Rudge, Mary




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1874  199  2112 (62) 9
1875  206  2113 (58) 0
1876  219  2115 (48) 26
1877  205  2118 (49) 11
1878  223  2106 (48) 28
1879  204  2120 (55) 0
1880  206  2134 (56) 17
1881  227  2140 (64) 0
1882  241  2145 (67) 0
1883  265  2151 (68) 4
1884  281  2148 (71) 0
1885  289  2146 (72) 3
1886  286  2145 (76) 0
1887  295  2145 (78) 0
1888  284  2144 (78) 0
1889  291  2143 (76) 0
1890  310  2142 (72) 11
1891  326  2139 (76) 0
1892  339  2136 (78) 0
1893  344  2133 (79) 0
1894  357  2130 (77) 0
1895  362  2126 (74) 0
1896  358  2123 (68) 12
1897  315  2151 (71) 18

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Rudge, Mary  
   Also known as: Miss Mary Rudge
Born: 6 Feb. 1842
Died: Dec. 1919
 
Notes:
Gaige says born 1845, but Harding reports that 1842 is correct. John Richards also gives 1842; Forster gives 1845. A 'Mary R.' sent correct solutions to chess problems in the Home Circle in 1850 (24 Aug. 1850, p.128; 31 Aug. 1850, p.144; 14 Sept. 1850, p.176). Could this have been the 8-year-old Mary Rudge?
 
References
Books
   Burt, Bristol Chess Club, page 20
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 108, 968
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 365
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 153
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 258, 293
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 230
   Winter, Chess Facts and Fables, page 212
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 3, Dec. 1873, page 376
   [ILN], vol. 71, 18 Aug. 1877, page 167
   [ILN], vol. 71, 24 Nov. 1877, page 511
Web
   Burt, John.  [The Bristol Chess Club]
   Harding, Tim.  [The first lady champion, Miss Mary Rudge]
   Harding, Tim.  [The First Women's Championship: The Decisive Rounds], page 11
   Harding, Tim.  [The First Women's International Tournament], page 3
   Harding, Tim.  [The House of the Setting Sun], page 11
   Richards, John.  [Mary Rudge: Bristol's World Chess Champion]
   Richards, John.  [Remembering Mary Rudge]
   Sericano, C.  [Londra, torneo femminile 1897]

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Thorold, E. - Rudge, Ms. M. 1876         (f)     4   -   8      Thorold, E. gave odds of a knight
Thorold, E. - Rudge, Ms. M. 1877         (f)     3   -   8      Thorold, E. gave odds of a knight
Thorold, E. - Rudge, Ms. M. 1878         (f)     10   -   10      Thorold, E. gave odds of a knight
Thorold, E. - Rudge, Ms. M. 1880         (f)     5   -   12      Thorold, E. gave odds of a knight

Tournament data

Birmingham 1874 (3)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - 2nd Class     8.5  /  12
Birmingham 1874 (4)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap    
  Rudge, Ms. M. - Collins, W. (1)     1 - 0          Rudge, Ms. M. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Rudge, Ms. M. - Burn, A.     0 - 1          Burn, A. gave odds of pawn and move
Cheltenham 1876 (2)     7th Counties Chess Association Meeting - 2nd Class     10.5  /  15
Grantham 1878 (2)     2nd Lincoln County Chess Association Meeting - 2nd Class     5.5  /  8
Clifton 1883     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Rudge, Ms. M. - Hathaway (1)     1.5 - 0.5    
Bath 1883     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Rudge, Ms. M. - Rumboll, A.     1 - 1    
Bristol 1885     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Rudge, Ms. M. - Hill, F.A. (1)     1 - 0    
Hereford 1885 (6)     15th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Rudge, Ms. M. - Rumboll, A.     1 - 0          Rumboll, A. gave odds of pawn and move
  Rudge, Ms. M. - Burt, J.N. (1)     0 - 1          Burt, J.N. (1) gave odds of pawn and move
Clifton 1888 (1)     Bristol and Clifton - City Chess and Draughts Club Match    
  Rudge, Ms. M. - Brown, C.E.     1 - 0    
Cambridge 1890 (3)     Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class II     9.5  /  12
Clifton 1896 (2)     Southern Counties Congress - Class II     6.5  /  9
  Rudge, Ms. M. - Stevenson, A.L.     2 - 1    
London, England 1897 (3)     1st International Women's Tournament     17.5  /  18


Player information updated: 5 May 2020