British Chess Championship - British Championship (1904– )

British Championship (1904– )

The current championship series was begun by the British Chess Federation in 1904. The championship was not held in war years. It was also not held in 1919, 1922, 1927, and 1930 as major international events were then being held in England. José Raúl Capablanca won the 12th British Chess Congress at Hastings 1919 and the 15th BCC at London 1922, Alexander Alekhine won the 16th BCC at Portsmouth/Southsea 1923, Aron Nimzowitsch and Savielly Tartakower won at London 1927, and Edgard Colle won at Scarborough 1930. In 1939 the championship was also not held as the British team was in Buenos Aires for the 8th Chess Olympiad. In that time, Max Euwe won an international tournament at Bournemouth 1939, played during the BCC. The women's championship was held in most of those years.

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Year City Men's Champion Women's Champion
1904 Hastings Napier, William Ewart !William Ewart Napier Finn, Kate Belinda !Kate Belinda Finn
1905 Southport Atkins, Henry Ernest !Henry Ernest Atkins Finn, Kate Belinda !Kate Belinda Finn
1906 Shrewsbury Atkins, Henry Ernest !Henry Ernest Atkins Herring, Frances Dunn !Frances Dunn Herring (née Gwilliam)
1907 London Atkins, Henry Ernest !Henry Ernest Atkins Herring, Frances !Frances Dunn Herring (née Gwilliam)
1908 Tunbridge Wells Atkins, Henry Ernest !Henry Ernest Atkins Curling, Grace !Grace Curling (née Ellis)
1909 Scarborough Atkins, Henry Ernest !Henry Ernest Atkins Anderson, Gertrude Alison !Gertrude Alison Anderson
1910 Oxford Atkins, Henry Ernest !Henry Ernest Atkins Houlding, Mary Mills !Mary Mills Houlding
1911 Glasgow Atkins, Henry Ernest !Henry Ernest Atkins Houlding, Mary Mills !Mary Mills Houlding
1912 Richmond Griffith, Richard !Richard Griffith Anderson, Gertrude Alison !Gertrude Alison Anderson
1913 Cheltenham Yates, Frederick !Frederick Yates Moseley, Amabel Nevill !Amabel Nevill Moseley (née Jeffreys)
1914 Chester Yates, Frederick !Frederick Yates Houlding, Mary Mills !Mary Mills Houlding
1915–1918 no contest no contest
1919 Hastings no contest Holloway, Edith !Edith Holloway
1920 Edinburgh Scott, Roland !Roland Scott Stevenson, Agnes !Agnes Stevenson (née Lawson)
1921 Malvern Yates, Frederick !Frederick Yates Anderson, Gertrude Alison !Gertrude Alison Anderson
1922 London no contest Price, Edith Charlotte !Edith Charlotte Price
1923 Southsea Thomas, George Alan !George Alan Thomas Price, Edith Charlotte !Edith Charlotte Price
1924 Southport Atkins, Henry Ernest !Henry Ernest Atkins Price, Edith Charlotte !Edith Charlotte Price
1925 Stratford on Avon Atkins, Henry Ernest !Henry Ernest Atkins Stevenson, Agnes !Agnes Stevenson (née Lawson)
1926 Edinburgh Yates, Frederick !Frederick Yates Stevenson, Agnes !Agnes Stevenson (née Lawson)
1927 no contest no contest
1928 Tenby Yates, Frederick !Frederick Yates Price, Edith Charlotte !Edith Charlotte Price
1929 Ramsgate Khan, Mir Sultan !Mir Sultan Khan Gilchrist, Mary Dinorah !Mary Dinorah Gilchrist
1930 Scarborough no contest Stevenson, Agnes !Agnes Stevenson (née Lawson)
1931 Worcester Yates, Frederick !Frederick Yates Michell, Edith !Edith Michell (née Tapsell)
Amy Eleanor Wheelwright
1932 London Khan, Mir Sultan !Mir Sultan Khan Michell, Edith !Edith Michell (née Tapsell)
1933 Hastings Khan, Mir Sultan !Mir Sultan Khan Miss Fatima !Miss Fatima
