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Northern Counties v Scotland

 

The eighth in a series of annual matches between the Northern Counties Chess Union and Scotland was played over 21 boards on Saturday, 22/05/1909 at the rooms of Manchester Chess Club.  The match score to date stood at Northern Counties 4 wins to Scotland 3 wins.  Scotland had won in the previous two matches, at Newcastle in 1907 and Edinburgh in 1908.

 

 

NCCU

11½‑9½

Scotland

1

H B Lund (Stockport)

0-1

G W Richmond (Edinburgh)

2

V L Wahltuch (Manchester)

½-½

A J Mackenzie (Birmingham)

3

E Dale (Sheffield)

0-1

W Gibson (Glasgow)

4

Dr. Holmes (Liverpool)

0-1

E Macdonald (London)

5

W Atkinson (Hull)

0-1

H Jackson (Edinburgh)

6

C H Wallwork (Manchester)

0-1

J Russell (Glasgow)

7

J E Hall (Bradford)

½@½

A J Murray (Glasgow)

8

C Lobel (Manchester)

0-1

J Schotz (Glasgow)

9

F D Yates (Leeds)

½-½

J Birch (Glasgow)

10

F J Macdonald (Birkenhead)

1-0

E A Greig* (Edinburgh)

11

C W Jeffery (Leeds)

1-0

W Scott (Glasgow)

12

S Kerr (Lancaster)

1-0

A J Neilson (Glasgow)

13

W Butler (Manchester)

1@0

J M Nichol (Glasgow)

14

G Mills-Palmer (Manchester)

1-0

J D Chambers (Glasgow)

15

W Turner (Manchester)

½@½

C Wardhaugh (Glasgow)

16

J A Woollard (Bradford)

½-½

J Macdonald (Paisley)

17

C Y C Dawbarn (Liverpool)

½-½

J G Thomson(Edinburgh)

18

G Barron (Hull)

½-½

R Burrell (Edinburgh)

19

H R Ibbotson (Dewsbury)

1-0

Dr Forrester (Edinburgh)

20

I M Brown (Bradford)

1-0

J McGrouther (Glasgow)

21

W W Cowan (Wigan)

1-0

J Weir (Falkirk)

(@ = unfinished games which were adjudicated)

 

Board 10 for Scotland was recorded widely as “E. A. Greig”, the name of another player from Birkenhead, later playing for Lancashire as “Major E. A. Greig” (born 1876/77, Batavia, Java; died 1952, N E Cheshire).  An “E. Grieg” (note vowel sequence) of Edinburgh is recorded as playing in the 1910 Scottish Championship, but elsewhere this participant is listed as “E. A. Greig”, so maybe this was indeed the Birkenhead player, perhaps in Scotland for a while in connection with his military career, or qualifying through Scottish ancestry (e.g. a Scottish father).

 

[Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 24/05/1909; adj. results in Yorkshire Intelligencer & Leeds Independent, 04/06/1909]

 

 

Created

16/11/2018

Stephen John Mann

Last Updated

16/11/2018