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John Saunders - British Chess Game Archive

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(some of these old notes of updates come in handy so I keep them here)

Tournament Title & Year Winner Contributor, Notes
02/12/20 1956 BCF Grading List - Another grading list added to those which already appear amongst these BritBase documents. All grades down to 169.
30/11/20 1949 Southsea Rossolimo 52 of the 140 games, plus 4 from subsidiary events. This is not new to BritBase - the games have been downloadable since 1997 - but I have tidied up the names and added dates, crosstable, some contemporary text, etc. Latest updates: two more Dr Aitken games, making the full set of his games from this event. Plus the game O'Hanlon-Rhodes, contributed by Ulrich Tamm. Thanks, Ulrich. And an additional minor amendment - the game O'Hanlon-Woodthorpe was actually played in rd 2 (14.4.1949) and not rd 3 (15.4.1949). Thanks for this correction, Brian.
25/11/20 1936 British Championship W Winter 30 of a possible 66 games, plus 11 part-games. Latest update: Gerard Killoran supplied the complete score of Lenton vs Noel-Johnson (round 5). Many thanks to Gerard.
24/11/20 1945 London Championship G Wood 19 of the 55 games of the London Championship, an 11-player tournament held in October 1945 which was the first event of significant strength after the war. This is a by-product of the Aitken project - it includes all ten of his games, plus nine played by other competitors, and a handful of games from the preliminary knock-out qualifier. Crosstable, report by William Winter, plus his round-by-round summaries.
19/11/20 1977/78 Hastings Dzindzhihasvili All 105 games, now with dates, plus 26 games from the Challengers, crosstables and full results of the general congress. Update: Twelve more games from subsidiary sections added, kindly submitted by Brian Denman. One is from the Challengers (D.Cummings-C.Wessels), one played by a very young Stuart Conquest in the Main D Section, plus ten games played by Geoff H James and John C Henshaw in the Christmas Special A section. Many thanks to Brian.
05/11/20 1982 Manchester Benedictine Miles, Kudrin 111 games plus 6 stubs. A few new games added to the 107 which have been here in a zipped file since 1999. Also a complete crosstable and contemporary report.
04/11/20 1932/33 Scottish Championship WA Fairhurst 13 of the 21 games played in this seven-player all-play-all held in Edinburgh and won by William A Fairhurst with 6/6. This was prompted by the project to input all Dr Aitken's games, though curiously none of these games actually appear in that collection. I have included eight stubs for completion. Fairhurst's six games have been available for some time but a further seven were sourced from Scottish newspapers by Gerard Killoran and me.
21/10/20 1988 Haringey Masters Murey/Hodgson 81 games of this Scheveningen format tournament, previously posted here in 2008, but now with one replacement score supplied by Andy Ansel, plus game viewer and (slightly weird!) crosstable. Thanks to Andy for the Jacobs-Gallagher score.
19/10/20 1985 Brighton International - Eileen Tranmer Memorial Whiteley These 45 games have been here since 2006 - now with a game viewer and crosstable.
14/10/20 1982 Kings Head International Tisdall 45 games from this IM/FM norm event held in Bayswater, London. It had previously been posted here in 2008 but the set-up had been overtaken by changes to browser technology in the past 12 years and no longer worked. It should now work OK. Plus a crosstable and a brief report from CHESS Magazine.
14/10/20 1939 England-Netherlands Match Drawn These 20 games have been available here for 20 years but now come with a crosstable and the match report from the contemporary BCM. Update: a minor amendment made to the score of Alexander-Euwe, round 2 (½-½). My thanks to Andy Ansel.
13/10/20 1939 Scottish Championship Pavey Not really new—it was first posted here 21 years ago!—but presented in our now-standard format, with viewer, crosstable, etc. I've also added dates and some more forenames.
10/10/20 1992 British Championship Julian Hodgson 222 of a possible 303 games, plus full crosstable and results from other sections. As with the 1991 British, the games have been available for some time but I have applied corrections, added dates and pairings, with some considerable help from Paul Georghiou. Update: Brian Denman has contributed a further 11 games, all played in the Major Open by the later Erkki Pesonen. Many thanks to Brian.
09/10/20 1991 British Championship Julian Hodgson 267 of a possible 385 games, plus full crosstable and results from other sections. These games have been available commercially for some time but I have applied some corrections, added dates and pairings, etc. Many thanks to Paul Georghiou for assisting in this process. Update: a further 23 games from subsidiary events supplied by Brian Denman, for which many thanks.
03/10/20 1975 Staffordshire Open Richard A Beach 33 games from this weekender held over the late May bank holiday weekend. I have added a further four to the 29 games already published on Mega/Big Databases, corrected some names and added dates.
01/10/20 1971 British Championship Raymond Keene All 198 games of the championship proper, plus 23* games from subsidiary sections. Crosstables of the championship, women's championship and Under-21, plus full results of all sections. First uploaded August 2017. * Latest update: added 11 games played by Brian Denman in the Major Open (many thanks to Brian) and five more games played by Mike Donnelly in the Under-21. Also revamped the presentation of crosstables, adding one for the U18 Championship, created from my contemporary notes.
29/09/20 1974 Evening Standard London / Islington Open Ten-way tie 26 games from the 1974 Islington Open. Not many games but they are very entertaining ones. Also John Ripley's equally entertaining report from CHESS (his report in BCM being almost identical), plus a photo of Tony Miles and Gerald Bennett sharing the Grand Prix spoils. Update: Brian Denman has kindly contributed a further six games, including five by Geoffrey H James – who incidentally was one of the joint winners. The report I appended from CHESS magazine omitted his name from the list of winners but he was one of ten players on the top score of 5/6.
27/09/20 1995 Tyneside International (3rd) McDonald, T Wall All 45 games of this ten-player all-play-all held in Newcastle just before Xmas in 1995. I don't think these have been published online previously. My thanks to Tim Wall for sending me the bulletin. He accomplished the rare feat of organising a tournament, winning it (jointly) and gaining a title norm. I wonder if anyone else has managed that.
27/09/20 1996 Northumbrian Masters L. Pliester 99 games, never before published online, from the bulletin of the 1st Northumbrian Masters, played in Newcastle in August/September 1996. The tournament marked the international debut of Gawain Jones, aged only 8, and featured several other players who have gone on to become GMs (Rowson, Gormally, Williams, Shaw). My thanks to Tim Wall for sending me the bulletin.
25/09/20 1975/76 Hastings Bronstein, Hort, Uhlmann All 120 games, which have been available here previously, but now with 34 games from the Challengers, plus crosstables of the Premier and Challengers, results of subsidiary events and reports from magazines. Update: a further 11 games contributed by Brian Denman, ten from the Challengers and one from another section. Thanks, Brian.
23/09/20 1970 Welsh Championship Gavrilovic, Chesters 138 games from the Championship and subsidiary events played at swansea. These games have been available at BritBase for 20 years but now have accompanying crosstables and more forenames than were available originally. Any further help with names would be much appreciated.
23/09/20 1977 Lloyds Bank Masters Miguel Quinteros First uploaded here as a zip file in 2007 with 166 games, plus 1 from a subsidiary event. Leonard Barden wrote out the entire bulletin in manuscript, including crosstables, rating calculations and annotations. This was the first of these legendary series of tournaments. My thanks to Stewart Reuben for lending the bulletin, Steve Giddins for keying in the games, and to Leonard Barden for producing the bulletin. Update: an extra 7 games added, and this page now features a complete crosstable, details of norms and ratings, results of the subsidiary section, and much more. It was a significant tournament in the development of chess in this country as it was the first of its type to offer norm and rating opportunities. Following the main update, Bob Taylor informed me of the full name of a player, Martin A Lee, so we now have a forename for all the competitors. Thanks, Bob. And, stop press, we have a further 15 games involving the Sussex players John Henshaw and Geoff James. Many thanks, Brian. The total number of games now stands at 188 from the Masters and one from the subsidiary event.
20/09/20 1968 BUCA Individual Championship G Chesters, J Carleton 177 (i.e. all bar a couple of) games played in the nine-round British Universities' Chess Association Championship held in Swansea. My thanks to Alex Holowczak for sending me the games. Update: one of the games, Eustis-Ilersic (rd 5) was shown with an incorrect result – should be 0-1. Thanks to Brian Denman for pointing it out.
20/09/20 1984 British Championship N. Short All 347 games, plus three from the Ladies' Championship. The Championship games have been here for some time but are now with dates, a game viewer, crosstables and results of other sections. Update: a further 29 games from other sections added, including all Brian Denman's and John Henshaw's Major Open games. Many thanks to Brian Denman.
20/09/20 1966 Glorney Cup England 18 games and 11 part-games from the 1966 Glorney Cup Junior International Team Tournament, from a possible maximum of 90. There were already 10 games on 2020 Mega/Big Database but with some incorrect identifications. Update: Brian Denman has supplied a correction to the score of Pritchett-Sugden.
18/09/20 1982 British Championship A. Miles All 308 games, first posted here in 1997, now with ratings and dates, plus crosstables and full results.
17/09/20 1972 Irish Championship W.Heidenfeld, M. O'Leary Five years ago Sean Coffey sent me the 90 games of the 1972 Irish Championship in Dublin. Apologies to Sean and readers for keeping you waiting so long! I've not appended a crosstable or report to the file on this occasion because Sean has already posted an immaculate crosstable and tournament report.
16/09/20 1987 British Championship Short All 321 games of the Championship (of which three are byes). Additional to the games already available on mega/Big database, these feature round numbers and dates. There are crosstables of the Championship and Women's Championships plus full results of other sections. Update: Further running repairs to this file: minor amendments made to the scores of Shutler-Upton (Rd 10) and Rossiter-Levitt (Rd 11). Many thanks again to Andy Ansell for doing the necessary checking work.
16/09/20 1974 Mikhail Tal Simul, Knotty Ash, Liverpool +23 =2 -2 23 of the 27 games which Mikhail Tal played in a simul given at Knotty Ash, Liverpool, on 18 January 1974. I am grateful to Gerald Hartmann for sending me the games, which had been noted down by Jimmy Adams. There is a photo of this event to be found at the Liverpool Chess Club website.
06/09/20 1981 Brighton Chandler All 45 games. These are new here though they have been on Big/Mega Database for many years. I have added a crosstable.
