McCombe, Alexander




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1856  131  2083 (151) 3
1857  134  2095 (148) 0
1858  132  2106 (144) 0
1859  143  2118 (139) 0
1860  144  2130 (135) 0
1861  146  2142 (130) 0
1862  135  2154 (125) 0
1863  130  2166 (119) 0
1864  129  2178 (112) 0
1865  122  2190 (105) 0
1866  122  2201 (98) 0
1867  119  2213 (89) 26
1868  126  2200 (98) 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