Manchesters 200th celerations...

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David Pardoe
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Manchesters 200th celerations...

Post by David Pardoe » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:12 pm

A 25 board match is to be played this Sunday in Manchester v Liverpool + a junior match starting at 1pm..
All are welcome to attend and full details are on the MCF website..
Apparently Manchester were the first chess club in England, initially formed 200 years ago.
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John Reyes
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Re: Manchesters 200th celerations...

Post by John Reyes » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:26 am

hope to see you there!
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Re: Manchesters 200th celerations...

Post by Alex Holowczak » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:38 am

David Pardoe wrote:A 25 board match is to be played this Sunday in Manchester v Liverpool
Not Manchester v Lancashire? :shock:

*runs*

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Re: Manchesters 200th celerations...

Post by JamesGallagher » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:00 am

This is an historic occasion often fought out by captains JH Blackburne for Manchester and Amos Burn for Liverpool. The first game between Liverpool and Manchester was 1855 and took place annually for approx 100 years, hopefully we can keep this going annually from now on. See details of the first game here:
Details of first match here:
http://www.edochess.ca/tournaments/t61.html

Further details of matches between Liverpool and Manchester can be read here, with details of the overall results up to 1892 on page 86/87:
https://archive.org/details/liverpoolchessc00edgagoog

I have attached pictures found in the Liverpool Chess club archives of 4 of the Liverpool players who took part in the very first match:
John Soul
Dr Sinclair
Morton Sparke
Gustav Dufresne
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