Yorkshire Chess History

 

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1908: Northern Counties Chess Union Congress, Blackpool

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Played from 24/02/1908 to 28/02/1908, at the Park House, Claremont Park, Blackpool.

 

There were three sections: Championship, Major and Minor.

 

The Open cross-table (with gaps) and final scores was as follows:

 

 

 

W

Y

C

W

P

W

L

Total

Victor Leonard Wahltuch

(Lancashire)

X

1

1

0

1

1

1

5

Fred Dewhirst Yates

(Yorkshire)

0

X

1

 

1

0

 

Charles Coates

(Cheshire)

0

0

X

 

1

1

 

Joseph Wilson

(Lincolnshire)

1

 

 

X

0

1

1

Rev Wilfred Charles Palmer

(Lancashire)

0

0

0

1

X

1

1

3

Joseph Algernon Woollard

(Yorkshire)

0

1

0

0

0

X

1

2

Carl Lobel

(Lancashire)

0

 

 

0

0

0

X

½

 

Not all game results are to hand, those above are mainly from the Yorkshire Post of 28/02/1908.  Final scores are as given in Chess Amateur vol 2, p. 195.

 

The presence of a Lincolnshire player may seem incongruous, but in the North v South matches Lincolnshire was in “the North”, and was one of the original “Northern Counties”.

 

Players and scores in the Major, run in two sections, were

 

Section 1

Total

Section 2

Total

Thompson

Julius Eli Wahltuch (Manchester)

Rev. Arthur William Baxter (Rochdale)

3

A Wolstencroft (Manchester)

Brindley

3

Thomas Albert Farron (Manchester)

3

Frederick William Darby (Harrogate)

T H Lambert (Manchester)

Frederick Thomas Downey (Newcastle‑upon‑Tyne)

Cecil Woodsend Jeffery (Leeds)

1

Rev. James Legard Peach (Malton)

½

Kennard

½

Jeffery had withdrawn part way through, resigning unplayed games (result unknown).

An unfinished play-off game between Wahltuch and Wolstencroft had to be sent for adjudication.

Presumably there was no play-off between section winners, so they would have shared the prizes..

 

Players and scores in the Minor were

 

W. C. Barrett (Manchester)

T. Salthouse

Smith

3

V. H. Rylski (Blackpool)

2

Hill

2

J. H. Beard (Manchester)

1

Barrett and Salthouse shared first prize with no play-off.

T. Salthouse was a blind player.

 

A blind Hungarian player reportedly numbered among the entrants.  (Surely T. Salthouse was not Hungarian.)

 

 

Created

24/10/2019

Stephen John Mann

Last Updated

24/10/2019