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1895: West Yorkshire Chess Association v Sussex, Correspondence Match

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This correspondence match played by the West Yorkshire Chess Association, rather than the Yorkshire Chess Association, against Sussex, was won very comfortably by Sussex with 6 wins to 2 wins, and 4 draws, making the total score 8-4 to Sussex:

 

Sussex

8 ‑ 4

WYCA

H. W. Butley (Brighton)

1-0

H .H. Waight (Halifax)

A. Bowley (Henfield)

1-0

A. W. Common (Halifax)

A. Smith (Brighton)

½-½

J. W. Musgrove* (Leeds)

Mr. Cheshire (Hastings)

1-0

F. P. Wildman (Leeds)

Mr. Womersley (Hastings)

1-0

S. M. Cockin (Wakefield)

Rev. W. R. Nightingale (Worthing)

1-0

W. F. Threlkeld ** (Wakefield)

Mr. Bridges (Worthing)

½-½

J. T. Fairbank (Farsley)

Rev. R. J. Wright (Worthing)

1-0

W. Shaw (Bradford)

Rev. E. J. Crosse (Henfield)

½-½

G. H. Fletcher (Huddersfield)

F. E. Purchas (Epsom)

0-1

F. C. Howell (Leeds)

Rev. W. Cooper (Crawley)

½-½

Mr. Huckvale (Otley)

Rev. Preb. Deane (Worthing)

0-1

Captain Grey

* Reported with initials “J. W.”, but presumably this was John Musgrove.

** William Frederick Threlkeld

 

The write-up hints slightly at some friction having developed, as “Mr. Wildman’s game was scored to the South purely by a point of rule, and Captain Grey’s game (which looked very much like a draw) was scored for the North in a similar manner, ‘lex talionis’ being brought into play.”

 

WYCA - Sussex, Correspondence Match, ENG

White: Bowley, AA (Sussex), Black: Common, AW (WYCA), 1895

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 Bc5 4. Bg2 d6 5. d3 Nf6 6. Be3 Bb6 7. Qd2 Nd4 8. Na4 c5 9. Nxb6 Qxb6 10. c3 Nc6 11. h3 Be6 12. f4 g6 13. Nf3 Qc7 14. fxe5 Nxe5 15. Nxe5 dxe5 16. O-O Nh5 17. g4 Ng7 18. Bh6 O-O 19. Qg5 Bd7 20. Qf6 Ne8 21. Qe7 Ng7 22. Rf2 Qc6 23. Rf1 Qe6 24. Qxc5 b6 25. Qe3 f6 26. d4 Bb5 27. d5 Qd6 28. Rc1 Rc8 29. Rc2 Rc7 30. c4 Rc8 31. Bxg7 Kxg7 32. b3 Bd7 33. Rf1 Rf8 34. Qc1 h6 35. a3 a5 36. Qb2 Rc8 37. Rc1 Kh7 38. Rf2 Kg7 39. Bf1 Kh7 40. b4 Rf8 41. bxa5 bxa5 42. Rb1 Rc8 43. Qb6 Qxa3 44. Rxf6 Qg3+ 45. Kh1 Bxg4 46. hxg4 Qh4+ 47. Kg1 Qxg4+ 48. Bg2 Rxc4 49. Qa7+ Kh8 50. Rf1 Rc1 51. Qe7 Qg5 52. Qf7 a4 53. d6 a3 54. d7 Rxf1+ 55. Rxf1 Rg8 56. Qf6+ Qxf6 57. Rxf6 Black resigns.

 

[Leeds Mercury Weekly Supplement, Saturday 19th January, 1895]

 

 

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17/09/2013

Stephen John Mann

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17/09/2013