chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Wilfred Hugh Miller Kirk
  
Number of games in database: 3
Years covered: 1913 to 1939


Search Sacrifice Explorer for Wilfred Hugh Miller Kirk
Search Google for Wilfred Hugh Miller Kirk


WILFRED HUGH MILLER KIRK
(born May-18-1877, died Jun-12-1946, 69 years old) United Kingdom

[what is this?]
Wilfred Kirk was born in Wellington, Somerset (or nearby Calmstock, Devon) as the 2nd of 3 children of school inspector and journalist Alfred Kirk (1853-1xxx) and Helen Sandwell (1846-1931), who married in 1872. After a stay in Staffordshire, the family moved to London before 1891. Wilfred went to school, and was employed in the London Civil Service in 1894. He worked there till World War II (in 1901 and 1911 as a clerk). He married in 1899 to Mabel Gannaway (1878-1961) from Wolverhampton. They divorced* in 1932, and he married again in 1934. He died in 1946 at the Buchanan Hospital in Hastings.

He played on the top boards for the Ministry of Health for many years, and ran the Civil Service Chess League between the two wars. Tournaments: 5th in Ostende Amateur B 1906 (11/17), 8th in Tunbridge Wells 1906 (2/8), 1st in the Surrey County Challenge Cup 1912, 8th in Cheltenham 1913, 1st in Hastings C 1919, 6th in the City of London championship 1919 (+5 -4 =2), 1st in the Middlesex championship 1920 (4½/5), 1st in Surrey County Challenge Cup 1926. The peak of the career was 11th place in the British Championship in Ramsgate 1929 (+1 -8 =2). He was 4th in Hastings (1939/40) (+1 -2 =4), an event he also helped to organize.

Main sources: http://www.cscl.org.uk/00profiles-g..., online newspapers, UK church records and censuses, Gaige’s Name Index, Edo Chess. * http://discovery.nationalarchives.g...


 page 1 of 1; 3 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W H Kirk vs G Schories  0-1221913BCF-ch 10th Major OpenC50 Giuoco Piano
2. J J O'Hanlon vs W H Kirk  1-0381919Hastings-CD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
3. Golombek vs W H Kirk  1-0361939Hastings 1939/40A23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Kirk wins | Kirk loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-01-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Calli> repost from Capablanca vs Yates, 1930 page:

<... Young Euwe also played in the "C" section at Hastings 1919, finishing 4-5th behind the forgotten <W H Kirk> .>>

Oct-01-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Only Kirk 1919 game from megabase 2008:

[Event "Hastings-C"]
[Site "Hastings"]
[Date "1919.??.??"]
[White "O'Hanlon, John"]
[Black "Kirk, WH."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D60"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Nbd7 5. e3 Be7 6. Nf3 O-O 7. Qc2 c6 8. Bd3 dxc4 9. Bxc4 Nd5 10. Bxe7 Qxe7 11. O-O h6 12. e4 Nf4 13. Qd2 e5 14. Bb3 Qf6 15. Rad1 Qg6 16. g3 Qg4 17. Nxe5 Nh3+ 18. Kg2 Nxe5 19. dxe5 Ng5 20. f4 Nh7 21. f5 Qg5 22. Qxg5 Nxg5 23. h4 Nh7 24. e6 fxe6 25. fxe6 Re8 26. e7+ Kh8 27. Rd8 Bg4 28. Rxa8 Rxa8 29. Bf7 Bd7 30. Rd1 Nf6 31. e5 Nd5 32. Nxd5 cxd5 33. Bxd5 Re8 34. e6 Bb5 35. Be4 Rxe7 36. Rd8+ Re8 37. Rxe8+ Bxe8 38. Bxb7 1-0

Oct-01-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: Gaige does not list him, but here are some other results:

Ostende Amateur "B" 1906 5-6th (18)
Tunbridge Wells 1906 7-8th (8)
Cheltenham 1913 open section 8th (12)
Hastings "C" 1919 1st (12)
London CC Champ 1919-20 6th (12)
Ramsgate 1929 11-12th (12)

( ) - indicates number of players

Oct-02-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Calli> Photo <Ramsgate BCF- 1929>: http://www.rogerpaige.me.uk/histori... I can only spot Sultan Khan.

Were there 2 Ramsgate tournaments in 1929?

(as neither Kirk nor Sultan Khan games were listed here: http://www.pgnmentor.com/events/Ram... - it looks like an international tournament)

Oct-02-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Open Defence: some of them had a really bad hair day
Oct-02-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: Yes,the one with Capablanca was called the "Team Tourney". The visiting masters played only the British, not among themselves. The picture is the 22nd BCF championship where Kirk played and Sultan Khan won. Kirk is the first standing at the left. See http://picasaweb.google.com/Caissa1... for picture caption.

Sep-19-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Secretary of the London Civil Service, Post Office & Municipal Chess League between 1905 and 1938.
Jun-15-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: From http://www.cscl.org.uk/00profiles-g...:

"Not only a good chess player, but a great organiser too. He played at the highest level, finishing ahead of Max Euwe in a junior event at Hastings before the Great War. Kirk played on the top boards for the Ministry of Health for many years, delivering the League and Cup double on one occasion and was strong enough to play at the British Championships in Ramsgate in 1929, finishing 11th in a field of 12 players, in an event won by Sultan Mir Khan. But he would have been best known to chess playing civil servants as the man who ran the Civil Service Chess League between the Wars. After his retirement he moved to Hastings and managed the Hastings International event for one year before his death.

[WH Kirk was Secretary of the Civil Service Chess League for 34 years, from 1905 to 1938 – Ed.]"

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific player only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!
Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC