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Weston Tournament

Max Euwe7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
George Alan Thomas7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Eugene Aleksandrovich Znosko-Borovsky6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Edmund Spencer5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
John Drewitt5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Joseph Henry Blake3.5/9(+3 -5 =1)[games]
Cyril Duffield3.5/9(+2 -4 =3)[games]
Percivale David Bolland3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games]
Arthur John Mackenzie2/9(+1 -6 =2)[games]
George Edward Wainwright1.5/9(+1 -7 =1)[games] Chess Event Description
Weston (1924)

A summary of the tournament in Wiener Schach-Zeitung 10 (May 1924) pp. 153-154 can be found online at The tournament continued the success of Weston (1922) with a mixture of British players and a few foreign masters, this time the young Euwe from Holland and the French-Russian master Znosko-Borovsky. Located in idyllic surroundings (Wikipedia article: Weston-super-Mare) it attracted the best English players, except Fred Dewhirst Yates who was playing in New York (1924). It was planned that Weston and Hastings should take turns to hold a chess festival during the Easter week each year.

The games were played as scheduled: April 19: rounds 1 and 2, 20 (Sunday): rest day, 21: rounds 3 and 4, 22: round 5, 23: round 6, 24: rounds 7 and 8, April 25 (Friday): round 9. Adjourned games were played in the afternoon, between the morning and evening session, and on April 26. They also found time for a simul by Znosko-Borovsky (April 22, +20 =6 -2), a Lightning Tourney (April 23, won by Chris Sullivan) and a Quick Play Tourney (April 26, won by Duffield).

The Dutch champion won by defeating Spencer in the last round, while Sir George Thomas drew. In addition to the Major tournament there was an Open (won by Richard Edward Lean), and also First, Second and Third Class tourneys, each with A and B sections.

Weston-super-Mare, England, 19-26 April 1924

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 Euwe * 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 2 Thomas * 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 3 Znosko-Borovsky 0 * 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 6 4 Spencer 0 1 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 5 5 Drewitt 0 0 1 * 1 1 5 =6 Duffield 0 0 1 * 0 0 1 3 =6 Blake 0 0 0 0 1 * 0 1 1 3 8 Bolland 0 0 0 0 1 1 * 0 3 9 Mackenzie 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 2 10 Wainwright 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 1

Tournament book: Hastings 1923/4, Weston-super-Mare 1924 by A. J. Gillam (Chess Player, 1995).

The game A J Mackenzie vs G Wainwright, 1924 is given a draw in Wiener Schach-Zeitung and the Dutch newspaper Het Vaderland. But Mackenzie (did find 47.f6! and) won that adjourned game, as reported in Western Daily Press and The Times.

Original collection: Game Collection: Weston 1924 by User: Tabanus.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J H Blake vs G Wainwright  1-0251924WestonB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
2. Znosko-Borovsky vs C Duffield  0-1461924WestonC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. E Spencer vs P D Bolland  1-0601924WestonA04 Reti Opening
4. A J Mackenzie vs G A Thomas  0-1271924WestonE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
5. Euwe vs J Drewitt  ½-½251924WestonB58 Sicilian
6. Znosko-Borovsky vs J Drewitt  1-0421924WestonC42 Petrov Defense
7. G Wainwright vs E Spencer  0-1231924WestonA46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. G A Thomas vs Euwe  ½-½391924WestonA07 King's Indian Attack
9. J H Blake vs A J Mackenzie  1-0371924WestonC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
10. P D Bolland vs C Duffield  1-0321924WestonC55 Two Knights Defense
11. J H Blake vs J Drewitt  ½-½261924WestonC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
12. G Wainwright vs Euwe 0-1251924WestonC49 Four Knights
13. Euwe vs C Duffield 1-0121924WestonC54 Giuoco Piano
14. E Spencer vs A J Mackenzie  1-0481924WestonA06 Reti Opening
15. Znosko-Borovsky vs P D Bolland  1-0401924WestonC49 Four Knights
16. G A Thomas vs J H Blake  1-0371924WestonC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
17. E Spencer vs Znosko-Borovsky  0-1381924WestonA04 Reti Opening
18. J Drewitt vs C Duffield  ½-½231924WestonC47 Four Knights
19. G A Thomas vs G Wainwright  1-0361924WestonC71 Ruy Lopez
20. P D Bolland vs A J Mackenzie  ½-½771924WestonC24 Bishop's Opening
21. G Wainwright vs Znosko-Borovsky  0-1551924WestonD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
22. E Spencer vs G A Thomas  1-0391924WestonA04 Reti Opening
23. Euwe vs J H Blake  1-0671924WestonA57 Benko Gambit
24. C Duffield vs A J Mackenzie  1-0681924WestonD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
25. P D Bolland vs J Drewitt  0-1791924WestonC42 Petrov Defense
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