Watkinson, J. – Thorold, E. 1861




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Watkinson, John    2392 (55) 7/11 
Thorold, Edmund    2342 (58) 4/11 
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Huddersfield and Sheffield
Start date: 23 Feb. 1861
End date: 3 Aug. 1861
 
Notes:
Di Felice gives the result as +4-1=0 for Watkinson; Spinrad, the Illustrated London News, the Era, and the Chess Player's Chronicle give +7-4=0. Stanley gives +7-4=1 in the Manchester Weekly Express and Guardian. Di Felice gives the location as Sheffield; the Chess Player's Chronicle and the Era say that the games alternated between Huddersfield and Sheffield.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 34
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 107
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 3, Mar. 1861, page 69
   [CPC], vol. 3, May 1861, page 131
   [CPC], vol. 3, Sep. 1861, page 273
   [Era], vol. 23, 3 Mar. 1861, page 5
   [Era], vol. 23, 11 Aug. 1861, page 12
   [Era], vol. 24, 5 Jan. 1862, page 4
   [ILN], vol. 38, 30 Mar. 1861, page 297
   [ILN], vol. 39, 10 Aug. 1861, page 148
   [ILN], vol. 39, 17 Aug. 1861, page 173
   [MWEG], 23 Feb. 1861
   [MWEG], 24 Aug. 1861
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1861: Match between Watkinson and Thorold]
   Priestley, Edgar.  [A 'Pride Of Huddersfield' Man]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 29 Aug. 2015