Ipswich 1873 (1)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Pindar, Eduard    2260 (66) 5.5 /
Gocher, John    2285 (99) 5 /
de Soyres, John    2206 (45) 5 /
Vulliamy, A.F.    2088 (103) 3.5 /
Crook, W.G.    2000 (101) 3 /
Gossip, George    2158 (47) 2.5 /
Craske, Robert    2016 (98) 2 /
Cobbold, R.T.    1885 (117) 1.5 /
 
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: East Anglian Chess Tournament - Class I
Place: Ipswich
Start date: 5 Nov. 1873
End date: 7 Nov. 1873
 
Notes:
Staunton in the Illustrated London News gives total scores that match the crosstable given by Di Felice except that Vulliamy is credited with 2.5 points instead of 3.5, but Staunton's report may have been written before the tournament was quite completed. The report in the Ipswich Journal of 15 Nov. 1873, explains that the game Vulliamy-Craske had been 'left over' and was played on Wed. (12 Nov. 1873). In that report, however, Vulliamy's score is given as 4 and Craske's as 2.5, which is a half point too large in each case, and the scores total to 29 instead of 28. Di Felice has 'Crook' at this event; Staunton has 'Crooke'. The Ipswich Journal of 8 Nov. 1873 has 'Mr. Crook, of Norwich'. This was probably W.G. Crook (1829?-1895) mentioned on the Early Norfolk and Norwich Chess Club History web page, or just possibly his son Dr. A. Crook. Di Felice calls this an 'Eastern Counties Chess Association' tournament; Staunton just calls it the 'East Anglian Chess Tourney'. The Ipswich Journal and the Bury and Norwich Post and Suffolk Herald both call it the 'East Anglian Chess Tournament.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 57
   Hindle, Mystery of Edward Pindar, page 71
Periodicals
   [IJ], 8 Nov. 1873, page 8
   [ILN], vol. 63, 22 Nov. 1873, page 495

Tournament information updated: 5 Jan. 2017