1934 Chester Thomas, George Alan !George Alan Thomas Gilchrist, Mary !Mary Dinorah Gilchrist
1935 Great Yarmouth Winter, William !William Winter Michell, Edith !Edith Michell (née Tapsell)
1936 Bournemouth (M)
Nottingham (W)
Winter, William !William Winter Holloway, Edith !Edith Holloway
1937 Blackpool Fairhurst, William !William Fairhurst Bruce, Rowena Mary !Rowena Mary Dew
1938 Brighton Alexander, C.H.O'D !C.H.O'D Alexander Musgrave, Minnie !Minnie Musgrave
1939 Bournemouth no contest Pritchard, Elaine !Elaine Saunders
1940–1945 no contest no contest
1946 Nottingham Combe, Robert Forbes !Robert Forbes Combe Pritchard, Elaine !Elaine Saunders
1947 Harrogate Golombek, Harry !Harry Golombek Tranmer, Eileen Betsy !Eileen Betsy Tranmer
1948 London Broadbent, Reginald !Reginald Broadbent Price, Edith Charlotte !Edith Charlotte Price
1949 Felixstowe Golombek, Harry !Harry Golombek Tranmer, Eileen Betsy !Eileen Betsy Tranmer
1950 Buxton Broadbent, Reginald !Reginald Broadbent Bruce, Rowena Mary !Rowena Mary Bruce (née Dew)
1951 Swansea Klein, Ernest !Ernest Klein Bruce, Rowena Mary !Rowena Mary Bruce (née Dew)
1952 Chester Wade, Robert !Robert Wade no contest
1953 Hastings Yanofsky, Abraham !Abraham Yanofsky Tranmer, Eileen Betsy !Eileen Betsy Tranmer
1954 Nottingham Barden, Leonard !Leonard Barden
Alan Phillips
Bruce, Rowena Mary !Rowena Mary Bruce (née Dew)
1955 Aberystwyth Golombek, Harry !Harry Golombek Joan Doulton
Bruce, Rowena Mary !Rowena Mary Bruce (née Dew)
1956 Blackpool Alexander, C.H.O'D !C.H.O'D Alexander Pritchard, Elaine !Elaine Pritchard (née Saunders)
1957 Plymouth Fazekas, Stefan !Stefan Fazekas Sunnucks, Anne !Anne Sunnucks
1958 Leamington Penrose, Jonathan !Jonathan Penrose Sunnucks, Anne !Anne Sunnucks
1959 York Penrose, Jonathan !Jonathan Penrose Bruce, Rowena Mary !Rowena Mary Bruce (née Dew)
1960 Leicester Penrose, Jonathan !Jonathan Penrose Bruce, Rowena Mary !Rowena Mary Bruce (née Dew)
1961 Aberystwyth Penrose, Jonathan !Jonathan Penrose Tranmer, Eileen Betsy !Eileen Betsy Tranmer
1962 Whitby Penrose, Jonathan !Jonathan Penrose Bruce, Rowena Mary !Rowena Mary Bruce (née Dew)
1963 Bath Penrose, Jonathan !Jonathan Penrose Bruce, Rowena Mary !Rowena Mary Bruce (née Dew)
1964 Whitby Haygarth, Michael !Michael Haygarth Sunnucks, Anne !Anne Sunnucks
1965 Hastings Lee, Peter !Peter Lee Pritchard, Elaine !Elaine Pritchard (née Saunders)
1966 Sunderland Penrose, Jonathan !Jonathan Penrose Clarke, Margaret Eileen Elizabeth !Margaret Eileen Clarke
Gillian Moore
1967 Oxford Penrose, Jonathan !Jonathan Penrose Bruce, Rowena Mary !Rowena Mary Bruce (née Dew)
Dinah Margaret Dobson
1968 Bristol Penrose, Jonathan !Jonathan Penrose Dobson, Dinah Margaret !Dinah Margaret Dobson
1969 Rhyl Penrose, Jonathan !Jonathan Penrose Bruce, Rowena Mary !Rowena Mary Bruce (née Dew)
Dinah Margaret Dobson
1970 Coventry Wade, Robert !Robert Wade Malypetrova, Jana !Jana Hartston (née Malypetrova)
1971 Blackpool Keene, Ray !Ray Keene Malypetrova, Jana !Jana Hartston (née Malypetrova)
1972 Brighton Eley, Brian !Brian Eley Malypetrova, Jana !Jana Hartston (née Malypetrova)
1973 Eastbourne Hartston, William !William Hartston Malypetrova, Jana !Jana Hartston (née Malypetrova)
1974 Clacton Botterill, George !George Botterill Malypetrova, Jana !Jana Hartston (née Malypetrova)
1975 Morecambe Hartston, William !William Hartston Jackson, Sheila !Sheila Jackson
