Melbourne 1871




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Rush    1860 (125) 2.5 /
Lulman, A.    1840 (85) 0.5 /
  Lulman, A. gave odds of pawn and move
 
Phillips, Lewis    2186 (82) 2 /
Thompson (4)    1844 (111) 0 /
  Phillips, Lewis gave odds of pawn and move
 
Black (1)    1813 (92) 2 /
Cooper (4)    1837 (109) 1 /
 
Long (2)    1903 (126) 2 /
Lucas, C.J.    1669 (102) 0 /
  Long (2) gave odds of pawn and move
 
Stephen, William    1941 (85) 2 /
Grut    1369 (159) 1 /
  Stephen, William gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Simpson, William    1774 (129) 2 /
Jackman (1)    1321 (151) 0 /
  Simpson, William gave odds of pawn and move
 
Burns, Andrew    2395 (80) 2 /
A'Beckett, E.F.    1633 (112) 0 /
  Burns, Andrew gave odds of a rook
 
Coates, E.J.    2122 (86) 2 /
Hart, E.    0 /
  Coates, E.J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Chamier, Anthony    2017 (85) 2 /
Trollope    0 /
  Chamier, Anthony gave odds of pawn and move
 
Hammond, R.K.    1914 (86) 2 /
Trowell, T.J.    1782 (90) 0 /
 
Runting    1722 (88) 2 /
Govett, E.    1797 (109) 0 /
  Govett, E. gave odds of pawn and move
 
Heap, H. (1)    1949 (99) 3 /
Sedgefield, Sedgefield    2187 (78) 2 /
  Sedgefield, Sedgefield gave odds of pawn and move
 
Goldsmith, Louis    2278 (78) 2 /
Hart, E.    0 /
  Goldsmith, Louis gave odds of a knight
 
Phillips, Lewis    2186 (82) 2 /
Chamier, Anthony    2017 (85) 1 /
  Phillips, Lewis gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Stephen, William    1941 (85) 2 /
Trollope    0 /
  Stephen, William gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Coates, E.J.    2122 (86) 2 /
Lucas, C.J.    1669 (102) 0 /
  Coates, E.J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Lulman, A.    1840 (85) 2 /
Runting    1722 (88) 1 /
 
Trowell, T.J.    1782 (90) 2 /
Thompson (4)    1844 (111) 1 /
  Thompson (4) gave odds of pawn and move
 
Burns, Andrew    2395 (80) 2 /
Rush    1860 (125) 1 /
  Burns, Andrew gave odds of a rook
 
Jackman (1)    1321 (151) 2 /
Grut    1369 (159) 1 /
 
Black (1)    1813 (92) 2 /
Heap, H. (1)    1949 (99) 1 /
  Heap, H. (1) gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Govett, E.    1797 (109) 1 /
Sedgefield, Sedgefield    2187 (78) 0 /
  Sedgefield, Sedgefield gave odds of pawn and move
 
Hammond, R.K.    1914 (86) 1 /
Long (2)    1903 (126) 0 /
 
Burns, Andrew    2395 (80) 1 /
Jackman (1)    1321 (151) 0 /
  Burns, Andrew gave odds of a rook
 
Goldsmith, Louis    2278 (78) 1 /
Grut    1369 (159) 0 /
  Goldsmith, Louis gave odds of a knight
 
Thompson (4)    1844 (111) 2 /
Hammond, R.K.    1914 (86) 1 /
  Thompson (4) gave odds of pawn and move
 
Long (2)    1903 (126) 1 /
Lulman, A.    1840 (85) 0 /
 
A'Beckett, E.F.    1633 (112) 1 /
Govett, E.    1797 (109) 0 /
  Govett, E. gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Runting    1722 (88) 1 /
Trollope    0 /
  Runting gave odds of pawn and move
 
Black (1)    1813 (92) 1 /
Hart, E.    0 /
 
Chamier, Anthony    2017 (85) 1 /
Trowell, T.J.    1782 (90) 0 /
 
Coates, E.J.    2122 (86) 1 /
Stephen, William    1941 (85) 0 /
 
Sedgefield, Sedgefield    2187 (78) 2 /
Phillips, Lewis    2186 (82) 1 /
 
Heap, H. (1)    1949 (99) 2 /
Govett, E.    1797 (109) 1 /
 
Lulman, A.    1840 (85) 2 /
Trowell, T.J.    1782 (90) 0 /
 
Black (1)    1813 (92) 2 /
Stephen, William    1941 (85) 0 /
  Stephen, William gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Burns, Andrew    2395 (80) 2 /
Coates, E.J.    2122 (86) 1 /
  Burns, Andrew gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Long (2)    1903 (126) 2 /
Jackman (1)    1321 (151) 0 /
  Long (2) gave odds of pawn and move
 
