Melbourne 1912 (1)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Gundersen, Gunnar    2220 (54) 7.5 / 10 
Grant, Henry    2126 (57) 7.5 / 11 
Steele, Charles    2110 (54) 5 /
Quinton, W.H.    1970 (100) 4.5 /
Read, Matthew    1866 (60) 3 /
Harrison, George    1914 (57) 1.5 /
Stanley, John    1926 (69) 2 /
Lampe, Phillip    1765 (120) 1 /
Moulin, C.    1857 (58) 1 /
Burr, A. (1)    1805 (67) 0 /
Rainey, Archibald    1903 (65) 0 /
 
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 24th Victoria Championship
Place: Melbourne
Start date: 5 Mar. 1912
End date: 12 Apr. 1912
 
Notes:
This was designed as a 12-player tournament in which players were eliminated after 3 losses (draws counting as half a loss). Di Felice and OzBase indicate that Ockenden defaulted against Gundersen and Grant and that Rainey defaulted against Harrison; Di Felice (but not OzBase) also show Ockenden defaulting against Steele. The Melbourne newspaper reports, especially the Leader give round-by-round results. The Weekly Times of 16 Mar. 1912 (p.2) indicates clearly that Ockenden forfeited to Gundersen in the first round, and less clearly (in the digitized version on the Australian Trove website) that Ockenden forfeited to Steele in the 2nd round. The other forfeits are not mentioned explicitly. I will guess that all three of Ockenden's games were forfeited, as indicated by Di Felice, and thus do not include Ockenden here for rating purposes. OzBase indicates that Lampe beat Read, but Di Felice and the Leader say that Read beat Lampe. Di Felice has 'Lampe, E.H.' at this event, but the other sources have P.A.H. Lampe. Di Felice gives the result of Gunderson against grant as +1-0=1, but OzBase and the contemporary sources make it clear that it was +2-1=1. Lampe had a bye in round 4, Gundersen in round 9. It took 12 rounds to determine the winner.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 176
Periodicals
   [Age], 13 Apr. 1912, page 19
   [MeL], 16 Mar. 1912, page 55
   [MeL], 23 Mar. 1912, page 56
   [MeL], 30 Mar. 1912, page 55
   [MeL], 6 Apr. 1912, page 38
   [MeL], 13 Apr. 1912, page 41
   [MeL], 20 Apr. 1912, page 56
   [MeWT], 16 Mar. 1912, page 2
   [MeWT], 6 Apr. 1912, page 2

Tournament information updated: 17 Jun. 2020