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1879: Leeds v Manchester Athenaeum

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Played at the Great Northern Hotel, Leeds,

on Saturday, 29/03/1879,

over 13 boards, 2 games per board (time permitting).

(See also 1879: Manchester Athenaeum v Leeds for return match.)

 

The Manchester Athenaeum Chess Club (not to be confused with the Manchester Chess Club) had in 1878 played against Bradford (see 1878 Bradford v Manchester Athenaeum).  On that occasion Bradford had scored approximately 42%.  In this match Leeds managed only 35%.  (See also 1879: Manchester Athenaeum v Leeds for return match.)

 

The Leeds Mercury of 31/03/1879 reported the following results (order of games on a given board unspecified):

 

 

Leeds

15½

Manchester Athenaeum

1

Gregson

1-0

0-1

T Brown

2

Bilbrough

0-1

0-1

H Heap

3

Stokoe

1-0

1-0

[E.] Mitchell

4

Bennett

0-1

0-1

[J.] Fish

5

Hussey

1-0

½-½

M B[ateson] Wood

6

White

½‑½

 

D Jones

7

Meredith

0-1

½-½

[J.] Heap

8

Cunningham

0-1

0-1

L. Zöllner

9

Fawcett

1-0

0-1

[T. B.] Wilson

10

Pickard

1-0

0-1

[J.] Greenleaves

11

Carter

0-1

0-1

[T.] Higginbotham [–ttom]

12

Craven

1-0

0-1

[R. O.] Cooper

13

Millard

0-1

 

Breng [sic – C. Brevig]

 

The report was very lacking in in initials.  [The present writer has added some clarification to Manchester names in square brackets.]

 

The Leeds players’ identities were apparently as follows:

 

As Reported

Apparent Full Name

Bennett

Charles George Bennett

Bilbrough

Alfred Bilbrough

Carter

William Carter

Craven

John Craven

Cunningham

James Gavin Cunningham

Fawcett

Joseph Addey Fawcett

Gregson

Robert Gregson

Hussey

Edward Bishop Hussey

Meredith

Samuel Redhead Meredith

Millard

Henry Millard

Pickard

Thomas Jackson Pickard

Stokoe

Thomas Young Stokoe

White

James White

 

 

Created

12/05/2014

Stephen John Mann

Last Updated

12/05/2014