Bath 1884 (4)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Fedden, Nelson    2256 (46) 7 / 10 
Loman, Rudolf    2252 (39) 7 / 10 
Pollock, William    2341 (43) 7 / 10 
Blake, Joseph    2361 (48) 6.5 / 10 
Burt, John    2262 (54) 6 / 10 
Coker, John    2157 (48) 4.5 / 10 
Locock, Charles    2278 (42) 4.5 / 10 
May, T.H.D.    2002 (60) 3.5 / 10 
Huntsman, Edmund    2017 (47) 3 / 10 
Lambert, Charles    2236 (44) 3 / 10 
Pierpoint, Edward    2068 (66) 3 / 10 
 
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Pollock, William    2341 (43) 1 /
Loman, Rudolf    2252 (39) 0 /
 
Loman, Rudolf    2252 (39) 1 /
Fedden, Nelson    2256 (46) 0 /
 
Fedden, Nelson    2256 (46) 1 /
Pollock, William    2341 (43) 0 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 14th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Division 2
Place: Bath
Start date: 28 July 1884
End date: 2 Aug. 1884
 
Notes:
Di Felice has 'R.C. Pierpoint' at this event but the Chess Player's Chronicle of 6 Aug. 1884 (p.61) has Rev. E.P. Pierpoint. The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post of 4 Aug. 1884 (p.8) indicates that Pollock and Fedden shared first and second prizes, with Loman third. Neither Gaige nor Di Felice mention any play-off matches, but the Morning Post of 6 Aug. 1884 (p.6) says that the three-way tie was played off, but it led to another tie, 'each player winning one game' and that the prizes were then divided between them. This division of the prizes is reiterated in the Bistol Mercury and Daily Post of 26 Feb. 1885 (p.6). Rowland (p.21) gives the result of a play-off game Pollock-Loman, won by Pollock, so I assume also wins by Loman against Fedden and Fedden against Pollock. Gaige and Di Felice give the end date as 1 Aug. 1884. The Morning Post of 6 Aug. 1884 (p.6) says that the event was finished the previous Saturday, which was 2 Aug. 1884, possibly the day on which the play-off games were conducted.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 93
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 40
   Rowland, Pollock Memories, page 21
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 4, Aug. 1884, page 324
   [BrM], vol. 102, 4 Aug. 1884, page 8
   [BrM], vol. 103, 26 Feb. 1885, page 6
   [MP], 6 Aug. 1884, page 6

Tournament information updated: 14 Nov. 2015