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For the season 1886-87, the previous season’s final four participants (after three of the original entrants for that season had withdrawn) were joined by Halifax, one of the previous season’s three withdrawals.

 

Hitherto, Rule 7 had provided for 2 games had been played on each board, time permitting, while Rule 10 provided for reversing colour for the second game.  At West Yorkshire Chess Association committee meeting on Saturday, 06/11/1886, the previous Rule 7 was replaced by the following:

 

That each player play one game only, drawn games to count one half, the duration of play in each match to be four hours, and that upon the completion of two hours’ play, the game may be suspended upon the claim of either player for a period of not exceeding 20 minutes such suspension to cover the claim of both players, one game to be scored for each player for whom no opponent is provided.  This rule to apply equally to the matches in which more than the minimum are engaged.

 

Thus only one game would be played on each board, resulting in a much slower rate of play, and possibly “better” chess.  (Rule 10 was altered correspondingly to remove the provision regarding colour in the second game.)

 

The rule that the smaller town in a pairing could choose the number of boards from a minimum of 8 to a minimum of 20.

 

The original fixture list for the season 1886-87 was as follows (first-named in each pairing being the home team):

 

Round

Date

Match 1

Match 2

Bye

1

22/01/1887

Wakefield v Sheffield

Halifax v Leeds

Bradford

2

05/02/1887

Sheffield v Halifax

Leeds v Bradford

Wakefield

3

19/02/1887

Bradford v Sheffield

Halifax v Wakefield

Leeds

4

05/03/1887

Sheffield v Leeds *

Wakefield v Bradford

Halifax

5

19/03/1887

Bradford v Halifax

Leeds v Wakefield

Sheffield

* in the event this was postponed to 12/03/1887

(Click on underlined pairing for match details.)

 

Final results are summarised in the following table.

 

 

Lee

Hal

Bra

She

Wak

P

W

D

L

Pts*

Leeds

X

4

10½

11

7

4

3

1

0

Halifax

4

X

5

½

4

2

1

1

Bradford

3

X

14½

4

2

0

2

2

Sheffield & DCA

9

X

7

4

2

0

2

2

Wakefield

1

1

X

4

0

0

4

0

* Scoring was 1 match point for a win, and half a match point for a draw.

 

Various local papers covered these matches.  The details below are as represented in undated, unattributed newspaper cuttings pasted into the West Yorkshire Chess Association minutes book, presumably from the Bradford Observer, whose chess column at that time was written by Hertwig Cassel, who was also WYCA hon. sec. at the time.  Cross-checking with the Leeds Mercury, the Sheffield & Rotherham Independent and other papers would be possible.  Some obvious typographical errors have been corrected for the purposes of the following match details:

 

Date/Board

Home

Score

Away

Venue &c

 

 

 

 

 

22/01/1887

Halifax

4-4

Leeds

Central Club,

1

H H Waight

½-½

James Rayner

Halifax

2

P Whitley

½-½

T Y Stokoe

3

S M Cockin

½-½

J S West

4

A W Common

1-0

FC Shephard

5

W Common

½-½

C G Bennett

6

H Blakey

0-1

T Smith

7

B Spencer

1-0

T Tate

8

S G Foster

0-1

J W Stringer

/\ back to fixtures /\

 

 

22/01/1887

Wakefield

1-7

Sheffield

Wakefield Church Institute,

1

W W Hunter

0-1

Rev E J Huntsman

Wakefield

2

S Day

0-1

F E Foster

3

F H Wright

1-0

G A Askham

4

W R Scholefield

0-1

J Crossland

5

W Rea

0-1

H A Rossell

6

W Ash

0-1

H Davy

(probably Harold Davy)

7

G G Hein

0-1

H Mercer

8

J Staynes

0-1

R Snow

/\ back to fixtures /\

 

 

05/02/1887

Leeds

10½-9½

Bradford

Masonic Hall,

1

James Rayner

½-½

R Whitaker

Leeds

2

A Bilbrough

½-½

J E Hall

3

F Toothill

½-½

T Spencer

4

T Y Stokoe

1-0

C D Knapton

5

J S West

1-0

J A Woollard

6

T Smith

½-½

T A Guy

7

C G Bennett

0-1

H C Padgett

8

J White

½-½

C Quarkowsky

9

T Tate

1-0

H Glaser

10

J W Stringer

½-½

T Fieldsend

11

E B Hussey

0-1

G E Mallett

12

FC Shephard

1-0

O North

13

J Craven

1-0

LH Browne

14

J Musgrove

½-½

J H Tetley

15

A G Cowling

1-0

E Dobson

16

J Moorhouse

0-1

W Critchley

17

I M Brown

0-1

W W Simpson

18

F C Howell

1-0

A Priestman

19

H Crossley

0-1

G Smith

20

J L Bisbey

0-1

E Glaser

/\ back to fixtures /\

 

