Lawrence Day

International Master (1972)

Canadian Chess Hall of Fame 2001

Canadian Champion 1991

Canadian Open Champion (1976, 1980, 1988)

Journalist: Chess columnist Toronto Star since 1976

Canadian Senior (55+) Champion 2004

Competed in Canadian Championships in each of 5 consecutive decades of 1960s-2000s

1st Place North Bay International 1999

Represented Canada at Olympiads (1968, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998); Bronze medal, Board 3, Olympiad 1986

1st place, Kalev Pugi Memorial 1985-6

World Open Champion 1980

Top rated Canadian at Year-end 1979

Represented Canada on Bronze medal team at World Students' Team Championship 1971

U.S. Junior Open Champion 1969

Represented Canada at World Junior Championship 1967

Contributor to The Canadian Encyclopedia, 1985

Canadian Chess Journalist of the Year 1979

 

My favourite Lawrence Day game:
Fernando Braga - Lawrence Day, Olympiad, Dubai 1986

Lawrence Day's choice for his best game and the one that won him the most money:
Lawrence Day - Leonid Bass, World Open, Philadelphia, 1980 (*)

Lawrence Day's memorable games, from his Retrospective, 1999:
Lawrence Day - Duncan Suttles, Canadian Open, Scarborough, 1964, Round 2
Lodewijk Prins - Lawrence Day, Holland - Canada, Olympiad, Lugano, 1968
Pal Benko - Lawrence Day, USA - Canada, Olympiad, Lugano, 1968
Lawrence Day - Duncan Suttles, Canadian Championship, Pointe Claire, Quebec, 1969
Dirk van Geet - Lawrence Day, Beverwijk, 1970
Lawrence Day - Boris Spassky, Toronto, 1971
Bruce Amos - Lawrence Day, Canadian Championship, Toronto, 1972
Manfred Schoeneberg - Lawrence Day, East Germany - Canada, Olympiad, Skopje, 1972

Sources: Retrospective by Lawrence Day, 1999 (game selections); Bulletin 4, 1974.05-06, Chess Federation of Canada, p.6.

Contributors: Lawrence Day (photo, game selection), Erik Malmsten (photo).

Copyright 2011. David Cohen.

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