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Yorkshire Chess Association

Annual Meeting

De Grey Rooms, York

Week Commencing Monday 2nd August 1869

 

See below for the preparatory build-up to the event, or click here for details of meeting itself, on a page two.

 

Preparatory Build-up

 

The Chess Players’ Quarterly Chronicle of 1868-69, page 186, carried a notice saying:

 

THE YORKSHIRE CHESS ASSOCIATION

 

The annual meeting will be held as usual in York, probably during and certainly not later than the first week in August.  Secretaries of Chess Clubs may arrange for club matches to be played at this meeting.

A. BALL (Hon. Sec.), York.

A. B. SKIPWORTH, (Hon. Treasurer),

Bilsdale, Yorkshire. 

 

By the time the prospectus was published there had been a change in secretary, Alfred Ball having been superseded by John Newton of Grove Lodge, Clifton, York.

 

The Chess Players’ Quarterly Chronicle of 1868-69, page 217, carried a prospectus as follows:

 

THE YORKSHIRE CHESS ASSOCIATION

 

(President – The LORD MAYOR OF YORK)

 

Will hold its Annual Meeting in the De Grey Rooms, York, during the week commencing Monday, August 2nd, 1869.

 

Prizes will be offered for competition as follows:-

 

CLASS I. – Open to all Provincial Amateurs, on becoming members of the Association by a subscription of at least 10s. 6d.  The first prize will be of the value of £10.

 

CLASS II. – Open to members who, in the opinion of the Executive Committee, are not strong enough for class I.  The first prize will be of the value of £5.

 

CLASS III. – Open to members who have never made a study of the game, or who have not frequently played with strong players.

 

Ladies who are members compete in the above classes.

 

Prizes in Class III, and second and third Prizes in Classes I and II, will be awarded at the discretion of the Executive Committee, depending on the funds at their disposal.

 

Amateurs may become members of the Association by subscription of at least 10s. 6d. per annum.

 

THE PRIZES WILL NOT BE GIVEN IN MONEY, but in Books, Plate, &c., as the successful competitors may choose, subject to the approval of the Executive Committee.

 

The Executive Committee reserve to themselves the right of inviting any Metropolitan Amateurs to become members of the Association, and take part in the play.

 

There are six competitors for the Society’s Problem Prize.  The award will be made at this meeting.

 

Tickets of admission for the week, to visitors (ladies and gentlemen), 2s. 6d. each.

 

In addition to the prizes already mentioned, the Association offers in –

 

CLASS I. – A CHALLENGE CUP* OR PRIZE, probable value £50, guaranteed value £40, to become the property of the person who first twice wins the Society’s £10 Prize – Mr. Thorald [sic, means Thorold] has won it once.  Competitors must pay £1 1s., in addition to their subscription as members.

 

CLASS II. - A CHALLENGE CUP* OR PRIZE, probable value £20, to become the property of the person who first twice wins the Society’s £5 Prize – Mr. Fisher has won it once.  Competitors must pay 10s. 6d., in addition to their subscription as members.

 

JOHN NEWTON, Grove Lodge, York, Hon. Secretary.

A. B. SKIPWORTH, Bilsdale Parsonage, Northallerton, Hon. Treasurer.

 

* These Prizes are not necessarily Cups, but the winner may select his Prize, subject to the approval of the Executive Committee.  No Prize will be given in Money.

 

 

Chess Weekly of 1869, page 188,

 

Click here for details of meeting itself, on a page two.

 

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