Past Officers

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We are currently missing years 1899-1951 and there are small gaps between 1993 and 2001.

Season Administrators Team Captains
2013-14 Chairman: Russell Campbell
Secretary: Andy Hayler
Treasurer: Colum Jezierski
Webmaster: Edward Tandi
Equipment: Elena Bote
Middx: Bob Kane
London: TBD
Hillingdon: Bob Kane
2012-13 Chairman: Chairman: Russell Campbell
Secretary: Andy Hayler
Treasurer: Colum Jezierski
Webmaster: Edward Tandi
Equipment: Russell Campbell
Middx: Bob Kane
London: Paul Robertson
Hillingdon: Bob Kane
2011-12 Chairman: Russell Campbell
Secretary: Andy Hayler
Treasurer: Colum Jezierski
Webmaster: Edward Tandi
Equipment: Russell Campbell
Middx: Adrian Barron
London: Paul Robertson
Hillingdon: Bob Kane
2010-11 Chairman: Andy Hayler
Secretary: Andy Hayler
Treasurer: Colum Jezierski
Webmaster: Edward Tandi
Equipment: Russell Campbell
Middx: Adrian Barron
London: John Sargent
Hillingdon: Bob Kane
2009-10 Chairman: Mark Lyell
Secretary: Andy Hayler
Treasurer: Colum Jezierski
Webmaster: Edward Tandi
Equipment: Russell Campbell
Middx T1: Mark Lyell
Middx T2: Adrian Barron
London: John Sargent
2008-09 Chairman: Mark Lyell
Secretary: Andy Hayler
Treasurer: Colum Jezierski
Webmaster: Edward Tandi
Equipment: Mark Lyell
Middx T1: Mark Lyell
Middx T2: Adrian Barron
London 1: Mark Lyell
London 2: Edward Tandi
2007-08 Chairman: Mark Lyell
Secretary: Andy Hayler
Treasurer: Colum Jezierski
Webmaster: Edward Tandi
Equipment: Meri Grigoryan
Middx T1: Mark Lyell
Middx T2: Adrian Barron
London 1: Colum Jezierski (acting)
London F: Shwan Sharif
2006-07 Chairman: Mark Lyell
Secretary: Andy Hayler
Treasurer: Colum Jezierski
Webmaster: Edward Tandi
Equipment: Vacant
Middx T1: Mark Lyell
Middx T2: Adrian Barron
London: Colum Jezierski (acting)
2005-06 Chairman: Mark Lyell
Secretary: Andy Hayler
Treasurer: Colum Jezierski
Webmaster: Edward Tandi
Equipment: Rob Byrom
Middx T1: Mark Lyell
Middx T2: Adrian Barron
London: Colum Jezierski (acting)
2004-05 Chairman: Mark Lyell
Secretary: Andy Hayler
Treasurer: Colum Jezierski
Webmaster: Edward Tandi
Middx T1: Mark Lyell
Middx T2: Adrian Barron
London: Colum Jezierski (acting)
2003-04 Chairman: Mark Lyell
Secretary: Colum Jezierski
Treasurer: Mery Grigoryan
Middx T1: Mark Lyell
Middx T2: Nick Rutherford
2002-03 Chairman: Mark Lyell
Secretary: Colum Jezierski
Treasurer: Meri Grigoryan
Middx T1: Mark Lyell
Middx T2: Nick Rutherford
2001-02 Chairman: Mark Lyell
Secretary: Colum Jezierski
Treasurer: Angela Foot
Middx T1: Mark Lyell
Middx T2: Karl Osborne
2000-01 Chairman: Mark Lyell
Secretary:
Treasurer: Angela Foot
Middx T1: Mark Lyell
Middx T2: Karl Osborne
1999-2000 Chairman:
Secretary: Colum Jezierski
Treasurer: P.E. Hawran
First Team:
London: Michael Price
1998-99 Chairman: Denzil Dunnett
