Liverpool v Manchester
Liverpool and Manchester have been Chess rivals since 1855 at least with some evidence of even earlier rivalry.
The Centenary match in 1965 marked the 100th year that Liverpool and Manchester had played each other (no games during World war years)
The Leaflet below shows the Centenary match on 6th February 1965 and the line up and results from that day including Harry Lamb (pictured below) of Manchester who played in todays 2017 match in the 200 year anniversary of the birth of the original Manchester Chess club.
Manchester Chess club no longer exists as a club but all the teams of the Manchester area pulled together to take on Liverpool Chess club (1837) who are the oldest existing chess club in England.
Liverpool also called on players from all other teams on Merseyside for the big event with a player from almost every Merseyside team in the line up.
Manchester were fabulous hosts for Liverpool at the event, where a fine and free buffet was provided and a rematch planned
Manchester won the Adult match by a score of 15.5 to 9.5