Yorkshire Chess History

 

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1879: Doncaster v Rotherham

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Played at the Young Men’s Christian Association’s rooms, Doncaster,

on the evening of Wednesday 26/11/1879,

over 8 boards, up to 3 games per board.

 

Play ran from 6.45 p.m. to 10.15, when the 5 unfinished games were counted as draws, and unstarted games were discounted.

 

The match was reported in the Leeds Mercury of 29/11/1879, which gave the results as follows:

 

 

Doncaster

4½-15½

Rotherham

1

J Smith

0-1

0-1

½u½

John Shepherd

2

J. V. Newton

1-0

0-1

0-1

G Whitehead

3

H I Hunter

0-1

0-1

0-1

J Wollman

4

T E Parkin

0-1

½u½

 

H Moore

5

C Johnson

1-0

0-1

½u½

J R Shephard

6

W Crossley

½u½

 

 

H Oliver

7

J Nicholson

0-1

½u½

 

A T Ripley

8

A Knight

0-1

0-1

0-1

J Rushforth

(All the draws shown were unfinished games.)

 

A return match was planned for the new year.

 

The identities of Rotherham players would seem to be as follows:

 

As Reported

Club

Inferred Identity

H Oliver

Rotherham

Henry Oliver

A Ripley [sic]

Rotherham

Henry Tarn Ripley

J T Rushforth

Rotherham

John Thomas Rushforth

J Shephard [sic]

Rotherham

John Shepherd

J R Shephard [sic]

Rotherham

Joseph Richard Shepherd

G Whitehead

Rotherham

George Whitehead

J Wollman

Rotherham

Joseph Wollman

 

 

Created

23/04/2014

Stephen John Mann

Last Updated

23/04/2014