London, England 1873 (1)




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Parratt, Walter    2323 (81) 2 /
de Soyres, John    2212 (44) 0 /
 
Schomberg, R.B.    2138 (141) 2 /
Ogden, Charles    2016 (116) 0 /
 
Anthony, Edwyn    2080 (122) 2 /
Simon, Robert    0 /
 
Madan, Falconer    2008 (133) 1 /
Neville, Francis    2179 (111) 1 /
 
Meredith, Samuel    2129 (82) 1 /
Keynes, John    2179 (98) 1 /
 
Nicholson, Edward    1919 (176) 1 /
Ball, Rouse    2037 (120) 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). Staunton (in the Apr.26 issue of the Illustrated London News), 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, June 1873, page 279
   [Era], vol. 35, 30 Mar. 1873, page 12
   [Era], vol. 35, 6 Apr. 1873, page 3
   [Fld], 5 Apr. 1873
   [HCM], vol. 1, May 1873, page 153
   [ILN], vol. 62, 5 Apr. 1873, page 330
   [ILN], vol. 62, 26 Apr. 1873, page 403
   [ST], 6 Apr. 1873, page 6
   [WP], vol. 5, 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 Jun. 2019