Belper Chess Club

Historic Telegraph Chess Game


Early Newspaper Result Snippets from the original Belper Chess Club 1902/1903






Belper Chess Club Re-born 1975

The inaugural meeting of Belper Chess Club in 1975

... and a later appeal for more members to add to the success. 


The inseparable Ron Harrison and Isaac Iglesias promoting chess with the local Cub-Scouts.



The above example photograph taken from a chess competition at the Cantelupe Centre during the Ilkeston Festival of 1975.

Standing (Left to Right): Unknown, Peter Daniels, Nigel Marshall(!), Unknown, Gethin Bowes. Watching over Steven Pegg (black) and Ron Harrison (white, so almost certainly a London System).
Another Derbyshire chess character, Arthur Severn, with Raymond Keene, Britain's second Grandmaster, prior to his exhibition at Belper Chess Club which can be seen in the Exhibitions section.



A competition played in the Borough of Erewash 1990. L to R. Ron Harrison (none Playing Captain) Isaac Iglesias, Tom Smith, unknown, Vaughan Smith, Andy Beaumont, unknown.



Issac Iglesias and Simon Gilmore as spies in the camp at Mansfield Chess Club.


Arthur Severn threatening to tear up the prize money cheque won by Simon Gilmore at one of the popular Belper One Day Congresses.


Another name from the past, George Moorcroft (Rolls Royce Chess Club) being distracted by Simon Gilmore so than Ron Harrison's wife, Dorothy, can steal the photo.

George Moorcroft, Dorothy Harrison and Simon Gilmore at the controller's desk for another Belper One Day Congress.








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