Melbourne 1871




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Rush    1849 (126) 2.5 /
Lulman, A.    1829 (86) 0.5 /
  Lulman, A. gave odds of pawn and move
 
Phillips, Lewis    2174 (82) 2 /
Thompson (4)    1833 (112) 0 /
  Phillips, Lewis gave odds of pawn and move
 
Black (1)    1801 (93) 2 /
Cooper (5)    1826 (110) 1 /
 
Long (2)    1892 (126) 2 /
Lucas, C.J.    1658 (103) 0 /
  Long (2) gave odds of pawn and move
 
Stephen, William    1929 (86) 2 /
Grut    1360 (159) 1 /
  Stephen, William gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Simpson, William    1764 (129) 2 /
Jackman (1)    1312 (151) 0 /
  Simpson, William gave odds of pawn and move
 
Burns, Andrew    2382 (81) 2 /
A'Beckett, E.F.    1623 (113) 0 /
  Burns, Andrew gave odds of a rook
 
Coates, E.J.    2110 (87) 2 /
Hart, E.    0 /
  Coates, E.J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Chamier, Anthony    2005 (86) 2 /
Trollope    0 /
  Chamier, Anthony gave odds of pawn and move
 
Hammond, R.K.    1902 (86) 2 /
Trowell, T.J.    1771 (91) 0 /
 
Runting    1711 (89) 2 /
Govett, E.    1785 (110) 0 /
  Govett, E. gave odds of pawn and move
 
Heap, H. (1)    1937 (99) 3 /
Sedgefield, Sedgefield    2173 (78) 2 /
  Sedgefield, Sedgefield gave odds of pawn and move
 
Goldsmith, Louis    2267 (79) 2 /
Hart, E.    0 /
  Goldsmith, Louis gave odds of a knight
 
Phillips, Lewis    2174 (82) 2 /
Chamier, Anthony    2005 (86) 1 /
  Phillips, Lewis gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Stephen, William    1929 (86) 2 /
Trollope    0 /
  Stephen, William gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Coates, E.J.    2110 (87) 2 /
Lucas, C.J.    1658 (103) 0 /
  Coates, E.J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Lulman, A.    1829 (86) 2 /
Runting    1711 (89) 1 /
 
Trowell, T.J.    1771 (91) 2 /
Thompson (4)    1833 (112) 1 /
  Thompson (4) gave odds of pawn and move
 
Burns, Andrew    2382 (81) 2 /
Rush    1849 (126) 1 /
  Burns, Andrew gave odds of a rook
 
Jackman (1)    1312 (151) 2 /
Grut    1360 (159) 1 /
 
Black (1)    1801 (93) 2 /
Heap, H. (1)    1937 (99) 1 /
  Heap, H. (1) gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Govett, E.    1785 (110) 1 /
Sedgefield, Sedgefield    2173 (78) 0 /
  Sedgefield, Sedgefield gave odds of pawn and move
 
Hammond, R.K.    1902 (86) 1 /
Long (2)    1892 (126) 0 /
 
Burns, Andrew    2382 (81) 1 /
Jackman (1)    1312 (151) 0 /
  Burns, Andrew gave odds of a rook
 
Goldsmith, Louis    2267 (79) 1 /
Grut    1360 (159) 0 /
  Goldsmith, Louis gave odds of a knight
 
Thompson (4)    1833 (112) 2 /
Hammond, R.K.    1902 (86) 1 /
  Thompson (4) gave odds of pawn and move
 
Long (2)    1892 (126) 1 /
Lulman, A.    1829 (86) 0 /
 
A'Beckett, E.F.    1623 (113) 1 /
Govett, E.    1785 (110) 0 /
  Govett, E. gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Runting    1711 (89) 1 /
Trollope    0 /
  Runting gave odds of pawn and move
 
Black (1)    1801 (93) 1 /
Hart, E.    0 /
 
Chamier, Anthony    2005 (86) 1 /
Trowell, T.J.    1771 (91) 0 /
 
Coates, E.J.    2110 (87) 1 /
Stephen, William    1929 (86) 0 /
 
Sedgefield, Sedgefield    2173 (78) 2 /
Phillips, Lewis    2174 (82) 1 /
 
Heap, H. (1)    1937 (99) 2 /
Govett, E.    1785 (110) 1 /
 
Lulman, A.    1829 (86) 2 /
Trowell, T.J.    1771 (91) 0 /
 
Black (1)    1801 (93) 2 /
Stephen, William    1929 (86) 0 /
  Stephen, William gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Burns, Andrew    2382 (81) 2 /
Coates, E.J.    2110 (87) 1 /
  Burns, Andrew gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Long (2)    1892 (126) 2 /
Jackman (1)    1312 (151) 0 /
  Long (2) gave odds of pawn and move
 
Goldsmith, Louis    2267 (79) 1 /
Runting    1711 (89) 0 /
  Goldsmith, Louis gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Lucas, C.J.    1658 (103) 1 /
Thompson (4)    1833 (112) 0 /
  Thompson (4) gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Chamier, Anthony    2005 (86) 1 /
Hammond, R.K.    1902 (86) 0 /
 
Phillips, Lewis    2174 (82) 1 /
A'Beckett, E.F.    1623 (113) 0 /
  Phillips, Lewis gave odds of a knight
 
Goldsmith, Louis    2267 (79) 1 /
Heap, H. (1)    1937 (99) 0 /
  Goldsmith, Louis gave odds of pawn and move
 
Chamier, Anthony    2005 (86) 1 /
Lulman, A.    1829 (86) 0 /
 
Stephen, William    1929 (86) 1 /
Lucas, C.J.    1658 (103) 0 /
  Stephen, William gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Sedgefield, Sedgefield    2173 (78) 2 /
Runting    1711 (89) 1 /
  Sedgefield, Sedgefield gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Phillips, Lewis    2174 (82) 2 /
Hammond, R.K.    1902 (86) 1 /
  Phillips, Lewis gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Black (1)    1801 (93) 2 /
A'Beckett, E.F.    1623 (113) 1 /
 
