May, Thomas




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1874  262  2078 (67) 18
1875  292  2059 (68) 3
1876  331  2019 (70) 3
1877  335  2002 (74) 0
1878  358  1986 (76) 0
1879  371  1970 (75) 0
1880  419  1954 (73) 0
1881  489  1937 (68) 0
1882  542  1921 (60) 11
1883  541  1959 (61) 1
1884  529  1994 (59) 12
1885  557  1983 (67) 1
1886  537  1987 (73) 2
1887  549  1978 (81) 2
1888  580  1962 (89) 0
1889  582  1946 (96) 0
1890  633  1930 (102) 0
1891  655  1914 (107) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: May, Thomas Hughes Delabere  
Born: 8 Mar. 1852
Died: 5 Dec. 1942
 
Notes:
The Chess Player's Chronicle of 9 Aug. 1882 (p.382) and the Illustrated London News of 27 Mar. 1875 (p.307) have 'J.H.D. May'. The Illustrated London News of 15 Apr. 1876 (p.383) has 'T.H.T. May'. Sergeant has 'T.H.D. May' twice on p.344, but 'T.R.D. May' on p.345. I am guessing that 'T.H.D. May' is correct, as it appears most often.
 
References
Books
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 344, 345
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 3, June 1872, page 91
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 6, Dec. 1872, page 186
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 7, Feb. 1873, page 218, 218
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. supp.1, Aug. 1873, page 4
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 2, Apr. 1874, page 57
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 8, Apr. 1875, page 254
   [CPC], vol. 6, 9 Aug. 1882, page 382
   [Fld], 4 Apr. 1874
   [ILN], vol. 64, no. 1806, 4 Apr. 1874, page 331
   [ILN], vol. 66, no. 1859, 27 Mar. 1875, page 307
   [ILN], vol. 68, no. 1916, 15 Apr. 1876, page 383
   [WP], vol. 7, no. 12, 1 Apr. 1875, page 237
Web
   Saunders, John.  [Varsity Oxford-Cambridge Match: Pen Pictures of Players]

Tournament data

London, England 1874 (3)     2nd Oxford - Cambridge University Match    
  May, T.H.D. - Plunkett, H.C.     2.5 - 0.5    
Cambridge 1874     Cambridge University Club Tournament     8.5  /  15
London, England 1875 (6)     3rd Oxford - Cambridge University Match    
  May, T.H.D. - Tracey, C.     2.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1876 (6)     4th Oxford - Cambridge University Match    
  May, T.H.D. - Meredith, S.R.     0 - 3    
Manchester 1882 (2)     12th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class II     1  /  11
Bath 1883     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  May, T.H.D. - Raymond, E.L.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1884 (7)     Saint George's Club - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  May, T.H.D. - Gattie, W.M.     0.5 - 0.5    
Bath 1884 (1)     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  May, T.H.D. - Vernon, J.E.     0.5 - 0.5    
Bath 1884 (4)     14th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Division 2     3.5  /  10
Bristol 1885     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  May, T.H.D. - Nash, S.H.     0 - 1    
Clifton 1886     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  May, T.H.D. - Perry, A.T.     1 - 0    
Bath 1886     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  May, T.H.D. - Tibbits, N.     0.5 - 0.5    
Bath 1887     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  May, T.H.D. - Prideaux, H.M.     1.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1891 (1)     3rd Oxford Past - Cambridge Past Match    
  May, T.H.D. - Stoney, W.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 19 Aug. 2022