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1882 (Feb): Leeds v Halifax

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Played at Leeds Chess Club,

on the evening of Thursday 23/02/1882,

over 6 boards.

 

The report carried by the Chess Player’s Chronicle, 1882, volume VI, page 106, presented this as providing practice prior to the anticipated 1882 Yorkshire-Lancashire match, which did not in fact take place.  They had to wait until 1883.

 

 

 

As was usual, the Chronicle supplied few initials, while giving board-by-board results as follows:

 

 

Leeds

7‑3

Halifax

1

Mills

1-0

Waight

2

White

0-1

Sutcliffe

3

Stokoe

½‑1½

Common

4

Bilborough

1½‑½

A Common

5

Bennett

2-0

Whitley

6

Stringer

2-0

Spencer

 

The second game on board 3 was unfinished, and according to the Chronicle, was significantly in favour of Stokoe.  The draw, therefore, was perhaps a generous gesture on the part of Stokoe, to obviate the messiness of a third-party adjudication.

 

Leeds Chess Club secretary, Edward Bishop Hussey, had entertained the Halifax players to tea, and commented that the two clubs had not met for nearly 20 years.

 

Despite the lack of initials, it is not difficult to infer the identities of most of the players.  The initial “A” given for Halifax’s board 4 serves to distinguish him from his father W. Common.  The identities of the players would seem to be as follows:

 

Leeds

Apparent Identity

Bennett

Charles George Bennett

Bilborough

Alfred Bilbrough

Mills

Daniel Yarnton Mills

Stokoe

Thomas Young Stokoe

Stringer

John William Stringer

White

James White

Halifax

Apparent Identity

A Common

Arthur Welsh Common

Common

Walter Common

Spencer [sic]

Norcliffe Blakey Spenser

Sutcliffe

Joshua Sutcliffe

Waight

Henry Hoyer Waight

Whitley

P (=Phineas?) Whitley

 

 

Created

13/04/2014

Stephen John Mann

Last Updated

13/04/2014