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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.

1997«     1998 Varsity Chess Match     »1999
Bd Oxford University Rating Nat 1998 Cambridge University Rating Nat
1b Dharshan Kumaran (Green) 2505g ENG 1-0 Mark Ferguson (Queens') 2410m ENG
2w Jonathan Rowson (Keble) 2485m SCO 1-0 Brian Kelly (Trinity) 2405 IRL
3b Boyan Tonkov (Jesus) 2320 BUL 0-1 Harriet Hunt (St John's) 2400wg ENG
4w Maxim Devereaux (Brasenose) 2215 ENG ½-½ Aron Cohen (Queens') 2265 ENG
5b Aleksandar Trifunovic (St Anne's) 2260 ENG ½-½ David M Moskovic (Queens') 2235 ENG
6w Oliver Rosten (Somerville) 2240 ENG 1-0 Jack Rudd (Girton) 2185 ENG
7b Joel Ouaknine (St Cross)     1-0 Ben Morgan (Magdalene)   ENG
8w Emily Howard (Lincoln) 2050 ENG 0-1 Stuart White (Jesus) 2030 ENG

"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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