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Wakefield v Bradford, Woodhouse Cup, 1886

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Played on Saturday, 6th March 1886, at the Bull Hotel, Wakefield.

 

Wakefield had chosen to play over eleven boards.  Play began at 4 p.m., continuing, with a brief adjournment, to 9.15 p.m.  There seem to have been no adjudications.  In the following table, the order of the games played at each board is not implied, not being discernible from the report.

 

Wakefield

6

 

9

Bradford

F H Wright *

1‑0

1

G F Onions *

J B Manning

0‑1

2

J E Hall

W Rea

0‑1

3

1‑0

T Spencer

G G Hein

0‑1

4

1‑0

S Cockin

W R Scholefield

0‑1

5

0‑1

G A Schott

A H Hawke

½‑½

6

½‑½

J A Woollard

GH Bays, jun.

0‑1

7

½‑½

A P Wilson

J Reyner

½‑½

8

T Fieldsend

J Staynes

½‑½

9

½‑½

J[ohn] Gorrell

* = captain

 

The above is as reported in an undated, unattributed newspaper cutting in WYCA Minute Book, apparently from the Bradford Observer.  The Leeds Mercury of 13/03/1886 agreed with the above, but for having “Schofield” for “Scholefield”, and further mentioned that the game on board one doubled as their game in the second round of the Yorkshire County Chess Club tournament, as did those on board 6, though in the latter case the tie was still not resolved.

 

The Mercury gave a game on board 5, as follows:

Wakefield v Bradford, Woodhouse Cup

White: Scholefield, WR (Wakefield), Black: Schott, GA (Bradford), 06/03/1886

1. e4 c5 2. Bc4 e6 3. a4 Nc6 4. Nf3 Nge7 5. O-O Ng6 6. d3 Be7 7. Nc3 O-O 8. h3 f5 9. exf5 Rxf5 10. Ne4?! d5 11. Ng3 Rf7 (11. .. dxc4 was perhaps better) 12. Ba2 b6 13. c3 Bb7 14. Bb1 e5 15. Ba2 Qd7 16. Bg5 Raf8 17. Bxe7 Ncxe7 18. Ng5 Rf4 19. d4 h6 20. Nf3 Rxf3 21. gxf3 Qxh3 22. f4 Nh4 White resigned, 0-1

 

 

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