London 1872 (2)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Wisker, John    2545 (38) 6.5 /
de Vere, Cecil    2548 (44) 6.5 /
Minchin, James    2369 (54) 5 /
MacDonnell, George    2516 (47) 4 /
Blackburne, Joseph    2578 (42) 3.5 /
Owen, John    2387 (46) 3 /
Puller, Arthur    1933 (91) 1.5 /
Minchin, Charles    2012 (82) 0 /
 
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Wisker, John    2545 (38) 1 /
de Vere, Cecil    2548 (44) 0 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 4th British Chess Association Challenge Cup
Place: London
Start date: 24 June 1872
End date: 16 July 1872
 
Notes:
This was an 8-player all-play-all with draws not counting. La Grande Storia degli Scacchi gives 'Puller, Charles Giles' at this event. Di Felice gives 'Puller, Arthur Giles'. The Chess Player's Chronicle of Aug. 1872 (p.121), the Morning Post of 22 July 1872 (p.2) and the Era of 28 July 1872 (p.7) indicate that Wisker, de Vere, Blackburne and Puller had draws (which were not counted in the official score). The report in the Chess Player's Chrnonicle is inconsistent, showing 2 draws for Wisker and one for each of the other 3 (the total should be even, since each drawn game should be attributed to 2 players), but the Morning Post and the Era both show 1 draw for Wisker. The pairings in which the draws occurred can be deduced from the drawn game Wisker-Blackburne given in the 10 Aug. 1872 issue of the Illustrated London News (p.143). Thus, the other drawn game was de Vere-Puller. The results given in the report in the Morning Post of 22 July 1872 are garbled. The same report, uncorrected, is given in the Era of 28 July 1872 (p.7), but a corrected report is given in the 11 Aug. 1872 issue (p.4). The Staunton in the Illustrated London News and Di Felice have the play-off game, omitted by La Grande Storia degli Scacchi. Di Felice gives dates 2-14 July, 1872; La Grande Storia degli Scacchi gives June/July 1872; the Chess Player's Chronicle of Aug. 1872 (p.120), the Westminster Papers of 1 July 1872 (p.34), the Morning Post of 22 July 1872 (p.2) and the Era of 28 July 1872 (p.7) say that play began 24 June 1872. The Illustrated London News of 20 July 1872, Bell's Life in London of 20 July 1872 (p.5) and the Sunday Times of 21 July 1872 (p.6) say that the play-off game took place on Tuesday, presumably 16 July 1872.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 54
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 158
Periodicals
   [BLL], 20 July 1872, page 5
   [CPC], vol. 3, Aug. 1872, page 121
   [Era], vol. 34, 28 July 1872, page 7
   [Era], vol. 34, 11 Aug. 1872, page 4
   [ILN], vol. 61, 20 July 1872, page 71
   [ILN], vol. 61, 10 Aug. 1872, page 143
   [ILN], vol. 61, 17 Aug. 1872, page 168
   [MP], 22 July 1872, page 2
   [ST], 21 July 1872, page 6
   [WP], vol. 5, 1 July 1872, page 35
   [WP], vol. 5, 1 Aug. 1872, page 49
Web
   Sericano, C.  [London BCA Challenge Cup 1872]

Tournament information updated: 7 Nov. 2014