Sunday, 25 January 2015

History of Colchester Chess Club 2

The contents of one of four surviving books containing historical records of Colchester Chess Club are now available online. This book covers the period 1936-1950 and contains match secretary reports, newspaper clippings, details of matches against other local clubs and more.

The records include the results of Colchester matches against Ipswich, Clacton, Chelmsford, Kelvedon, Felixstowe, Silver End, Southend, Colchester Royal Grammar School, Bishop Stortford, Ilford, Hornchurch, Athenaeum and Leyton.

Links to the historical archive can be found on the About the club page, and a summary of the contents is below.

 

Chelmsford v Colchester match result
23rd November 1936

Colchester v Silver End match result
17th December 1936
Ipswich v Colchester match result
12th February 1937
Silver End v Colchester match result
25th February 1937
Colchester v Southend match result
18th March 1937
Signed picture of Georges Koltanowski

Newspaper article about simultaneous blindfold display by Georges Koltanowski in Colchester (East Anglian Daily Times)
24th March 1937
Typed summary of simultaneous blindfold display in Colchester by Georges Koltanowski
March 1937
1936-1937 season – match secretary’s report (Lionel Penrose)

 

 

Colchester v Silver End match result
18th November 1937
Colchester v Kelvedon match result
9th December 1937
Signed picture of Georges Koltanowski dedicated to Lionel Penrose
7th August 1937
Transcript of newspaper article in the Essex County Telegraph about simultaneous blindfold display in Colchester by Georges Koltanowski
29th January 1938
Silver End v Colchester match report
3rd February 1938
Colchester v Ipswich match report
18th February 1938
Kelvedon v Colchester match report
8th March 1938
Colchester v Chelmsford match report
1938
Newspaper report of County Trophy semi-final match Leyton v Colchester
Date unclear
Newspaper report on match Colchester v Kelvedon
20th April 1939
Newspaper report from the Essex County Standard of County Tournament match Colchester v Hornchurch
1st July 1939
Newspaper report on match Ipswich v Colchester
March 30th 1939
Newspaper report on match Kelvedon v Colchester
April 4th 1939

 

 

Newspaper report on match Chelmsford v Colchester (first match played since 1939)
24th October 1946
Newspaper report on match Colchester v Ipswich
13th November 1946
Newspaper report on match Ipswich v Colchester
5th December 1946
Newspaper report on 58-board match  Norfolk/Suffolk v Essex (at Ipswich)
5th October 1946
Newspaper report on Colchester v Chelmsford match
2nd April 1947
Newspaper report on match Colchester v Bishop Stortford
16th April 1947
Newspaper report on match Colchester v Felixstowe
30th April 1947
Newspaper report on Colchester players in the Norfolk/Suffolk v Essex match
5th October 1946
Newspaper report on the annual meeting of Colchester Chess Club
1946/47
1946-1947 season – match secretary’s report (D. C. Simmons)
1946/47

 

 

Newspaper report on Colchester  v Ipswich match
5th November 1947
Newspaper report on Ipswich v Colchester match
4th March 1948
Newspaper report on Colchester v Clacton match
12th March 1948
Newspaper report on Chelmsford v Colchester match
1st April 1948
Newspaper report on Colchester v Chelmsford match
21st April 1948
Newspaper report on Colchester v Colchester Royal Grammar School
2nd May 1948
1947-1948 season – match secretary’s report (D. C. Simmons)
5th October 1948

 

 

Division II: Colchester v Colchester Royal Grammar School match report
8th December 1948
Newspaper report on the annual meeting of Colchester Chess Club
1948/49
Newspaper report on the annual meeting of Colchester Chess Club
1948/49
Newspaper article: Colchester v Chelmsford
30th March 1949
Newspaper article: Colchester v Ipswich
24th March 1949
Newspaper article: Ipswich v Colchester
1948
Newspaper article: Chelmsford v Colchester
2nd December 1948
1948-1949 season – match secretary’s report (D. C. Simmons)
3rd October 1949

 

 

Clacton v Colchester match report
20th April 1950
Colchester v Clacton match report (top line can’t be seen – board 1 for Clacton was S. W. H. Smith, result was a draw)

Newspaper article: telephone match Colchester v Essex
2nd June 1950
Newspaper article: Chelmsford v Colchester match in the 3rd round of the Essex, Herts & Beds section of the British Chess Federation National Club Championship
1950
Newspaper article: Southend v Colchester match in the 2nd round of the Essex, Herts & Beds section of the British Chess Federation National Club Championship
15th January 1950
Newspaper article: Colchester v Athenaeum match in the last 16 of the British Chess Federation National Club Championship
1950
1949-1950 season – match secretary’s report (D. C. Simmons).  Includes result of Colchester v Ilford match in the final of the Essex, Herts & Beds section of the British Chess Federation National Club Championship
4th October 1950

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