Owen, J. – Skipworth, A.B. 1874 (1)

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Owen, John    2417 (42) 4/
Skipworth, Arthur    2232 (41) 0/
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Leamington (?)
Start date: July 1874
End date: July 1874
The Aug. 1874 issue of the Chess Player's Chronicle says that this match took place 'last month', so I presume this to mean July 1874 (though it might have been June, if the Aug. issue was written in July). This issue of the Chess Player's Chronicle (p.115) also gives a match game between Owen and Skipworth dated 20 July 1874, but it could have been either from this match or the subsequent one. I am only guessing that the location might have been Leamington, because the following match between Owen and Skipworth was at least finished in Leamington, but that was after a pause for the Counties Chess Association tournament in Birmingham. Sergeant gives the date as Sept. 1874.
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 84
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 163
   [CPC], vol. 4, Aug. 1874, page 123