SHEFFIELD Chess History

 

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Richardson Cup

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The Richardson Cup was presented by J. Stanley Richardson for a knock-out competition which was specifically designed to provide minor clubs in the Weston Trophy competition the chance to play matches against major clubs in the Davy Trophy competition.

 

At the time it was presented, a photograph which was said to be of the Richardson Cup appeared in the Yorkshire Telegraph & Star.  The actual cup is shorter in proportion to its width that the trophy in the photograph.

 

The Richardson cup is a small silver cup with plinth.  The cup bears the sterling silver mark and the London assay marks for 1932.  The titular inscription reads:

 

“RICHARDSON CHALLENGE CUP.”

 

PRESENTED TO

 

THE SHEFFIELD CHESS ASSOCIATION

 

BY J. STANLEY RICHARDSON.

 

. 1936 .

 

The names of the winners in 1936 to 1949 were inscribed on the reverse of the cup.  Names of subsequent winners were inscribed on a band round the plinth.  This band was a later addition, as it bore the sterling silver mark, and the Sheffield assay marks for 1946.  The cup itself bears no obvious maker’s mark, but the band on the plinth bears the maker’s mark “H A”.

 

Successive winners have been as follows.

1936

Button Lane CC

1937

West End CC

1938

Button Lane CC

1939‑1945

no contest

1946

Tinsley WMC

1947

Chesterfield

1948

Chesterfield

1949

Chesterfield

1950

Button Lane

1951

Chesterfield

1952

Limes

1953

Woodseats Friends

1954

Limes

1955

Woodseats

1956

YMCA

1957

University

1958

Chesterfield

1959

University

1960

Kimberworth

1961

University

1962

University

1963

Hillsbro [sic]

1964

University

1965

University

1966

University

1967

Hillsborough

1968

University

1969

University

1970

University

1971

YMCA

1972

University

1973

University

1974

University

1975

Ecclesall NPC

1976

Rotherham

1977

University

1978

University

1979

University

1980

Ecclesall

1981

Ecclesall

1982

Chesterfield

1983

Chesterfield

1984

Ecclesall

1985

Rotherham

1986

Ecclesall

1987

Chesterfield

1988

Sheffield Nomads

1989

Rotherham

1990

Nomads

1991

Nomads

1992

Nomads

1993

Nomads

1994

Nomads

1995

Ecclesall

1996

Ecclesall I

1997

Rotherham

1998

Nomads

1999

Ecclesall

2000

Darnall & Handsworth

2001

Rotherham Juniors

2002

Rotherham

2003

Woodseats

2004

Woodseats

2005

Chesterfield

2006

Nomads

2007

Nomads

2008

Chesterfield 1

2009

Nomads 1

2010

Nomads 1

2011

Nomads 1

2012

Nomads 1

2013

Woodseats 1

2014

SASCA RJ

2015

SASCA 1

2016

Nomads 1

 

 

 

Created

14/05/2012

Copyright © 2012 Stephen John Mann

Last Updated

28/08/2016