SHEFFIELD Chess History

 

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Played in the Clarence Hotel, High Street,

on Tuesday, 18/12/1887,

over 15 boards,

2 games per board, time permitting.

 

As the number of chess clubs in Sheffield grew, some Athenaeum Chess Club members were also members of other chess clubs, and so were eligible to play on either side.  In this match G. H Harrison, who had previously play on the Athenaeum side of matches such of these, played for the Association, very nearly being paired against his brother, S. G. Harrison.

 

Play took place from 7.30 to 10.30, at which point a number of unfinished games were adjudicated.

 

Robert Snow, Association secretary, was evidently supervising the proceedings, and announced the result at the end.  Alderman Foster spoke on behalf of the visitors.

 

Results as reported by the Sheffield Daily Telegraph of 22/12/1887 were as follows:

 

 

Association

13‑8

Athenaeum

1

Rev. E. J. Huntsman

½‑½

F. E. Foster

2

S. B. Slack

½‑½

G. A. Askham

3

F. Lamb

0-1

Henry Davy

4

E. Barraclough

½‑½

T. C. Chapman

5

W. Tiptaft

1-0

H. Mercer

6

J. Wollman

2-0

H. A. Rossell

7

J. Reoch

1-0

W. H .Camm

8

J. W. Baker

1-1

M Oakes

9

G. A. Huntsman

0-1

S. G. Harrison

10

G. H. Harrison

1-0

J. C. Chesman

11

J. Dayson

2-0

H. S. Barker

12

H. W. Lear

1½‑½

C. Ingleby

13

A. F. Sellars

0-1

T. Abbott

14

T. W. Fisher

2-0

L. S. Currie

15

H. W. Pickering

0-2

E. J. Waterfall

 

Identities of the players would appear to have been as follows:

 

Published Name

Apparent Identity

T. Abbott (Athenaeum)

 

G. A. Askham (Athenaeum)

George Albert Roberts Askham

J. W. Baker (Association)

 

H. S. Barker (Athenaeum)

 

E. Barraclough (Association)

Edwin Barraclough

W. H .Camm (Athenaeum)

William Henry Camm

T. C. Chapman (Athenaeum)

Thomas Coulson Chapman

J. C.[sic] Chesman (Athenaeum)

John Chesman

L. S. Currie (Athenaeum)

Laurence Scott Currie

Henry Davy (Athenaeum)

Henry Davy

J. Dayson (Association)

James Thomas Dayson

T. W. Fisher (Association)

Thomas Wormall Fisher

F. E. Foster (Athenaeum)

Frederick Edward Foster

G. H. Harrison (Association)

George Henry Harrison

S. G. Harrison (Athenaeum)

Samuel Gardner Harrison

Rev. E. J. Huntsman (Association)

Rev. Edmund John Huntsman

G. A. Huntsman (Association)

George Alexander Irvine Huntsman

C. Ingleby (Athenaeum)

Constantine Ingleby

F. Lamb (Association)

 

H. W. Lear (Association)

Henry William Lear

H. Mercer (Athenaeum)

Henry Mercer

M Oakes (Athenaeum)

Marriott Oakes

H. W. Pickering (Association)

Henry Wignall Pickering

J. Reoch (Association)

John Reoch

H. A. Rossell (Athenaeum)

Henry Augustus Rossell

A. F. Sellars [sic] (Association)

Arnold F. Sellers

S. B. Slack (Association)

Samuel Benjamin Slack

W. Tiptaft (Association)

William Tibetot Tiptaft

E. J. Waterfall (Athenaeum)

Edward Joshua Waterfall

 

 

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23/08/2014

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