06/09/20 1981 Benedictine Miles 116 games from the 4th Manchester Benedictine Open. These have been here for some time but now have a viewer and complete crosstable.
05/09/20 1874 Varsity Match Cambridge Jason Radley pointed out that I had overlooked the third game played by Meredith and Ogden, which was printed alongside other games which I had culled from the Westminster Papers, 1 April 1874. I have now added it to the page, making 12 out of the 20 games played as part of the 1874 match.
02/09/20 1990 & 1991 Isle of Man Opens Colin Crouch David McAlister has contributed a further three games played by David Houston at the 1990 Isle of Man Open, in addition to one already posted there (vs Roger de Coverly). Thanks, David.
30/08/20 1980 British Championship John Nunn (after a play-off) All 220 games of the tournament plus 13 games from the Major Open, 1 from the U14 and all 6 games from the Nunn-Hartston play-off match. Update: added 13 games from subsidiary sections, contributed by Brian Denman, for which many thanks. This includes 11 games played by Canon (Arthur) Eric Smith in the Major Open – the same clergyman whose nine games from the 1927/28 (!) Hastings Major Reserves tournament I uploaded an hour or so ago. What remarkable longevity. Incidentally, I've just solved the mystery of what happened to the 1980 British U14 Girls' Champion, Mandy Hepworth. She's now Mandy Gilmore and works as head of dietetics at a hospital in Northern Ireland. Here's a story with a photo showing her receiving an award in 2016.
20/08/20 1986/87 Hastings Chandler, Larsen, Lputian, Speelman All 91 games have been available for some time, but I have now added round numbers and dates, plus a crosstable and some results and games from the Challengers.
19/08/20 1980 Brighton Chandler & Speelman All 45 games, from Big Database 2020. However, ChessBase have a name wrong - it was William (not John) Watson who took part.
10/08/20 1950/51 Hastings Premier Unzicker All 45 games of the Premier and 1 from a subsidiary section. The Premier games have been available for some time but I have added dates, a crosstable, results of all sections and contemporary reports. Update: one game from a subsidiary section contributed by Brian Denman, for which many thanks.
18/07/20 1987 Varsity Match Oxford One more game added - the top board game between Peter Wells and David Watts, found in a Guardian column.
18/07/20 1986 Varsity Match Oxford One game added - top board Bell-McNab. My thanks to Colin McNab for supplying the score.
18/07/20 1984 Varsity Match Oxford One game added (Walker-Regan) on 16 July and another game, McNab-Bell two days' later. I am grateful to Colin McNab for sending in the score of his game and also for resolving the anomaly of the wrongly-attributed game published in the May 1984 BCM which he tells me was the game Dyson-McNab from the Varsity Freshers' match, played a month before the first-team Varsity match. My thanks to Alex McFarlane for forwarding the score of Walker-Regan.
28/06/20 BritBase has moved - BritBase is now on a new secure site on a different host. The URL has changed to (i.e. 'org' instead of 'co') and you should change any bookmarks you have to the new one immediately. There may be some glitches - if you spot anything not working, please email me. (The old 'co' site will still be in place for some time while I dismantle it but will not be updated.)
08/05/20 Games of GPS Coy (1917-2019) - 74 annotated games played by George Philip Stanley Coy (1917-2019) between 1934 and 1940. He was a strong amateur player who represented the civil service and Kent in matches and won the civil service championship four times. Games input and contributed by Kevin Thurlow, for which many thanks.
27/04/20 1977 British Championship G. Botterill Originally uploaded with results & crosstables, 2017. Latest: Added all four games of the British Women's Championship play-off between Sheila Jackson and Jana Hartston (n.b. the latter's surname given as 'Bellin' for ease of reference). This play-off took place in Hastings in January 1978 "during the last stages of the international tournament" (BCM).
07/03/20 2020 Varsity Match   Today I am attending the 2020 Varsity match and will be updating this page during the afternoon with results and photos. Also note that my compilation of historical records of the Oxford-Cambridge chess fixture now go back to 1935, with full reports, games (where available) and biographical information. (It's work in progress for earlier matches: in the fullness of time these will stretch right back to 1873.)
28/02/20 1951 World Junior Championship Borislav Ivkov 98 of the 99 games of the inaugural World Junior (U20) Championship, held in Birmingham from 11-22 June 1951 as an 11-round Swiss tournament, with 18 players including future GMs Borislav Ivkov (winner), Bent Larsen and Fridrik Olafsson. There is one missing score, another is obviously faulty in some respect and others appear in slightly different versions in different places. I have used the Chess Player (Tony Gillam) booklet as the main source of these games.
28/02/20 1950 Birmingham Junior (U20) International Bjorn Karl Haggqvist 20 games (plus 1 part-game, from a possible 110 played) taken from the tournament booklet "First International Junior 1950 / First World Junior Championship, Birmingham 1951," edited by Tony Gillam and first published by The Chess Player in 2014. My thanks to Tony Gillam for supplying the booklet. Held alongside the Birmingham Easter Congress, this has a claim to be the first ever junior international chess tournament.
25/02/20 2019 Thanet Open Alan Merry All 52 games from the traditional August event, and 45 from the subsidiary event, with crosstables. My thanks to Kevin Thurlow.
18/02/20 1980, 1981 & 1982 Varsity Matches   I am grateful to Clive Frostick for supplying scores of all three of his Varsity match games.
13/02/20 1931 London/Philadelphia Cable Match London All six games of the March 1931 Insull Trophy cable match held between the London League and the Philadelphia club. London won by 3½-2½. This was the fifth and last in the Insull Trophy series of London/USA cable matches, all of which are now complete on BritBase. The text and photo are from BCM, while I have culled the game scores from the American Chess Bulletin, via the excellent game collection of ACB game scores posted by David Moody on
12/02/20 1928 London/Washington Cable Match Annulled All six games of the November 1928 cable match held between the London League and the Washington club. The score of the match was 3-2 in favour of London but after a protest by the US team to FIDE regarding a hitch in the transmission of moves, the match was considered annulled. These games appear to be previously unpublished in commercial databases and on the web.
12/02/20 1927 London/New York Cable Match London All six games of the November 1927 cable match held between the London League and New York. These games have previously been published on Big/Mega Database and elsewhere. The report is from BCM.
12/02/20 1926 London/Chicago Cable Match London All six games of the November 1926 cable match held between the London League and Chicago for the Insull Trophy. These games have previously been published on Big/Mega Database and elsewhere. The report is from BCM.
30/07/19 1960 Paignton Premier Threefold tie All 70 games from the 1960 Paignton Premier which I found on Mega/BigBase 2017. I have amended the numerous mistakes in players' names, added dates, crosstable and results.
23/07/19 Steve Berry Collection - A collection of games played by strong English amateur Steve Berry (1951-2019). Latest update: three more games submitted by Alan Smith, for which many thanks.
25/06/19 Korrection Korner - I draw readers' attention to a couple of recent entries in 'Korrection Korner' where I list Mega/Big Database errors that I come across.
20/06/19 1981 British Championship Paul Littlewood All 286 games have been available here since 1998. Latest update: reformatted, with improvements to names, plus crosstables and full results of subsidiary sections.
20/05/19 1969 BCF Grading List & SCA Ratings - PDF with leading grades of 183 and above as published in the Autumn of 1979, plus the equivalent top Scottish national list for that year.
20/04/19 1969 England vs Netherlands Drawn 11 of the 22 games played in this double-round match played in London. Uploaded for the first time on 20 April 2019. All decisive games of the match are included. Some of the games are additional to those which have previously appeared on Big/Mega Database.
10/04/19 1962 Netherlands vs England England 12 of the 22 games played in this match, held in Vlissingen [Flushing] on 3-4 November 1962. Some of the games have previously been published on Mega/Big but I have added a few more, culled from CHESS magazine. It includes all the decisive games played in the double-round match. Also, full results and reports from CHESS, The Times and the Manchester Guardian. First upoaded to BritBase, 9 April 2019. Latest update: One game added - Kuijpers-Hollis (Rd 2, ½-½).
27/03/19 1976 Birmingham Mestel 19 games plus 6 part-games of the Birmingham International, played 12-24 April 1976. It seems strange that a complete record of this tournament is not available, given its strength, but I've not come across a bulletin. Can anyone help to discover more games?
27/03/19 1958 London Boys Championship Various Just the one game but a significant one for the laws of chess. The result of the game between David Rumens and David Mabbs was eventually decided by the 1958 FIDE Congress which established that checkmate on the board concluded the game irrespective of the flag falling before the player could stop his clock. The score was published in the Glasgow Herald and sent to me by Stewart Reuben for inputting.
26/03/19 1976 London-Belgrade telex match Drawn 4-4 All 8 games played in this April 1976 match.
24/03/19 1975 Glasgow 800 Cup England This was a three-round team event featuring representative sides from Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland. All 48 games available, with thanks to Alan McGowan and Alistair Maxwell who input them and uploaded them to the Chess Scotland download area. Alan has also supplied further background information at the same site here.
03/03/19 2019 Varsity Oxford-Cambridge Oxford All eight games, report plus several photos of this match, played 2 March 2019 at the RAC Clubhouse, Pall Mall, London. Note, I have also updated the complete lists of Oxford and Cambridge participants in this series of 137 matches.
03/03/19 1989 Varsity Oxford-Cambridge Cambridge Added one game: Webster-Mukherjee. Thanks to Peter Webster for supplying.
28/02/19 Roger Emerson - 602 games played by Roger Emerson between 1965 and 1982. They were for the most part input by Roger himself and some of them include his extensive commentary. Roger stopped playing competition chess in 1982, unable to devote the time needed to maintain his standard, but returned to play on retirement in 2009, since when his ECF grade has once more reached 200 and he has won three British Senior Championship titles and sponsored/captained Guildford to six 4NCL Division One titles. As well as the games there is some biographical information and photos. Latest update: two further games submitted by Brian Denman, plus some amendments made to names and dates.
18/02/19 Shoosmith, Cafferty and Varsity Matches - Added one game to the Hector Shoosmith file and another to the Bernard Cafferty file (my thanks to Gerard Killoran for both games). I've also added some years to the Varsity match series - it now goes back as far as 1947 from the present day. I have also added a new feature - complete lists of Oxford and Cambridge participants in Varsity matches going back to 1873.
