McCombe, Alexander




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1856  138  2072 (150) 3
1857  142  2084 (146) 0
1858  146  2096 (142) 0
1859  160  2108 (137) 0
1860  159  2119 (133) 0
1861  167  2131 (128) 0
1862  158  2143 (122) 0
1863  148  2155 (116) 0
1864  152  2166 (109) 0
1865  150  2178 (102) 0
1866  150  2190 (94) 0
1867  138  2202 (85) 26
1868  149  2189 (94) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: McCombe, Alexander George  
Born: 1823
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. Alan McGowan has sent a census record from 1851, giving his age as 28, and thus birth 'abt 1823'. His name is sometimes given as 'McCoombe'. Gaige has 'McCombe, Alexander George', as does the 1851 census record.
 
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, no. 4, Apr. 1853, page 126
   [BCR], vol. 2, no. 1, Jan. 1854, page 1
   [BLL], 13 Apr. 1851, page 8
   [CPC], vol. 10, no. 9, Sep. 1849, page 288
   [CPC], vol. 10, no. 10, Oct. 1849, page 290, 320
   [CPC], vol. 11, no. 3, Mar. 1850, page 94
   [CPC], vol. 11, no. 7, July 1850, page 210
   [CPC], vol. 12, no. 3, Mar. 1851, page 85
   [CPC], vol. 12, no. 7, July 1851, page 210
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 1, Jan. 1853, page cover
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 10, Oct. 1853, page 312
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 26, Feb. 1861, page cover
   [CW], vol. 3, no. 6, Sep. 1867, page 228
   [Era], vol. 20, no. 1000, 22 Nov. 1857, page 14
   [FLIN], 1 Oct. 1859
   [ILN], vol. 15, no. 390, 15 Sep. 1849, page 187
   [ILN], vol. 20, no. 549, 13 Mar. 1852, page 219
   [ILN], vol. 21, no. 567, 3 July 1852, page 11
   [ILN], vol. 21, no. 570, 24 July 1852, page 59
   [ILN], vol. 22, no. 601, 1 Jan. 1853, page 11
   [ILN], vol. 54, no. 1545, 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 Oct. 2022