POST-WAR COUNTY CHAMPIONS

No.9: Hedley Shirley (1960)

Hedley Shirley v AJ Sherlock

Correspondence (BCCA Premier A), 1948











Like his father, Max Shirley, who was a familiar figure at the Camborne club for many years, Hedley Shirley taught at Cornwall College (then known as Cornwall Technical College) at Pool, being responsible for getting a number of present-day chessplayers through their chemistry "A" Level. From the late 1950s to the early 1970s, along with Arthur Busby, he was Camborne's leading player.

1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.c4 Nb4 4.a3 N4c6 5.Nf3 e6 6.d4 d5 7.Nc3 dxc4 8.Bxc4 Ne7 9.Be3 c6 10.0-0 Ng6 11.Qe2 Be7 12.Rad1 0-0 13.Bb3 b5 14.Bc2 Ba6 15.b4 Bb7 16.Qd2 Qe8 17.Ng5 h6 18.Bxg6 hxg5 19.Bh5 Qd8 20.f4 gxf4 21.Bxf4 Kh7 22.Qd3+ g6 23.Bc1 Kg7 24.Rxf7+ Rxf7 25.Qxg6+ Kh8 26.Qxf7 Qf8 27.Rf1 Nd7 28.Qxe6 Qg7 29.Rf7 Nf8 30.Qxe7 Ng6 31.Qxb7

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