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Hall of Fame 2017-07-12T21:28:11+00:00

Top 50 Grades

Top 50 Grades Achieved By Castell Nedd Chess Club Members

No. Grade Name Year
1 2160 Christopher Walsh 1992
2 2050 Robert Saunders 1992
3 2032 Matthew Davies 2009
4 2020 Martyn Griffiths 1983
5 1980 Mark Evans 1980
6 1951 Terry Hammond 2002
7 1930 Peter George 1989
8 1922 Carl Davies 2009
9 1910 Glyn Sinnett 1987
10 1888 Hywel Griffiths 2016
11 1885 Andrew Thomas 1985
12 1885 David Carpenter 2006
13 1860 Mark Saunders 1986
14 1850 Andrew Gibbons 1992
15 1845 Michael Williams 1985
16 1842 Steve Smith 2016
17 1830 Dennis Jones 1992
18 1825 Adam Musson 1990
19 1820 Jonathan Thomas 2004
20 1795 Jonathan Musson 1992
21 1795 Bob Moore 1996
22 1785 Victor Masse 1991
23 1760 Michael Thomas 1982
24 1735 Peter Jones 1986
25 1715 Alan Newport 1993
No. Grade Name Year
26 1715 Malcolm Kingman 1989
27 1705 Karl Griffiths 1990
28 1700 Gerald Jenkins 1991
29 1696 Rhiannon Hammond 2001
30 1695 Robert Baker 1982
31 1675 Siencyn Philips 1984
32 1665 David Merryweather 2001
33 1650 Richard Jenkins 1986
34 1632 Michael Beck 2017
35 1620 Brian Tonks 2000
36 1610 Albert Easton 1992
37 1610 John Walsh 1987
38 1599 Wayne Prescott 2011
39 1595 Richard Webb 1989
40 1590 Martyn Wassall 1985
41 1581 Anthony Beck 2017
42 1540 Mark Delahunty 1980
43 1535 Yvonne Coats 1985
44 1505 Peter James 1994
45 1500 John Griffiths 1997
46 1490 Sachin Agrawal 1992
47 1485 Jeff Burrows 1982
48 1480 Tony Roberts 1982
49 1475 Nigel Smith 1982
50 1470 Dennis Thomas 1987
“Tactics flow from a superior position.”

 

Bobby Fisher
“Even the laziest king flees wildly in the face of a double check.”
Aron Nimzowitsch
“Chess is a fairy tale of 1,001 blunders.”

 

Savielly Tartakower
“The winner of the game is the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.”
Savielly Tartakower
“When you see a good move, look for a better one.”
Emanuel Lasker
“The pawns are the soul of chess.”

 

Francois Andre Danican Philidor
“The hardest game to win is a won game.”

 

Emanuel Lasker
“A sacrifice is best refuted by accepting it.”

 

Wilhelm Steinitz

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