Yorkshire Chess History

 

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1882: Barnsley v Holmfirth

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Played at Penistone,

on Monday, 17/04/1882,

over 6 boards, 2 games per board.

 

When Barnsley issued a challenge to Holmfirth, at the start of the 1881-82 season, the Holmfirth club had in fact been effectively moribund for a couple of years.  Nevertheless, on receipt of the challenge, the Holmfirth player stirred their stumps and the match took place at the “neutral” venue of Penistone, on the Barnsley-Huddersfield railway line.

 

Play ran from 4.00 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a break for tea, part way through.  Allowing 30 minutes for tea, this implies a speed of play equivalent to only 45 minutes per player per game!

 

Results as reported by the Chess Player’s Chronicle, 1882, p.214, were as follows:

 

 

Barnsley

9½‑6½

Holmfirth

1

J Roe

1½-½

W Preston

2

A Rowley

1-1

J B Hogley

3

I Haigh

2-1

I Moorhouse

4

A Maudsley

2-1

G Charlesworth

5

A Wood

1-2

J Charlesworth

6

Walter Haigh

2-1

S E Hogley

(As ever, it’s unclear whether “1-1” denotes a win a-piece, or two draws.)

 

Apparent corrected or full(er) names of the players are as follows:

 

J Roe

Barnsley

 

A Rowley

Barnsley

 

I Haigh

Barnsley

Isaac Haigh

A Maudsley

Barnsley

 

A Wood

Barnsley

Alphonse Wood

Walter Haigh

Barnsley

Walter Haigh

W Preston

Holmfirth

 

J B Hogley

Holmfirth

John Bernard Hogley

I [sic] Moorhouse

Holmfirth

Joshua Moorhouse

G Charlesworth

Holmfirth

George Charlesworth

J Charlesworth

Holmfirth

Jonas Charlesworth

S E Hogley

Holmfirth

Stephen Enoch Hogley

 

 

Created

24/04/2014

Stephen John Mann

Last Updated

24/04/2014