The RHS chess team playing Newcastle Grammar School over the telephone in the Sunday Times National Schools Chess Tournament – 1960-61, would that be right? None of the matches finished – but we lost on adjudication (I think)!
- Alastair MacLean
- Dennis Wallace
- Colin Moffat
- Gordon Burt
- Keith Moffat (no relation)
- Gavin Bolus
Alex ‘Henry’ Hall is the man with the pipe – he was head technology teacher and staff member responsible for the chess club.
George Kempsall is the man standing behind Wallace and Moffat. He was himself a chess player and a great advocate and organiser of Edinburgh schools chess – and a reporter for the Edinburgh (was it the Evening Dispatch or the Evening News). Every chess match was reported with individual results – so we regularly got our names in the newspaper!
I have forgotten the name of the man on the left – but he was an associate of George Kempsall’s and likewise a great enthusiast for schools chess.
Posted by Gordon Burt