Alec Boswell

Alec Boswell (left)

Alec Boswell (left)

Alec Boswell (pictured left) was President of Liverpool Chess Club for many years throughout the 1970s and 1980s as well as founder member and Honorary Life Vice President of Merseyside Chess Association
His role as Liverpool Junior Chess Congress Secretary and Press Officer for 25 years saw a record 2,055 entrants for the Liverpool Junior Congress in 1977 from all over the UK
Alec arranged for many Grandmasters to visit Liverpool Chess Club and other Merseyside venues including Keres, Botvinnik, Spassky, Smyslov, Bronstein, Tal, Suetin, Ullmann, Portisch and Taimanov
Alec was also President of the Northern Counties Chess Union and sat on the British Chess Federation Committee and management board and in 1990 Alec was honoured with the BCF Presidents Award for services to chess . He was somehow also a fine Jazz pianist and composer
Many of Alec’s trophies for chess including his presidents award are displayed in the club today

2 thoughts on “Alec Boswell”

  1. Is Alec Boswell Mr G.A.M.Boswell, inspirational teacher at Anfield Road Primary School in 1958/59.? The school chess club he founded and ran topped the Liverpool Junior Schools league and was awarded the BCF shield, the first time a primary school had the award. I have recently come across a school photograph of the club and team, myself holding the BCF shield.

    Neil Westhead (board 3)

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