York 1868 (2)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Thorold, Edmund    2409 (52) 8.5 /
Wayte, William    2342 (53) 6.5 /
Grimshaw, Walter    2100 (78) 4.5 /
Werner, M. Edward    2282 (47) 5.5 /
Thomson, W.    2203 (69) 5 /
Skipworth, Arthur    2266 (43) 4.5 /
Walker, Edward    2241 (71) 4 /
Newham, William    2008 (67) 3.5 /
Cutler, George    1867 (89) 1 /
Ball, Alfred    1966 (85) 0 /
 
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 1st Yorkshire Chess Association Meeting, 1st Class
Place: York
Start date: 3 Aug. 1868
End date: Aug. 1868
 
Notes:
Di Felice has 'Thomson, John Graham' at this event, but according to Gaige, he was born in 1855 or 1856 and so would have been about 12 years old at this event. It is more likely that it was W. Thompson, who played at other Counties Chess Association Tournaments in the early 1870s. Di Felice also has 'W.F. Ball' at this event, but the Chess Player's Quarterly Chronicle of Nov. 1868 (vol.1, p.119) clearly shows that it was 'A. Ball'. The report in the Chess Player's Quarterly Chronicle also says that as well as the unplayed Skipworth-Ball game, Cutler and Ball both defaulted some of their games, but which ones are not mentioned, although the crosstable suggests that one of them might have been Grimshaw-Ball. The York Herald of 15 Aug. 1868 (p.7) shows Grimshaw-Ball as unplayed. Thus, I record all as played apart from Skipworth-Ball and Grimshaw-Ball.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 48
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 10
Periodicals
   [CPQC], vol. 1, Nov. 1868, page 119
   [CW], vol. 4, Sep. 1868, page 229
   [ILN], vol. 53, 25 July 1868, page 91
   [ILN], vol. 53, 22 Aug. 1868, page 187
   [WP], vol. 1, Sep. 1868, page 65
   [YH], 15 Aug. 1868, page 7
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1868: YCA Meeting, build-up]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1868: YCA, 1st Annual Meeting, York]

Tournament information updated: 21 Sept. 2017