Cleveland 1871 (1)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Mackenzie, George    2613 (48) 15.5 / 19 
Hosmer, Henry    2496 (56) 13 / 18 
Elder, Frederick    2428 (67) 12.5 / 19 
Judd, Max    2385 (58) 11.5 / 19 
Ware, Preston    2358 (55) 7 / 15 
Smith, Harsen    2295 (67) 7 / 13 
Harding, Henry    2039 (98) 3 / 16 
Johnston, A.    1908 (115) 3.5 / 17 
Houghton, William    0 / 10 
 
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 2nd American Chess Congress - 1st Class Tournament
Place: Cleveland
Start date: 5 Dec. 1871
End date: 15 Dec. 1871
 
Notes:
This was a 9-player, double-round all-play-all, with draws not counting and replayed. Gilberg and Di Felice indicate that several games were defaulted: Smith defaulted one game to Ware and Houghton defaulted both games to Ware, Smith and Harding. Gaige and Cree give the same scores but do not indicate any defaults. Staunton in the Illustrated London News indicates Houghton's defaulted games but not the one by Smith. La Grande Storia degli Scacchi only gives official results, not indicating defaults or draws. Feenstra Kuiper only gives official total scores for each player. I have used Gilberg's and Di Felice's version. Staunton and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi give starting date as Dec. 5, 1871. Gaige, Di Felice and Cree give starting date as Dec. 4, 1871. Gilberg makes it clear that although the formal proceedings began on Dec. 4, play did not start until Dec. 5, 1871.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 53
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachturniere, page 24
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 12
   Gilberg, Fifth American Chess Congress, page 81
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 142
Periodicals
   [ILN], vol. 60, 13 Jan. 1872, page 51
   [TFF], 6 Oct. 1871
   [TFF], 15 Dec. 1871
   [TFF], 22 Dec. 1871
Web
   Cree, Graeme.  [2nd American Chess Congress] (broken)
   Sericano, C.  [Cleveland 1871]

Tournament information updated: 10 Aug. 2018