Jaques Library Size Broadbent Chessmen Reproduction.
Offered here is a Reproduction of the Jaques Library Size Broadbent Chessmen, created by noted Staunton authority, Frank Camaratta. It is an exact rendition of the Jaques Library Size Broadbent Chessmen as they appeared in 1930. This is a set of weighted Library size Staunton pattern chess pieces, featuring a 3-1/8″ King with a 1-3/8′ diameter base. Each of the chess pieces rests atop green English baize base pads.
The set being offered is antiqued Boxwood and Ebony. The Chessmen are new. Each set consists of 34 Chessmen, including four Queens to facilitate Pawn Promotion, now a standard that was introduced by Mr. Camaratta over 25 years ago. The chessmen are accompanied by a correct Facsimile green Manufacturer’s label. Included is a small lined and divided Mahogany hinge-top box. The folding linen chessboard shown is not included. The Broadbent chessmen play and display best on a chessboard with 1-7/8″ or 2-0″ squares. Suitable chessboards for these chess pieces can be found here.
Who is Reginald Joseph Broadbent?
This style of Jaques Chessmen is named after a similar, set of Jaques chessmen awarded to South-African born Reginald Joseph Broadbent. Reginald was born on August 3, 1906, in Durban, South Africa. He won the Liverpool club championship at the age of 20, and later the Lancashire championship three times and the Manchester championship four times. He was Northern Counties Champion 1933-46, the Surrey champion 1947, and the British champion in 1948 and 1950. He played for England in international matches against Holland, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Australia, and has taken part in two international tournaments: London 1946, and the Staunton Memorial Tournament 1951.