Secretary: Colum Jezierski
Treasurer: P.E. Hawran
Librarian: Angela Foot
Middx T1: Peter Hawran
Middx T2: Karl Osbourne
London: Michael Price
Hammersmith T1: Albert Harrison
1997-98 Chairman: Denzil Dunnett
Secretary: Colum Jezierski
Treasurer: P.E. Hawran
Librarian: Angela Foot
Middx T1: Mark Lyell
Middx T2: Karl Osborne
London: Michael Price
Hammersmith T1: Steve Blake
1996-97 Chairman: Denzil Dunnett
Secretary: R.A. Spencer
Treasurer: P.E. Hawran
Librarian: Angela Foot
Middx T1: Mark Lyell
Middx T2: Karl Osborne
London: Peter Hawran
Hammersmith T1: Tony Spencer
1995-96 President:
Chairman:
Secretary:
Treasurer: P.E. Hawran
First Team:
1994-95 Chairman: Denzil Dunnett
Secretary: R.A. Spencer
Treasurer: Terry Franks
Librarian: Karl Osbourne and Peter Hawran
Middx T1: Mark Lyell
Middx T2: M.C. Price and R.A. Spencer
London: Jeremy Spencer and Tony Freeth
Hammersmith T1: Karl Osborne
Hammersmith T2: Paul Shackle
1993-94 President:
Chairman:
Secretary:R.A. Spencer
Treasurer:
Middx T1: Mark Lyell
1992-93 Chairman: D. Dunnett
Secretary: R.A. Spencer
Treasurer: R. Downing
Librarian: Karl Osborne
Historian: Gordon Gwilliams
Middx T1: A.G. Bynnersley
Middx T2: R.A. Spencer
London: Bob Downing/Tony Bynnersley (acting)
Hammersmith: Karl Osborne
1991-92 President: Vacant
Chairman: D. Dunnett
Secretary: J. Spencer
Treasurer: R. Downing
First Team: A.G. Bynnersley
1990-91 President: Vacant
Chairman: D. Dunnett
Secretary: J. Spencer
Treasurer: R. Downing
First Team: A.G. Bynnersley
1989-90 President: Vacant
Chairman: D. Dunnett
Secretary: Vacant
Treasurer: J. Spencer
First Team: A.G. Bynnersley
1988-89 President: Vacant
Chairman: D. Dunnett
Secretary: R. Stuart
Treasurer: S. Buttler
First Team: A.G. Bynnersley
1987-88 President: Vacant
Chairman: D. Dunnett
Secretary: ?
Treasurer: S. Buttler
First Team: A.G. Bynnersley
1986-87 President: Vacant?
Chairman: D. Dunnett
Secretary: ?
Treasurer: S. Buttler
First Team: A.G. Bynnersley
1985-86 President: Sir K. Joseph?
Chairman: D. Dunnett
Secretary: ?
Treasurer: S. Buttler
First Team: A.G. Bynnersley
1984-85 President: Sir K. Joseph
Chairman: D. Dunnett
Secretary: A. Zoeftig
Treasurer: W. Bonwitt
First Team: A.G. Bynnersley
1983-84 President: Sir K. Joseph
Chairman: D. Dunnett
Secretary: A. Zoeftig
Treasurer: W. Bonwitt
First Team: A.G. Bynnersley
1982-83 President: Sir K. Joseph
Chairman: S.G. Kent
Secretary: A. Zoeftig
Treasurer: W. Bonwitt
First Team: A.G. Bynnersley
1981-82 President: Sir K. Joseph
Chairman: S.G. Kent
Secretary: A. Zoeftig
Treasurer: W. Bonwitt
First Team: A.G. Bynnersley
1980-81 President: Sir K. Joseph
Chairman: S.G. Kent
Secretary: F. Fink
Treasurer: W. Bonwitt
First Team: A. Forbes
1979-80 President: Sir K. Joseph
Chairman: S.G. Kent
Secretary: D.A. Shaw
Treasurer: W. Bonwitt
First Team: J.R.Barrett
