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Trophies

The following table describes the Trophies the club has awarded to players over time. To find the winners of these trophies, check out the achievements page.

NameInscriptionDescriptionAward / PurposeDate CreatedStatus
Ralph Eastman CupPresented to the West London Chess Club for Annual Competition by Ralph Eastman Esq President October 1921Scuffed Cup with re-soldered baseWinner of handicap tournament1921Present
Sir George Thomas CupThe Sir George Thomas Cup presented by Samson Roos Esq 1948. West London Chess Club Best Performance London League Matches2-handled Cup,
7 inches. Silver band added to base in 2008
Best match play in the London League1948Present
Vera Menchik TrophyWest London Chess Club presented by Mrs RH Stevenson Vera Menchik Woman Champion of the World For Annual Competition Class Major AChess piece,
4 1/2 inches
Winner of knockout open tournamentJune 1944Present
Spires CupThe West London Chess Club Presented by EW Spires Esq For Annual Competition2-handled Cup,
7 inches
Pre-2006: Unknown. From 2006/07: Best performer in Middx Team 21969Present
FJ Camm Memorial CupWest London Chess Club FJ Camm Memorial Cup Championship Trophy. In Memory of the Late FJ Camm Esq MC. Past President & Benefactor of the Club2-handled CupClub Champion1969Present
W. Henderson CupW Henderson Cup presented by Mrs Henderson in Memory of William Henderson a member of the West London Chess Club 1923-19512-handled Cup with lid,
8 inches
Best performance 2nd team. From 2006/2007: Best performer in Middx Team 11951Present
R.P. Michell CupUnknown3-handled Cup,
9 3/4 inches
Club Champion from the season of 1942-43 onwardsJune 1943Missing
Last record: 1997
Milner-Barry CupUnknown. Presented by Mr. Samson Roos to the first champion J. A. Fuller [2].2-handled Cup,
5 1/2 inches
Junior ChampionApril 1946 [2]Missing
Last record: 1997
G.M. Lady Robinson CupUnknownCup, 6 inches1944-45: Junior Champion[3]
Later: Lady runner-up
February 1944Missing
Last record: 1997
Alfred Lindhurst Memorial TrophyUnknownSilver plated chess piece (Knight) on heavy plinthUnknown?Missing
Godwin TrophyUnknownUnknownJunior Open Tournament?Missing
Last record: 1967
Drey CupUnknownSame as Droy cup below?Open TournamentFebruary 1944Missing
Last record: 1967
Droy CupUnknownUnknownOpen Tournament?Missing
Last record: 1948
Amez. Droz TrophyUnknownUnknownLady Champion?Missing
Last record: 1948
Ford CupUnknownUnknownBest progress?Missing
Last record: 1948
Chauvet MedalUnknownMedalUnknown?Missing
Last record: 1948

References

[1] Internal club records[2] BCM April 1946 (P)
[3] West London Chess Club Gazette October 1945-
Key: S = Shop Copy, P = Personal Collection, L = Library, W = Web Quoted Source
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Andy Hayler,
9 Sep 2014, 11:21
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