Hampshire Chess Individual Championship 1938

Three preliminary sections with the top two players progressing to the final was the format again. W.A.Hooper won his first and only title ahead of F.J.H.Elwell. Only a finishing place from the final is available.

Hampshire Chess Individual Championship 1938

Three preliminary sections of five players were undertaken, where the top two players progressed to the final for an all play all.

In section I there were only four players and W.F.Fry and F.J.H.Elwell progressed with Fry winning all his games and Elwell scoring 50%.

In section II A.S.Dance scored three points and R.S.Lockwood and S.L.Russell two and a half from their four games. There are no details of tie-break, but an assumption that S.L.Russell won a play-off between the two is consistent with previous years, as he is detailed in the final and Lockwood is not.

In section III W.A.Hooper and A.F.Morrell both scored three points in their path to the final.

Unfortunately the final does not have the individual results, just the order the players finished in. W.A.Hooper was successful winning his one and only title ahead of the experienced F.J.H.Elwell.