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Charles Damant
Number of games in database: 23
Years covered: 1928 to 1982
Overall record: +3 -18 =2 (17.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Aug-05-1895, died Nov-1984, 89 years old) United Kingdom

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Charles Ambrose Scott Damant

Last updated: 2022-04-22 10:00:05

 page 1 of 1; 23 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Alekhine vs C Damant 1-0361928Simul, 6bA53 Old Indian
2. B H Wood vs C Damant  0-1331931BCF-ch 24th Major Open ResD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. C Damant vs NN 1-081932LondonB12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. Menchik vs C Damant 0-1741932BCF-ch 25th Major Open D19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
5. Charles William Fallows vs C Damant  ½-½321934British ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
6. C Damant vs W Fairhurst  0-1441934British ChampionshipC48 Four Knights
7. W Winter vs C Damant  1-0431934British ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. C Damant vs Golombek  0-1331934British ChampionshipB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
9. G Wheatcroft vs C Damant  1-0631934British ChampionshipC17 French, Winawer, Advance
10. C Damant vs R P Michell  0-1301934British ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. G Abrahams vs C Damant  1-0251934British ChampionshipD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. C Damant vs T H Tylor  0-1601934British ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
13. R Cross vs C Damant  ½-½241934British ChampionshipD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
14. C H Alexander vs C Damant  1-0531934British ChampionshipC17 French, Winawer, Advance
15. C Damant vs G A Thomas  0-1271934British ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
16. C Damant vs R Blow 0-1211934Middlesex - Staffordshire; English Counties chA80 Dutch
17. C Damant vs Keene  0-1251965County match, Sussex-Surrey bd5A07 King's Indian Attack
18. B Cafferty vs C Damant  1-0311965Stevenson MemorialB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
19. C Damant vs W H Pratten  0-1411965Stevenson MemorialB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
20. Innes_Reid TV vs C Damant  1-0691972Barnstaple opC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
21. M Basman vs C Damant  1-0481972Barnstaple opC33 King's Gambit Accepted
22. W H Pratten vs C Damant 1-0111977GBR-ch64 Over 60B10 Caro-Kann
23. C Damant vs Simon D Smith  0-1351982Eastbourne Chess Club ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
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  GrahamClayton: Charles Ambrose Scott Damant (5 August 1895-Nov 1984). Played for Hampstead in the London League, during the 1930's, winning the Hampstead Championship Trophy in 1931 and 1935.
Aug-05-17  Nosnibor: I believe we met in the Major Open 1965 on his 70th birthday when the game was drawn. A true gentleman and many times Hastings Club Champion.
Mar-25-18  Jean Defuse: ...

English Chess Forum by John Saunders:

Charles Ambrose Scott Damant (born 5 Aug 1895, Romford, mar. Elizabeth Paine, Richmond, 1919, died Nov 1984, Hastings). Obit on p77, Feb 1985 BCM. "regular congress goer, charming man though deafness made communication difficult in his later years. Older readers will remember him as a strong London league player, who also played a lot of CC..." His wife predeceased him, at which time he was described as a 'retired bank official'.



Mar-25-18  offramp: Reputedly the first man to challenge Alexander Alekhine after he won the Capablanca - Alekhine World Championship Match (1927).
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  MissScarlett: Born on the first day of Hastings (1895). Died in the midst of Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Match (1984). A long and - low be it spoken - boring life.
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  woldsmandriffield: A great stalwart of Sussex chess. He played for Eastbourne in the 1981-82 Mid Sussex league season and also contested the club championship that year. I was a junior at the time. He was occasionally 'crusty' but in a good way and it was linked to deafness in old age. CAS Damant told me off for not sitting at my board and concentrating when I wandered off to look at the other games in one match. In another he commented that the opening variation I'd played was useless (and he was right!). We played once and it turned out to be the decisive game in the club championship. I managed to win and he was gracious in defeat saying 'beautifully played' when he resigned. He really was an amazing man and I regret not asking him about his games with Alekhine, Mieses, Vera Menchik and the like that I heard about only after he passed away in 1984.
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  woldsmandriffield: I have uploaded CAS Damant's win over Vera Menchik in the 1932 BCF championships (the Major Open). At that time, Charles Damant was a Hampstead and Middlesex player. Should hopefully appear in a few weeks.
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  MissScarlett: <For reasons unexplained, the French newspaper reported that the new world champion, Alekhine, had just been sent a first challenge for his title, by the English player C.A.S. Damant.> C.N. 5846

In light of Alekhine vs C A S Damant, 1928, a plausible explanation is that Damant was involved in inviting the new champion to visit Britain.

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  MissScarlett: (Torquay) Herald Express, September 9th 1963, p.5:

<When Charles Damant, a 67-year-old retired bank clerk, of Hastings, is not playing chess he is engaged in the equally exacting pastime of tapestry weaving. His skill has been commended by the Royal School of Needlework, South Kensington, London.

Mr. Damant is pictured at the chessboard with, beside him, his new tapestry reproduction in colour of Gainsborough's "Mrs. Siddons." He spent two hours a day over the past year on this tapestry and worked on it between games at the recent International Chess Congress at Bognor Regis.

Mr. Damant is a Sussex county chess player who won his section at the Hastings tournament this year and tied for the postal championship in 1959.

He says: "Tapestry weaving removes all mental strains created by chess. It is the more rewarding hobby."

He does not make any profit from his tapestries. They are all hung in his Georgian house in Sussex.>

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