increase of 37 on 1983. It also resulted in a far stronger British entry than hitherto. However, fewer foreign players took part than in 1983 and the event failed to reach its break even point of 130 competitors. This despite a massive publicity campaign all over the world. We have yet to decide how to proceed in the future.

Five day tournaments with 2 rounds per day were another quite successful innovation. Fewer people participated in weekend Swisses (another new idea) than had been hoped but some potential customers may not have noticed they had been introduced and after all there are only a limited number of congress players in the country. To make up for this there was a novel type of entrant to the Major Open—four computers played. This provided few problems in such a large tournament; humans were able to opt out of playing these machines and perhaps we could not refuse them entry anyway. After all, the tournament was open to anybody.

The control team consisted of Paul Buswell, Harry Baines, Steve Boniface, Colin Clifton, Eric Croker, Simon Gillam, Sophia Gorman, Neil Graham, Frank Hatto, Mary Kerridge, Mary Kluth, Peter Purland, David Wallace, Paul Watson, David Welch with additional administrative help from Sue Cavendish and Veronica Walker. A truly national team with Frank Hatto from Wales and Simon Gillam and David Wallace from Scotland. We had an appeal for the first time for four years but this was so footling I am told I need not count this. The Appeal Committee just laughed when they had all the facts in front of them. The rising numbers and growing complexity of the congress put the control team under considerable strain but they coped magnificently.

Many of the special side events have now become so well established that they are just part of the accepted scene. John Littlewood and Graham Lee gave sterling service in their game commentaries, there was a film show, Bill Hartston gave away some of the secrets of the Master Game; there was an Any Questions session and a chess clinic; speed chess tournaments and simultaneous displays on several evenings. We lost the cricket match but I think I won at Crazy Lightning Chess – at any rate several people left that event trying to eat their Grieveson, Grant British Championships paper hats.

Next year we are off to Edinburgh and to herald that occasion we closed the prize-giving with a Scottish piper playing Auld Lang Syne. Edinburgh is Britain's premier tourist centre (apart from London), the accommodation is extremely reasonable and you could stay on for the Festival which starts the following day. If you travel from London, there will probably be a Grieveson, Grant British Rail Championship. Anybody reading the BCF Year Book should attend our major annual event. We hope to see you there.

STEWART REUBEN, Congress Director


[Excerpt from Michael Adams: Development of a Grandmaster by Bill & Michael Adams (Pergamon Chess, 1991): "Encouraged by the good results throughout the season, we decided that Michael should enter the Major Open at the BCF Championships at Brighton. It was not an easy decision to make. Looking back, we were attracted by the large injection of prize-money into the Major Open, while there was always the hope, no matter how remote, of qualifying for the following year's British Championships. On the other hand, even if he won the Under 14 event, it would not have benefited him very much in terms of improving his play and any other result would have been regarded as a failure. Nevertheless it was with some reluctance that we made our choice. A first round defeat by Brian Denman, who was a 200+ player, ensured that Michael was always struggling around the half way mark in a very strong field. He was in very good company, but it was not the sort of result we had hoped for. His best win was against Gavin Crawley (BCF 212), but overall his tournament grade was only 187. On the long drive back to Cornwall, we kept on trying to convince ourselves that we had made the right decision, saying that the experience would stand him in good stead in the future."


File updated
Date Notes
(some years ago) Uploaded all 347 games as a zipped file.
17 September 2020 All 347 games, plus 3 games from the British Ladies' Championship (as it was still styled). Added game viewer, crosstables and full results of other sections.
20 September 2020 A further 29 games from other sections, kindly supplied by Brian Denman. They include all his own games from the Major Open (including a win against a youthful Mickey Adams) and all fellow Sussex player John Henshaw's Major Open games. Thanks, Brian.
21 September 2020 An amusing oddity here: I marked two of the Major Open games yesterday as being played by a computer called BP Mulder (against Brian Denman and John Henshaw). My reason for so doing was that an online search for possible forenames of the player threw up this page, with details of a chess program called BP or Mulder BP. There were several other chess programs entered in this particular tournament so I assumed this was another one. But I was wrong – Brian Denman assures me that his opponent was a flesh and blood human being! (His full name turns out to be Bart-Piet Mulder from the Netherlands.) A clear case of adding two and two and making five on my part. Apologies to him and to Bart-Piet Mulder for presuming him to be digital rather than organic.