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  1962 - The 'Glorney' again  
 

Extract from Chess volumn 27: August 18 1962, page 326

The 1962 Glorney Cup competition, held in Brecon, Wales, on July 31st and August 1st, was won, once again, by England.

Both the Scottish and Irish teams arrived one short; Hunter of Scotland having had to return at Crewe owing to illness and the Irish reserve having failed to obtain a sailing ticket.

The final round was played on Tuesday morning when England met Scotland and Ireland met Wales. Some early results favoured Scotland but Lee and Whitely for England, in fine form, returned wins. Indeed they both scored maximum points in all matches. The Welsh team started well with a 4-2 win over Ireland. This, alas, was by far their best performance.

In round 3, played on Tuesday afternoon, the Scots won by 5-1 against Wales, helped by a poor endgame display by Witcutt who, after being a pawn up, lost to Burt. A noticable weakness in the endgame was a serious deficiency in many players.

Even more tragic was the resignation of Ellis (Wales) in his game with Messer.

England beat Ireland as usual.

On Wednesday, England wound up by crushing Wales 5½-½ with some slight help from Caines of Wales who played a good game to establish an endgame advantage over Lee but failed to find the winning line and, after refusing several draws, proceeded to lose on time in a dead drawn position. Ireland, nothing if not resilient, helped Scotland to a draw.

The best performance prizes were won by P. Lee England 3/3, P Messer Scotland 2½/3, F. McMahon Ireland 2½/3 and Whitcutt Wales 1½/3.

There was much praise for their guests from the many kind people who lodged the visiting teams. A number of good ladies expressed astonishment at the "norlamity" of chess players - one remarking that they might easily be taken for Rugby players. Many, of course, are. G.R.
 
     
   
 

THAT WAS QUICK!
Extract from Chess volumn 28: January 1st 1963, page 88
 
   
     
 
Junior Chess in Britain - By R.G. Wade

 
 
Two extracts from the above artile from volumn 28: JNovember 20th 1962, page
34
 
 
Glorney Cup
The Glorney Cup Team competition is held every year between teams of six juniors from the four home countries. Next year's is due to be held in Dublin in the week before August bank holiday. Age limit is under 18 on September 1st of the proceeding year (as in the individual boys' championship). In view of this age limit I think the S.C.A. should consider raising the age limit of the Scottish boys' Championship - I am not sure of the actual date but it's about two years younger than the British under-eighteen. The doubts that Scotland have had about remaining in the competition owing to costs when acting as host country should be resolved now that Mr. C Parker Glorney has set up a trust fund to help out.
  Continentials in Glorney meet?
In 1964, when England is host country, it is hoped to extend this competition bt inviting teams from two continentiaal countries. Mr Glorney has already given a substantial donation towards the extra cost.

The English Glorney team is chosen by a special agreement between the four union junior organisers with allocations of places to each union. Selection is done by the union organiser. finance of expenses is also provided by the unions. The Welsh Chess Union provide their own team and financing. the Brirish Chess Federation do not select any teams but usually give a donation towards the general expenses.
 
   
 
The Glorney comittee are thankful for the kind permission of
 CHESS Magazine chess.co.uk to include the above extracts in their archive material.