Made in Sheffield
Player’s Magazine, 1866, page 328, carried a brief report on the
Sheffield Athenaeum Chess Club’s Annual Soirée which read as
SHEFFIELD ATHENAEUM CHESS CLUB
soiree of this club was held on the 18th September. There were about forty
gentlemen present, including the distinguished amateur Dr. Wilson, of
Clay-cross, whose attendance afforded the members much gratification.
Another tournament on the principle of that which was held in the early
part of the year has been arranged. The play commenced on the 21st
September, and is to be concluded on the 18th December. The members
hope by diligent and well-studied practice to improve the playing strength
of the club.