This day in 1975 saw one of the most remarkable performances in the history of Richmond & Twickenham Chess Club. Our London League 1st team were facing Hendon, who fielded what was by no means a weak team. No doubt helped by my absence, we ran out winners by the massive score of 11½:½! After our first four matches we were well placed in the league on three points.
|18 November 1975||St Bride’s Institute|
|Richmond & Twickenham 1||Hendon|
|1||MF Stean 233||1:0||BM Rothbart 198|
|2||AP Law 225||1:0||S Berry 210|
|3||DSC Goodman 200||1:0||DP Lynch –|
|4||GH James 211||1:0||PR Fawcett (Reserve) 147|
|5||MJ Franklin 192||1:0||RDW Marsh 168|
|6||KI Norman 191||1:0||IC McAllan 180|
|7||MJ Lightfoot 183||1:0||AL Natt 169|
|8||AR Bracher –||½:½||TJ Turner 174|
|9||PJ Stubbs 179||1:0||JF Lobley 172|
|10||DM Andrew 182||1:0||B Beavis 163|
|11||CD Carr 178||1:0||G Lacome 163|
|12||JM Hodgson 166||1:0||P Kelen 169|
You will note that Steve Berry is still playing against Richmond, although he migrated south of the river some years ago. Back in 1975 he was graded 210: 43 years on, impressively, his grade is 211.