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Tournament: 116th Varsity Match • Venue: RAC Club, Pall Mall, London • Date: 7 March 1998
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The 116th Varsity Chess Match between Oxford University and Cambridge University was held at the RAC Club, Pall Mall, London on 7 March 1998. The match sponsors were the Brain Trust Charity.

Bd Oxford University Rating Nat 1998 Cambridge University Rating Nat
1b Dharshan Kumaran (Green) 2505g ENG 1-0 Mark Ferguson (Queens') 2410 ENG
2w Jonathan Rowson (Keble) 2485 SCO 1-0 Brian Kelly (Trinity) 2390 IRL
3b Boyan Tonkov (Jesus) 2320 BUL 0-1 Harriet Hunt (St John's) 2390 ENG
4w Maxim Devereaux (Brasenose)   ENG ½-½ Aron Cohen (Queens')   ENG
5b Aleksandar Trifunovic (St Anne's)   ENG ½-½ David Moskovic (Queens')   ENG
6w Oliver Rosten (Somerville)   ENG 1-0 Jack Rudd (Girton)   ENG
7b Joel Ouaknine (St Cross)     1-0 Ben Morgan (Magdalene)   ENG
8w Emily Howard (Lincoln)   ENG 0-1 Stuart White (Jesus)   ENG
        5-3      

"Oxford defeated Cambridge in the annual Varsity match held March 7 at the RAC Club in Pall Mall, London. The event is supported, appropriately, by The Brain Trust Charity and author and lecturer on the brain Tony Buzan who has pledged his continued support for the event for the next decade. Oxford, slight favourites on paper, avenged their defeat of last year with an exciting 5-3 victory. The overall scores are now Cambridge 50 Oxford 49 with 17 matches drawn." (CHESS, May 1998, p17)

Rowson v Kelly, best game (Oxford), Hunt v Tonkov, best game (Cambridge) (source: CHESS)

N.B. Incomplete rating information - more ratings may be added later

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