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1876: Bradford v Leeds

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Played at Leeds Chess Club,

Leuchter’s Restaurant, Bradford,

on Saturday, 08/04/1876,

over 10 boards, 3 games per board (time permitting).

 

This was the return match to the 1876 Leeds v Bradford match.  As it was played on a Saturday, it was feasible to aim for 3 games on each board, rather than just the 2 in the earlier match.  The Leeds Mercury of Tuesday 11/04/1876 carried a report, which conceded that Bradford had been hampered by the unavoidable absent of some of their stronger players (), while Leeds were able to field a strong team.

 

The results, as recorded by the Mercury but with “Mr.” removed throughout and board numbers added, were as follows:

 

 

BRADFORD.

LEEDS.

 

 

Won.

Lost.

Unfinshd.

 

Won.

Lost.

Unfinshd.

1

Petty

0

1

0

Earnshaw

1

0

0

2

Fieldsen [sic]

1

2

0

Stokoe

2

1

0

3

Braithwaite

0

1

0

J. White

1

0

0

4

Plate

0

3

0

Bilbrough

3

0

0

5

Waite

2

0

0

Bennett

0

2

0

6

Glaiser

3

0

0

Gaunt

0

3

0

7

A Illingworth

1

1

1

Stringer

1

1

1

8

Himings

1

2

0

Craven

2

1

0

9

McKinlay

1

2

0

Hudson

2

1

0

10

Child

0

3

0

Trickett

3

0

0

 

 

9

15

1

 

15

9

1

 

Thus Bradford lost by 9½-15½ to Leeds.

 

Once more there was a severe lack of initials, and a curious repeated omission of “d” from the end of “Fieldsend”.  Identities of the players, were inferable, would seem to be as follows:

 

Name As Reported

Club

Fuller Name

Bennett

Leeds

Charles George Bennett

Bilbrough

Leeds

Alfred Bilbrough

Braithwaite

Bradford

 

Child

Bradford

John Child

Craven

Leeds

John Craven

Earnshaw

Leeds

Rev. Samuel Walter Earnshaw

Fieldsen [sic]

Bradford

Thomas Fieldsend *

Gaunt

Leeds

Edwin Gaunt

Glaiser

Bradford

 

Himings

Bradford

 

Hudson

Leeds

Joshua Gibson Hudson

A Illingworth

Bradford

 

McKinlay

Bradford

W McKinlay

Petty

Bradford

Joshua Petty

Plate

Bradford

W Plate

Stokoe

Leeds

Thomas Young Stokoe

Stringer

Leeds

John William Stringer

Trickett

Leeds

William Trickett

Waite

Bradford

William Thomas Waite

J. White

Leeds

James White

 

 

Created

10/05/2014

Stephen John Mann

Last Updated

10/05/2014