The Railsport Games Great Britain Chess Team took part in a strong Railway International Tournament in Vienna recently.
The team took on Czech Railways, who went on to win the tournament, Swiss Railways and Austrian Railways. Eight players and a non-playing captain travelled to Vienna. The team included Graham Bolt and John Bass of Network Rail, Peter Eldridge and Barry Kocan of South West Trains, Tony Lee of CSC, Dave Perrett of Arriva Trains Wales, Alan Giles of Virgin and Trevor Jones who is retired. Nicholas Mahoney of DB Schenker was the non-playing captain.
The match is an annual event, apart from every fourth year, when the European Railway Championships take place, with the next one set for 2012 in Hungary. Railsport GB is keen to recruit additional players.
If you want to find out more about Railsport Chess activities, including over the board matches in London, please contact Mike Broad on 020 7904 or 07771 670896 or E mail: [email protected]