BCT Archives: September 1993

Originally a bi-monthly publication in the 80’s and 90’s the Bristol Chess Times delivered the latest league updates and news in a pre-Internet era. Here is another BCT from September 1993 when Michael Hennigan won the British Championships!

This issue features a report of the British Chess Championship won by Michael Hennigan – once a Bristol University Student. Fun fact – he is the only champion in the last 35 years not to have a Wikipedia entry… so if anyone out there is in the know please submit one!

Another baffling story is that of current Division 1 logger-heads Bath and Clifton got themselves into a total mess with a player forgetting to seal their move in the cup final – the whole match rested on how this incident was judged. Read more in the PDF below – and for those who aren’t old enough to remember sealed moves, read all about that here.

Open the PDFhere: BCTsep93


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John has been playing for Horfield for longer than anyone else cares to remember (but was actually 1983). Never quite managing to get to a 180 grade, he is resigned to the fact that he probably never will. He set up the original Bristol League website and has been, at various times League General Secretary, Recruitment and Publicity, Chess Times Editor, Bristol 4NCL Manager and an ECF Arbiter.

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