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1851: Sheffield Athenaeum & Mechanics Institute Chess Club Annual Meeting

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The Sheffield & Rotherham Independent of 25/01/1850 reported on Sheffield Athenaeum & Mechanics Institute Chess Club’s second annual meeting, calling it “recent”, without giving a date.

 

Membership stood at 40, which was actually 16 less than reported at the previous annual meeting.  Perhaps some of the original 56 were over enthusiastically joining the new club which proved less to their liking than expected.

 

There had been a perceptible improvement in the standard of play.

 

The accounts were satisfactory.

 

The committee appointed for the ensuing season was as follows:

 

Reported Name

Fuller Name

Padley (president)

George Padley

T. J. Cocking (secretary)

Tusting Johnson Cocking

Bates

B Bates

Carson

John Carson

G. B. Cocking

George Bailey Cocking

E. Eadon

Edward Eadon

S. Smith

Sydney Smith

W. H. Smith

 

 

Some of the above were earlier or later members of the Sheffield Athenaeum Chess Club (“Norfolk Street Athenaeum”):

 

Player

Prior SACC

Membership

Later SACC

Membership

B Bates

1848, 1849

 

John Carson

1848, 1849

 

G. B. Cocking

 

1855 onwards

T. J. Cocking

 

1856 onwards

Edward Eadon

1848, 1849

 

George Padley

 

1865 onwards

Sydney Smith

 

1860, 1864 onwards

W. H. Smith

 

 

 

 

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31/08/2014

Stephen John Mann

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31/08/2014