Bird, H.E. – Skipworth, A.B. 1885

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Bird, Henry    2510 (31) 5/
Skipworth, Arthur    2291 (45) 2/
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London, England
Start date: 20 May 1885
End date: 30 May 1885
Feenstra Kuiper and Di Felice give the location of this match as 'Newcastle'. However, the report in the Chess Monthly (June 1885, p.292) says that it took place at the St. George's Chess Club, in London, and gives the end date of 30 May 1885. I have the starting date through an email from Tim Harding from the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News. Sergeant also says it took place at the St. George's Club.
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 98
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 21
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 199
   [CML], vol. 6, June 1885, page 292