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One of the first actions of the newly-formed Hull Chess Association was to arrange a visit from Joseph Henry Blackburne.

 

Accordingly, on Friday 13/01/1888, Blackburne gave a 25-board simultaneous display at the Gladstone Hall, Little Albion Street, Hull.  Play started at 7.30 p.m.  Blackburne scored 15 wins, 8 draws, and 2 losses.  Robert Harris Philip beat Blackburne in 25 moves.  The other opponents included William Edward Trumble (HCA secretary & treasurer) and James Crake (formerly the chess columnist in the Bellman).

 

On Saturday 14/01/1888, at the same venue, Blackburne gave an 8-board blindfold simultaneous display.  Blackburne won 4 games, drew three and lost 1.  His opponents and their results (where known) were as follows:

 

Name (as reported)

Result

Fuller Name

Miss Thorold

win

Eliza Mary Thorold

J Gregson (Scarborough)

 

 

R Morris

 

 

Geo W Farrow

 

George Wright Farrow

H H Ayre

 

Horatio Harriman Ayre

F White

 

 

G Thorpe

 

 

Tom G Hart (Burstwick)

 

Tom Gedney Hart

 

Eliza Thorold’s place of residence was most probably Bridlington by this time.

 

 

Created

31/08/2013

Stephen John Mann

Last Updated

31/08/2013