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The first clearly identified SCCU Championship tournament was held at Salisbury (then, of course, in the Southern Counties) in September 1898. However an SCCU tournament in 1896 "at Clifton"1 and a second in 1897 at Southampton, both won by HE Atkins, seem to have been for the Union (Amateur) Championship in all but name. They were preceded, in August 1895, by an Amateur tournament at Hastings alongside the International. But this event was under the auspices of the SCCU and the British Chess Association jointly and, unlike the later events, was not restricted to SCCU players.
     After the 1898 event we have no information until 1937. We have Ladies Champions only for 1959-63, but suspect there will have been others.
     1 Clearly the Bristol Clifton, since the organiser had a Bristol address.

SCCU ADULT CHAMPIONS

 

Open

Ladies

1898-99

JH Blake, W Ward

 

 

 

 

1936-37

F Parr

 

1946-47

WH Pratten

 

1947-48

WH Pratten

 

1948-49

JM Aitken

 

1949-50

J Penrose

 

1950-51

AH Trott

 

1951-52

S Fazekas

 

1952-53

S Fazekas

 

1953-54

LW Barden

 

1954-55

PH Clarke

 

1955-56

H Golombek

 

1956-57

RG Wade

 

1957-58

RG Wade

 

1958-59

DB Pritchard

J Barker

1959-60

DE Lloyd

VB Grant

1960-61

PS Milner-Barry

V Horsnell

1961-62

D Sherman

K Northcroft, S Mann, P van der Bergh

1962-63

RA Fuller

D Dobson

1963-64

H Golombek

 

1964-65

RG Wade

 

1965-66

DB Pritchard

 

1966-67

RD Keene

 

1967-68

WR Hartston, AJ Whiteley

 

1968-69

KM Oliff

 

1969-70

D Sherman

 

1970-71

JP Somerville, RR Smith

 

1971-72

D Sherman

 

1972-73

GH Bennett

 

1973-74

GH Bennett

 

1974-75

NE Povah

 

1975-76

NE Povah

 

1976-77

C Cubitt, H MacPherson

 

1977-78

KG Coates

 

1978-79

CM Cooley

 

1979-80

DH Cummings, PG Large

 

1980-81

JC Pigott

 

1981-82

IR Watson

 

1982-83

BA Jacobs

 

1983-84

DJ King

 

1984-85

DH Cummings

 

1985-86

DJ King

 

1986-87

APH Kinsman

 

1987-88

PG Large

 

1988-89

J Cavendish

 

1989-90

MD Sadler

 

1990-91

PG Large

 

1991-92

APH Kinsman

 

1992-93

JC Moore

 

1993-94

MD Sadler

 

1994-95

JM Emms

 

1995-96

SJB Knott

 

1996-97

M Adams

 

1997-98

J Hodgson

 

1998-99

Andrew Webster

 

1999-00

Mark Ferguson

 

2000-01

Colin Crouch, Jeff Goldberg

 

2001-02

Simon Knott, Simon Williams

 

2002-03

Danny Gormally  

2003-04

Peter Wells  

2004-05

Tim Hebbes, Dave Ledger, Steve Ledger, Peter Poobalasingam  

2005-06

Marcus Osborne  

2006-07

Simon K Williams  

2007-08

Andrew P Lewis  

2008-09

Lorin D'Costa  

2009-10

Graeme Buckley  

2010-11

Danny Gormally, David Howell  

2011-12

Paul Georghiou  

2012-13

Gawain Jones  

2013-14

Chris Ward  

2014-15

Keith Arkell, Jonathan Hawkins  

2015-16

Richard Bates  

2016-17

Nick Pert & Richard Bates  

2017-18

Richard Bates  



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We've gone as far as we can with the in-house records for the Boys and Girls Championships. The extant trophies, being confined to new ones acquired 2000 - 2003, have not been informative. Chris Ravilious has filled a few gaps. Others remain, and we'd like to hear from anyone who can help with them. From 1978-9 we're probably complete. There was a nine-year gap, after 1988-9, during which the Championships were not held.
     Tournament names like "Junior" haven't helped. Mostly we've just guessed what they meant. Another problem is that eligibility is not always clear. In 1958, for example, JF Wheeler (who won the U18 tournament) lived in Plymouth which had that very season ceased to be in the SCCU. But he may have had some other SCCU qualification. He may or may not, therefore, have been awarded the title. (Arguably, if he was born in Plymouth while it was in the Union he would have qualified by birth anyway. This is not an argument your Webmaster would care to defend too hard, but your Webmaster wasn't on the rules committee.)
     Another problem is accuracy of names. We can't help wondering, for example, whether RD Borland and RE Borland (U18 Champions 1949 and 1952) were brothers or one and the same person. Then there's an ambiguous McDonald-Ross in 1954 with no initial. Please tell us if you can supply amplifications or corrections.
     We guess the "Boys" championships have always been open to either sex, but would welcome confirmation. Later note: Heather Richards, Under 18 Champion 1998-9, was the first girl to take any "Boys" title. From 1999-00 to 2007-8 the "Boys" titles were explicitly open to either sex and styled simply "SCCU Under X Championship". However the 2008 AGM resolved that in future the Boys' and Girls' titles should be separate, for consistency witth the London Junior titles awarded at the same event. There is no longer an "SCCU Under X Champion"; only a Boys' Champion and a Girls' Champion.
     "49" in the Date column means 1948-9.