1976 Portsmouth Mestel, Jonathan !Jonathan Mestel Malypetrova, Jana !Jana Hartston (née Malypetrova)
1977 Brighton Botterill, George !George Botterill Malypetrova, Jana !Jana Hartston (née Malypetrova)
1978 Ayr Speelman, Jonathan !Jonathan Speelman Jackson, Sheila !Sheila Jackson
1979 Chester Bellin, Robert !Robert Bellin Malypetrova, Jana !Jana Miles (née Malypetrova)
1980 Brighton Nunn, John !John Nunn Jackson, Sheila !Sheila Jackson
1981 Morecambe Littlewood, Paul !Paul Littlewood Jackson, Sheila !Sheila Jackson
1982 Torquay Miles, Tony !Tony Miles Garwell, Jane !Jane Garwell
1983 Southport Mestel, Jonathan !Jonathan Mestel Hamid, Rani !Rani Hamid
Helen Milligan (née Scott)
1984 Brighton Short, Nigel !Nigel Short Unni, Vasanti !Vasanti Unni (née Khaldikar)
1985 Edinburgh Speelman, Jonathan !Jonathan Speelman Hamid, Rani !Rani Hamid
1986 Southampton Speelman, Jonathan !Jonathan Speelman Arkell, Susan !Susan Arkell (née Walker, now Lalic)
1987 Swansea Short, Nigel !Nigel Short Forbes, Cathy !Cathy Forbes
1988 Blackpool Mestel, Jonathan !Jonathan Mestel Forbes, Cathy !Cathy Forbes
1989 Plymouth Adams, Michael !Michael Adams Hamid, Rani !Rani Hamid
1990 Eastbourne Plaskett, James !James Plaskett Arkell, Susan !Susan Arkell (née Walker, now Lalic)
1991 Eastbourne Hodgson, Julian !Julian Hodgson Arkell, Susan !Susan Arkell (née Walker, now Lalic)
1992 Plymouth Hodgson, Julian !Julian Hodgson Arkell, Susan !Susan Arkell (née Walker, now Lalic)
1993 Dundee Hennigan, Michael !Michael Hennigan Dhar, Saheli !Saheli Dhar
1994 Norwich Watson, William !William Watson Forbes, Cathy !Cathy Forbes
1995 Swansea Sadler, Matthew !Matthew Sadler Hunt, Harriet !Harriet Hunt
1996 Nottingham Ward, Chris !Chris Ward Hunt, Harriet !Harriet Hunt
1997 Hove Adams, Michael !Michael Adams
Matthew Sadler
Hunt, Harriet !Harriet Hunt
1998 Torquay Short, Nigel !Nigel Short Arkell, Susan !Susan Lalic (née Walker)
1999 Scarborough Hodgson, Julian !Julian Hodgson Hunt, Harriet !Harriet Hunt
2000 Street Hodgson, Julian !Julian Hodgson Humpy Koneru !Humpy Koneru
2001 Scarborough Gallagher, Joe !Joe Gallagher Buckley, Melanie !Melanie Buckley
2002 Torquay Ramesh, R. B. !Ramachandran Ramesh Humpy Koneru !Humpy Koneru
2003 Edinburgh Kunte, Abhijit !Abhijit Kunte Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan !Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant
2004 Scarborough Rowson, Jonathan !Jonathan Rowson Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan !Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant
2005 Isle of Man Rowson, Jonathan !Jonathan Rowson no contest
2006 Swansea Rowson, Jonathan !Jonathan Rowson Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan !Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant
2007 Great Yarmouth Aagaard, Jacob !Jacob Aagaard Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan !Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant
2008 Liverpool Conquest, Stuart !Stuart Conquest Houska, Jovanka !Jovanka Houska
2009 Torquay Howell, David !David Howell Houska, Jovanka !Jovanka Houska
2010 Canterbury Adams, Michael !Michael Adams Houska, Jovanka !Jovanka Houska
2011 Sheffield Adams, Michael !Michael Adams Houska, Jovanka !Jovanka Houska
2012 North Shields Jones, Gawain !Gawain Jones Houska, Jovanka !Jovanka Houska

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