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1889: Grosmont v Whitby

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The Whitby Gazette of Friday 25th January 1889 reported as follows:

 

Chess. – Whitby v. Grosmont. – A match between these clubs was played at Grosmont on Wednesday [23/02/1889], and resulted in a victory for the home team.  Appended are the scores:-

 

Whitby

 

Grosmont

 

W. Forth

½ ½*

R. Speed

½ ½*

R. Peguero

1

W. Bird

0

E. Collier

0 0*

T. Short

1 1*

F. Matson

1 1

Dr. Smailes

0 0

E. Raw

0 1

R. Bennison

1 0

T. C. Alder

0 0

G. Stephenson

1 1

M. Feran

0 0

T. Wood

1 1

- Maw

0 0

G. Schofield

1 1

V. Collier

1 ½*

E. Ripley

0 ½*

- Love

0 0

E. Jones

1 1

 

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12½

* unfinished games adjudicated upon.

 

The match was essentially a 10-board match with 2 games played per board, where time permitted. Only one game was played on board 2.

 

Walter Grimshaw, who you’d expect to be on board one for Whitby, was in London at the time.

 

Identities of the players, where established:

 

T. C. Alder

Thomas Clavering Alder

R. Bennison

Robert Bennison

W. Bird

 

E. Collier

Edwin Collier

V. Collier

Vincent Collier

M. Feran

W. Forth

William Forth

E. Jones

Edwin Jones

- Love

Joseph Christopher Love ?

F. Matson

- Maw

Nawton Maw, George Maw ?

R. Peguero

Ramon Peguero

E. Raw

E. Ripley

G. Schofield

George Schofield

T. Short

 

Dr. Smailes

Dr. Francis William Smailes

R. Speed

Richard Speed

T. Wood

Thomas Wood

 

A report on the match appeared also in the York Herald of 25/01/1889.

 

See also Whitby Chess Club, and Grosmont Chess Club.

 

 

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