Memorabilia Corner No. 6, 2014-

British Chess Championships, Warwick University, Coventry July-August 2015.

1. Kenilworth players Paul Lam and Mark Page just before start of play in the penultimate round of the British Championships. 2. Packed commentary room with Ravi Kumar and Andrew Martin.

3. GM Glen Flear. 4. The photographer being photographed taking a snap of GM Keith Arkell. 5. GM Danny Gormally. 6. Autograph of GM Mark Hebden (other obtained where Danny Gormally, Keith Arkell and Glenn Flear).

International Correspondence Chess Federation (ICCF) Congress, Mecure Holland Hotel and SPA, Cardiff, Wales 17th August 2015.

 1. Congress presentations session opening. 2. Congress Meeting room with Welsh Dragons. 3. Thomas Johansson awaiting the start of presentations (whom I met in person for the first time after over 15 years of Internet chess communications). 4-13 Various Team and Individual Awards and Titles Presentations: 5-6. Thomas Johansson receives his certificate and medal; 9-10. Silver engraved plate for Ron Langeveld- 26 th World Correspondence Chess Champion; 12. Andrew Dearnley collects two certificates! (IM and SIM)14. Its official CCIM Thomas Johansson of Wales! 15. Another Welsh Dragon in the "local" near Congress. 16. Fine Welcome Pack for Congress.

Kenilworth Chess Club , Warwickshire, UK (Club AGM April 2018)

Winning the Tilley Trophy for the highest individual score for a Kenilworth CC player in the local

Leamington and Coventry Chess Leagues 2017-2018 (scoring over 70% with 2 loses in 41 games).

Stratford versus Kenilworth Match August 2018

In the words of Mark Page from the Kenilworth Chess Club Blog on this match "....and suddenly the only game remaining was the board one match up. This was a very wild affair with Mike D material up but under strong pressure from Richard McNally {who had won the Leamington Chess League Best Game for his win against me in 2016-MJD}. Calm defence and consolidation eventually led to a counter-attack by Mike where he had two pieces and several pawns against a rook. Mike pushed his queens side pawns against the rather exposed Black king and with both clocks ticking down Mike kept his clam and wove a beautiful mating net with his minor pieces. The coup de grace was the move Bc8 mate-not something you get to play too often!"

Below, with mild apologies to readers, is from near the end of this game and is the only known picture of me in the midst of a serious chess game. The good-value but rather severe hair cut from earlier that day was courtesy of the local Turkish Barbers. The owner was from Izmir (formerly Smyrna which I have visited) so perhaps it was not too wise to have mentioned the "Catastrophe" and that I was a Philhellene....

The board position on the right features the bishop move referred to by Mark and clock times were indeed low with about 60 seconds left for White and about 20 seconds for Black as reconstructed just after the game's completion which used an analogue clock.