London, England 1873 (1)




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Parratt, Walter    2340 (77) 2 /
de Soyres, John    2221 (43) 0 /
 
Schomberg, Reginald    2132 (141) 2 /
Ogden, Charles    2003 (111) 0 /
 
Anthony, Edwyn    2104 (120) 2 /
Simon, Robert    0 /
 
Madan, Falconer    2066 (128) 1 /
Neville, Francis    2205 (110) 1 /
 
Meredith, Samuel    2152 (81) 1 /
Keynes, John    2281 (79) 1 /
 
Nicholson, Edward    1956 (163) 1 /
Ball, Rouse    2096 (84) 1 /
 
Whitefoord, Benjamin    1 /
Hayes, Alfred    0 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 1st Oxford - Cambridge University Match
Place: London, England
Start date: 28 Mar. 1873
End date: 28 Mar. 1873
 
Notes:
Staunton in the Illustrated London News gives 'Whiteford' at this event, as does the Chess Player's Chronicle of June 1873 (p.279) and the Field of 5 Apr. 1873; Sergeant and Harding give 'B. Whitefoord'. There was some confusion about whether de Soyres won one game from Parratt, but this seems to have been caused by a confusion over colours (since black played first in some games). The second game between them is given as a win for de Soyres, for example, in the Chess Player's Chronicle of Apr. 1874 (p.50). Perhaps the players were reversed, since Parratt should have played first in this one if he played second in the other. Staunton (in the 5 Apr. 1873 and 26 Apr. 1873 issue of the Illustrated London News, which corrects the earlier article), Sergeant and Harding clarify that Parratt won both his games against de Soyres. The second game on each of the first 2 boards (Parratt - de Soyres and Schomberg - Ogden) were adjudicated by Steinitz as wins for the Oxford side. The initial report in the Chess Player's Chronicle has a score of 0-0 for Meredith-Keynes.
 
References
Books
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 294, 344
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 9, June 1873, page 279
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 2, Apr. 1874, page 50
   [Era], vol. 35, no. 1801, 30 Mar. 1873, page 12
   [Era], vol. 35, no. 1802, 6 Apr. 1873, page 3
   [Fld], 5 Apr. 1873
   [HCM], vol. 1, no. 8, May 1873, page 153
   [ILN], vol. 62, no. 1753, 5 Apr. 1873, page 330
   [ILN], vol. 62, no. 1756, 26 Apr. 1873, page 403
   [ST], no. 2608, 6 Apr. 1873, page 6
   [WP], vol. 5, no. 12, 1 Apr. 1873, page 187, 194
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [Chess Book Heaven at the Royal Dutch Library], page 10
   Harding, Tim.  [The First Oxford-Cambridge University Match]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1873: First Oxford-Cambridge Match]

Tournament information updated: 25 Dec. 2021