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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
British Championship Tournament

Roland Henry Vaughan Scott7/8(+7 -1 =0)[games]
George Alan Thomas6/8(+5 -1 =2)[games]
William Gibson3/6(+3 -3 =0)[games]
Edward Guthlac Sergeant3/4(+3 -1 =0)[games]
Reginald Pryce Michell2.5/3(+2 -0 =1)[games]
Francis Percival Wenman2/8(+1 -5 =2)[games]
Edward Empson Middleton2/4(+2 -2 =0)[games]
George Edward Wainwright1.5/4(+1 -2 =1)[games]
Herbert Jacobs1.5/3(+1 -1 =1)[games]
Stephen Francis Smith1.5/5(+1 -3 =1)[games]
Arthur John Mackenzie1/4(+1 -3 =0)[games]
Joseph Henry Blake0/5(+0 -5 =0)[games]

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
British Championship (1920)

Played in McEwan Hall in Edinburgh, Scotland, 9-20 August 1920. Rest day: Sunday 15 August. Roland Henry Vaughan Scott won with 9/11.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 —————————————————————————————————————————— 1 Scott • 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 9 2 Thomas 1 • ½ 0 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 8 3 Sergeant 0 ½ • 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 7½ 4 Michell ½ 1 1 • ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 7 5 Gibson 0 ½ 0 ½ • ½ 1 1 1 0 1 1 6½ 6 Mackenzie 0 0 1 1 ½ • 0 ½ 1 1 0 1 6 7 Smith 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 • 1 1 1 ½ 0 5 8 Wainwright 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 • 1 0 1 1 4½ =9 Jacobs 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 • 1 ½ 1 3½ =9 Middleton ½ 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 • 1 0 3½ =9 Wenman 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 • 1 3½ 12 Blake 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 • 2 ——————————————————————————————————————————

Agnes Stevenson won the British Ladies' Championship, and Abraham Speijer won the Major Open tournament.

Game dates

There are 35 missing games (20 March 2022).

Round 01: Monday 9 August 6 pm
Round 02: Tuesday 10 August 9:30 am
Round 03: Wednesday 11 August
Round 04: Thursday 12 August
Round 05: Friday 13 August
Round 06: Saturday 14 August
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Round 07: Monday 16 August
Round 08: Tuesday 17 August
Round 09: Wednesday 18 August
Round 10: Thursday 19 August
Round 11: Friday 20 August

Sources

Photo: https://www.chessscotland.com/docum...
BritBase: https://www.saund.co.uk/britbase/pg...
British newspapers at https://www.britishnewspaperarchive...

Previous: British Championship (1914) (not counting Hastings (1919)). Next: British Championship (1921)

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 31  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E E Middleton vs W Gibson  1-0541920British ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. R H Scott vs G Wainwright  1-0461920British ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
3. G A Thomas vs J H Blake  1-0371920British ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. J H Blake vs A J Mackenzie  0-1701920British ChampionshipB15 Caro-Kann
5. R H Scott vs F Wenman  1-0121920British ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. W Gibson vs S F Smith  1-0401920British ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. G A Thomas vs R H Scott  1-0411920British ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
8. G Wainwright vs F Wenman  1-0371920British ChampionshipD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
9. R H Scott vs A J Mackenzie  1-0271920British ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. E G Sergeant vs H Jacobs  1-0241920British ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
11. S F Smith vs G Wainwright  1-0301920British ChampionshipD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
12. F Wenman vs G A Thomas  0-1311920British ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. W Gibson vs J H Blake  1-0311920British ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. A J Mackenzie vs F Wenman  0-1401920British ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. G A Thomas vs G Wainwright  ½-½441920British ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
16. E E Middleton vs E G Sergeant  0-1221920British ChampionshipD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
17. E G Sergeant vs W Gibson  1-0301920British ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
18. G A Thomas vs A J Mackenzie 1-0341920British ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
19. H Jacobs vs G A Thomas  ½-½191920British ChampionshipA02 Bird's Opening
20. W Gibson vs R H Scott  0-1531920British ChampionshipC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
21. E E Middleton vs F Wenman 1-0261920British ChampionshipC11 French
22. R P Michell vs J H Blake 1-0391920British ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
23. R H Scott vs S F Smith  1-0391920British ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. F Wenman vs W Gibson  0-1331920British ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
25. S F Smith vs F Wenman  ½-½531920British ChampionshipD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 31  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-20-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: W Gibson vs J H Blake, 1920 is added today, from Exeter and Plymouth Gazette, 16 September 1920, page 4,
Mar-20-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: A group picture of the players at the Edinburgh event.

https://www.chessscotland.com/docum...

Mar-20-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: Where they stood to get the above picture taken is just five minutes walk from my house.

I found the exact same location and....

https://www.redhotpawn.com/imgu/blo...

Mar-20-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: Have you given up on your tour of Scottish graveyards?
Mar-20-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Geoff>, who are those reprobates? (laughs)
Mar-20-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: Hi Miss Scarlett,
Yes it was pretty fruitless regarding chess and Cochrane but I do have two leads to chase up.

ATM most of my spare time is being taken up with 200th centenary of the Edinburgh Chess Club though I did take a day out to pop down to Hartlepool to watch Leyton Orient. (0-0).

HMS Trincomalee is moored there, one of Nelson's ships. Of course Admiral Cochrane's name popped up. Seems everywhere I go a Cochrane appears....mocking me.

Next step is Maggie the Mystic who drinks in my local. She is a Medium and Clairvoyant. I'll pay her to contact John.

(Whilst there is there anybody you or the rest of BIO team want answers from?)

Mar-20-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: https://www.chessscotland.com/docum...

With apologies to Stephen Francis Smith, who's the great lump, back and middle?

Mar-21-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: That is Archibald Campbell Tait (1811-82).

The first Scottish Archbishop of Canterbury.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archi...

I have just decided from now on any Bishop that has been fianchettoed shall henceforth be known as an Archbishop. (the pawn phalanx one associates with a fianchetto is the Cathedral.)

Mar-21-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <E E Middleton> was 35 going on 55. No wonder there's a doubt as to whether his father was playing instead.

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