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1922-23: Inter-County Matches

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Northern Counties Chess Union Round 1

 

Yorkshire v Lancashire

Played at Leeds on 20/01/1923

from 3.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

 

The Lancashire captain, a Mr. Thompon, was taken ill prior to the match, with the result that last-minute problems were not adequately resolved, and Lancashire defaulted on two boards.  (It looks as though one absentee was known about at the start, hence the default on bottom board, though it rather looks as though the withdrawal of the player due to play at board 6 was not known when team lists were exchanged hence the default on board 6, though as the Yorkshire player was local, that was not as unfortunate as it might have been.)

 

Lancashire, as visitors, had elected to play over only 20 boards, instead of the usual 30.

 

The eligibility of former Scottish Champion (F) P Wenman was at first questioned by Lancashire, but as he was by then resident in Leeds, the possible objection was waived, partly as Yorkshire had made a similar concession in a previous match.

 

The respective county champions met each other on board 1, as was traditional.

 

 

Yorkshire

 

9½‑10½

Lancashire

 

1

E Dale

(Sheffield)

½-½

C Y C Dawbarn

(Liverpool)

2

H E Atkins

(Huddersfield)

½@½

V L Wahltuch

(Manchester)

3

F P Wenman

(Leeds)

0-1

Dr H Holmes

(Liverpool)

4

W H J Sparkes

(Sheffield)

0-1

E A Greig

(Liverpool)

5

F Schofield

(Leeds)

?@?

E Spencer

(Liverpool)

6

A C Ivimy

(Leeds)

1-0

absentee

 

7

G Barron

(Hull)

½-½

J Lewis *

(Liverpool)

8

H A Burton

(Leeds)

0-1

T Kelly

(Manchester)

9

M Jackson

(Hull)

½-½

R W Houghton

(Manchester)

10

G J Wood

(Hull)

1-0

P F Blake

(Liverpool)

11

H W Hodgkinson

(Bradford)

½-½

S Keir

(Lancaster)

12

C W Roberts

(Huddersfield)

0-1

W Turner

(Manchester)

13

C R Gurnhill

(Sheffield)

?@?

H G Rhodes

(Southport)

14

S Jackson

(Hull)

½-½

C F Burslem

(Manchester)

15

G W Moses

(Sheffield)

1-0

A D Shubsachs

(Manchester)

16

W J Berryman

(Leeds)

½-½

W R Thomas

(Liverpool)

17

S Leader

(Leeds)

½@½

T Gerrard

(Liverpool)

18

G Pollard

(Leeds)

½-½

H Kearne

(Manchester)

19

R Bainbridge

(Leeds)

0-1

P H Hardman

(Manchester)

20

J R Deacon

(Bradford)

1-0

absentee

 

@ denotes adjudicated result

* Was this the Blackburn-born player who moved to Harrogate and adopted the name J Baines-Lewis?

 

Two adjudication results are difficult to track down, though the final match score is known.

 

 [Sheffield Daily Telegraph 22/01/1923, Yorkshire Post 22/01/1923, Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer 19/02/1923]

 

 

Created

25/01/2021

Stephen John Mann

Last Updated

25/01/2021