Yorkshire Chess History
Yorkshire Individual Championship Trophy
The present Yorkshire Individual Championship Trophy was introduced in 1926, on which occasion it was engraved retrospectively for 1924-25 as well as 1925-26, as the 1925-26 winner, Charles Reuben Gurnhill of Sheffield, happened to have also won it the season before. The dates 1924 to 1927 on the trophy itself appear to refer to 1924-25 to 1927-28, with the competition being completed before the turn of the year, whereas thereafter years indicated seasons’ ending years.
The Yorkshire individual championship trophy takes a standard form, consisting of a cylindrical cup with flat open top and rounded base, supported by a stem arising from a base of width similar to that of the cup. On opposite sides the cup has square-topped handles.
Its height is about 23.7 centimetres. The diameter of the rim of the cup is 11 centimetres. The diameter of the base is about 9.8 centimetres.
The trophy is of sterling silver, bearing the Sheffield assay mark for 1923, and the maker’s mark, a shield containing four letters thus:
The front bears the engraved wording:
A list of winners appears on the Yorkshire Individual Championship page.
Copyright © 2012 Stephen John Mann