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1893: Y.M.C.A. v St. Peter’s

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Played Monday 20/11/1893, at the YMCA, Fargate, over 13 boards

 

This match had the distinction of being the first match played in the Sheffield & District Chess Association’s inter-club team “league” competition.  Though the S&DCA was formed a little more than 10 years previously, at a meeting held on 03/03/1883, the idea of a “league” competition was not implemented until the S&DCA AGM of 1893.  Hitherto clubs had arranged matches on an informal basis.

 

Y.M.C.A.

10½‑2½

St. Peter’s

T E Shuttleworth

1-0

H Adams

G H Harrison

1-0

E Dawson

H D Rockett

1-0

W H Hill

J D Hendry

0-1

G Rayner

A E Mercer

½-½

H Sparkes *

W F C Bennett

1-0

F Ogden

C H Denton

1-0

C Thomas

Walter Bond

1-0

J Fawcett

A E Alcock

1-0

G Bingham

E L Wood

1-0

A Taylor

E Crookes

0-1

R E Brooks

A E Kitching

1-0

J W Williams

J W Kershaw

1-0

J Dodd

 

* H. Sparkes is believed to be William Henry John Sparkes, who was probably known as Henry due to is father being called William, and was later usually referred to as W H Sparkes.

 

 

Created

31/08/2014

Stephen John Mann

Last Updated

31/08/2014