 

05/02/1887

Sheffield

7½-0½

Halifax

"Athenaeum Hotel",

1

Rev E J Huntsman

1-0

H H Waight

(Athenaeum Club,)

2

S B Slack

1-0

P Whitley

Sheffield

3

G A Askham

1-0

S M Cockin

4

F E Foster

1-0

A W Common

5

Henry Davy

1-0

W Common

6

Arthur Davy

1-0

B Spencer

7

H A Rossell

1-0

J Collinson

8

Harold Davy

½-½

S G Foster

/\ back to fixtures /\

 

 

19/02/1887

Bradford

14½-5½

Sheffield

Exchange Cafe,

1

T Spencer

1-0

Rev E J Huntsman

Bradford

2

J E Hall

1-0

S B Slack

3

J A Woollard

1-0

G A Askham

4

G E Mallett

1@0

F E Foster

5

T A Guy

1-0

Henry Davy

6

H C Padgett

1-0

Arthur Davy

7

T Fieldsend

½-½

E S Foster

8

P T Macaulay

1-0

J Crossland

9

J A Guy

1-0

H A Rossell

10

J H Tetley

1-0

Harold Davy

11

E Dobson

1-0

H Mercer

12

J Gorell

½-½

W H Camm

13

LH Browne

½-½

W Tiptaft

14

W McKinlay

½-½

W J Davis

5

W W Simpson

0-1

E Barraclough

16

G Smith

1-0

E E Sibray

17

E Glaser

½-½

S G Harrison

18

W Critchley

0-1

W L Shaw

19

H Clay

1-0

R Snow

20

A Priestman

0-1

P P Gieve

/\ back to fixtures /\

 

 

19/02/1887

Halifax

4½-3½

Wakefield

Railway Coffee Tavern,

1

H H Waight

1-0

W W Hunter

Horton Street,

2

A W Common

1-0

F H Wright

Halifax

3

S M Cockin

0-1

W Rea

4

W Common

1-0

W Ash

5

B Spencer

0-1

G G Hein

6

W Carr

0-1

J Reyner

7

S G Foster

½-½

J Staynes

8

P Whitley

1-0

W R Scholefield

/\ back to fixtures /\

 

 

05/03/1887

Wakefield

3½-4½

Bradford

Wakefield

1

F H Wright

½-½

J E Hall

2

S Day

0-1

T Spencer

3

W Rea

0-1

J A Woollard

4

W R Scholefield

1-0

R M Macmaster

5

G G Hein (default)

0d1

H C Padgett

6

G H Bays jun.

1-0

T A Guy

7

J B Manning

0-1

J A Guy

8

J Staynes

1-0

LH Browne

/\ back to fixtures /\

 

 

12/03/1887

Sheffield

9-11

Leeds

Sheffield

1

G A Askham

½-½

J Rayner

2

F E Foster

½-½

A Bilbrough

3

S B Slack

1-0

C G Bennett

4

F Lamb

1-0

J S West

5

H A Rossell

0-1

T Y Stokoe

6

J Carr Smith

0-1

J White

7

J Crossland

1-0

F Smith

8

W H Camm

0-1

F Toothill

9

W J Davis

1-0

T Tate

10

Arthur Davy

½-½

J W Stringer

11

E S Foster

0-1

FC Shephard

12

Harold Davy

1-0

J Craven

13

H W Pearson

0-1

E B Hussey

14

H Mercer

1-0

A G Cowling

15

W Tiptaft

½-½

J Musgrove

16

P Hodgers

0-1

J M Crum

17

E Barraclough

½-½

W Carter

18

J H Hunter

0-1

F C Howell

19

J Reoch

0-1

J Moorhouse

20

W L Shaw

½-½

E J Wacheux

/\ back to fixtures /\

 

 

19/03/1887

Bradford

4-5

Halifax

Bradford

1

J E Hall

½-½

H H Waight

2

T Spencer

½-½

E Francis

3

J A Woollard

½-½

P Whitley

4

H C Padgett

0-1

A W Common

5

G E Mallett

0-1

W Common

6

J A Guy

1-0

S M Cockin

7

T A Guy

½-½

B Spencer

8

P T Macaulay

0-1

G Collinson

9

E Dobson

1-0

S G Foster

/\ back to fixtures /\

 

 

19/03/1887

Leeds

7-1

Wakefield

Leeds

1

F Toothill

1@0

S Day

2

T Y Stokoe

½-½

F H Wright

3

J White

½-½

W R Scholefield

4

J S West

1@0

G G Hein

5

C G Bennett

1-0

W Rea

6

J W Stringer

1-0

J B Manning

7

FC Shephard

1-0

J Reyner

8

T Smith

1-0

J Staynes

/\ back to fixtures /\

 

Identities of the players would appear to be as follows:

 

W Ash

Wakefield

William Ash

G A Askham

Sheffield

George Albert Roberts Askham

E Barraclough

Sheffield

Edwin Barraclough

G H Bays jun.

