J.B. (Brian) Tomson

* 22-06-1942       Belfast
† 20-06-1986       Newcastle, AUS
r. Australia (28-03-1968-†)

Irish championship b.r. 4th-6th 1965

Student Olympiad 1967
Glorney Cup 1959

Belfast Feis Major, 1st 1965
Nemtzov Cup (while Belfast C.C. c’ship), 1st 1968
Williamson Shield finalist 1968
Country Chess Championship of NSW, 1st 1971, 1973, 1982
All-Ireland Schools’ champion 1959
Columnist, Newcastle Morning Herald
Problem corner ed., Chess in Australia, 1984-†
Author, Fifty Chess Problems
C.C.: T.C.D. (1960-1962),
      Belfast (-1968),
      Newcastle AUS (-1971-)

Sources:
University of Newcastle Cultural Collections, 20 Oct 2009;
Ozbase;
OzProblems: Australian Chess Problem Composition (includes link to Fifty Chess Problems);
14th World Student Team Chess Championship: Harrachov 1967, OlimpBase;
Irish chess history: Irish championships;
Ulster Chess Competition Records;
Irish Championship, Galway, 1965, ICU tournament records.
Seán Coffey and David McAlister, Brian Tomson 1942-1986, Irish Chess Journal, August 2011, pp. 14-16.

Last updated 22nd June 2012.

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