Hampshire Chess Individual Championship 1939
Two preliminary sections with the top two players progressing to the final was the format this year.
W.F.Fry won his second title.
Two preliminary sections one of five players and one of six players were undertaken; where the top two players progressed to the final for an all play all. This time the individual results from the preliminaries and the final was detailed in the archives.
In section I A.F.Morrell and H.Grover both scored four points although the former completed this with three wins and two draws whilst the latter had four wins and a loss to the other qualifier. Both these players progressed to the final, whilst five time champion F.J.H.Elwell failed to progress.
In section II L.E.Vine scored three points and W.F.Fry two and a half points. This was from four games, rather than the five in section I.
In the final W.F.Fry won two games and drew one against L.E.Vine and he won the title he last won in 1933. He went on to win the title again in 1951.
With the start of the Second World War in 1939 this was the last Hampshire Chess Championship until 1948.