18/01/19 Steve Berry (1951-2019) - 342 games played by FM Steve Berry who sadly died only a few days ago. He was a strong player, consistently of 2300+ standard for around 40 years, and held the FM title. Latest update: now up to 394 games following updates from Roger de Coverly, Mark Page, Norman Stephenson and others.
07/08/18 2018 Alexander Cup Final Surbiton Eight of the ten games played in the Alexander Cup (Surrey team K.O. competition) final in which Surbiton beat Kingston by 6-4. Reports, results and photos. Latest update: The board two game Jogstad-Holland added. Thanks to John Foley.
14/05/18 Technical update   I have changed the board window throughout BritBase to a two-tone shade of blue, and changed to the Merida font for the pieces. This is part of an upgrade of the game viewer software Pgn4Web from version 2.71 to 3.03. If the board and/or pieces don't load properly, please try refreshing the screen or clearing the cache. If that doesn't work, or you spot anything else peculiar, please report the problem to me.
01/05/18 1953 Glasgow International Jonathan Penrose 16 of the 25 games played in this eight-player round robin, July-August 1953. My thanks to Alan McGowan for the games.
01/05/18 1953 Wade-Fairhurst match Bob Wade All eight games played in this match held in Glasgow in February/March 2018, contributed by Alan McGowan. They have long been available via ChessBase and elsewhere but Alan has placed them in the correct order. I have added dates and printed sources.
29/04/18 1946 GB-USSR Radio Match USSR All 24 games of the GB versus USSR radio match played in June 1946. These games have long been generally available but, with the help of Eduardo Bauza, we now have dates, round numbers and provenance, plus a table of results and some press reports added by me.
19/04/18 1920/21 Hastings Yates All 12 games from this four-player double-cycle event, which was the first in the sequence of Hastings Christmas/New Year congresses. Latest update: correction to Griffith-Scott (Rd 6), plus some extra text giving a round-by-round report, as well further source references for some of the games. My thanks to Andy Ansel for pointing out the error in Griffith-Scott.
18/04/18 1935 Varsity Match Drawn All seven games plus a lot of biographical information about the participants, including some photos.
16/04/18 2018 Bolton Easter Open Ali Jaunooby, Joe McPhillips, Mike Surtees All 47 games from the open section. Thanks to Ian Lamb for inputting the games, and Richard Palliser for forwarding them to me.
09/04/18 1951 Paignton Harry Golombek 14 of the 28 games, plus 3 part-games, from the eight-player all-play-all won by Harry Golombek ahead of Max Euwe.
09/04/18 1951 Commonwealth Championship WA Fairhurst All 15 games. Not new - these have been available for many years - but now presented in a games viewer, with a crosstable and photo.
08/04/18 2018 Polar Capital Jersey Open Tiger Hillarp Persson, Alan Merry 177 games from the Polar Capital Jersey (Channel Islands) Open, input by IM Jack Rudd. Note that the file was amended an hour or two after its original upload to show that Mitchell-Wojciechowski (round 3.14) was won (on time) by White rather than drawn.
29/03/18 Varsity match archive - The Varsity match archive is now up-to-date for the years 1956 to 2018. I am systematically adding years in reverse chronological order. It will be some time before this is complete.
29/03/18 1954 Grading List - I've added a scan of the November 1954 British Chess Federation Grading List to the documents folder.
03/03/18 2018 Varsity Oxford-Cambridge Oxford The 136th Varsity chess match between Oxford and Cambridge, played on 3 March 2018.
01/03/18 Gibraltar page - A special new page set up to provide PGNs and lists of winners for the Gibraltar International Chess Festival from 2003 onwards. Now up to date with complete PGNs for all the 2018 Tradewise Gibraltar Festival tournaments (Masters, Challengers A and B, Amateurs A and B) and all the Masters and Challengers tournaments from 2003 to 2017. Only a handful of games are available from some of the Amateur tournaments.
10/02/18 2018 Tradewise Gibraltar Masters Levon Aronian All 1,388 games, including play-offs, defaults and byes. I have made some amendments to the games from the official site, showing where games have been won by default, etc. In due course I hope to add separate files for the subsidiary sections.
09/01/18 2017 Isle of Man International Magnus Carlsen All the games of the 2017 Isle of Man Masters, won by Magnus carlsen, plus all the games from the Major and Minor tournaments, plus crosstables for all three competitions. This and other historical Isle of Man tournaments may also be accessed via the Isle of Man tournament page.
29/11/17 1900 City of London Invitational Teichmann All 78 games from this 13-player round-robin, won by Richard Teichmann. Kindly contributed by Eduardo Bauza, with full names and sources given.
29/11/17 1893 London Black and White Blackburne All 15 games from this short tournament, played at Simpson's Divan in 1893, and kindly contributed by Eduardo Bauza, with full names and sources given.
16/09/17 Correction to a player name - I am grateful to David LeMoir for pointing out an error in a name in the game Miles-Wise from the British Under-21 Championship in 1970. I have now corrected this error - the black player was Derek M Wise - but it led me to investigate further confusion between games played by Derek M Wise (of Bristol) and by David Wise (of Middlesbrough). I consulted David Wise and I am grateful for his help in sorting out the confusion. I am in the process of applying these amendments to BritBase. For those wish to apply amendments to their databases without having to download the games again, here's the solution. All games which you have downloaded for a player from this site named D or DM or David Wise which were played in the 1960s and 1970s (in particular the British Championships of 1971, 1973, 1974 and 1976) should be ascribed to Derek M Wise (1949-2010). And all games downloaded from here for the 1980s onwards with one of these names should be ascribed to David Wise (b 1956). (Please note that these names have frequently been confused in various contemporary sources. There is no third player with games from this era called David M Wise. Note also that David Wise has also sometimes been referred to erroneously as David A Wise. He has no middle name.)
13/09/17 2017 Thanet Open Alan Merry All 30 games from the traditional August event, plus a crosstable. My thanks to Kevin Thurlow.
24/08/17 Isle of Man Index - You may notice that I have added another item to the left-hand menu, which leads to a new page indexing all the Isle of Man material which I have amassed here. There are now games viewers for all 16 Monarch Assurance tournaments (1992-2007), with crosstables and results where known, plus the current PokerStars/ Masters (2014-2016). I have also rescued many old web pages relating to the Monarch Assurances events from 2001 to 2007 when I was the tournament webmaster, with daily reports, photos, etc.
16/08/17 Correction to a player name - I have made a correction to a player's name - Miss M Henniker-Heaton, who played in a number of British Championships between 1946 and her death in 1972 had the full name Mary Araluen Elizabeth Anne Henniker-Heaton (and not Monica as previously given here). As the name is overlong, I have reduced it to Mary Araluen E A Henniker-Heaton in the PGN downloads. Corrections have been made to all the relevant files here, and if you wish to correct the name on your databases, you will find one of her games in each of the 1946 and 1969 British Championship downloads. Biographical note - her date of birth was 26 Nov 1904 and date of death 31 Jan 1972 (died in Sydenham, Kent).
09/08/17 2017 British Championship and Subsidiary Events Gawain Jones All 455 games from the 104th British Championship, played in Llandudno, plus the six play-off games. On a separate page may be found 2,435 games from the subsidiary events (Major Open, Senior, Junior Championships, etc), with tournament titles and names tidied up, and some crosstables. My thanks to the tournament game inputters.
09/08/17 2016 British Championship and Subsidiary Events Mickey Adams Rather belatedly, all 471 games from the 103rd British Championship, played in Bournemough in 2016. On a separate page may be found 2,693 games from the subsidiary events (Major Open, Seniors, Junior Championships, etc), with tournament titles and names tidied up, and some crosstables. My thanks to the tournament game inputters.
09/07/17 2017 De Montfort Bell King's Place Rapidplay Luke McShane (on tie-break), Stephen Gordon, Richard Bates 30 games taken directly from the electronic boards and kindly supplied by David Clayton. Please note that, since this was a rapidplay, there would have been no scoresheets to refer to, hence some scores may be incomplete or inaccurate.
03/05/16 London Central YMCA (Centymca) Games, 1968-76 - These games have been input from the bulletin The Centymca Story by Jimmy Adams, published in 1976, which I have supplemented with a few more relevant games sourced from elsewhere. Games input without notes for the most part. For further details of what the file contains, click on the link. Updated 9/10/15 - 174 games. Updated 03/05/16 with the addition of a game lost by Korchnoi at a simul in Luton in 1976. Thanks to Mark McCready. Now 175 games.
28/04/16 2016 Colin Crouch Celebration Congress J. Vakhidov 183 games of the April 2016 Masters tournament held in Harrow in memory of the late IM Colin Crouch. Also 40 games from the intermediate tournament and 53 games of the English Senior Championship held alongside. My thanks to David Sedgwick for sending me the games. Link to the official tournament website.
26/04/16 1955 British Championship bulletin - A PDF (2MBs) of the official 1955 BCF Congress bulletin, with reports, results and some games from the year's British Championship events. The congress was held in Aberystwyth and the title won by Golombek. All the games have long since been input and have already appeared on BritBase.
24/04/16 1954 BCF Championship Bulletin - A PDF of the official 1954 BCF Congress bulletin, with reports, results and some games from the year's British Championship events.
19/04/16 1963/64 West of England Grading List - Another submission from Ray Collett (for which many thanks). A bit hard to read in places: I've cleaned it up as far as I can.
18/04/16 1975 Scottish Grading List - Ray Collett sent me a PDF of the 1975 Scottish Grading List, which I have uploaded.
17/04/16 Mir Sultan Khan - 182 games, plus part-games and stubs, by the legendary Indian/Pakistani player Mir Sultan Khan (c1905-66), who played most of his chess whilst residing in the UK between 1929 and 1933. As of the date of posting (26/02/16), it is probably the most comprehensive collection of Sultan Khan's games currently online, though there are gaps that still need to be filled. Updated 27/03/16 to include a game played against Vera Menchik in a county match, 14 Nov 1931. Many thanks to Brian Denman. Note that a list of previous updates to this file is located under the games viewer. Updated 17/04/16 with Sultan Khan's last-round game against William Fairhurst from the 1932 British Championship. Many thanks to Alan McGowan. I've also just found most of the Yates game from the 1932 Cambridge Premier (Rd 6).
