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Player: Ronald Wilson (Ronnie) Ives (born 10 July 1923, died 13 February 1964)
79 games played 1952-1964 • Download PGNpage last edited Wednesday February 14, 2024 3:52 PM

Games and Chess Career of Ronald Wilson (Ronnie) Ives (born 10 July 1923, Pontefract, died 13 February 1964, Leeds)

Ronnie Ives's wife Jacoba (Cobie) Ives (née Rosema) was also a chess player. She was born in Groningen, Netherlands, on 9 February 1923 and died in London, 20 March 2020.

Ronnie and Cobie had three daughters. I am indebted to Ingrid Ives and the rest of Ronnie and Cobie's family for preserving their chess memorabilia, and then lending it to me for the creation of this page. Its inspiration was Ingrid's thread about her parents at the English Chess Forum. See also, the article on Ronnie & Cobie Ives which Ingrid Ives and I wrote for the July 2023 issue of CHESS Magazine. For this feature I have also drawn on information about Ronnie and Cobie posted at Steve Mann's Yorkshire Chess History website. JS.

Ronnie and Cobie Ives
Ronnie and Cobie Ives (reproduced by kind permission of the Ives family)


Yorkshire Evening Post Chess Column

Starting on 23 January 1958, Ronnie Ives contributed a weekly chess column to the Yorkshire Evening Post newspaper, featuring a puzzle, a report on chess in Yorkshire and often a game score. It appeared every Thursday. The Ives family kept a scrapbook of these columns, which I have scanned and digitised. The following table has links to these columns. (n.b. where a date is shown in brackets, either (a) the press cutting cannot be found in the Ives scrapbooks or (b) no column was published that week. Any help in locating missing columns would be greatly appreciated.)

1958
23 Jan 30 Jan 6 Feb 13 Feb 20 Feb 27 Feb 6 Mar 13 Mar
20 Mar 27 Mar 3 Apr 10 Apr 17 Apr 24 Apr 1 May 8 May
15 May 22 May 29 May 5 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jun 3 Jul
10 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 31 Jul 7 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug
4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 2 Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct
30 Oct 6 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 27 Nov 4 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec
25 Dec              
1959
1 Jan 8 Jan 15 Jan 22 Jan 29 Jan 5 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb
26 Feb 5 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 2 Apr 9 Apr 16 Apr
23 Apr 30 Apr 7 May 14 May 21 May 28 May 4 Jun 11 Jun
18 Jun (25 Jun) 2 Jul 9 Jul 16 Jul 23 Jul 30 Jul 6 Aug
13 Aug 20 Aug 27 Aug 3 Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24 Sep 1 Oct
8 Oct 15 Oct 22 Oct 29 Oct 5 Nov 12 Nov 19 Nov 26 Nov
3 Dec 10 Dec 17 Dec 24 Dec 31 Dec      
1960
7 Jan 14 Jan 21 Jan 28 Jan 4 Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 25 Feb
3 Mar 10 Mar 17 Mar 24 Mar 31 Mar 7 Apr 14 Apr 21 Apr
(28 Apr) 5 May 12 May 19 May 26 May 2 Jun 9 Jun 16 Jun
23 Jun 30 Jun 7 Jul 14 Jul 21 Jul 28 Jul 4 Aug 11 Aug
18 Aug 25 Aug 1 Sep 8 Sep 15 Sep 22 Sep 29 Sep 6 Oct
13 Oct 20 Oct 27 Oct 3 Nov 10 Nov 17 Nov 24 Nov 1 Dec
8 Dec 15 Dec 22 Dec 29 Dec        
1961
5 Jan 12 Jan 19 Jan 26 Jan 2 Feb 9 Feb 16 Feb 23 Feb
2 Mar 9 Mar 16 Mar 23 Mar 30 Mar 6 Apr 13 Apr 20 Apr
27 Apr 4 May 11 May 18 May 25 May 1 Jun 8 Jun 15 Jun
22 Jun 29 Jun 6 Jul 13 Jul 20 Jul 27 Jul 3 Aug 10 Aug
17 Aug 24 Aug 31 Aug 7 Sep 14 Sep 21 Sep 28 Sep 5 Oct
12 Oct (19 Oct) 26 Oct 2 Nov 9 Nov 16 Nov 23 Nov 30 Nov
7 Dec 14 Dec (21 Dec) 28 Dec        
1962
4 Jan 11 Jan 18 Jan 25 Jan 1 Feb 8 Feb 15 Feb 22 Feb
1 Mar 8 Mar 15 Mar 22 Mar 29 Mar 5 Apr 12 Apr 19 Apr
26 Apr 3 May 10 May 17 May 24 May 31 May 7 Jun (14 Jun)
21 Jun 28 Jun 5 Jul 12 Jul 19 Jul 26 Jul 2 Aug 9 Aug
16 Aug (23 Aug) 30 Aug 6 Sep 13 Sep 20 Sep 27 Sep 4 Oct
11 Oct 18 Oct 25 Oct 1 Nov 8 Nov (15 Nov) 22 Nov 29 Nov
6 Dec 13 Dec 20 Dec 27 Dec        
1963
3 Jan 10 Jan 17 Jan 24 Jan 31 Jan 7 Feb 14 Feb 21 Feb
28 Feb 7 Mar 14 Mar 21 Mar 28 Mar 4 Apr 11 Apr 18 Apr
25 Apr 2 May 9 May 16 May 23 May 30 May 6 Jun 13 Jun
20 Jun 27 Jun 4 Jul 11 Jul 18 Jul 25 Jul 1 Aug 8 Aug
15 Aug 22 Aug 29 Aug 5 Sep 12 Sep 19 Sep 26 Sep (3 Oct)
10 Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct 31 Oct 7 Nov 14 Nov 21 Nov 28 Nov
5 Dec 12 Dec 19 Dec 26 Dec        
1964
2 Jan 9 Jan (16 Jan) (23 Jan) 30 Jan (6 Feb) 13 Feb  

