1924: More from the chess columns
The Exeter Chess Club annual meeting is to be held on Saturday evening next at 7.0 p.m. at the club headquarters and I understand a very favourable report will be presented. Any chess player who is not already a member of the club will be well advised to seek membership, and it is readily agreed that the Club offers facilities second to none in the Kingdom for all classes of chess players.
Devon and Exeter Gazette, Thursday 2nd October 1924
Mr H.V. Mallison, President of the Exeter Chess Club, paid a visit to the Teignmouth Chess Club last Saturday. He had a large and appreciative audience for his lecture on the Ruy Lopez opening in which he demonstrated the fine attack and the difficulty Black has in meeting it. He analysed the various defences, particularly the Steinitz, the Steinitz Deferred, the Berlin and the counterattack by P-KKt4.
The members were keenly interested, as the Ruy Lopez is this year's tourney opening. No-one in the district is better qualified than Mr. Mallison to impart such instruction, and the thoroughness of his analysis is proved by the exactitude of his practical examples.
After tea Mr. Mallison gave a simultaneous exhibition, giving all eight opponents the odds of a "Knight". He won every game! The next Saturday Teignmouth receive Torquay in connection with the Moyle Cup.