London 1870 (3)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Wisker, John    2511 (45) 5 /
Burn, Amos    2446 (47) 6 /
Owen, John    2407 (45) 4 /
Blackburne, Joseph    2579 (40) 4.5 /
Gossip, George    2163 (64) 2.5 /
Green, Valentine    2204 (70) 2.5 /
Ide, E.G.    1672 (162) 0.5 /
 
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Wisker, John    2511 (45) 1.5 /
Burn, Amos    2446 (47) 0.5 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 3rd British Chess Association Challenge Cup
Place: London
Start date: 10 Oct. 1870
End date: 29 Oct. 1870
 
Notes:
7-player, single-round all-play-all, with draws not counting and being replayed. Gaige, Di Felice, La Grande Storia degli Scacchi and the Chess Players' Quarterly Chronicle (Dec. 1870, p.184) all omit the draws, included by Forster. Staunton in the Illustrated London News gives numbers of wins, losses and draws for each player, but the numbers of draws given for Burn, Blackburne and Ide are short. Gaige says that Wisker won the play-off but doesn't give the play-off score. Forster says the two tie-break games took place on 26 and 29 Oct. 1870.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 51
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 138
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 31
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 12
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 152
Periodicals
   [BLL], 5 Nov. 1870, page 12
   [CPQC], vol. 2, Dec. 1870, page 184
   [Era], vol. 33, 16 Oct. 1870, page 7
   [Era], vol. 33, 6 Nov. 1870, page 7
   [ILN], vol. 57, 5 Nov. 1870, page 483
   [ILN], vol. 57, 12 Nov. 1870, page 507
   [WP], vol. 3, 1 Nov. 1870, page 106, 107
   [WP], vol. 3, 1 Dec. 1870, page supp.1
Web
   Sericano, C.  [London BCA Challenge Cup 1870]

Tournament information updated: 16 May 2018