The 1975 British Championship was held in Morecambe, Lancashire, a seaside town in northwest England. Thirty-four players participated in an eleven-round Swiss System event.
The results continued a trend in the British Championship. After Jonathan Penrose's run of ten championships in twelve years had been ended by Robert Wade in 1970, subsequent tournaments were won by players born after World War II. (1) Morecambe proved to be a repeat victory for 1973 Champion William Hartston, who celebrated his 28th birthday during the event with an important eighth-round victory (C W Pritchett vs Hartston, 1975).
That win gave Hartston a full-point lead with 6.5/8, ahead of Louis De Veauce, Anthony Miles and Simon Webb. At 5.0 were Maxwell Fuller, Owen Hindle, Craig Pritchett, and Jonathan Speelman. For the last three rounds, Hartston was content to play solid draws and let his pursuers knock each other off.
Thus, in round nine Hartston drew with Webb, while De Veauce and Miles lost to Fuller and Speelman respectively and Hindle defeated Pritchett. In round 10, Hartston drew drew with Speelman, while Miles beat Fuller and Hindle fell to Webb. Those results left Hartston with 7.5, a half-point up on Webb going into the last round. Miles and Speelman at 6.5 and De Veauce, Fuller, Hindle, and Victor Knox on 6.0.
The final round saw Hartston draw with Hindle. Webb had a chance to tie for first, but lost with Black against Fuller. The latter two players ties for second with Miles and De Veauce.
This version of the crosstable allows colours in each game to be determined. If the result (W, L, D) comes first, the player had White. If the result follows the opponent's number, the player had Black. For example, Hartston's first three results are win with Black vs. #30, draw with White vs. #12, win with Black vs. #5.
This collection, crosstable, and observations were prepared using a file of games from BritBase, http://www.saund.co.uk/britbase/pg7.... Any further information would be welcomed.
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1 William Hartston 30W D12 5 W D16 22W 3 W D 4 7 W 2 D D 6 D 9 8.0
2 Simon Webb 19D W23 7 D W18 6 W L 4 3 D 8 W D 1 W 9 5 L 7.0
3 Louis De Veauce D13 27W 12W W 6 7 W L 1 D 2 4 D L 5 15D 10W 7.0
4 Anthony Miles D32 13D W17 10D W 8 2 W 1 D D 3 6 L W 5 11D 7.0
5 Maxwell Leonard Fuller W33 8 D L 1 23D W29 D16 6 D W10 3 W 4 L W 2 7.0
6 Jonathan Speelman W28 18W W10 3 L L 2 11D D 5 22W W 4 1 D L 7 6.5
7 Craig William Pritchett W20 17W D 2 8 W L 3 10D 22W L 1 9 L D11 6 W 6.5
8 Jone Eric Littlewood 34W D 5 15W L 7 4 L W18 16W L 2 14D D12 22W 6.5
9 Owen M Hindle D29 28D D11 15D D17 27D W21 20W W7 2 L 1 D 6.5
10 Victor W Knox W14 25W 6 L D 4 16D D 7 D11 5 L W20 19W L 3 6.0
11 Jonathan Penrose 23D D26 9 D D12 13W D 6 10D D14 D15 7 D D 4 6.0
12 Alan Howard Perkins W31 1 D L 3 11D D27 17D D19 23D W22 8 D D15 6.0
13 Bernard Cafferty 3 D D 4 19W L22 L11 29D 24D D18 27W W23 14D 6.0
14 Peter Hugh Clarke 10L L22 24D W30 26W W15 D20 11D D 8 21D D13 6.0
15 Brian Eley D27 21W L 8 D 9 34D 14L W28 W25 11D D 3 12D 6.0
16 Michael J Haygarth D25 32W D20 1 D D10 5 D L 8 17D D23 18D D21 5.5
17 Andrew John Whiteley 22W L 7 4 L W28 9 D D12 27D D16 21D D24 D18 5.5
18 Nigel Edward Povah 24W L 6 26W 2 L D23 8 L D31 13D W28 D16 17D 5.5
19 Michael Macdonald-Ross D 2 29D L13 21W W20 L22 12D W27 24D L10 23D 5.5
20 Nigel John Holloway 7 L W30 16D W34 19L W23 14D L 9 10L D25 24W 5.5
21 Roderick M McKay 26D L15 25D L19 30W W34 9 L 31W D17 D14 16D 5.5
22 Kenneth P Neat L17 14W W29 13W L 1 19W L 7 L 6 12L 26W L 8 5.0
23 John G Nicholson D11 2 L W32 D 5 18D 20L W33 D12 16D 13L D19 5.0
24 Alan Templeton Ludgate L18 31D D14 29L D28 32W D13 26W D19 17D L20 5.0
25 Ian Sinclair 16D L10 D21 27L W33 31D W29 15L L26 20D W34 5.0
26 Jeff Horner D21 11D L18 31D L14 33D 34W L24 25W L22 30W 5.0
27 Frank Parr 15D L 3 28D W25 12D D 9 D17 19L L13 32D D33 4.5
28 Paul R Kemp 6 L D 9 D27 17L 24D W30 15L W32 18L D33 D31 4.5
29 Rory O'Kelly 9 D D19 22L W24 5 L D13 25L 33D L30 34W D32 4.5
30 Moss McCarthy L 1 20L D33 14L L21 28L D32 W34 29W 31W L26 4.0
31 P J Lee 12L D24 34D D26 32D D25 18D L21 33D L30 28D 4.0
32 David John Sully 4 D L16 23L 33D D31 L24 30D 28L D34 D27 29D 3.5
33 Gerald Bonner 5 L L34 30D D32 25L D26 23L D29 D31 28D 27D 3.5
34 David Brine Pritchard L 8 33W D31 20L D15 21L L26 30L 32D L29 25L 2.5
(1) British Chess Champions 1904-2017, http://www.saund.co.uk/britbase/bri...
Original collection: Game Collection: British Championship, 1975, Morecambe, by User: Phony Benoni.