07/04/16 1946 British Championship Robert Forbes Combe All 66 games, plus 89 games from the subsidiary sections, of the 1946 British Championship, won by Scottish player Robert Forbes Combe. Results of the events, full names of the players, press cuttings and photos. Updated 28/03/16 to include seven more games played by Ron Bruce in the 4th section of the 1946 Major Open, taken from the Ron Bruce file input by Bob Jones and Bill Frost some time ago. This enabled me to work out round numbers and dates for other games played in the 4th Major Open section. Updated 07/04/16 to add three games from the First and Second Clas sections - thanks to Brian Denman.
06/04/16 1970 Middlesex County Championship Paul F Timson All the available games of the 1970 Middlesex County Individual Championship 1969, a ten-player all-play-all won by Paul Timson ahead of a strong field. The tournament was played over the course of six months, between March and September 1970. I'm afraid I cannot remember who sent me the bulletin! I think it might have been Simon Spivack - whoever it was, many thanks.
06/04/16 1969 Middlesex County Championship Ken Rogoff All the available games of the 1969 Middlesex County Individual Championship 1969, a ten-player all-play-all won by Ken Rogoff ahead of a strong field. The tournament was played over the course of six months, between March and September 1969. I'm afraid I cannot remember who sent me the bulletin! I think it might have been Simon Spivack - whoever it was, many thanks.
03/04/16 1952 Bolton Easter Congress S. Milan 54 games from the Bolton Easter Congress of 1952. All the games of the Premier, plus some from other sections. They were input from an excellent bulletin produced by BL Wilkinson. I have also included crosstables and results, plus a 1972 obituary of BL Wilkinson. Many thanks to Mike Conroy for sending me a copy of the bulletin and obituary. I have now made a PDF of the bulletin available: 1952 Bolton Easter Congress
30/03/16 Korrection Korner - A couple of notable games on your database may need fixing - click on the link and navigate to Bogoljubow-Botvinnik and Winter-Capablanca, both played at the famous Nottingham 1936 tournament. Big/Mega Database 2016 has the scores of these games wrong.
26/03/16 1944 Blackpool Premier David Hooper 10 of the 15 games in this six-player round-robin. Hooper 3½, Wahltuch 3, Rhodes, Abarhams, Gurnhill 2½, Mieses 1. Reports from the Manchester Guardian included as text annotations. I was inspired to collect the games from this tournament following a discussion on the English Chess Forum. My thanks to David McAlister, Richard James, Kevin Thurlow who contributed game scores and information.
25/03/16 1932 Cambridge Premier Mir Sultan Khan 18 of a possible 28 games, plus some part-games. Corrections made to some scores found on commercial databases. Originally posted 15/02/14. Updated 25/03/16 to inlude two games from the subsidiary event.
25/03/16 1930 London-Washington Cable Match Drawn All six games of the 1930 cable match for the Insull Trophy, kindly sent by Andy Ansel. Four of the games were adjudicated. I have found a photo of the Washington players, published in a contemporary US newspaper.
24/03/16 1969 Glasgow Congress RD Keene, DNL Levy, RM McKay All 30 games of the five-round Glasgow Invitation tournament held 27-29 September 1969, plus all 30 games of the 'Candidates' tournament which ran alongside. Games input from the bulletin by Andy Ansel, for which many thanks. (Small adjustment made later the same day - 24/03/16 - to adjust the round 5 dates to 1969.09.29)
13/03/16 1913 British Championship Yates 29 of the 66 games, with 37 stubs, plus 13 games from subsidiary events. Culled mainly from the Times, Manchester Guardian, Yorkshire Post, Falkirk Herald and other chess columns in regional newspapers. My thanks to Tim Harding, Gerard Killoran, Brian Denman and others who have helped to source games and supply information about names. A number of the players' real names have yet to be discovered so there is, as ever, scope for further investigation by those who enjoy these riddles. Originally uploaded on 15.08.15, updated on 13.03.16 to amend just one move - 31...Qf7 Yates-Jacobs, rd 4 (not 31...Qc7). Thanks to Andy Ansel.
05/03/16 2016 Varsity Match   Cambridge won 6-2. All games now available.
25/02/16 Old-Style BCF tournament pairings - Warning: this is something which will probably be of interest only to a tiny number of chess historians - it explains (1) how the BCF used to pair its 12-player all-play-all tournaments, and (2) how this arcane information can be used by harmless drudges such as myself to discover tiny snippets of information about tournament games long ago.
16/02/16 Thanet Open 2013 and 2014 Martin Taylor (2013); Gordon Scott, Alan Merry (2014) 49 games and 45 games respectively of the 2013 and 2014 Thanet Opens. Many thanks to Kevin Thurlow.
20/01/16 1988 Oakham International James Howell All 235 games of this strong young masters event, won by James Howell ahead of an impressive field, including Michael Adams, Boris Gelfand, Ivan Sokolov, etc. There is also a very comprehensive bulletin in PDF format.
18/01/16 1986 Midland Ch, Forrest Cup K Arkell, C Baker, G Lawton 55 games from the bulletin of the 1986 Midland (MCCU) Individual Championship (Forrest Cup), held in Derby. Bulletin provided by Neil Graham - many thanks.
16/01/16 Dragon (Cambridge University CC Bulletin), Michaelmas 1971 - A PDF of Dragon, the bulletin of Cambridge University Chess Club, for Michaelmas 1971 (Vol. 13, No.37), with 14 games to play through here.
16/01/16 2015/16 Tradewise Hastings Masters Mista, Vakhidov All 358 games, from the official website. Incidentally, I have added the games played therein by Bernard Cafferty to his individual player file.
12/01/16 1967 British Championship Penrose This one has been here for a very long time, and previously updated to include all dates and full names. But recently, to my horror, I noticed that three games had wrong results recorded. As a result, every database in the world seems to have the same three errors! The correct results are as follows: Parr-Gilbert (R1) 1-0 (not 0-1); Horton-Ludgate (R2) 1-0 (not 0-1); Whiteley-N.Littlewood (R4) 1-0 (not ½-½). I've a feeling I may have been the person who originally input the games from the bulletin, many years ago. It underlines the importance, after inputting all the games, of using ChessBase's tournament crosstable facility to check results against published crosstables (which is how I picked up the errors). I have also taken the opportunity to update a few names and generally tidy up, making the file viewable, etc. If anyone can supply full forenames (rather than initials) for players, please let me know. Note that there are 198 games from the Championship (complete), two from the Ladies' Championship, 28 from the Major Open, 37 from the U21, 41 from the U18, 40 from the U16, and six from the U14. I've also included full results of all sections and a photo of Norman Littlewood and Dinah Dobson I found in the Times. Updated 12/01/16 to include the game L.Marks-J.Nunn (from John Nunn's Secrets of Grandmaster Chess).
26/10/15 PDFs and Documents - I have introduced a new menu item on the left-hand side of the website: PDFs. I will occasionally be making available PDFs of scanned chess documents in my possession, such as old bulletins, grading lists and indexes. It's as much for my own convenience as anything (as I get tired of rifling through old files and papers looking for things), but the files may be of interest or benefit to other chess researchers and antiquarians.
25/10/15 1970 British Universities (BUCA) Individual and Team Championships Simon Webb; London University 1 All the games from the 1970 British Universities Chess Association (BUCA) Bulletin 1970. Andy Ansel has kindly input the 72 games of the individual championship, while I have input the 163 games of the Team Championship. Results of the events are appended. Many thanks to Andy Ansel.
15/10/15 2012 Thanet Open Martin Taylor All 55 games, sent to me by Kevin Thurlow, for which many thanks.
09/10/15 1971 Bayswater Open Barden, Blackstock 47 of the 60 games of the 3rd Bayswater Open, played 11-13 June 1971, from a bulletin published by Jimmy Adams.
08/10/15 1976 Young England vs USSR Rapidplay USSR by 12½-5½ All 18 games of the Young England vs USSR (Scheveningen system) match between three young English players, Michael Stean, David Goodman and Jonathan Mestel, and three Soviet GMs, Viktor Korchnoi, David Bronstein and Mark Taimanov. The time limit was 25 minutes per player per game. It was played at the offices of chess publishers B.T. Batsford on 24 January 1976. The games already appear on Mega/Big Database but I have added dates and round numbers, etc.
08/09/15 New Blog Posts: Kate Belinda Finn and Grace Moore Curling. - Whilst researching games for Britbase, I often come across historical snippets which are worth sharing. So I've revived my blog to feature some of these chess snippets. Today I've compiled two posts on early British women's champions Kate Belinda Finn and Grace Moore Curling. Both have new items of biographical information which don't seem to have emerged previously.
06/09/15 2013 British Championship: Other Events Various 1,715 games from subsidiary events at the 2013 British in Torquay, from the website but with names tidied up and standardised. The round 5 games from the Five-Day Week 2 morning tournament are missing (faulty link on the official site) but the games are otherwise complete.
06/09/15 1908 British Championship Atkins All 66 games, sourced mainly from BCM. Not new - this file has been on Britbase for years - but it contains a significant amendment made to Palmer-Blackburne, Rd 11, which had been misprinted in the contemporary BCM in which the games appeared. My thanks to Tim Harding for pointing this out and providing the correct score. Added 6/9/15, two games from subsidiary events, many thanks to Gerard Killoran and Brian Denman.
06/09/15 1909 British Championship Atkins All 62 games played in the main championship (first posted here in 2013 - n.b. EG Sergeant missed 4 rounds through illness), plus three games from the play-off match between Atkins and Blake, to which I have now added 16 games from the subsidiary events, for which many thanks to Gerard Killoran. And, the same day, two more games from Brian Denman - many thanks.
30/08/15 New Feature: Player Collections - More of a tidying-up operation, but with one new item. Britbase already featured game collections of Peter C Griffiths, Bernard Cafferty and the late Ian Wells but I've now collected them together on a separate page, with the addition with a small file of games by my old Bucks county colleague Barry Sandercock. I'd like to feature more players here - any offers? JS
27/08/15 1961 Grading List - Not games, but the 1961 BCF Grading List as published by the British Chess Federation and reproduced in the January 1962 BCM. It has the bulk of players then graded in England Wales. A key to the then grading list is included at the end.
