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1928: Scarborough Whit Congress

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Sheffield Sub-Site

 

 

held at the Pavilion Hotel, Westborough, Scarborough,

from Saturday 26/05/1928, to Saturday 02/06/1928

 

 

The fourth Scarborough Whit Congress saw the withdrawal of funding or the event by Scarborough council.  The event was nevertheless opened by the Mayor of Scarborough, Alderman Matthews, who was himself a chess-player, presumably Edward Henry Matthews (see 1894 Whitby v Scarborough match).  The “home” contingent contained a new face in the form of up-and-coming William Winter, who won the event, pushing the 1927 winner, Colle, into second place.

 

This year, instead of two separate “Major” sections, there were a “Premier Reserve” and a single “Major” section.

 

The 1926 Premier winner, Alekhine, who was now world champion, put in an appearance, giving a simultaneous display.  This was his first appearance in England since becoming world champion.

 

Premier Tournament

 

The 10-player Premier tournament was run as a single all-play-all event.  Summarised results in the Premier tournament were as follows:

 

Player

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Total

Prize

W

C

M

Y

S

T

B

M

S

W

1

William Winter

(London?)

X

1

0

1

1

½

1

1

½

1

7

1st

2

Edgar Colle

(Belgium)

0

X

½

½

1

½

½

1

1

1

6

2nd

3

Reginald Pryce Michell

(London?)

1

½

X

½

1

0

½

0

1

1

3rd

4

Fred Dewhirst Yates

(London)

0

½

½

X

1

1

1

0

0

1

5

4th=

5

Harold Saunders

(London)

0

0

0

0

X

1

1

1

1

1

5

4th=

6

Sir George Alan Thomas

(Godalming)

½

½

1

0

0

X

0

1

1

1

5

4th=

7

Victor Buerger

(London)

0

½

½

0

0

1

X

½

1

1

 

8

Miss Vera Frantsevna Menchik

(Hastings)

0

0

1

1

0

0

½

X

1

1

 

9

František Schubert

(Czechoslovakia)

½

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

X

1

 

10

Francis Percival Wenman

(Northallerton)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

X

0

 

 

Francis Percival Wenman (usually recorded as merely “P Wenman”), who had finished 1st-4th= in 1927’s Major A, withdrew mid-week, on zero points.  The above table doesn’t distinguish between games played and lost, and those defaulted.

 

Premier Reserve

 

Place

Player

Total

1st

A J Butcher

 

6

2nd

Bernard John Barton‑Eckett

(Durham)

2nd

G H Beaty

(Newcastle‑upon‑Tyne)

* Reported as “G. Beaty” but here assumed to have been G. H. Beaty of Newcastle.

 

Major Tournament

 

Place

Player

1st

C W Fallows

(Co. Durham)  

2nd

H (Harry?) Loeffler

(Manchester?)

3rd

Mrs. Edith Martha Holloway

(Bromley)

4th

Climenson Charles Yelverton Dawbarn

(Liverpool)

 

Minor Tournament

 

Place

Player

1st

W Bowden

 

2nd

Geoffrey Harber Diggle

(London)

3rd‑4th

John Baines‑Lewis

(Harrogate *)

3rd‑4th

Mark Day Hick

(Scarborough)

5th

S J Osbourne

 

6th

Moses Sendak **

(London)

* played for Leeds

** aka Morris Sendak

 

 

Created

05/04/2015

Stephen John Mann

Last Updated

05/04/2015