McCombe, Alexander




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1856  129  2091 (151) 3
1857  133  2103 (148) 0
1858  132  2115 (144) 0
1859  147  2127 (139) 0
1860  146  2139 (135) 0
1861  149  2151 (130) 0
1862  137  2163 (124) 0
1863  132  2176 (119) 0
1864  135  2188 (112) 0
1865  125  2200 (105) 0
1866  124  2212 (98) 0
1867  117  2224 (89) 26
1868  124  2210 (97) 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
   [Alb], 12 Jan. 1850
   [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
   [FLIN], 1 Oct. 1859
   [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: 23 Aug. 2019