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1971: Annual Match: Association v Works

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Played in the staff canteen of Sheffield Twist Drill and Steel Co.,

in May 1971,

over 56 boards.

Final score: Works 32½-23½ Association

 

Introduction

 

The 1971 Annual Match was held in the staff canteen of Sheffield Twist Drill & Steel Company (aka Dormer Drills, later SKF & Dormer), and a professional photographer was hired, seemingly by the host company.  The date isn’t known, but it would have been in early May.

 

Copies of some of these photographs have kindly been lent by John H. T. Eddershaw, so that they could be reproduced on this website.  (Click here for the first photo.)  Some details of the reporting of the match in the Works Chess Section bulletin have kindly been supplied by Chris Williams.  The report started as follows:

 

36th ANNUAL CHESS MATCH

 

We are indebted to the Sheffield Twist Drill & Steel Co. Ltd for the excellent accommodation provided for playing this match.  The Works’ side being delighted to have registered three wins in a row.  The total score stands at Sheffield Chess Association 27 wins S. & D. W. S. A. 8 wins with one tie.

 

S. & D. W. S. A.

Sheffield Chess Association

L. Vallans (W)

0

J. E. Williams

1

T. W. North

1

A. Marvell

½

R. C. Beevers

0

W. Hargate

1

D. Lister

1

S. V. Darwin

1

J. Sugden

0

H. Herbert

1

E. Peters

½

A. A. Chappell

0

B. A. Jones

1

M. P. Littlewood

0

D. Spencer

0

A. Campbell

½

D. Hawley

1

S. Lorber

0

M. Lodge

0

N. Sanderson

0

S. Mann

1

R. Hendry

0

A. Horlov

½

F. J. Baxter

1

 

The S&DCA Bulletin dated 14th May 1971 gave the match result as Works Sports Ass. 32½, S & D C Ass. 23½, but no details of players.

 

A number of chess-players in the photographs are recognisable to the present writer, and others are identifiable with the aid of the results.  These are detailed on the photograph pages.

 

 

Created

04/08/2014

Stephen John Mann

Last Updated

06/08/2014