McCombe, Alexander




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1856  137  2076 (150) 3
1857  141  2088 (146) 0
1858  146  2099 (142) 0
1859  158  2111 (137) 0
1860  158  2123 (133) 0
1861  164  2135 (127) 0
1862  153  2147 (122) 0
1863  147  2159 (116) 0
1864  151  2171 (109) 0
1865  148  2182 (102) 0
1866  148  2194 (94) 0
1867  135  2206 (84) 26
1868  148  2193 (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