Club Trivia

 
On page 478 of the December 1928 BCM G.H. Diggle reported that a player named J. Parker had been a member of the Grimsby Chess Club for over 53 years, and added:

‘Mr Parker has another remarkable record. He has never lost a game against a master in a simultaneous display. He has drawn with Bird and Pollock and has beaten Skipworth, Zukertort, Blackburne (twice), Yates and Capablanca. The two games he played against Bird and Zukertort are to be found in the BCM for 1885.’