Palmer, Lee




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1913  884  1939 (95) 12
1914  816  1938 (93) 0
1915  763  1937 (88) 0
1916  751  1936 (82) 18
1917  755  1932 (83) 0
1918  786  1928 (82) 0
1919  789  1923 (80) 0
1920  877  1919 (76) 0
1921  941  1915 (70) 7
1922  895  1922 (70) 0
1923  988  1929 (67) 10
1924  1081  1901 (73) 8

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Palmer, Lee W.  
Born: 1892
Died:
 
Notes:
I am guessing that the L.W. Palmer who played in San Diego in 1913 and 1916 is the Lee W. Palmer of Syracuse, New York, active in New York State chess events of the 1920s. The link is strongly suggested by the marriage announcement in the San Francisco Call of 12 May 1914 of a 'Lee W. Palmer' of Los Angeles, age 21, to Velvie M. Davis of San Diego, age 19. Palmer's age at marriage puts his birth year in 1892 or 1893. Thanks to Walter Chan for this information.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 176
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1921-1930, page 333
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 198
Periodicals
   [BDE], 30 Aug. 1923, page 25
   [DC], 5 Feb. 1928, page 15
   [SDU], 9 July 1916, page 2
   [SFCa], vol. 113, no. 148, 27 Apr. 1913, page 63
   [SFCa], vol. 94, no. 270, 12 May 1914, page 15

Tournament data

San Diego 1913     Cabrillo Club Championship     13  /  22
San Diego 1916     Cabrillo Club Championship     10.5  /  18
Syracuse 1921     43rd New York State Chess Association Championship     2  /  7
Syracuse 1923     45th New York State Chess Association Congress     5  /  10
Rochester, New York 1924     46th New York State Chess Association Congress     1  /  8


Player information updated: 8 Aug. 2021