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Scrivener, Robert

In 1913, Robert Schrivener (1881-1969) placed 4th in the US Open.  In 1920, he placed 5th in the US Open.  He was President many times of the Western Chess Association.  He won the state chess championships of Alabama, Louisiana, Florida, and Mississippi.  In 1957, at the age of 76, he won the Southern Open.  In 1961, at the age of 80, he won the Mississippi State Chess Championship.  This may be the oldest state champion in the United States.  He won the St. Louis District Chess Championship in 1936, 1937, and 1940.   In 1963, the US Chess Federation  recognized his achievements by awarding him the title of  master emeritus.  His nickname was “Uncle Bob.”  He died at the age of 87.   He was inducted in the Tennessee Chess Hall of Fame In 1990.

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