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1883: Sheffield & DCA v Manchester CA

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Sheffield Sub-Site

 

Played at the Maunche Hotel, Sheffield,

on Saturday, 01/12/1883,

over 19 boards, 2 games per board (time permitting).

 

That there were 19 boards suggests that 20 boards had been the intention, but that a last-minute hitch had meant one or other side lacked a player.

 

This appears to be the first match undertaken by the recently-formed Sheffield & District Chess Association against another city or town.  Most of the Manchester team are recognisable as Lancashire county-team players.  Manchester’s board 4 was a brother of Sheffield’s board 6, and the two had relatively recently both played for Penistone.

 

Sheffield held out reasonably well over the top boards, but lacked strength in depth.

 

Two games were played on most boards, but only one was managed on boards 9, 14 and 18.

 

The Sheffield & Rotherham Independent of 08/12/1883 reported the results as follows:

 

 

Sheffield & DCA

Club

8-27

Manchester CA

1

E Barraclough

A

0-2

H Jones

2

G A Askham

Ath

1½‑½

Von Zabern

3

H A Rossell

Ath

0-2

J S Stipping [sic]

4

Carr Smith

A

1-1

T B Wilson

5

J Roe

B

½‑1½

C Brevig

6

Dr Wilson

A

1½-½

R Thomasson

7

R Snow

A

0-2

R B Hardman

8

T Scott [sic] *

A

0-2

Bateson Wood

9

J Reoch

A

1-0

Higginbothom

10

W H Gaunt

A

0-2

M Pallett

11

J Wollman

R

½-1½

F Lowenthal

12

Ed Barlow

Ath

0-2

C A Dust

13

Jno Crossland

S G

0-2

J G Boulage [sic]

14

J Shearer

S G

1-0

R O Cooper

15

T Scott [sic] *

A

0-2

F J Hamel

16

J Hanlon

B

0-2

W R Keyte

17

C Hahn

A

0-2

J Green

18

J B Ducket

T

0-1

Dr Hewett

19

W Wood

S G

1-1

[not legible]

* One of these will have been S Scott (the stronger of the two, so probably board 8).

 

As is so often the case, it is not clear if the score “1-1” in some cases represented two draws.

 

Key to Sheffield &DCA Clubs [with location where not explicit]:

A

Arundel [Sheffield]

Ath

Sheffield Athenaeum

B

Barnsley

R

Rotherham

S G

St. George’s [Sheffield]

T

Thorncliffe [Ecclesfield, nr. Sheffield]

 

The present writer’s interpretation of the reported players’ names is as follows:

 

Name as Reported

Team

Fuller /Corrected Name

G A Askham

Sheffield

George Albert Roberts Askham

Ed Barlow

Sheffield

Edward Barlow

E Barraclough

Sheffield

Edwin Barraclough

J G Boulage [sic]

Manchester

Isidore Augustus Galbois Boulaye

C Brevig

Manchester

Christen Brevig

R O Cooper

Manchester

Jno Crossland

Sheffield

John Crossland

J B Ducket [sic]

Sheffield

John Bush Duckett

C A Dust

Manchester

Charles Arthur Dust

W H Gaunt

Sheffield

William Henry Gaunt

J Green

Manchester

C Hahn

Sheffield

Carl August Hahn

F J Hamel

Manchester

Frederick Julius Hamel

J Hanlon

Sheffield

John Hanlon

R B Hardman

Manchester

Richard Bamford Hardman

Dr Hewett

Manchester

Higginbothom

Manchester

T Higginbothom/Higginbottom/&c

H Jones

Manchester

W R Keyte

Manchester

William Richard Keyte

F Lowenthal

Manchester

F Löwenthal

M Pallett

Manchester

J Reoch

Sheffield

John Reoch

J Roe

Sheffield

John Roe

H A Rossell

Sheffield

Henry Augustus Rossell

T Scott [bd 8]

Sheffield

S Scott

T Scott [bd 15]

Sheffield

J Shearer

Sheffield

James Shearer

Carr Smith

Sheffield

J Carr Smith

R Snow

Sheffield

Robert Snow

J S Stipping [sic]

Manchester

James Stanley Kipping

R Thomasson

Manchester

Dr Wilson

Sheffield

Arthur Cobden Jordan Wilson

T B Wilson

Manchester

Thomas Bright Wilson

J Wollman

Sheffield

Joseph Wollman

Bateson Wood

Manchester

Matthew Bateson Wood

W Wood

Sheffield

William Wood

Von Zabern

Manchester

Theodor Von Zabern

 

 

Created

05/05/2014

Stephen John Mann

Last Updated

05/05/2014