Wakefield 1861




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Watkinson, John    2396 (54) 1 /
Hunter, William    1835 (112) 0 /
 
Brook, George    2123 (86) 1 /
Young, John    2138 (72) 1 /
 
Marsden, David    1948 (81) 0 /
Holdsworth, Joseph    2126 (149) 2 /
 
Tarn, Edward    1637 (159) 1 /
Atter, J.    1610 (194) 1 /
 
Eastwood, John    1972 (107) 2 /
Bennett, Charles    1681 (174) 0 /
 
Campbell, Archibald    1947 (113) 2 /
Ash, William    1799 (130) 0 /
 
Roberton, James    2047 (112) 2 /
Fawcett, Joseph    1883 (109) 0 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Huddersfield - Wakefield Club Match
Place: Wakefield
Start date: 14 Dec. 1861
End date: 14 Dec. 1861
 
Notes:
This was intended to be a 9-a-side inter-club match, with two games per pairing, but W.H.B. Tomlinson of Wakefield and W. Parratt of Huddersfield were unable to attend, so their 2 games were unplayed and 3 other games were unfinished or unstarted, the second Watkinson-Hunter game as well as both games J.R. Robinson - R. Oswald. These were planned to be played out in Jan. 1862, but, according to the Chess Player's Chronicle of Apr. 1862 (p.102) and the Manchester Weely Express and Review of 22 Mar. 1862, this plan was never carried out and Wakefield resigned the match. The Era of 22 Dec. 1861 (p.4) says that 2 games were drawn in addition to the +9-4 result recorded here, but we don't know which players were involved.
 
References
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 1, Jan. 1862, page 17
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 4, Apr. 1862, page 102
   [Era], vol. 24, no. 1213, 22 Dec. 1861, page 4
   [ILN], vol. 40, no. 1125, 4 Jan. 1862, page 30
   [MWEG], 21 Dec. 1861
   [MWER], 22 Mar. 1862
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1861: Wakefield v Huddersfield]

Tournament information updated: 9 Jul. 2015