Wakefield

George Henry Bays, jun.

C G Bennett

Leeds

Charles George Bennett

A Bilbrough

Leeds

Alfred Bilbrough

J L Bisbey

Leeds

James Lilley Bisbey

H Blakey

Halifax

I M Brown

Leeds

Isaac McIntyre Brown

LH Browne

Bradford

Lionel Henry Browne

W H Camm

Sheffield

William Henry Camm

W Carr

Halifax

 

W Carter

Leeds

 

H Clay

Bradford

 

S M Cockin

Halifax

Samuel Moulding Cockin

G Collinson

Halifax

Probably the same player, but which initial?

J Collinson

Halifax

A W Common

Halifax

Arthur Welsh Common

W Common

Halifax

Walter Common

A G Cowling

Leeds

Cowling

J Craven

Leeds

John Craven

W Critchley

Bradford

William Critchley

J Crossland

Sheffield

H Crossley

Leeds

J M Crum

Leeds

W J Davis

Sheffield

Arthur Davy

Sheffield

Arthur Davy

Harold Davy

Sheffield

Harold Davy

Henry Davy

Sheffield

Henry Davy

S Day

Wakefield

Samuel Day

E Dobson

Bradford

T Fieldsend

Bradford

Thomas Fieldsend

E S Foster

Sheffield

Edward Savile Foster

F E Foster

Sheffield

Frederick Edward Foster

S G Foster

Halifax

E Francis

Halifax

Edward Francis

P P Gieve

Sheffield

Percy Parnall Gieve

E Glaser

Bradford

(different from H. Glaser)

H Glaser

Bradford

(different from E. Glaser)

J Gorell

Bradford

John Gorell

J A Guy

Bradford

John Anthony Guy

T A Guy

Bradford

Thomas Arnaud Guy

J E Hall

Bradford

John Edmund Hall

S G Harrison

Sheffield

Samuel Gardner Harrison

G G Hein

Wakefield

George Gustav Hein

P Hodgers

Sheffield

F C Howell

Leeds

Fredrick Cecil Howell

J H Hunter

Sheffield

John Henry Hunter

W W Hunter

Wakefield

William Wilks Hunter

Rev E J Huntsman

Sheffield

Rev Edmund John Huntsman

E B Hussey

Leeds

Edward Bishop Hussey

C D Knapton

Bradford

Charles Demain Knapton

F Lamb

Sheffield

P T Macaulay

Bradford

Peter Tarbet Macaulay

R M Macmaster

Bradford

Robert McCheyne Macmaster

G E Mallett

Bradford

George Edmund Mallett

J B Manning

Wakefield

John Burgess Manning

W McKinlay

Bradford

William McKinlay

H Mercer

Sheffield

Henry Mercer

J Moorhouse

Leeds

James Moorhouse

J Musgrove

Leeds

John Musgrove

O North

Bradford

Oliver North

H C Padgett

Bradford

H W Pearson

Sheffield

Henry William Pearson

A Priestman

Bradford

possibly F Priestman

C Quarkowsky

Bradford

Charles Quarkowsky

J Rayner

Leeds

James Rayner

W Rea

Wakefield

William Rea

J Reoch

Sheffield

John Reoch

J Reyner

Wakefield

James Reyner

H A Rossell

Sheffield

Henry Augustus Rossell

W R Scholefield

Wakefield

William Ryder Scholefield

W L Shaw

Sheffield

Walter Lewis Shaw

F C Shephard

Leeds

E E Sibray

Sheffield

Ernest Edward Sibray

W W Simpson

Bradford

S B Slack

Sheffield

Samuel Benjamin Slack

F Smith

Leeds

 

G Smith

Bradford

 

J Carr Smith

Sheffield

J Carr Smith

T Smith

Leeds

R Snow

Sheffield

 

B Spencer

Halifax

 

T Spencer

Bradford

Thomas Spencer

J Staynes

Wakefield

T Y Stokoe

Leeds

Thomas Young Stokoe

J W Stringer

Leeds

John William Stringer

T Tate

Leeds

 

J H Tetley

Bradford

 

W Tiptaft

Sheffield

William Tibitot Tiptaft

F Toothill

Leeds

Frank Toothill

E J Wacheux

Leeds

Eugene Joseph Wacheux

H H Waight

Halifax

Henry Hoyer Waight

J S West

Leeds

James Samuel West

R Whitaker

Bradford

Robert Whitaker

J White

Leeds

James White

P Whitley

Halifax

J A Woollard

Bradford

Joseph Algernon Woollard

F H Wright

Wakefield

Frederick Henry Wright

 

< 1885-861887-88 >

Created

26/05/2014

Stephen John Mann

Last Updated

26/05/2014