POST-WAR COUNTY CHAMPIONS

No.8: Arthur Busby (1955, 1958, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1972)

B Forsling v Arthur Busby

Correspondence (BCCA Premier A), 1948











Arthur Busby moved to Cornwall from the Midlands a few years after World War II. A Chartered Accountant, he joined the Camborne office of Peat Marwick Mitchell (now part of KPMG) and eventually became senior partner there. Over a period of 30 years he was one of the leading players in the county, winning the Emigrant Cup 6 times and played on top board for Camborne / Redruth for much of that period. He donated the trophy for our main (then the only) knock-out competition and it was named after him in recognition of his great contribution to chess in the county.

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Qb3 dxc4 6.Qxc4 0-0 7.e4 Bg4 8.Be3 Nfd7 9.Be2 Nb6 10.Qd3 c5 11.dxc5 Qxd3 12.Bxd3 Bxc3+ 13.bxc3 Na4 14.Bc2 Nxc3 15.a4 b5 16.cxb6 axb6 17.Kd2 Rc8 18.Bxb6 Nd7 19.a5 Bxf3 20.gxf3 Ne5 21.Bb3 Nxf3+ 22.Ke3 Ne5 23.Rhc1 Rab8 24.h3 Rc6 25.Bd5 Nxd5+ 26.exd5 Rd6 27.Bc5 Rxd5 28.Bxe7 Re8 29.Ke4 Rd2 30.Kxe5 Rxe7+ 31.Kf4 Rxf2+ 32.Kg3 Rd2 33.a6 Rd3+ 34.Kf4 Rde3 35.Ra4 Rxh3 36.Kg4 Ree3 37.a7 h5+ 38.Kf4 Rhf3+ 39.Kg5 Kg7 40.Rh1 f6+ 41.Kh4 Kh6

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