Chess Composers C. J. A. Jones Biography


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Christopher James Austin Jones was born on 6th April 1952 at Newport-on-Tay, Scotland. He was educated at the High School of Dundee and Corpus Christi College, Oxford and practised as a solicitor from 1980 to 1997. As a player he represented Scotland as a junior in the period 1968-69, and captained Oxford University Chess Club in 1972-73. Resident in Bristol since 1978, he has played for the Bristol & Clifton and Thornbury clubs.

Having been helpmates sub-editor of The Problemist since 1997, he took over as Secretary of the BCPS in 2001 and was elected President in 2007.

His first chess problem was published in 1987, since when his output has passed the 500 mark. He has established a reputation as a prolific composer of helpmates, in which field he has been the most successful British composer of recent years in terms of awards gained. In 1997 he became helpmates sub-editor of The Problemist, and in 2001 took over as Secretary of the BCPS.

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