A date shown in brackets indicates that the press cutting is missing from the Ives scrapbooks (or possibly no column was published that week).
n.b. columns were numbered from 11 August 1960.


1957/58 Yorkshire Chess Championship Final

1957/58 Yorkshire
Chess Championship
1 2 3 4 5  Total 
 1  Raymond Brunton Edwards
&;
½ 1 1 1
2 Ronald Wilson Ives ½
&;
1 ½ 0 2
3 Boris Vladimirovic Petkevich 0 0
&;
1 1 2
4 Kenneth Beaumont 0 ½ 0
&;
1
5 Stanley Wilkinson 0 1 0 0
&;
1

1963/64 British Correspondence Chess Championship

1963/64 British Correspondence
Chess Championship
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11  Total 
1 Peter Brian Dodson
&;
½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1a - 7
2 Philip Charles Hoad ½
&;
½ 1 ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 - 6
3 Slade Milan 0 ½
&;
½ ½ 0 1 1 1 1a -
4 S Landschaft 0 0 ½
&;
0 1 1 1 1 ½a - 5
5 William Lewis Roche 0 ½ ½ 1
&;
1 0 ½ ½ ½a -
6 James Timperley ½ ½ 1 0 0
&;
½ ½ ½ 1a -
7 John Herbert McLardy ½ 0 0 0 1 ½
&;
½ ½ 1 - 4
8 Michael Philip Furmston 0 1 0 0 ½ ½ ½
&;
½ ½ -
9 G A Little ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½
&;
½a - 3
10 Ronald Wilson Ives 0a 0 0a ½a ½a 0a 0 ½ ½a
&;
- 2
11 T McKelvie (withdrew) - - - - - - - - - -
&;
w/d

Source of crosstable: 1964/65 British Chess Federation Yearbook, p137.
Ronnie Ives died some months into the tournament and his unfinished games were adjudicated as shown by the letter 'a' after the score.


Ronnie Ives: Obituary in CHESS, February 1964, page 185


Ronnie Ives: Obituary in British Chess Magazine, April 1964, page 105

1964 BCM obituary


 

Ronnie Ives Obituary by Stanley Wilkinson

(from an as yet unidentified chess column in a Yorkshire newspaper)

Ives obit by Stanley Wilkinson


1964 Ronnie Ives Obituary - Huddersfield and Holmfirth Examiner - Saturday 14 March 1964 (Edgar Priestley)

(truncated as the game score and annotations are rather long - game given below...)


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Date Notes
14 May 2023 75 games played by the Yorkshire chess player and Yorkshire Evening Post chess columnist Ronnie Ives who died aged 40 in 1964.
Jan/Feb 2024 Addition of the Yorkshire Evening Post newspaper columns written by Ronnie Ives. Scanned from scrapbooks created and owned by the Ives family who very kindly loaned them to me for digitisation.