Coates, E.J.    2110 (87) 1 /
Long (2)    1892 (126) 0 /
  Coates, E.J. gave odds of pawn and move
 
Goldsmith, Louis    2267 (79) 2.5 /
Burns, Andrew    2382 (81) 1.5 /
  Burns, Andrew gave odds of pawn and move
 
Coates, E.J.    2110 (87) 2 /
Phillips, Lewis    2174 (82) 0 /
  Phillips, Lewis gave odds of pawn and move
 
Chamier, Anthony    2005 (86) 1 /
Heap, H. (1)    1937 (99) 0 /
  Heap, H. (1) gave odds of pawn and move
 
Sedgefield, Sedgefield    2173 (78) 2.5 /
Black (1)    1801 (93) 0.5 /
  Sedgefield, Sedgefield gave odds of a knight
 
Burns, Andrew    2382 (81) 2 /
Black (1)    1801 (93) 0 /
  Burns, Andrew gave odds of a rook
 
Goldsmith, Louis    2267 (79) 2 /
Phillips, Lewis    2174 (82) 1 /
 
Sedgefield, Sedgefield    2173 (78) 2 /
Stephen, William    1929 (86) 1 /
  Sedgefield, Sedgefield gave odds of pawn and move
 
Coates, E.J.    2110 (87) 2.5 /
Chamier, Anthony    2005 (86) 1.5 /
  Coates, E.J. gave odds of pawn and move
 
Sedgefield, Sedgefield    2173 (78) 2 /
Burns, Andrew    2382 (81) 1 /
  Burns, Andrew gave odds of pawn and move
 
Coates, E.J.    2110 (87) 2 /
Black (1)    1801 (93) 1 /
  Coates, E.J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Goldsmith, Louis    2267 (79) 2 /
Chamier, Anthony    2005 (86) 0 /
  Goldsmith, Louis gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Goldsmith, Louis    2267 (79) 1 /
Coates, E.J.    2110 (87) 0 /
  Goldsmith, Louis gave odds of pawn and move
 
Sedgefield, Sedgefield    2173 (78) 2 /
Burns, Andrew    2382 (81) 1 /
  Burns, Andrew gave odds of pawn and move
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Melbourne Club Handicap Tournament
Place: Melbourne
Start date: May 1871
End date: Sep. 1871
 
Notes:
The handicaps in this tournament worked as though there were five classes, though the first two classes were called Class 1, Division 1 and Class 1, Division 2, with the remaining classes being called Classes 2, 3 and 4. Each match was won by winning two games or a win and two draws. Players remained in the tournament until they had lost three matches. Cross was originally on the list of participants but withdrew before it started. Cooper withdrew after the first round. His would-be opponent in that round, Long, was paired with Hammond instead, who would otherwise have had a bye. In round three Rush and Simpson defaulted and withdrew, so Heap and Lucas (respectively) advanced without playing. In round 5, Long withdrew after losing one game against Coates. In the ninth (and last) round, Coates withdrew after losing one game against Goldsmith, and then declined the opportunity to play off with Sedgefield for second prize, and so took third prize. Goldsmith won the tournament without losing any matches. The reports in the Leader (Melbourne) and the Australasian give fairly detailed results, but in a number of cases (especially in the 3rd 4th and 5th rounds) only say who won a match without giving the score. In such cases, I have recorded the result as 1-0, to be conservative. Of course, Coates-Long in the 5th round and Goldsmith-Coates in the 9th actually did have scores of 1-0, because the losing player withdrew, as mentioned above. In some cases it is not clear whether or not there were any draws or how many draws there were. I have recorded the minimum number of draws that are certain in such cases (often zero). In the first round, the Leader (13 May 1871, p.5) records a draw between Long and Lucas and no draw between Rush and Lulman, while in the Australasian (20 May 1871, p.12) this is reversed. I have followed the latter, though this may be wrong.
 
References
Periodicals
   [Aus], vol. 10, 6 May 1871, page 12
   [Aus], vol. 10, 20 May 1871, page 12
   [Aus], vol. 10, 10 June 1871, page 13
   [Aus], vol. 10, 8 July 1871, page 13
   [Aus], vol. 11, 5 Aug. 1871, page 12
   [Aus], vol. 11, 12 Aug. 1871, page 12
   [Aus], vol. 11, 19 Aug. 1871, page 12
   [Aus], vol. 11, 26 Aug. 1871, page 12
   [Aus], vol. 11, 2 Sep. 1871, page 12
   [Aus], vol. 11, 9 Sep. 1871, page 13
   [Aus], vol. 11, 23 Sep. 1871, page 12
   [MeL], vol. 19, 6 May 1871, page 5
   [MeL], vol. 19, 13 May 1871, page 5
   [MeL], vol. 19, 20 May 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 19, 27 May 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 19, 3 June 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 19, 10 June 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 19, 17 June 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 19, 24 June 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 19, 1 July 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 19, 8 July 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 19, 15 July 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 19, 22 July 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 26, 29 July 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 26, 5 Aug. 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 26, 12 Aug. 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 26, 19 Aug. 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 26, 26 Aug. 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 26, 2 Sep. 1871, page 5
   [MeL], vol. 26, 9 Sep. 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 26, 16 Sep. 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 26, 23 Sep. 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 26, 30 Sep. 1871, page 6
   [WP], vol. 4, 1 Aug. 1871, page 61
   [WP], vol. 4, 1 Jan. 1872, page 151

Tournament information updated: 30 Sept. 2018