SCCU BOYS CHAMPIONS

 

U21

U18

U16

U14

U12

U11

U10

49

 

RD Borland

 

   

 

 

50

 

P Clarke

 

   

 

 

51

 

 

 

   

 

 

52

 

RE Borland

 

   

 

 

53

 

 

 

   

 

 

54

 

( ) McDonald-Ross
ME Ventham

 

   

 

 

55

 

JM Dawson

 

   

 

 

56

 

WS Deeth

 

A McDonald
("junior boys")
 

 

 

 

U21 U18 U16 U14 U12 U11 U10

57

 

JS Regruto

 

   

 

 

58

 

JF Wheeler

 

P O'Brien
("junior boys")
 

 

 

59

 

J Simpole

MG Ford
(or U14?)

    K Allen
N Patterson
 

60

  NJ Argyris
GH James
MJ Basman
(Under 15)
R Gittins
B Jennings
(Under 13)
     

61

 

GH James

MJ Basman

PS Buckman
J Patience
R Taylor

PH Collins

   

62

 

RA Harris

SR Curry
G Silver
DH Smith
P Timson

BJ Denman

IT Hart

   

63

  DNL Levy RD Keene T Baldwin TJ(?) Denman
R Gittins
   

64

  MG Smith T Baldwin T Robbins HJ Price
C Sass
M Staples
   

65

 

PR Morris

RL Bush
RG Gray
RJ Mildon

MJ Staples

P Levy

   

 

U21 U18 U16 U14 U12 U11 U10

66

  S Webb          

67

 

RL Johannes

 

 

     

68

  R Bellin          

69

  C Cubitt          

70

 

JP Somerville          

71

  no contest          

72

 
 

A Hanreck

DC Noble
PR Davies
BPA Andrews
C Barry

A Dunleavy
J Kennedy

A Griffiths
L Moller

   

73

 

CR Chandler

C Button
JT Matthews

P Costigan
DW Lock
L Moller

P Fenton

   

74

 

  Michael Coogan, David Hackett Julian Hodgson Paul Weekes, Neil Cannon    

75

  JS Speelman J Brickman
S Spivack
SD Brown DJ King    

76

 

HJ Plaskett

JM Hodgson     DL Lee
U10 Champion
NL Carr
U8 Champion

77

  WN Watson     NF Dickenson    

78

 

JW Branford

GC Crawley

GW Lane

JD Hockaday

 

ES Lee

 

U21 U18 U16 U14 U12 U11 U10

79

MA Pagden

RJ Jacobs

JP Levitt

PE Johnstone

JM Emms

 

DA Wood

80

J Plaskett

 

N Bradbury

J Hockaday

E Lee

 

M Hennigan

81

JM Hodgson

NL Carr

NJM Pelling

IM Sim

MT Hennigan

 

H Bakhshi

82

TM Williams

JM Emms

N McDonald

PJ Morris

SAM Foister

 

JW Rogers

83

IL Thomas

K Shovel

N von Schlippe

JM Way

A Mortazavi

 

J Tompkins

84

J Levitt

N McDonald

D Agnos

H Bakhshi

PF Hennigan

 

E Neill

85

S Conquest

DA Wood

DA Wood

MD Sadler

DA Triggs

 

D Kumaran

86

NF Dickenson

IA Galloway

SAM Foister

A Webster

DP Harvey

D Woods

A Panchapagesan

87

S Conquest

AP Summerscale

MD Sadler

ELA Ionides

A Shah

D Turner

M Brief

88

T Hennigan

A Hon

G Haslinger

ST Ansell

M Houska

BN Connell

 

89

CG Ward

D Hassapis

A Keehner

M Houska

P Griffiths

M Bautista

 

 

             

 

U21 U18 U16 U14 U12 U11 U9

99

  Heather Richards   DWL Howell   DWL Howell  

00

  Tim Hebbes   DWL Howell   Jacob Bigio
Anton Chernikov
George O'Toole

01

  Lorin D'Costa   Tim Woodward   Peter Poobalasingam Callum Kilpatrick

02

  Lorin D'Costa   Robert Heaton   Selina Khoo George O'Toole

03

  Lorin D'Costa
Thomas Nixon
  Dana Hawrami   Subin Sen Yang-Fan Zhou
Andrew Willis
Jack Harding