23/08/15 1911 Yates-Palmer match, Bradford Yates All 3 games of a short match between FD Yates and Rev. WC Palmer, held in Bradford, 2-4 October 1911. The Rev. Palmer was domiciled in Trinidad and craved top-level competition whilst he was on leave in the UK. He had done very well to finish 3rd at the 1911 British Championship but he lost all three of what had originally been scheduled as a five-game match. My thanks to Roger Watson for supplying the games.
10/08/15 1965 London Training Tournament Mike Basman All 14 games of a six-player training tournament held in London in 1965, featuring Mike Basman, Ray Keene, Owen Hindle, Bill Hartston, Bob Wade and Graham Chesters. It preceded a junior team tournament in which four of the above represented England. My thanks to Andy Ansel for the games.
10/08/15 1975 Glorney Cup England All 90 games of the Glorney Cup (Junior six-nation championship over six-boards), held in Carmarthen. My thanks to Andy Ansel for supplying the games. * Edited 13/08/15 to correct names of Jonathan Benjamin, Peter Varley and Paul Hadden. My thanks to Richard James for the info.
09/08/15 2015 British Championship Jonathan Hawkins All 405 games from the tournament website. Note that Hawkins-Arkell, Rd 11, is shown correctly here with the last move as 26...Rd4 (followed by resignation). There may be other instances of LMS (last move syndrome) - I would be grateful if readers could let me know and I'll fix them.
24/07/15 2014 British - Other Events Various Even more handy, perhaps: all 2,013 games from the other events at last year's Aberystwyth congress. I've done my best to sort out the various errors found (including games dated in the future!). EDIT: the game Clucas-Davison amended, 8 August 2015.
24/07/15 2013 British Championship David Howell All 579 games from the 2013 British Championship in Torquay.
24/07/15 2012 British Championship Gawain Jones All 352 games, plus two Jones-Gordon play-off games.
24/07/15 2011 British Championship Michael Adams All 471 games, plus two Adams-Short play-off games.
15/07/15 Karpov Simul, London Centymca 1972 +17, =4, -5 All 26 games of the simul which Anatoly Karpov gave against London Centynca (Central YMCA) Club on 22 January 1972 in London. These scores were input from the 69-page booklet K is for Karpov written and published by Jimmy Adams in 1974. Only a handful have appeared online previously.
06/07/15 Games of Bernard Cafferty (Viewer)

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Originally posted here in November 2009, this PGN file originally contained around 1,410 games played by FIDE Master Bernard Cafferty (born 1934), but has now expanded to 1,889 games (five games added on 16 April 2014 - 1 from 1965 v MJ Darlow and four games from Hastings 2014/15 - and one game from 2002, versus Peter Farr, added on 6 July 2015; one game from Hastings Challengers 2003/4 added 29 July 2015, my thanks to Ray Cannon) after adding many games from the 1990-99 period, plus some games played since 2010.

Most of the games I input myself, from scoresheets and scorebooks kindly lent by Bernard himself. It is not complete - we have still to locate some material - but I have input everything that we have found so far and there may not be too much to follow. If anyone else comes across Bernard's games in publications and bulletins which are not included here, I would be grateful if they could forward them to me.

I only have a handful of the games Bernard played in the 1971 Albena tournament as Bernard has not yet been able to find his original scoresheets. Can anyone help with that? This has been quite a time-consuming project for me - I hope you enjoy it. N.B. the PGN file is 1.4mbs in size.
08/03/15 Varsity Oxford Cambridge 2015 Drawn All eight games, plus report and photos, all supplied by me.
30/04/14 2006 Monarch Assurance Isle of Man Areshchenko (on tie-break from Volkov) Complete web reports and results as originally webmastered by me, plus link through to games viewer.
29/04/14 2007 Monarch Assurance Isle of Man Six-way tie Complete web reports and results as originally webmastered by me, plus link through to games viewer.
29/04/14 2004 World Senior Team Championship Germany, Israel I have resurrected this old page and will be doing so with more of my archive of chess news pages from 1998 to 2010 in due course. Games viewer and PGN can be found here.
29/04/14 British Champions, 1904-present   I've given this page a make-over as part of the upgrade of the site. It now features links to Wikipedia biographies, full names of champions and sortable columns.
08/03/14 Varsity Oxford Cambridge 2014 Drawn All eight games, plus report and photos, all supplied by me.
19/02/14 World Under-26 Team Championship 1978, Mexico England 432 games (many blanks, unfortunately) from the 1978 World Under-26 Team Championship, won by a five-player England team in Mexico City. Breaking the BritBase rule as regards location but a notable English success which deserves to be recorded. Most of the games come from Olimpbase, for which I am grateful to Wojtek Bartelski. I have added team names, etc. LATER: MORE GAMES FOUND - SO THIS WILL BE ADDED TO BRITBASE ONCE THEY ARE ALL INPUT.
n.b. I am aware that many of the links below currently do not function. The website is currently being given a make-over to eliminate outdated Java code and other software and being converted to use PGN4WEB software to display games. This is an ongoing task which will take some considerable time to complete. In the meantime, links to download PGNs and zip files should still work.
07/10/13 4NCL Team Rapidplay Barbican 1 113 games. Played at Daventry, 5 Oct 2013. 112 games.
07/10/13 4NCL Individual Rapidplay Mark Hebden 111 games. Played at Daventry. Mark Hebden won on tiebreak from David Smerdon and Marcus Harvey, 6/7.
13/03/13 Varsity Match 2013 Cambridge Long radio silence here! But now I'm retired from regular magazine editing, you can expect to see more activity soon. Games of the latest Oxford-Cambridge match, plus a report and photos.
11/07/11 e2e4 Irish Championship 2011 Stephen Brady All 155 games, kindly supplied by Sean Hewitt. Report here.
11/07/11 Varsity Match 2011 Oxford All eight games, keyed in by me. Report here.
20/12/10 Viktor Korchnoi Simuls, London 2010   Simuls given during the London Chess Classic on 9 and 14 December. His scores were (9 Dec) +20, =4, -1 and (14 Dec) +23, =3, -3. We have 11 games of the first simul and all 29 of the games from the second. Games keyed by me.
29/11/10 European Union Championship 2008 Jan Werle All 705 games from the Liverpool event. It's just been pointed out to me that it wasn't on the website - and I was the onsite game inputter! Culpa mea - anyway, it's here now.
25/11/10 e2e4 Brighton Congress Keith Arkell All 106 games from the Open and 97 from the Major, kindly supplied by Sean Hewitt of
18/11/10 2010 Hampshire Individual & Major Champ's Mike Yeo All 45 games of the Championship and 40 games of the Major competition. Thanks to Arthur Brameld.
13/11/10 Guernsey Holiday 2010 Pieter Sandijck All 163 games of the subsidiary event at Guernsey, sent by Arthur Brameld. Many thanks.
09/11/10 2010 Leicestershire County Championship Alan Byron All 47 games, kindly supplied by Sean Hewitt.
09/11/10 2010 Paignton Premier Keith Arkell All 159 games, from the Chess Devon website.
09/11/10 2010 HE Atkins Memorial, Leicester Open Mark Hebden All 91 games, kindly supplied by Sean Hewitt. Many thanks.
09/11/10 Guernsey Open 2010 Nick Pert All 207 games, sent by Arthur Brameld. Many thanks.
09/11/10 1993 Lloyds Bank Masters Jon Speelman 522 games (plus 17 blanks to enable an accurate crosstable to be generated for the top 20 players). Most of these games appear on Mega/Big Databases but with quite a large number of errors which I have attempted to correct. I've also added my own games and those of Bernard Cafferty. If anyone else has games from this tournament, I would be happy to add them to the file.
07/09/10 Paignton Premier 2007 Keith Arkell All 141 games. Keith Arkell very kindly provided corrections for two of his games, against French and Lewyk.
24/08/10 London Festival Open 2009 Jon Ludvig Hammer 508 games from the Festival Open, played alongside the London Chess Classic at Olympia. Games input by Tim Dickenson and Jack Rudd, for which many thanks. Later: 1 game added - Summerscale-Collyer, Round 6
30/03/10 2010 Uxbridge Open and Major Jovanka Houska (open); Nicholas Savage (major) All 96 games from the Open and 95 games from the Major - both tournaments played 19-21 March 2010. My thanks to Sean Hewitt of for supplying the games
30/03/10 2010 Uxbridge Internationals Six tournaments (winners include K Arkell & D Gormally) All the games from five 10-player all-play-all events played 13-17 February 2010. My thanks to Sean Hewitt of for providing all 225 games from these events.
29/03/10 2010 British Universities' Team Championship Bath All 132 games from the BUCA (British Universities Chess Association) Team Championship, revived after a lapse of several years. My thanks to Alex Holowczak and Adam Raoof for the games.
06/03/10 2010 Varsity Match Drawn All eight games, input by me.
20/01/10 2009/10 Hastings Istratescu, Hebden, Howell, Edouard All games, input by Steve Giddins (for which, many thanks). Originally posted on 06/01/10 - game 3.30 (Almond-Safarian) amended to show 33...Nd3 (not 33...Nd7). My thanks to Richard Almond for pointing this out.
20/01/10 Coulsdon Xmas 2009 Jack Rudd All 45 games, kindly supplied by Keith Selby and Scott Freeman.
06/01/10 Thanet Open 2009 Four-way tie All 77 games, kindly supplied by Kevin Thurlow.
02/01/10 London Chess Classic 2009 Magnus Carlsen 28 games from the category 18 event played at Kensington Olympia (the strongest tournament in London for a quarter of a century). Official website:
02/01/10 London Festival Women's International 2009 Arianne Caoili 45 games from the Women's International tournament played alongside the London Chess Classic at Olympia. Games input by Tim Dickenson and Jack Rudd, for which many thanks.
23/11/09 Hampshire Individual 2009 Dominic Tunks, Mike Yeo & Steven Kawuma All 80 games, keyed and sent by Arthur Brameld (for which, many thanks)
23/11/09 Guernsey Open & Holiday Open 2009 Tiger Hillarp Persson (open)
John Gibson (Holiday)
All games from both sections, keyed and sent by Arthur Brameld (for which, many thanks)
07/06/09, amended, corrected 1/11/09 Games of Peter C Griffiths A nice new feature for Britbase: rather than a tournament database, this is a collection of games by a notable player. The player in question is Peter C Griffiths (born 1946) who was a strong amateur player (of about 2250-2300 strength) from the early 1960s to 1989 when he gave up competitive chess. This database of 1,008 games was prepared by Matthew Tapp from scores made available by Peter Griffiths. Matthew has done a splendid job and I am indebted to him for making this file available for publication on Britbase. Latest (1 Nov 2009): One game added to the games PC Griffiths played at the 1968 Staffordshire Open (v DW Anderton) and another one amended (he didn't lose to MJ Basman in round 2, he drew with AJ Sutton).
