Newcastle 1870




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Thorold, Edmund    2414 (52) 8 /
Walker, Edward    2291 (74) 7.5 /
Wayte, William    2337 (51) 6.5 /
Fisher, Bernard    2230 (57) 6 /
Hill, David    2125 (83) 4 /
Skipworth, Arthur    2225 (45) 3 /
Newham, William    1985 (56) 2.5 /
Charleton, John    2058 (85) 2 /
Punshon, R.    1965 (81) 2 /
Nicholson, James    1935 (84) 1.5 /
 
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 1st Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class
Place: Newcastle
Start date: 1 Aug. 1870
End date: 6 Aug. 1870
 
Notes:
10-player, single-round all-play-all tournament. Both Gaige and Di Felice indicate that Hill's games with Charleton and Nicholson were not played, as does the Chess Player's Quarterly Chronicle. Staunton in the Illustrated London News gives number of wins, draws and losses for each player, consistent with the crosstables of Gaige, Di Felice and the Chess Player's Quarterly Chronicle. Staunton gives 'Newham (of Barrow)', i.e., William Leighton Newham. The Chess Player's Quarterly Chronicle gives 'Newham' as a column heading on the crosstable and 'W.L. Newman' as a row heading, but gives his name correctly as 'W.L. Newham' elsewhere in the report, and the error is noted in a later issue (Dec. 1870, p.187).
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 50
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 12
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 152
Periodicals
   [CPQC], vol. 2, Oct. 1870, page 150
   [ILN], vol. 57, 20 Aug. 1870, page 203