04

  Lawrence Trent   Vedantha Kumar   Saravanan Sathyanandha Yang-Fan Zhou
05   Adam Eckersley-Waites   Callum Kilpatrick   Yang-Fan Zhou James Abrams
06   Philip Makepeace   Jeffrey Levicki   Saravanan Sathyanandha Shyam Mohan
07   Philip Makepeace   George Salimbeni   Marcus Harvey Peter Andreev
08   Victor Jones   Saravanan Sathyanandha   Eugene Daley Peter Andreev
09   Victor Jones   Yang-Fan Zhou   Peter Andreev Vincent Lee
10   Yang-Fan Zhou   Peter Andreev   Conor Murphy Edward Stevenson
11   Akash Jain   Roy Zhang   William Claridge-Hansen Gautam Jain
12   William Foo   Patrick Smith   Arul Gupta Adam Averbukh
13   Saravanan Sathyanandha   Ryan Wong   Koby Kalavanan Aditya Verma
14   William Claridge-Hansen   Richard Zhu   Freddie Hand Harvey Zhang
15   Anthony Zhang   Luke Remus Elliot   Amardip Ahluwalia Adithya Pramod Paleri
16   Gorak Rajesh   Ilya Misyura   Savin Dias Arjun Kolani, Kian Shah
17   Conor Murphy   Calum Salmons   Robert Akeya-Price Shreyas Royal



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SCCU GIRLS CHAMPIONS

We are fairly sure that Margaret Wood of Sutton Coldfield would not have had SCCU qualifications when she won the U18 tournament in 1954. The Margaret Wood who came second (there were certainly two Margaret Woods) was the only other competitor. The Margaret Wood who won in 1956 was, we think, the Sutton Coldfield one.

 

U18G

U16G

U14G

U12G

U11G

U10G

54

Margaret Wood (Sutton Coldfield)/
Margaret Wood (Bicester) (?)
         

55

           

56

M Wood (?)   SGM Sutton
J Taylor
     

57

Susan Smith          

58

Verina Horsnell   C Quilter
(Southampton)
     

59

 

L Biggs
G Moore
(or U14?)

       

60

V Horsnell G Moore        

61

V Horsnell

G Moore

       

62

G Moore

 

L Bott

S Cramer

   

 

U18G U16G U14G U12G U11G U10G

63

D Dobson C Bauchop   J Richardson    

64

      J Richardson    

65

   

L Bott

S Banks
J Spencer
P Warner

   

66

           

67

 

 

 

     

68

           

69

           

70

           

71

           

72

 

E Morfrey
"Junior Girls"

       

73

     

Louise Trewavas

   

74

W Pritchard Janet Hume Helen Granat Jennifer Pollington    

75

W Pritchard          

76

           

77

           

78

           

79

 

P Coxon

T Needham

C Forbes

 

S Needham

80

T Needham

 

C Forbes

   

MA Hepworth

 

U18G U16G U14G U12G U11G U10G

81

   

MA Hepworth

   

S Needham

82

SK Walker

JA Toogood

MA Hepworth

J Baxendine

 

M Gallagher

83

SK Walker

C Forbes

J Baxendine
M Gallagher
to play off

M Pile

 

C Haslinger

84

MA Hepworth

A MacLean

A Bell

A Jones

 

C Haslinger

85

MA Hepworth

F Cohen

N Regan

C Haslinger

 

N Hon

86

MA Hepworth

N Regan

C Haslinger

J Myers

S Joy
D Baum

R Harvey

87

C Haslinger

N Regan

A Eyton

E Phillips

N Hon

J Saunders

88

N Regan

C Haslinger

J Myers

A Harvey

HM Burns

 

89

C Haslinger

C Haslinger

F Webster

H Hunt

L Smith

 

 

           

 

U18G

 

U14G

 

U11G

U9G

00

Ljubica Lazarevic         Claire Wu

01

not awarded   Sarah Hegarty   Poppy Aarons Katherine Hale

02

Sarah Hegarty   Sarah Hegarty  Selina Khoo Sheila Dines

03

Chantal Sirisena   Chantal Sirisena   Katie Hale Alexandra Bottemanne
04 Naomi Miller   Chantal Sirisena   Sheila Dines Stephanie Hale
05 Naomi Miller   Thilagini Anandajeyarajah   Stephanie Hale Kavitha Appulingam
06 Jessica Thilaganathan   Jessica Thilaganathan   Kavitha Appulingam Radha Jain
07 Sheila Dines   Kavitha Appulingam   Radha Jain Katherine Shepherd
08 Jessica Thilaganathan   Maria Wang   Radha Jain Anna Wang
09 Sheila Dines   Radha Jain   Katherine Shepherd Isobel Sanders
10 Sheila Dines   Radha Jain   Cosima Keen Aashi Rawat
11 Dominika Ociepka   Katherine Shepherd   Akshaya Kalaiyalahan Isabelle Gilbert
12 Radha Jain   Katherine Shepherd   Cassandra Graham Isabelle Gilbert
13 Chantelle Foster   Yasmin Giles   Emily Green Anita Somton
14 Svetlana Sucikova   Naomi Wei   Lucy Bennet-Stevens, Elizaveta Sheremetyeva Nilomi Desai
15 Svetlana Sucikova   Elizaveta Sheremetyeva   Nilomi Desai Anum Sheikh
16 not awarded   Emily Green   Nilomi Desai Stefania Iosub
17 Zoe Varney   Sarah Weersing   Anum Sheikh Jessica Mellor


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