Malvern 1871 (1)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Skipworth, Arthur    2268 (41) 7 /
Wayte, William    2349 (48) 6.5 /
Fisher, Bernard    2228 (47) 5.5 /
Rowley, Adam    2148 (59) 5 /
Ranken, Charles    2276 (53) 4.5 /
Halford, John    2126 (52) 4.5 /
Burt, John    2100 (59) 4 /
Coker, John    2141 (57) 3.5 /
Newham, William    1994 (51) 2.5 /
Fedden, Nelson    2147 (58) 2 /
 
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 2nd Counties Chess Association Meeting, 3rd British Chess Association Challenge Cup
Place: Malvern
Start date: 7 Aug. 1871
End date: 12 Aug. 1871
 
Notes:
Di Felice has 'Newham, William Leighton' at this event; La Grande Storia degli Scacchi has 'Newham, GH'. Staunton in the Illustrated London News has 'G.H. Newham' in the tournament though he also indicates that 'W.L. Newham' was at the Meeting. The Malvern Advertiser, the Westminster Papers and the Chess Player's Quarterly Chronicle have W.L. Newham in the tournament. So it seems pretty clear that it was W.L. Newham and that Staunton's mention of 'G.H. Newham' was just an error, perhaps picked up by La Grande Storia degle Scacchi. Gaige has 'Feddon'; Di Felice and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi have 'Fedden, Nelson'; Staunton has 'Fedden'; the Westminster Papers has 'N. Fedden'; and the Chess Players' Quarterly Chronicle has 'N. Feddon', though elsewhere this journal gives his full name as 'Nelson Fedden' (pp.277, Aug. cover). The crosstable in the Chess Players' Quarterly Chronicle of Oct. 1871 (vol.2, p.344) shows the game Fisher-Coker as a draw but Coker-Fisher as a loss for Coker, and thus gives Coker's total as 3 instead of 3.5. The Chess Players' Quarterly Chronicle report also says that Fedden 'had one or two games scored against' him by default, but there is no indication of which game or games these were.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 53
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 14
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 155
Periodicals
   [CPQC], vol. 2, Oct. 1871, page 343
   [Era], vol. 33, 20 Aug. 1871, page 7
   [ILN], vol. 59, 19 Aug. 1871, page 163
   [ILN], vol. 59, 26 Aug. 1871, page 187
   [MA], 12 Aug. 1871
   [MA], 19 Aug. 1871
   [WP], vol. 4, 1 Sep. 1871, page 78
Web
   Sericano, C.  [Malvern 1871]

Tournament information updated: 10 Aug. 2018