   Note that Mega Database 2009 purports to have 106 games played by Peter Griffiths but in fact the ones they have dated 1991 and after were actually played by Paul V Griffiths (born 1976) and not Peter C Griffiths.
   I would be interested in featuring game files for other notable British players (rated 2200 and above at their peak) should these become available. Any offers?
19/10/09 Uxbridge Open, Sept 2009 Alexei Slavin, James Adair All 148 games, kindly provided by Sean Hewitt.
18/10/09, corrected 02/10/09 & 18/10/09 Paignton Premier 2009 Keith Arkell All 169 games from the 'Ron Bruce' Premier. My thanks to Bill Frost for the games. Corrected (02/10/09): corrections made to scores of Surtees-Hickman (rd 6), Gill-Arkell (rd 6) and Arkell-Berry (rd 7). My thanks to John Hickman and Keith Arkell. Corrected (18/10/09): corrections to the scores of Hurwitz-Almond (Rd 1) and Almond-Rosen (Rd 6). My thanks to Richard Almond for the information.
18/10/09 British Championship 1932 Mir Sultan Khan 46 games (including five part-games) from the 1932 British Champion, plus some games from the 1932 Major Open. It includes an extra game, Jackson-CHO'D Alexander (round 9), found by Brian Denman in the Times. Many thanks to Brian for this.
13/10/09 Isle of Man Congress 2009 Piotr Bobras All the games from the Open, Major and Minor Sections, courtesy of Glenn Cross - many thanks.
18/09/09 Ilford Premier 1965 Hartston, N.Littlewood & Fazekas All 15 games from the Ilford Premier (1-3 Hartston, N.Littlewood, Fazekas 3½/5, 4 Wade 2½, 5 J.Littlewood 1½, 6 Franklin ½), kindly contributed by Ian Hunnable, archivist of the Ilford Congress. Ian's source was a contemporary issue of the Essex Chess Bulletin. I have added five more games from subsidiary events, sourced from various places. My thanks to Ian Hunnable and Ivor Smith (who lent Ian the bulletin). Ian has started an excellent online history of the Ilford Congress here. He is looking for further contributions and I do hope that Britbase readers can help him with this interesting project.
18/09/09 Hastings Challengers 1977/78 A(M?) Balshan 16 games, altogether (a tiny fraction of the total played, of course). All ten games played by Yasser Seirawan from this event, plus six played by other players. Phil Adams did the detective work on the Seirawan games. They are given on Mega Database but incorrectly attributed to "NWC" events played in 1979 but they are definitely from Hastings Challengers 1977/78 - Seirawan's own report of this event may be read online here (PDF file) and, as Phil says, it's a very good read. As for the other six games, I have sourced them from StarBase 4.56 (having made a few corrections and adjustments). My thanks to Phil Adams.
30/08/09 2nd Jessie Gilbert Celebration International 2009 Alexei Slavin All games of the IM norm and Challengers events. My thanks to Scott Freeman and Keith Selby for the games.
19/08/09 Big Slick Open 2009 Jonathan Rowson Keyed in by me from scoresheets provided by David Sedgwick.
17/08/09 Staunton Memorial 2009 (UK-NED) UK 26½, NED 23½ All 50 games, from the official website.
17/08/09 Staunton Memorial 2009 GM Tournament Jan Timman All 45 games, from the official website.
17/08/09 Uxbridge Internationals 2009 Six all-play-all events. Igor Rausis won the A group, Arun Prasad the B group and Danny Gormally the C group. All 278 games from these separate all-play-all events, kindly supplied by Sean Hewitt.
08/08/09 British Championship 2009 David Howell All the games from the official website and corrected by me. BritBase has a historical list of British Champions, 1904-2009.
27/07/09 Leicester International, July 2009 Karl Potter, Pablo Padilla, Alan Byron All 28 games, kindly supplied by Sean Hewitt.
24/07/09 6th South Wales International 2009 Julian Radulski All 219 games (a handful are blanks) from the tournament website (
15/07/09 Yeovil Open 2009 1-2 Sherwin, Salimbeni All 51 games from the Open, plus another 125 from the subsidiary sections. My thanks to Jack Rudd for supplying the games.
27/06/09 1st Big Slick GM Tournament 2009 1-2 Alex Cherniaev and Keith Arkell All 45 games, supplied by Simon Williams
13/05/09 Leicestershire County Championship 2008 Brandon Clarke All 48 games from last year's county championship, won sensationally by 122-graded youngster Brandon Clarke. Make a note of that name... my thanks to Sean Hewitt for the games.
13/05/09 Uxbridge Open 2009 Mark Hebden All 116 games of this open, played in February. My thanks to Sean Hewitt for the games. If you prefer, you may view or download games from one of Sean's tournaments using ChessTheatre directly from
13/05/09 Southend Open 2009 Adam Ashton All 206 games, taken from the Southend Chess Club website. I have set the games into the new-style viewer page.
13/05/09 Southend Speigel Memorial 2009 John Emms / Simon Williams All 28 games, taken from the Southend Chess Club website. Three of the games required corrections: I have reset the games into the new-style viewer page.
12/05/09 Frome Open 2009 1-4th James Sherwin, Michael Franklin, Alex Galliano, Ieuan Ward All 76 games sent by Jack Rudd, for which many thanks. I am using a new viewer for this file. If you are interested in the technical details, click here.
01/05/09 British Chess Champions 1904-2008   This is a list of British Chess Champions which I compiled some years ago and still keep up to date. Note dated 03/05/09 - Brian Denman has kindly contributed fuller names for two of the early women's champions - Frances Dunn Herring (née Gwilliam) and Miss Minnie Musgrave.
20/04/09 Coulsdon Easter GM/IM 2009 Colin McNab All 91 games of this 14-player category 6 norm tournament. Jan Lundin secured his second IM norm (9/10 rounds) and Jovica Radovanovic his 4th (9 rounds). My thanks to Scott Freeman and Keith Selby for the games which also include the subsidiary event.
16/04/09 West of England Open 2009 David Cutmore All 67 games (plus 12 byes) of the WECU Open held in Exmouth over the Easter weekend. My thanks to Bill Frost for the games.
15/04/09 Spectrum Guernsey 2009 Peter Kirby All 26 games from the 4th Spectrum Guernsey Open, keyed and sent by Kevin Thurlow - for which, many thanks.
15/04/09 Welsh Championship 2009 Ioan Rees / Richard Jones All 103 games from the championship, plus 79 from the major and 89 from the minor tournaments. My thanks to John Thornton for supplying the games.
15/04/09 East Devon Open 2009 Bob Eames All games from the tournament, played 6-8 March. My thanks to Bill Frost.
15/04/09 Varsity Oxford-Cambridge 2009 Oxford All eight games, in put by me.
16/01/09 Civil Service Championship 2008 Darryl Wolstencroft All 35 games of this event, played in Leeds in July 2008. My thanks to Kevin Thurlow for sending the game. A full report on the tournament is available.
06/01/09 Hastings Masters 2008/9 Igor Kurnosov All games (one blank which may yet be filled). Thanks to the Hastings inputter Steve Giddins. Correction (17/02/09): the game Juciute-Barton (round 4) has been corrected - 34 Rg1 should be 34 Rh1. My thanks to Bernard Cafferty.
30/12/08 Kings Head International 1982 Jonathan Tisdall All 45 of the games keyed in by me from the bulletin. 1 J Tisdall 7/9, 2 M Basman 6½, 3-4 J Levitt, A Whiteley 5, 5 D Goodman 4½, 6-8 E Formanek, D Rumens, C Laird 4, 9 E Schiller 3½, 10 R Lancaster 1½. Held 31 January to 7 February 1982. Bulletin loaned by Stewart Reuben.
29/12/08 Coulsdon Winter International 2008 Ilmars Starostits All 45 of the games, keyed and sent by Jack Rudd - also the 38 games from the Challengers event. English players Rawle Allicock and Yang Fan Zhou recorded IM norms in this category 3 event.
05/12/08 Phillips & Drew Kings and Knights 1980 'Kings': Tony Miles, Viktor Korchnoi, Ulf Andersson; 'Knights': Paul van der Sterren, George Botterill All 91 games of the 'Kings' tournament (played at the GLC County Hall in London) and the 105 games of the 'Knights' tournament. The 'Kings' tournament has appeared previously on Mega/Big Base, but the very strong 'Knights' tournament (a 15-player all-player-all including four future GMs) appears here complete for the first time. Keyed in by me from a bulletin kindly lent by Stewart Reuben. Later: Corrected 06/12/08 - Larsen-Short (rd 12) - Black played 35...R3a4, not 35...R8a4 (the mistake comes from the Mega/Big Base database). The bulletin has 35...R6a4 - a typical error from the days when a lot of people were still thinking in descriptive notation - and the inputter (probably someone from a non-English-speaking country who has not been exposed to much descriptive notation) has misinterpreted. Thanks to Andy Ansel for pointing this out.
04/12/08 Hampshire Open 2007 Steven Male Kawuma All 66 games. Arthur Brameld sent me this file about a year ago but I've only just got round to putting it up - sorry!
04/12/08 Torbay Open 2008 Mike Yeo All 86 games from this event, held in Torquay, sent in by Bill Frost (for which many thanks).
04/12/08 Beacon Senior/Junior 2008 Ray Gamble and Ken Norman won the senior, Graham Blowers the 'Junior' (over 50) All 169 games from these two events (over 60 and over 50 held at Exmouth), sent by Bill Frost.