1978-79 President: Sir K. Joseph
Chairman: S.G. Kent
Secretary: D.A. Shaw
Treasurer: W. Bonwitt
First Team: J.R.Barrett
1977-78 President: Sir K. Joseph
Chairman: S.G. Kent
Secretary: D.A. Shaw
Treasurer: W. Bonwitt
First Team: J.R.Barrett
1976-77 President: Sir K. Joseph
Chairman: S.G. Kent
Secretary: D.A. Shaw
Treasurer: W. Bonwitt
Librarian: E.W. Knapp
First Team: J.R.Barrett
1975-76 President: Sir K. Joseph
Chairman: Dr.N. Grisogono
Secretary: D.A. Shaw
Treasurer: W. Bonwitt
First Team: D.A. Shaw
1974-75 President: Sir K. Joseph
Chairman: Dr.N. Grisogono
Secretary: D.A. Shaw
Treasurer: W. Bonwitt
Librarian: E.W. Knapp
First Team: D.A. Shaw
1973-74 President: Sir K. Joseph
Chairman: Dr.N. Grisogono
Secretary: D.A. Shaw
Treasurer: W. Bonwitt
First Team: D.A. Shaw
1972-73 President: Sir K. Joseph
Chairman: Dr.N. Grisogono
Secretary: D.A. Shaw
Treasurer: W. Bonwitt
First Team: D.A. Shaw
1971-72 President: Vacant
Chairman: Dr.N. Grisogono
Secretary: D.A. Shaw
Treasurer: W. Bonwitt
First Team: M.H. Hawley
1970-71 President: A. Lindhurst
Chairman: T.T. Godwin
Secretary: D.A. Shaw
Treasurer: W. Bonwitt
First Team: M.H. Hawley
1969-70 President: A. Lindhurst
Chairman: T.T. Godwin
Secretary: Dr.N. Grisogono
Treasurer: W. Bonwitt
First Team: M.H. Hawley
1968-69 President: A. Lindhurst
Chairman: T.T. Godwin
Secretary: Dr.N. Grisogono
Treasurer: W. Bonwitt
First Team: M.H. Hawley
1967-68 President: E.W. Spires
Chairman: T.T. Godwin
Secretary: Dr.N. Grisogono
Treasurer: T.T. Godwin
First Team: M.H. Hawley
1966-67 President: E.W. Spires
Chairman: T.T. Godwin
Secretary: Dr.N. Grisogono
Treasurer: T.A. Cunningham
Tournament Secretary: R.J. Anthony
Activities Organiser: R. Hughes-Hallett
Librarian: A. Lindhurst
First Team: M.H. Hawley
Second Team: J. Greene
Thames Valley: B. Grisogono
1965-66 President: E.W. Spires
Secretary: A. Lindhurst
Treasurer: P.R. Wood
First Team: M.H. Hawley
1964-65 President: E.W. Spires
Secretary: A. Lindhurst
Treasurer: P.R. Wood
First Team: M.H. Hawley
1963-64 President: E.W. Spires
Secretary: A. Lindhurst
Treasurer: P.R. Wood
First Team: D.A. Shaw
1962-63 President: E.W. Spires
Secretary: A. Lindhurst
Treasurer: P.R. Wood
First Team: R. Hughes-Hallett
1961-62 President: E.W. Spires
Secretary: A. Lindhurst
Treasurer: P.R. Wood
First Team: P.R. Wood
1960-61 President: A.J. Duke
Secretary: A. Lindhurst
Treasurer: B.G. Millis
First Team: R. Hughes-Hallett
1959-60 President: A.J. Duke
Secretary: A. Lindhurst
Treasurer: J. Pattle
First Team: R. Hughes-Hallett
1958-59 President: F.J. Camm
Secretary: I.R.E. Clark
Treasurer: N.D. Stein
First Team: A. Lindhurst
1957-58 President: F.J. Camm
Secretary: I.R.E. Clark
Treasurer: N.D. Stein
First Team: A. Lindhurst
1956-57 President: F.J. Camm
Secretary: I.R.E. Clark
Treasurer: N.D. Stein
First Team: A. Lindhurst
