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At the annual meeting of the Yorkshire County Chess Club in November 1887, at Bradford, it was to challenge both Scotland and Ireland to correspondence matches.

 

The match with Ireland soon got off the ground, and four games rapidly concluded, 3 in favour of Ireland, and 1 in favour of Yorkshire, the number of moves taken ranging from 11 to 21.

 

Final results were as follows:

 

 

Yorkshire

col

14‑12

Ireland

fin

1

James Rayner (Leeds)

 

0‑1

P Rynd (Dublin)

 

 

 

 

½‑½

 

 

2

F H Wright (Wakefield)

 

 

G D Soffe (Dublin)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

F Toothill (Leeds)

W

1‑0

J Neill (Belfast)

10

 

 

B

1‑0

 

9

4

J A Woollard (Bradford)

 

1‑0

M S Wollett (Dublin)

 

 

 

 

1‑0

 

 

5

T Y Stokoe (Leeds)

 

1‑0

R W Barnett (Belfast)

 

 

 

 

1‑0

 

 

6

S B Slack (Sheffield)

 

0‑1

S Gunning JP (Cookstown)

 

 

 

 

½‑½

 

 

7

Arthur W Common (Halifax)

 

1‑0

J Morphy (Dublin)

 

 

 

 

½‑½

 

 

8

J S West (Leeds)

 

1‑0

F Hobson

 

 

 

 

1‑0

 

 

9

P Whitley (Halifax)

 

 

A S Peake (Dublin)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

F Lamb (Sheffield)

 

0‑1

R Tennant JP (Belfast)

 

 

 

 

0‑1

 

 

11

T G Hart (Hull)

 

1‑0

W Nicholls (Mullingar)

 

 

 

 

½‑½

 

 

12

S M Cockin (Halifax)

 

1‑0

D D Persse (Ballinrobe)

 

 

 

B

0‑1

 

11

13

T Spencer (Bradford)

W

0‑1

A Hill (Ballinrobe)

8

 

 

 

0‑1

 

 

14

W Ives (Leeds)

 

½‑½

W Steen (Belfast)

 

 

 

 

0‑1

 

 

15

J A Guy (Bradford)

 

½‑½

S J Magowan (Belfast)

 

 

 

 

0‑1

 

 

 

The games on boards 2 were abandoned.  The players at board 9 were mentioned in the pairings, but not in the results [BCM 1889, p. 56].

 

 

Created

31/08/2013

Stephen John Mann

Last Updated

31/08/2013