London 1869 (3)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Blackburne, Joseph    2567 (44) 8.5 / 10 
de Vere, Cecil    2560 (42) 9.5 / 12 
MacDonnell, George    2533 (48) 6 / 10 
Owen, John    2411 (47) 6.5 / 11 
Wormald, Robert    2457 (71) 5.5 /
Bird, Henry    2433 (53) 4 / 10 
Wisker, John    2478 (44) 4.5 / 12 
Hampton, William    2274 (81) 3.5 / 10 
Lord, John    2317 (63) 3 /
Skipworth, Arthur    2243 (45) 1 /
Cuthbertson, A.    0 /
 
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Blackburne, Joseph    2567 (44) 1 /
de Vere, Cecil    2560 (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 all 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', which disagrees with Gillam's account, that Skipworth in the end played only 4 games, one a win. Löwenthal and Medley say 'Mr. Skipworth won 1 and lost 9 (8 by forfeiture)', which again disagrees with the games actually found by Gillam.
 
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
   [ILN], vol. 54, 2 Jan. 1869, page 23
   [NYC], 26 Dec. 1868
Web
   Sericano, C.  [London BCA Challenge Cup 1868-1869]

Tournament information updated: 21 Sept. 2017