First Rank Volume 3 complete

With the publication of Volume 3 Issue 10, originally published in July 1980, Volume 3 is complete. The Volume included 30 games by Club Members, bringing the total games published in First Rank for the three volumes to 76. Link: First Rank Volume 3

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First Rank further update

I now have the complete First Rank to hand. The magazine ran for seven volumes to June 1984. While I am still missing one of my ring binders, I do have a number of spare copies, but was still missing three issues. Fortunately, Terry Whitton had retained all his copies so has been able to supply the three missing issues, so all will be complete. Latest issues published: Volume 3 Issues 7 and 8. Link: First Rank Volume 3

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First Rank update

Good news! I have now established that First Rank did continue beyond the first three volumes in the binder I have to hand. I have located a copy of Volume 5 Issue 10 (a “Special Issue” – one of two), which take us to July 1982. Somewhere in my clutter, there is another binder (which accords to my recollection). In the meantime, publication has now reached Volume 2 Issue 5. Link: First Rank

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First Rank Volume 2

The opening volume of First Rank, having started part way through the season was completed with Issue 4. Serialisation of Volume 2 is now underway, with Issue 1 published today. Links: Volume 2

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History section launch

We have launched on the Website a new section dealing with Club History. The first contribution in this new area is to start publication of the former Club magazine, which was called “First Rank”. This ran from March 1978 until at least June 1981 (possibly later). The first two issues have now been published, with the games given in those issues available for playing through on screen or downloading as a pgn file. More issues to follow as processed. Each […]

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