1955-56 President: C.T. Ley
Secretary: I.R.E. Clark
Treasurer: F.J. Camm
First Team: A. Lindhurst
1954-55 President: C.T. Ley
Secretary: I.R.E. Clark
Treasurer: F.J. Camm
First Team: D.A. Bisset
1953-54 President: C.T. Ley
Secretary: J. Woolf
Treasurer: F.J. Camm
First Team: B. Halliwell
1952-53 President: C.T. Ley
Secretary: J. Woolf
Treasurer: F.J. Camm
First Team: J.R. Mark
1951-52 President: C.T. Ley
Secretary: J. Woolf
Treasurer: F.J. Camm
First Team: J.R. Mark
1950-51 President: C.T. Ley
Secretary: P.M. Craker [72]
First Team:
1949-50 President: C.T. Ley First Team:
1948-49 President: C.T. Ley First Team:
1945-46 President: P.W. Sergeant
Secretary: J.H. Parr
Treasurer: C.T. Ley
First Team: A.J. Duke
1944-45 President: G.A. Thomas?
Secretary: C.T. Ley
Treasurer: C.T. Ley
First Team: A.J. Duke
1943-44 President: G.A. Thomas
Secretary: C.T. Ley
Treasurer: C.T. Ley
First Team: A.J. Duke
1942-43 President: F.J. Camm
Secretary: C.T. Ley
Treasurer: C.T. Ley
First Team: A.J. Duke
1941-42 President: F.J. Camm
Secretary: C.T. Ley
Treasurer: C.T. Ley
First Team: J.H. Parr / A.J. Duke
1915-16 Secretary: J.W.H. Saybourne First Team:
1905-06 President: R.P. Michell[76]
Secretary: H.E. Williams[76]
Treasurer:
First Team: R. Eastman[76]
1904-05 President:
Secretary: H.E. Williams[76]
Treasurer:
First Team: J. A Wilkins[76]
1903-04 President:
Secretary: H.E. Williams[76]
Treasurer: W. Reffold[76]
First Team: P.W. Sergeant[76]
1902-03 President:
Secretary: H.E. Williams[76]
Treasurer: W. Reffold[76]
First Team: C. Woolacott[76]
1901-02 President:
Secretary: H.E. Williams[76]
Treasurer: W. Reffold[76]
First Team:
1900-01 President:
Secretary: H.E. Williams[76]
Treasurer: W. Reffold[76]
First Team:
1899-1900 President:
Secretary: H.E. Williams[76]
Treasurer: W. Reffold[76]
First Team:
1898-99 President: Mr L.A. Atherley-Jones QC MP
Vice-President: Mr C. Woollacott [28](p48)
Secretary: H.E. Williams[76]
Treasurer: W. Reffold[76]
First Team:
1897-98 President: J.T.C. Chatto (MA)
Vice-President: ?
Secretary: H.E. Williams [30](p226)
Treasurer: W. Reffold[76]
First Team:
1896-97 President: J.T.C. Chatto (MA)
Vice-President: Dr. Burrell
Secretary: J.T.C. Chatto (MA)
Treasurer: W. Reffold[76]
First Team: J.T.C. Chatto (MA)[76]
1895-96 President: J.T.C. Chatto (MA)
Vice-President: ?
Secretary: J.T.C. Chatto (MA)
Treasurer: J.T.C. Chatto (MA)[76]
First Team: J.T.C. Chatto (MA)[76]
1894-95 President: J.T.C. Chatto (MA)
Vice-President: W.E. Blunt (died in June 1895)[22](p143)
Secretary: Rev. J.T.C. Chatto (MA) [55](p67)
Treasurer: J.T.C. Chatto (MA)[76]
First Team: J.T.C. Chatto (MA)[76]
1893-94 President: J.T.C. Chatto (MA)
Vice-President: W.E. Blunt
Secretary: W.J. Knight[76] / Rev. J.T.C. Chatto (MA)[54](p35)
Treasurer: J.T.C. Chatto (MA)[76]
First Team: J.T.C. Chatto (MA)[76]

