McCombe, Alexander




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1856  129  2045 (153) 3
1857  134  2056 (150) 0
1858  137  2067 (146) 0
1859  146  2078 (142) 0
1860  151  2089 (137) 0
1861  154  2100 (133) 0
1862  143  2111 (128) 0
1863  136  2121 (122) 0
1864  135  2132 (116) 0
1865  129  2143 (109) 0
1866  134  2154 (102) 0
1867  133  2165 (94) 26
1868  128  2153 (102) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: McCombe, Alexander George  
Born: 1825
Died: 14 Apr. 1903
 
Notes:
Gaige gives his age at death as '77?'. If accurate, this would mean he was born between 15-04-1825 and 14-04-1826. His name is often given as 'McCoombe', as well as 'McCombe'. Gaige has 'McCombe, Alexander George'.
 
References
Books
   Bignold, Australian Chess Annual, page 44
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 275
   Winter, Chess Explorations, page 264
Periodicals
   [BCR], vol. 1, Apr. 1853, page 126
   [BCR], vol. 2, Jan. 1854, page 1
   [BLL], 13 Apr. 1851, page 8
   [CPC], vol. 10, Sep. 1849, page 288
   [CPC], vol. 10, Oct. 1849, page 290, 320
   [CPC], vol. 11, Mar. 1850, page 94
   [CPC], vol. 11, July 1850, page 210
   [CPC], vol. 12, Mar. 1851, page 85
   [CPC], vol. 12, July 1851, page 210
   [CPC], vol. 1, Jan. 1853, page cover
   [CPC], vol. 1, Oct. 1853, page 312
   [CPC], vol. 3, Feb. 1861, page cover
   [CW], vol. 3, Sep. 1867, page 228
   [Era], vol. 20, 22 Nov. 1857, page 14
   [ILN], vol. 15, 15 Sep. 1849, page 187
   [ILN], vol. 20, 13 Mar. 1852, page 219
   [ILN], vol. 21, 3 July 1852, page 11
   [ILN], vol. 21, 24 July 1852, page 59
   [ILN], vol. 22, 1 Jan. 1853, page 11
   [ILN], vol. 54, 26 June 1869, page 651
   [NYC], 28 Dec. 1867

Tournament data

Melbourne 1856     Victoria Championship    
  McCombe, A.G. - Watts, W.     1 - 2    
Melbourne 1867     Melbourne Club Handicap Tournament     17  /  26      odds player in the move class
Melbourne and Adelaide 1868     1st Victoria - South Australia Telegraphic Match    
  McCombe, A.G. - Thwaites, H.J.     1 - 0    


Player information updated: 2 May 2017