London 1869 (3)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Blackburne, Joseph    2572 (44) 8.5 / 10 
de Vere, Cecil    2566 (42) 9.5 / 12 
MacDonnell, George    2538 (48) 6 / 10 
Owen, John    2415 (47) 6.5 / 11 
Wormald, Robert    2461 (71) 5.5 /
Bird, Henry    2436 (53) 4 / 10 
Wisker, John    2481 (44) 4.5 / 12 
Hampton, William    2279 (81) 3.5 / 10 
Lord, John    2321 (62) 3 /
Skipworth, Arthur    2245 (45) 1 /
Cuthbertson, A.    0 /
 
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Blackburne, Joseph    2572 (44) 1 /
de Vere, Cecil    2566 (42) 0 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 2nd British Chess Association Challenge Cup
Place: London
Start date: 24 Nov. 1868
End date: 10 Mar. 1869
 
Notes:
11-player, single-round all-play-all, with draws not counting and replayed. Di Felice and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi have 'Hampton, Thomas Inglis' at this event, but Gillam has 'W.J. Hampton' and Löwenthal and Medley have 'W. Hampton' (p.8) but elsewhere (pp.2,4) had 'J.W. Hampton'. Gillam has accounted for most known games played, and so probably has a correct crosstable, except that Tim Harding (personal communication) has found an additional draw between Wormald and Bird. Di Felice is missing the draws de Vere-MacDonnell and de Vere-Wormald as well as the win by Wormald over Bird, which he indicates was not played. La Grande Storia degli Scacchi, which always gives official scores rather than games actually played, doesn't indicate the defaulted games, counting them as if played, nor does it indicate any draws. Staunton gives a part-way report in the Illustrated London News of 2 Jan. 1869 (p.23), stating that Skipworth 'resigned after losing 8 without scoring any', and Löwenthal and Medley say 'Mr. Skipworth won 1 and lost 9 (8 by forfeiture)'. These reports disagree with Skipworth's account in the Chess Players' Quarterly Chronicle (vol.1, p.153), and with Gillam's account, that Skipworth in the end played only 4 games, one a win. The Westminster Papers of 1 Mar. 1870 (vol.2, p.174) says that the report of the British Chess Association is incorrect in saying that Wormald won five games, and that he actually won six, and lost two. The discrepancy may relate to forfeited games. According to Gillam, he actually only won four over the board, and lost two.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 49
   Gillam, London, 1868/9, page 2, 4, 6
   Löwenthal and Medley, Transactions of the BCA, 1868-1869, page 3, 8, 15
Periodicals
   [BLL], 14 Nov. 1868, page 9
   [CPQC], vol. 1, Feb. 1869, page 152
   [CPQC], vol. 1, Apr. 1869, page 188
   [CW], vol. 4, Jan. 1869, page 385
   [CW], vol. 4, Feb. 1869, page 429
   [Era], vol. 31, 3 Jan. 1869, page 4
   [Era], vol. 31, 7 Feb. 1869, page 7
   [ILN], vol. 54, 2 Jan. 1869, page 23
   [NYC], 26 Dec. 1868
   [RT], vol. 9, 13 Mar. 1869, page 156
   [RT], vol. 9, 10 Apr. 1869, page 237
   [WP], vol. 2, 1 Mar. 1870, page 174
Web
   Sericano, C.  [London BCA Challenge Cup 1868-1869]

Tournament information updated: 16 May 2018