London 1886 (8)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Mortimer, James    2262 (35) 17 / 33 
Donisthorpe, Wordsworth    2253 (35) 14 / 27 
Reeves, Henry    2186 (39) 7 / 16 
 
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: British Chess Club Triangular Tournament
Place: London
Start date: 1886
End date: Nov. 1886
 
Notes:
This was a three-player all-play-all tournament with each pairing to be decided by the first to win 7 games. Partial scores reported in the Morning Post of 15 Nov. 1886 (p.2) are Mortimer-Donisthorpe +6-6, Mortimer-'Reeve-Farrow' +6-4, and Donisthorpe-'Reeve-Farrow' +2-3. I am guessing that 'Reeve-Farrow' is H.A. Reeves, who sometimes used the pseudonym 'Dr. Farrow'. The British Chess Magazine of Dec. 1886 (p.476) gives Mortimer-Donisthorpe as +6-6=6, so the Morning Post seems not to have reported draws. The British Chess Magazine also has +2-2 for Donisthorpe-'Reeve-Farrow' but the Morning Post seems to have a later score there. The Dec. 1886 issue of the Chess Monthly (p.97) gives a final score for Donisthorpe over Mortimer of +9-7=6 (why they went to 9 wins is not clear), and for Mortimer over Reeve-Farrow as +7-4, with Reeve-Farrow against Donisthorpe yet unfinished at +3-2.
 
References
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 6, Dec. 1886, page 476
   [CML], vol. 8, Dec. 1886, page 97
   [MP], 8 Nov. 1886, page 2
   [MP], 15 Nov. 1886, page 2

Tournament information updated: 16 Jul. 2017