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1928-29: Inter-County Matches

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First Round

 

Both matches in the first round were played on Saturday 19/01/1929, at Leeds Chess Clubs rooms at the Gambit Café.  Yorkshire had been drawn to play Lancashire at Leeds, while the other two teams, Durham and Cheshire were meeting at Leeds as an intermediate neutral venue.

 

1) Yorkshire v Lancashire

 

Both teams were understrength.  Yorkshire lacked the British Champion, F. D. Yates, and two past county champions, C. R. Gurnhill (Sheffield) and G. Baron (Hull).  Lancashire was missing the reigning Lancashire champion, E. Spencer, who had a cold, and P. R. England and A. R. B. Thomas (both Liverpool).  V. L. Wahltuch, a past Lancashire and NCCU champion, had travelled from Paris specifically to play in the match.  F. Schofield played on board one as Yorkshire Champion, while ex-British Champion H. E. Atkins was Yorkshire’s board 2.  At close of place the score stood at 11½-11½, with 7 games for adjudication.

 

Adjudication results kept the game-scare tied, at 15-15, but Yorkshire won on the bottom-board elimination method.

 

Yorkshire had White on the odd-numbered boards

 

 

Yorkshire

 

15-15

Lancashire

1

F Schofield

(Leeds)

0@1

V L Wahltuch

2

H E Atkins

(Huddersfield)

1-0

Dr H Holmes

3

T A Staynes

(Bradford)

½-½

R J Broadbent

4

G W Moses

(Sheffield)

½-½

H G Rhodes

5

P Wenman

(Leeds)

0-1

A Caplan

6

H W Hodgkinson

(Bradford)

1-0

J E Parry

7

A Y Green

(Sheffield)

0@1

A Eva

8

E Dale

(Sheffield)

0-1

R F Goldstein

9

C W Roberts

(Huddersfield)

0-1

T H Storey

10

C G Wenyon

(Huddersfield)

0-1

S Keir

11

W H Sparkes

(Sheffield)

½-½

W Turner

12

F Betts

(Bradford)

½-½

G H Midgley

13

George Pollard

(Dewsbury)

1-0

J A Herrick

14

J Croysdale

(Leeds)

½-½

W R Thomas

15

C G Addingley

(Pontefract)

1@0

F A Eve

16

A R Fleming

(Rotherham)

1-0

J B Duncan

17

R Bainbridge

(Hull)

0-1

J E West

18

J Jackson

(Dewsbury)

1@0

H Kearne

19

G M Reid

(Scarborough)

1-0

H Lob

20

Dr I Berenblum

(Leeds)

0-1

T Marsden

21

H Wortley

(Leeds)

1-0

T Midgley

22

F Cass

(Dewsbury)

½-½

L G Bergman

23

M Andrew

(Leeds)

1@0

J Balaban

24

W R Horsham

(Keighley)

½-½

E C Harvey

25

J Baines Lewis

(Harrogate)

0-1

F Higginbottom

26

G E Jackson

(Wakefield)

½@½

L Whitaker

27

C Sandberg

(Leeds)

1-0

J E Riley

28

J L Levin

(Leeds)

½-½

G W Deakin

29

Z Rosenthal

(Bradford)

½-½

G S Lawrence

30

J Calvert

(Huddersfield)

0@1

G Bancroft

@ denotes adjudication

 

2) Durham v Cheshire

 

The Durham County Chess Association was formed in 1925, and this was only the fourth season in which Durham had entered the NCCU County Team Championship.

 

After the adjudication results came in, it transpired that Cheshire won the match.

 

At close of play the score stood at 7-5 in Durham’s favour, with three unfinished game, the results at that stage being as follows:

 

 

Durham

7‑5

Cheshire

1

C W Fallows

½‑½

M Sutcliffe

2

G H Beaty

0-1

P N Wallis

3

F W Yielder

0-1

H Sutcliffe

4

B Barton Eckett

1-0

T E Storrs

5

R S Francis

@

W Phillips

6

T P Jones

@

J J Taylor

7

G S Sell

1-0

G A Higginbottom

8

H Bardsley

½-½

F Osborne

9

A W P Tulip

0-1

W Coombs

10

J L Young

1-0

J Whitworth

11

D Cook

0-1

C Warburton

12

W Rogers

1-0

W A Croft

13

A J Leng

1-0

C Edge

14

B B Wyatt

@

J O Gray

15

C T Wanless

1-0

R Martindale

 

Final

 

The final between Yorkshire and Cheshire was played on Saturday 16/03/1929, at Manchester Chess Club’s rooms, over 15 boards.  At the end of the 4-hour playing session Yorkshire has scored 4 wins and Cheshire 3, with 5 games having been drawn.  The result depended on adjudication of the three unfinished games, in two of which Cheshire had a slight advantage, while Yorkshire had a distinct advantage in the other.  Cheshire’s slight advantages didn’t result in more than draws, and Yorkshire won.

 

 

Yorkshire

8½‑6½

Cheshire

1

H E Atkins

1@0

P N Wallis

2

F Schofield

½@½

M Sutcliffe

3

H W Hodgkinson

½-½

C Lobel

4

G W Moses

1-0

H Sutcliffe

5

A Y Green

½@½

W Phillips

6

E Dale

1-0

J Kay

7

C G Wenyon

½-½

Alfred Eva

8

C W Roberts

½-½

J J Taylor

9

F Betts

0-1

T E Stors

10

T Hillary

½-½

A C Wright

11

J Croysdale

0-1

W Coomber

12

H Greenwood

0-1

J W Dutton

13

M Andrew

½-½

F Osborne

14

F Cass

1-0

G A Higginbottom

15

J L Levin

1-0

G Pinblott

@ = adjudicated

 

[Yorkshire Post 21/01/1929]

[Yorkshire Telegraph & Star 09/02/1929]

[Yorkshire Post 18/03/1929]

[Yorkshire Post 08/04/1929]

 

 

Created

11/03/2015

Stephen John Mann

Last Updated

06/01/2019