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1888: Sheffield & DCA v Manchester CC

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Sheffield Sub-Site

 

 

Played on Saturday, 14/04/1888,

at Bank Street, Manchester,

over 13 boards, 1 game per board.

 

Despite Sheffield turning out a good percentage of its strongest players, their opponents could call on a large number of the Lancashire county players, as Lancashire’s strength lay primarily in the Manchester and Liverpool chess clubs.  One game was unfinished at the close, and was left for adjudication after the event, leaving the score at close of play a 9-3 victory to Manchester.

 

The Sheffield Daily Telegraph of 16/04/1888 reported the results as follows:

 

 

Manchester

9-3

Sheffield

1

H Jones

1-0

F E Foster

2

DY Mills

1-0

S B Slack

3

R B Hardman

@

T C Chapman

4

W B Shaw

1-0

G A Askham

5

J J Lewis

1-0

J W Baker

6

J Riddell

1-0

H A Rossell

7

R C Boyer

½-½

H Mercer

8

R Marriott

½-½

Marriott Oakes

9

 Thompson

1-0

J W Barton

10

E Mitchell

0-1

E Barraclough

11

J Fish

1-0

R Snow

12

W J Pescall

½-½

E E Sibray

13

H W Hart

½-½

G H Harrison

 

Fuller identities of the players, where discernible, are as follows:

 

G A Askham (Sheffield)

George Albert Roberts Askham

J W Baker (Sheffield)

John Woodhead Baker

E Barraclough (Sheffield)

Edwin Barraclough

J W Barton (Sheffield)

R C Boyer (Manchester)

Richard Clarkson Boyer

T C Chapman (Sheffield)

Thomas Coulson Chapman

J Fish (Manchester)

F E Foster (Sheffield)

Frederick Edward Foster

R B Hardman (Manchester)

Richard Bamford Hardman

G H Harrison (Sheffield)

George Henry Harrison

H W Hart (Manchester)

 

H Jones (Manchester)

 

J J Lewis (Manchester)

 

R Marriott (Manchester)

(Alfred) Rhodes Marriott

H Mercer (Sheffield)

Henry Mercer

D Y Mills (Manchester)

Daniel Yarnton Mills

E Mitchell (Manchester)

Marriott Oakes (Sheffield)

Marriott Oakes

W J Pescall (Manchester)

William John Pescall

J Riddell (Manchester)

H A Rossell (Sheffield)

Henry Augustus Rossell

W B Shaw (Manchester)

E E Sibray (Sheffield)

Ernest Edward Sibray

S B Slack (Sheffield)

Samuel Benjamin Slack

R Snow (Sheffield)

Robert Snow

Thompson (Manchester)

 

 

Created

26/08/2014

Stephen John Mann

Last Updated

26/08/2014