British Championship Southport 1905

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John Saunders
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Re: British Championship Southport 1905

Post by John Saunders » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:41 pm

Many thanks, David. I have added the games to the file.

I have also found the following:



... and added it to the download.
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Re: British Championship Southport 1905

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:38 pm

John Saunders wrote: I have also found the following:
I'm aware that the latest initiatives are a consequence of the digitisation of local newspaper archives. What strikes me though from that vanished world pre-1914 is the extent of the coverage of the national championships with seemingly every local paper having a correspondent recording how their local representatives fared. In the UK at least , "chess as a reported sport" has longevity going back to Victorian times, so if papers wanted local sporting heroes, there was a limited selection of activities.

Being able to retrieve games from what you might presume the equivalent of the under 150 section is quite impressive.

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Re: British Championship Southport 1905

Post by Gerard Killoran » Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:58 pm

Another find, this time a last round game when Atkins had already secured the title.



[Event "BCF-ch 2nd"]
[Site "Southport"]
[Date "1905.08.25"]
[Round "11"]
[White "Atkins, Henry Ernest"]
[Black "Ward, William"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B24"]
[Opening "Sicilian: closed"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Nge2 d6 6. d3 Nf6 7. h3 O-O 8. Be3
Rb8 9. Qd2 a6 10. O-O b5 11. Bh6 Ne8 12. Bxg7 Nxg7 13. f4 Nd4 14. Nd1 Nxe2+ 15.
Qxe2 e6 16. Ne3 f5 17. Kh2 Bb7 18. g4 fxe4 19. dxe4 d5 20. exd5 exd5 21. g5 Qd6
22. Ng4 Rbe8 23. Qd2 Nh5 24. Kg1 Bc6 25. Rf2 d4 26. Bxc6 Qxc6 27. Re1 Rxe1+ 28.
Qxe1 Re8 29. Qd2 Qe4 30. f5 Qe1+ 31. Qxe1 Rxe1+ 32. Kg2 gxf5 33. Rxf5 Re2+
{Leeds Mercury, August 26, 1905} 1/2-1/2

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Re: British Championship Southport 1905

Post by John Saunders » Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:24 pm

Many thanks for this, Gerard. I have added this game to Britbase.

Apologies for my productivity rate dropping over the past few weeks. I've been working on some other projects; hope to have more time for Britbase soon.
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Re: British Championship Southport 1905

Post by MJMcCready » Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:06 am

Thank you for your efforts Gerard. great post with some great games. I note that the closed Sicilian in the Blackburne Ward was as dull 100 years ago as it is now!

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