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29 Jun 2019

Ian Bush

George Spalding wins "The ECF President's Award for Services to Chess"

It gives me great pleasure to announce that George Spalding of Wantage Chess club has been awarded The ECF President's Award for Services to Chess this year. As many of you know George stepped down recently as the Secretary of the OCA, having held that post (and others) for many years - in fact I can almost say since time immemorial because it writing the citation it took a fair bit of head scratching to work out when he started. Thus he has been responsible for the day to day running of the OCA for at least 15 years, and coupled with his work within Wantage chess club I am sure you will agree this is a very well deserved award. I am sure we all extend our congratulations. For more details see the link below.

Link: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/ecf-awards-2019-2/
18 May 2019

Roger Thetford

Ray Starkie Memorial Best Game Award - congratulations Will Burt!

The judgement has been delivered, and the winner of the inaugural Ray Starkie Memorial Best Game Award is Will Burt. Read Matt Rose's report for more details, or you can play through the games.

The raw PGN files are: Rose-Burt | Waugh-Hardwick | Rumsby-Ward | Truran- Kadodwala | Bush-Tickner. (Either download the plain-text files and rename them as PGN, or click the link to see the text, copy it and paste it into a chess program.)

Many thanks to Matt for judging the entries for the award.


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