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Northern Counties Championship

Semi-Final

 

Lancashire beat Cheshire in the semi-final, there being only three counties participating.  Yorkshire had the bye.

 

Northern Counties Championship

Final

Played at the Gambit Café, Park Row, Leeds,

on Saturday, 27/03/1915

over 30 boards

 

 

Yorkshire

18½‑11½

Lancashire

1

H E Atkins (Huddersfield)

½-½

V L Wahltuch

2

F D Yates (Leeds)

1-0

"A Sergeant" *

3

G Barron (Hull)

1-0

C Lobel

4

C W Roberts (Brighouse)

½-½

R W Houghton

5

H A Burton (Pontefract)

½-½

C H Wallwork

6

E Dale (Sheffield)

½-½

E W Ruttle

7

W H J Sparkes (Sheffield)

½-½

N B Holmes

8

F Schofield (Leeds)

½-½

S Keir

9

J A Woollard (Keighley)

½-½

W R Thomas

10

A C Ivimy (Leeds)

½-½

G H Midgley

11

W Batley (Sheffield)

1-0

"J F Medicus" **

12

Rev H F Hawkes (Bradford)

½-½

J Goldstone

13

W J Berryman (Barnsley)

½-½

J T Stockwell

14

J P Rynd ***

½-½

A Wolstencroft

15

M Jackson (Hull)

1d0

W Turner

16

H Williams (Dewsbury)

1-0

T A Farron

17

A A Williams (Leeds)

0-1

J Grundy

18

H W Hodgkinson (Bradford)

0t1

Rev A W Baxter

19

S Leader (Leeds)

½-½

W W Cowan

20

J W Morton (Bradford)

1-0

W H Burgess

21

R Bainbridge (Hull)

1-0

A E Moore

22

F O Nelson (York)

1-0

A L Davidson

23

J Orange (Sheffield)

1-0

A D Shrubsachs

24

A S J Bridgeman (Huddersfield)

½-½

J P Duncan

25

A Schofield (Dewsbury)

½-½

G E Panton

26

F H Sudgen (Sheffield)

½-½

H M Holgate

27

W Halstead (Huddersfield)

½-½

H C Hickenbottom

28

G Wright (York)

½-½

H B Creeke

29

T W Smith

1-0

A Mielziner

30

E F Gardner (Sheffield)

0-1

J A Barraclough

1d0 = won by default

0t1 = lost by exceeding the time limit

* possibly Edmund Spencer

** presumably Dr J F McCann

*** either the ex-Irish Champion of that name or a P Rynd of Harrogate (see below)

 

The Lancashire board 15 apparently did not arrive, so that Maxwell Jackson won by default.  Two of the Lancashire team were playing under pseudonyms, and their names were recorded in quotation marks.  "J F Medicus" was fairly obviously Dr J F McCann.  The identity of “A Sergeant” is less obvious, but a reasonable guess would be Edmund Spencer, on the basis of position in the board order and the fact that Spencer saw active service in the army.

 

On board 14 The Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser of 29/03/1915 recorded “J P Rynd” playing for Yorkshire, looking like the ex-Irish Champion commonly known in later life as “J Porterfield Rynd”.  The Sheffield Daily Telegraph of 29/03/1915, however, recorded this player as “P Rynd (Harrogate)”, so unless the ex-Irish Champion was on a political activism trip to Harrogate at the time, this was probably not he.  However, no “P Rynd” of Harrogate seems evident in other chess records.

 

 

Created

15/10/2020

Stephen John Mann

Last Updated

16/12/2020