San Francisco 1858 (2)



Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Ellis, John    1 /
Byrne, Thomas    0 /
 
Matthews, E.G.    1 /
Castle, M.    0 /
 
Gibbons, Rodman    1 /
Cattan, J.C.    0 /
 
Elias, M.    1 /
Scott, A.F.    0 /
 
Farwell, Willard    1 /
Wheaton, William    0 /
 
Bacon, R.H.    1 /
Grotjan, G.    0 /
 
Rose, Julius    1 /
Hawley, C.E.    0 /
 
Hyam, Leopold    1 /
Baker, E.D.    0 /
 
Struver, J.    1 /
Johnston, George    0 /
 
Levinson, Lewis    1 /
Kentzel, Theodore    0 /
 
McKee, John    1 /
Stamper, J.    0 /
 
Levinson, J.    1 /
Mizner, L.B.    0 /
 
Charter, Albert    1 /
Simmons, S.C.    0 /
 
Bacon, R.H.    3 /
Rose, Julius    0 /
 
Charter, Albert    3 /
Elias, M.    0 /
 
Ellis, John    3 /
Gibbons, Rodman    1 /
 
Struver, J.    3 /
Hyam, Leopold    1 /
 
Farwell, Willard    3 /
Levinson, J.    0 /
 
Levinson, Lewis    3 /
Matthews, E.G.    2 /
 
Charter, Albert    3 /
Struver, J.    0 /
 
Bacon, R.H.    3 /
Levinson, Lewis    0 /
 
Farwell, Willard    3.5 /
McKee, John    2.5 /
 
Ellis, John    1 /
Charter, Albert    0 /
 
Bacon, R.H.    1 /
Farwell, Willard    0 /
 
Ellis, John    1 /
Bacon, R.H.    0 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: California Chess Congress - Second Class, First Division
Place: San Francisco
Start date: 23 Mar. 1858
End date: 1 May 1858
 
Notes:
Only partial results available. 26-player knock-out tournament. For first round pairings I only know who won, not the exact score. These were probably for the first to win 3 games, as in the later rounds, but are conservatively recorded as 1-0 here. There were 26 players in the first round, and so 13 winners. There were 6 pairings in the second round, and the 13th player, McKee, seems to have been given a bye. Thus, 7 players remained after this round. Second round result are given in the Daily Alta California of 3 Apr. 1858. There were 3 pairings for the third round, the 7th player, Ellis, getting a bye. The report in the June 1858 issue of the Chess Monthly gives the result to date of 1-0 for L. Levinson over Bacon, but the Daily Alta California of 10 Apr. 1858 clearly records +3-0=0 for Bacon. In the fourth (semi-final) round, we know only that Ellis beat Charter and Bacon beat Farwell, so these are recorded as 1-0 results. Then Ellis must have beaten Bacon in the final.
 
References
Periodicals
   [CMNY], vol. 2, June 1858, page 186
   [CMNY], vol. 2, July 1858, page 220
   [DAC], vol. 10, 23 Mar. 1858, page 2
   [DAC], vol. 10, 3 Apr. 1858, page 2
   [DAC], vol. 10, 10 Apr. 1858, page 2
   [DAC], vol. 10, 2 May 1858, page 2
   [Era], vol. 20, 1 Aug. 1858, page 5
   [FLIN], 8 May 1858
   [NYC], 5 June 1858

Tournament information updated: 23 Aug. 2019