Points of note

The club's second President Llewellyn Archer Atherley-Jones QC (1851 - June 15, 1929) was a British politician and Barrister who eventually became a Judge.

Toward the end of 1949, the club affiliated to the BCF (now ECF) [71]. The information published in the BCM was taken from the December 1949 issue of the Gazette.

In November 1950, the BCM reports that at the club's 57th AGM, in order to encourage strong players to join the club and participate in the club championship, it was decided to award cash prizes in addition to winning the Sliver Championship Cup for a year. The prizes were £10 first, £6 second, £4 third and £2 fourth [72].

In the season of 1953-54 the location of WLCC is listed as 23 Stratford Rd, Earls Court Rd (Wed. & Sat. respectively) [5].

In the season of 1961-62, the secretary is listed as D. Shaw (the table above may need updating). The club location is still 23 Stratford Rd, now both Wed. & Sat. [6]

On 29th April 1967, the British Champion J. Penrose gave a simultaneous display at the club, lasting 4.5 hours. Penrose won 22 and drew 3 games out of 25 [8].

The club President from 1972-1985 was the renowned Sir Keith Joseph, a British barrister, politician, and Conservative Cabinet Minister under three different Ministries.

In 1997-1998, M.C. Price was entrusted with the silverware (documented in the AGM Minutes).

At the start of the 2000-2001 season, Peter Hawran (current treasurer and club officer since 1994) left the club. His treasurer's report submitted at the AGM stated that the club could not afford to pay for the Town Hall venue. Some members wanted to move to a pub, but the majority including Mark Lyell (returning) wanted to stay at the venue, thinking the club would not be stable elsewhere and would lose members if the venue changed. It was agreeed to have a "whip round" to temporarily stabilise the finances. Peter Hawran now plays occasionally for the Hammersmith Chess Club. Mike Price, Karl Osborne and Nick Rutherford followed him to Hammersmith over a period of years, for various reasons. Consequently, it took until the end of 2006 to locate the trophies, which were still with Mr. Price!

Driven by the need to increase the number of members, Mark Lyell set up the first Web page in 2001, which eventually attracted Ed Tandi to the club in 2004. A new Webmaster position was created and the Web site was enhanced quite significantly, in turn, attracting more members. In the 2005/2006 season, significant effort was put into the reconstruction of the club's history, displayed on the Web site. Despite this, the club was still finding it difficult to pay the high rental costs of Chiswick Town Hall.

In the 2006/2007 season, the club entered the London League's Eastman Cup and won it with help from strong players outside the club that captain Mark Lyell knew. Outside participation was allowed, even encouraged by the rules of this particular competition. In July 2007 driven by financial pressure, the club armed with this success and another Web re-vamp , went looking for commercial sponsorship. With some diplomacy on part of the Treasurer, the club secured sponsorship from the local brewer Fuller's, a company that shares deep historical roots in Chiswick. This temporarily resolved the issue of lesser paid subscriptions and rising League Fees.

Cost of membership over the years:

  • 1943-44 £1
  • 1967-68 £3.50 (£3 10s 0d)
  • 1993-94 £30
  • 1995-96 £30
  • 1997-98 £32
  • 2003-04 £45
  • 2004-05 £45
  • 2005-06 £50
  • 2006-07 £50
  • 2007-08 £60