24/11/08 Milton Keynes Open 2008 Mark Hebden All 73 games (including some bye games), keyed and contributed by Sean Hewitt for which many thanks. Results and details of the tournament may be found at
24/11/08 Hampshire Open 2008 Moses Kawuma (took title), Gavin Lock) All 53 games (includes 13 byes and defaults). Thanks to Arthur Brameld for keying and sending the games. Details of the tournament may be found at
24/11/08 Guernsey Open and Holiday Open 2008
(n.b. download facility now works - apologies for earlier problems)
(Open) Tiger Hillarp Persson
(Holiday) [three-way tie]
All 238 games. Thanks to Arthur Brameld. Later: I have added the 152 games of the Guernsey Holiday tournament to this file. I particularly commend to you the 183-move game between Hershchmann and Nalikowski where the 50-move rule could have been invoked at any time between moves 89 and 152 but wasn't.
03/11/08 Paignton Premier 2008
(amended 03.11.08 - the game Regis-Hegarty (round 3) made no sense as it was - I have amended so that the score now at least makes sense - replacing 18 Bxa1 with 18 Rxa1, and 24 Ne5 with 24 Na5. I would be grateful for confirmation or further comments - JS)
Keith Arkell, Gawain Jones All 151 games. Thanks to Bill Frost for the games. Later corrections: three games have been amended from the original posting on 13/09/08 - (1) M Cutmore v Pickersgill. White's last move was 28 e6+ (not 28 d6). (2) J H Hodgson v Pickersgill. Black played 19...Kxc7 (not Rxc7). My thanks to Brian Denman for bringing this to my attention. Third amendment made on 3 Nov 08: my thanks to Doug Dean for raising a question-mark against Regis-Hegarty (round 3).
03/11/08 Liverpool op 2007
another correction to this file sent in by one of the players: A.Morton-S.Potter (round 8) has had a pair of moves inserted (19 Rc1 Qxb2).
  Thanks to Steve Potter for sending in this amendment.
28/10/08 Weymouth Open/Major/Minor 2008 K Gregory, AT Mordue All 43 games of the Open, 58 of the Major and 123 of the Minor, kindly keyed and sent by Jack Rudd.
28/10/08 HE Atkins Mem Leicester 2008 JS Garnett All 48 games of the HE Atkins Open, kindly sent by Sean Hewitt. News of the tournament can be found here.
07/10/08 Thanet Open 2008 Martin Cutmore All 62 games from the Thanet Open of August 2008, contributed by Kevin Thurlow (for which, many thanks). Corrections made (8 Oct): result of Ilett-Bonafont game and rating of Andrew P Lewis.
16/09/08 Leicester Rated A/B 2008 Brandon Clarke, Christopher Jones All 90 games from two ten-player all-play-all rating tournaments held in Littlethorpe, Leicester, in August/September. My thanks to Sean Hewitt for the games.
29/08/08 Leicester Atkins op 2007 C Gibson, J Houska, A Khandelwal All 60 games from the open. Thanks to Sean Hewitt for the games.
27/08/08 Leicester All-Play-Alls A and B 2007 Pablo Padilla (A); Martin Burrows (B) All 90 games from these two ten-player all-play-alls, held in Littlethorpe, Leicester. Thanks to Sean Hewitt for the games.
25/08/08 1st Jessie Gilbert Celebration International, Coulsdon 2008 Aleksandar Berelovich All 221 games. Thanks to Keith Selby and Scott Freeman.
25/08/08 6th Staunton Memorial 2008 Michael Adams All 66 games.
23/08/08 British Championship 2008 Stuart Conquest (after a play-off with Keith Arkell) All 374 games, plus 2 play-off games, courtesy of the bulletin team at the congress - many thanks. Note (19.08.08): the result of the game Goodger-Auckland (round 10) has been amended to ½-½ (it had been incorrectly recorded as 1-0). Amended 23/08/08: Peter Shaw kindly provided corrections of score errors in three of his games, versus S Berry (round 2), C Storey (round 4) and L Davis (round 10).
14/07/08 Irish Open Championships 2008 Alex Baburin, Alon Greenfeld All 138 games.
14/07/08 Scottish Championships 2008 Jan Markos, Tautvydas Vedrickas (Alan Tate took the Scottish title) All 254 games.
14/07/08 5th South Wales International 2008 Normunds Miezis, Stewart Haslinger All 195 games, kindly supplied by Jack Rudd.
18/06/08 Coulsdon Easter International 2008 Bogdan Lalic All 45 games of the Coulsdon Easter International, held in April, plus the 45 games of the subsidiary event.
18/06/08 Coulsdon Xmas Internationals 2007 Colin McNab (A) and Augustin Madan (B) All 157 games from two IM norm tournaments held at Coulsdon Chess Fellowship shortly before Xmas, plus the games of two minor events. My thanks to Scott Freeman for supplying the games.
17/06/08 Yeovil Open 2008 Matthew Turner, Chris Beaumont All 42 games of the open, plus 49 from the intermediate and 46 from the Minor. My thanks to Jack Rudd for sending the games.
08/06/08 Middx Centenary / Pesonen Memorial 2007 Sussex All six games played in this correspondence match between Middlesex and Sussex, which was to celebrate Middlesex's centenary and also to commemorate Finnish-born Sussex player Erkki Pesonen (1930-2006). My thanks to John Dodgson for the games and information.
01/06/08 Frome Open 2008 Keith Arkell All 53 games, input by Dave Tipper and sent to me by Bill Frost (for which many thanks).
28/05/08 Haringay Masters 1988 Hodgson / Murey All 81 games. These games have been previously published on ChessBase but with one significant error. The game Orr-Andruet score has now been corrected, based on the score found on the 'Starbase 4.56' database. My thanks to Andy Ansel for pointing out this anomaly.
12/05/08 BCF-ch 1985 Edinburgh Jonathan Speelman All 418 games, keyed in by me from the bulletin, some years ago. Ken Norman has pointed out that the 'K Richardson' in the bulletin was Kevin D (not Keith B).
01/05/08 London Central YMCA 1976 Max Fuller An 11-player, all-play-all tournament used to generate FIDE ratings for some of the players (who included David Rumens and Nigel Povah). Thanks to Ray Cannon for keying in the games and sending me the file.
15/04/08 Brentwood International 2008 Jonathan Rowson, Odion Aikhoje All 98 games, from the official website.
07/04/08 Some corrections and additions:
1) Liverpool op 2007 - three game scores amended (Glud-RC Cannon, Kaufman-RC Cannon, Carleton-RC Cannon) and the download amended to show rounds 8 and 9 correctly;
2) Blackpool Open 2008: two game scores amended: Radovanovic - RJ Cannon and Muter- RC Cannon.
  My thanks to Ray Cannon for sending corrected game scores and pointing out that Liverpool 2007 was short of rounds 8 and 9 on the website.
28/03/08 West of England Championship 2008 Russell James (Ian Thompson takes WECU title) 71 games from this tournament, kindly sent by Bill Frost. Bill tells me that some of the first round scoresheets went missing though some of the game scores have been rescued.
27/03/08 Blackpool Open 2008 Alexandre Dgebuadze All 161 games keyed in by Steve Giddins. I have added byes and an unavailable score so that a complete crosstable can be generated. Note that I have corrected two results from the games file which appears on the Blackpool website - correct results should be, round 2, Hagesaether ½-½ Merriman and, round 3, Foord 1-0 Lund. Official website.
27/03/08 Southend - Jack Speigel Memorial 2008 David Howell All 28 games, from the Southend Congress website.
26/03/08 54th Welsh Championship 2008 James Cobb and Leighton Williams All 101 games, plus the 103 games played in the Tom Weston Major and 44 games played in the John Bishop Minor. My thanks to John Thornton for supplying the games.
12/03/08 Gibraltar Masters 2008 Hikaru Nakamura, after a tie-break from Bu Xiangzhi All 997 games, input by the Gibtelecom website team (Sean Hewitt, Zeljka Malobabic, Andrew Smith and me).
12/03/08 Gibraltar Challengers/Amateurs 2008 Four separate events All 533 games, input by the Gibtelecom website team. I input all the Amateur tournament games.
12/03/08 Hastings Masters 2007/8 Malahatko, Mamedov, Neverov All 519 games, from the official website.
12/03/08 Guernsey Open 2007 Tiger Hillarp Persson All 247 games, input by Arthur Brameld (I think).
08/03/08 Varsity Oxford-Cambridge 2008 Drawn 4-4 All eight games input by me.
06/03/08 East Devon Premier 2008 Dominic Mackle All 75 games from the tournament held in Exeter over the weekend of 29 February to 2 March. Many thanks to Bill Frost for sending the games.
06/03/08 English Senior Championship 2008 Andrew Whiteley All 102 games from the inaugural English Senior (Over 60) Championship, held in Dovedale in the Peak District of Derbyshire at the end of January. My thanks to Steve Burke for sending the games and also to Neil Graham for other information sent.
06/03/08 Beacon Senior 2007 John Dodgson / Andrew Footner All 130 games from this over-60s tournament held in Exmouth in November 2007. My thanks to Bill Frost for sending the games.
06/03/08 Beacon Junior 2007 Michael Yeo All 27 games from this tournament held in Exmouth. 'Junior' in this context means 'over-50'. My thanks to Bill Frost for sending the games.
06/03/08 Torbay Open 2007 Steve Dilleigh / David Littlejohns All 58 games, kindly sent by Bill Frost (for which many thanks). The tournament was held in Torquay in November 2007.
04/12/07 Hastings Premier page reformatted - The Hastings page has been reformatted, with tournaments grouped by decade and DGT viewers provided for all games. One game (Smejkal-Clarke, Hastings 1968/69) corrected to show Smejkal winning with White and not Black. My thanks to John Blackstone for bringing this to my attention.
21/10/07 Dorset Open 2007 John Anderson All 51 games (and 31 byes), kindly supplied by Bill Frost.
20/10/07 Monarch Isle of Man 2007 Bartel, Yakovich, Kobalia, Golod, Roiz, Efimenko All 389 games, keyed in by me.
23/09/07 Monarch Isle Of Man U175 2006 Nick Burton, David Twitchell All 55 games from the 2006 Monarch Assurance Tony Bridson (Under 175 grade) tournament, kindly supplied by Jeffrey Heath.
10/09/07 UK vs China, Liverpool 2007 China All 48 games from this match. Thanks to Dave Clayton, Steve Giddins and Steve Connor.
10/09/07 Liverpool op 2007 D Fridman All 389 games from the open event which ran alongside the UK-China match. Thanks to Dave Clayton, Steve Giddins and Steve Connor.
02/09/07 BCF Major Open 2002 A Greet / E Prokopchuk 189 games from the 2002 Major Open in Torquay. Thanks to Rudy van Kemenade for sending.
01/09/07 Coulsdon Autumn International 2007 Lars Stark, Colin McNab All 45 games of the tournament, plus 39 from the Challenger's section. Lars Stark and Jovica Radovanovic achieved IM norms. Thanks to Scott Freeman.
28/08/07 IBCA European Blind Championship 2007 Jaroslav Olsar All 341 games, thanks to Dave Clayton and the Braille Chess Association website. Played in Durham from 14-23 August.
19/08/07 Staunton Memorial, Simpsons 2007 Michael Adams All 66 games, keyed in by Steve Giddins - many thanks.
19/08/07 Croydon Junior Training 1965 [not known] 20 games from two eight-player, four-round swiss tournaments, apparently played at Trinity School, Croydon. Keyed in by Andy Ansel from contemporary bulletins (possibly produced by Ray Keene). Players include the late Simon Webb, his brother Roger and other strong junior players of the era. Pure nostalgia for the over-50s...
12/08/07 British Championship 2007 Jacob Aagaard All 374 games, input by Jack Rudd and posted on the ECF website.
07/08/07 British Championship 1948 RJ Broadbent 15 complete games, plus 51 fragments and skeleton games from the 1948 British Championship, held at the Bishopsgate Institute in London (the last time the championship was held in the nation's capital city). The tournament was particularly interesting for BH Wood's high-scoring start of 6½/7 followed by only ½/4 in the final run-in. There is an interesting commentary on this championship by Leonard Barden in the BCM Blog. If anyone has more gamescores from this championship, I would be grateful to receive them. Later note: Morry-Milner-Barry added 07/08/07 (thanks to Andy Ansel)
27/07/07 4th South Wales International 2007 Marat Dzhumaev All 208 games, kindly supplied by Jack Rudd - official website. Correction (27/07/07) made to the Round 1 game J.Gilbert-J. Jones (0-1) - which was actually J.Jones-J.Gilbert (0-1) (i.e. colours reversed)
26/07/07 Middlesex v Young England 2007 Middlesex All 81 games of this Scheveningen-format event. My thanks to Simon Spivack. Played to celebrate Middlesex County Chess Association's centenary. Official website.
26/07/07 Bath British Isles Zonal 1987 Jonathan Speelman / Susan Arkell (women's zonal) All 55 games, plus 15 games from the Women's Zonal and a the two-game play-off. Thanks to Steve Giddins for keying the games and Stewart Reuben for the loan of the bulletin.
25/07/07 Lloyds Bank Masters 1983 Yuri Razuvaev 130 games from the 7th Lloyds Bank Masters, keyed in by Steve Giddins, bulletin loaned by Stewart Reuben (many thanks to both). Mega Database 2007 claims to have 20 games from this event but they do not all match the bulletin (for example they have the game Hartston-Richardson, but the download here has all nine of his games and it doesn't include a game against Richardson). Gert Ligterink tells me that this game was from the ARC Young Masters tournament of the same year, so it would appear that Mega Database 2007 has some of the Lloyds and ARC games muddled up.
19/07/07 Scottish Championship 2007 Andrew Muir All 45 games, from the official website
13/07/07 Irish Open Championship 2007 Nick Pert and Mark Hebden. Brian Kelly and Stephen Brady shared the Irish title. 224 games, supplied by Mark Orr and Ian Doyle.
09/07/07 London Phillips & Drew / GLC Kings 1984 Anatoly Karpov All 91 games of one of the strongest tournaments ever held in Britain (probably only Nottingham 1936 and Hastings 1895 rival it in greatness). It has been available on commercial databases for some time, but I have added round numbers and dates, plus details of sealed moves and resumptions. A couple of very minor errors were picked up in the revision. Scores: 1 Karpov 9/13, 2-3 Chandler, Polugaevsky 8, 4 Timman 7½, 5-6 Ribli, Seirawan 7, 7-8 Korchnoi, Vaganian 6½, 9-11 Andersson, Miles, Speelman 5½, 12-14 Mestel, Nunn, Torre 5.
29/06/07 Yeovil Open 2007 Matthew Turner, James Cobb All 36 games from the open, plus 152 from subsidiary events. Many thanks to Jack Rudd for sending the games. Some are annotated by him. Matthew Turner and James Cobb shared first place with 4/5, ahead of Paul Helbig on 3½.
21/06/07 Cotswold Open 2007 Chris Beaumont All 43 games. Many thanks to Chris Mattos for sending the games. Chris Beaumont (Bristol) won with 6/6 ahead of Steve Berry (Wimbledon) on 5 and Nigel Beveridge (Hereford) on 4.
21/06/07 Oxford University Open 2004 Jonathan Rowson All 55 games, plus 10 blanks (for byes). Many thanks to IM Richard Palliser for keying in the games and sending the file (he acknowledges the help of Priscilla Morris and Kieran Smallbone). A strong event which included 2 GMs (Rowson and Wells) and one IM (Crouch).
05/05/07 Manchester Benedictine 1981 Tony Miles 116 games, plus 19 blanks. Gert Ligterink sent me this file, but when I checked my records I found I already had the games (apart from three of Gert's own games which were new) but had not posted them here. I cannot recall but I think they must have been keyed in by me from a bulletin supplied by the late Richard Furness. Many thanks to Gert Ligterink for sending the file.
05/05/07 Lloyds Bank Masters 1981 Ray Keene, Yasser Seirawan, Tony Miles 119 games (all the games in the bulletin). My thanks to Stewart Reuben for lending the bulletin and Steve Giddins for keying in the games. Reposted 05/05/07 - my thanks to Gert Ligterink for sending a new version of his game with R Keene with additional moves at the end, plus an additional game - his round 9 game versus R Nokes.
03/05/07 Lewisham 1982 Jim Plaskett 87 games (all the games in the bulletin). My thanks to Stewart Reuben for lending the bulletin and Steve Giddins for keying in the games.
02/05/07 Robert Silk Young Masters, London 1982 William Watson All 45 games of this category 5 tournament, with six players who went on to become GMs (Watson, Tisdall, Hebden, Motwani, Davies, Conquest). My thanks to Stewart Reuben for lending the bulletin and Steve Giddins for keying in the games.
24/04/07 Welsh Championship 2007 James Cobb All 95 games plus 156 games from the subsidiary sections. Thanks to Jon Gilbert and John Thornton for sending games.
24/04/07 Southend Open 2007 Robert Eames All 246 games, courtesy of the Southend CC website.
24/04/07 Islington 1971 R Bellin, J Carleton, PC Griffiths, MV Lambshire, J Nunn, S Webb, A Whiteley 103 games from the open, plus another 74 from subsidiary and follow-up events. My thanks to Stewart Reuben for lending the bulletin, Steve Giddins for keying in the games
20/04/07 Coulsdon Easter 2007 Alex Cherniaev; Robin Haldane All 45 games of the category 4 norm event, plus 45 from the Challengers. Thanks to Scott Freeman for supplying the games. Reposted 20/04/07 - one of the games (Khantuev-Arjun, Rd 8) amended to show the names of the players round the right way)
15/04/07 West of England (WECU) Championship 2007 Matthew Turner All 61 games from the Chess Devon website (no doubt input by Bill Frost - many thanks)
11/04/07 Jack Speigel Memorial 2007 Mark Hebden All 28 games from this Southend event, courtesy of the Southend CC website.
11/04/07 Blackpool Open 2007 Harald Borchgrevink A selection of 45 games.
09/04/07 East Devon Premier 2007 Andrew P Smith All 77 games, kindly supplied by Bill Frost. Some of the games have annotations by Jack Rudd.
08/04/07 Varsity Oxford-Cambridge 2007 Cambridge All 8 games, input by me.
08/04/07 New format: note that I am now going over to the use of ChessTheatre for supplying both PGN downloads and viewable game windows... [EDIT: later superseded by PGN4WEB]
17/02/07 Gibtelecom Challengers & Amateurs 2007 Various 310 games, provided by the official website, thanks to Steve Giddins and Sean Hewitt. Originally posted 10/02/07, and amended for a second time 17/02/07 to show Portman-Dimitrijevic (Challengers Wk1, Rd 2) as 1-0 (not 0-1) and append the missing 40 moves from the end.
12/02/07 Gibtelecom Masters 2007 Vladimir Akopian 786 games, provided by the official website, thanks to Steve Giddins, Sean Hewitt and Mark Crowther. Amended 12 Feb 2007 - Korchnoi-Bellin, Rd 4, 42...Qc7 (not 42...Qd7) was played.
11/02/07 Torbay 2006 Tyson Mordue 80 games from the five-round Torbay open, November 2006. My thanks to Bill Frost for sending the games.
11/02/07 Beacon 'Senior/Junior' 2006 Senior: DIW Reynolds & R Gamble
'Junior': M Yeo
178 games from the five-round swisses played at the Royal Beacon Congress, Exmouth, November 2006. In this context, the term 'junior' refers to players over 50. My thanks to Bill Frost for sending the games.
10/02/07 Newport 2007 Richard S Jones 84 games from the five-round open at the South Wales Winter Congress, January 2007. My thanks to John Thornton for sending the games.

Tinsley notebooks: I am grateful to Tony Gillam for loaning me his photocopies of the Tinsley notebooks. Edward Samuel Tinsley (1869-1937) was the Times chess columnist from 1903 to his death in 1937 and he kept notebooks of games from the many tournaments he visited. I am hugely grateful to Tony Gillam for lending me this valuable repository of chess games, and it will keep me busy for months inputting and uploading the games. You can expect to see regular updates here. The batch of photocopies I received from Tony includes the following: (1) British Championship, Southsea 1923, Rds 1-11; (2) British Championship, Southport 1924: Rds 1-11 + other games (Ladies Ch); (3) British Championship, Stratford 1925: Rds 2-8; (4) British Championship, Edinburgh 1926: Rds 1-7 + 3 other games; (5) British Championship, Chester 1934: Rds 1-11; (6) Inter-university match 1924, 1925, 1927?, 1929; (7) University Cable match 1924; (8) English Counties Final 1926; (9) London v Washington, cable match 1928; (10) Northumberland v Staffs, year?; + several other games; (11) two games by CHOD Alexander in Boys’ Tournament, year?