Goldsmith, Louis    2278 (78) 1 /
Runting    1722 (88) 0 /
  Goldsmith, Louis gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Lucas, C.J.    1669 (102) 1 /
Thompson (4)    1844 (111) 0 /
  Thompson (4) gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Chamier, Anthony    2017 (85) 1 /
Hammond, R.K.    1914 (86) 0 /
 
Phillips, Lewis    2186 (82) 1 /
A'Beckett, E.F.    1633 (112) 0 /
  Phillips, Lewis gave odds of a knight
 
Goldsmith, Louis    2278 (78) 1 /
Heap, H. (1)    1949 (99) 0 /
  Goldsmith, Louis gave odds of pawn and move
 
Chamier, Anthony    2017 (85) 1 /
Lulman, A.    1840 (85) 0 /
 
Stephen, William    1941 (85) 1 /
Lucas, C.J.    1669 (102) 0 /
  Stephen, William gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Sedgefield, Sedgefield    2187 (78) 2 /
Runting    1722 (88) 1 /
  Sedgefield, Sedgefield gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Phillips, Lewis    2186 (82) 2 /
Hammond, R.K.    1914 (86) 1 /
  Phillips, Lewis gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Black (1)    1813 (92) 2 /
A'Beckett, E.F.    1633 (112) 1 /
 
Coates, E.J.    2122 (86) 1 /
Long (2)    1903 (126) 0 /
  Coates, E.J. gave odds of pawn and move
 
Goldsmith, Louis    2278 (78) 2.5 /
Burns, Andrew    2395 (80) 1.5 /
  Burns, Andrew gave odds of pawn and move
 
Coates, E.J.    2122 (86) 2 /
Phillips, Lewis    2186 (82) 0 /
  Phillips, Lewis gave odds of pawn and move
 
Chamier, Anthony    2017 (85) 1 /
Heap, H. (1)    1949 (99) 0 /
  Heap, H. (1) gave odds of pawn and move
 
Sedgefield, Sedgefield    2187 (78) 2.5 /
Black (1)    1813 (92) 0.5 /
  Sedgefield, Sedgefield gave odds of a knight
 
Burns, Andrew    2395 (80) 2 /
Black (1)    1813 (92) 0 /
  Burns, Andrew gave odds of a rook
 
Goldsmith, Louis    2278 (78) 2 /
Phillips, Lewis    2186 (82) 1 /
 
Sedgefield, Sedgefield    2187 (78) 2 /
Stephen, William    1941 (85) 1 /
  Sedgefield, Sedgefield gave odds of pawn and move
 
Coates, E.J.    2122 (86) 2.5 /
Chamier, Anthony    2017 (85) 1.5 /
  Coates, E.J. gave odds of pawn and move
 
Sedgefield, Sedgefield    2187 (78) 2 /
Burns, Andrew    2395 (80) 1 /
  Burns, Andrew gave odds of pawn and move
 
Coates, E.J.    2122 (86) 2 /
Black (1)    1813 (92) 1 /
  Coates, E.J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Goldsmith, Louis    2278 (78) 2 /
Chamier, Anthony    2017 (85) 0 /
  Goldsmith, Louis gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Goldsmith, Louis    2278 (78) 1 /
Coates, E.J.    2122 (86) 0 /
  Goldsmith, Louis gave odds of pawn and move
 
Sedgefield, Sedgefield    2187 (78) 2 /
Burns, Andrew    2395 (80) 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, no. 266, 6 May 1871, page 12
   [Aus], vol. 10, no. 268, 20 May 1871, page 12
   [Aus], vol. 10, no. 271, 10 June 1871, page 13
   [Aus], vol. 10, no. 275, 8 July 1871, page 13
   [Aus], vol. 11, no. 279, 5 Aug. 1871, page 12
   [Aus], vol. 11, no. 280, 12 Aug. 1871, page 12
   [Aus], vol. 11, no. 281, 19 Aug. 1871, page 12
   [Aus], vol. 11, no. 282, 26 Aug. 1871, page 12
   [Aus], vol. 11, no. 283, 2 Sep. 1871, page 12
   [Aus], vol. 11, no. 284, 9 Sep. 1871, page 13
   [Aus], vol. 11, no. 286, 23 Sep. 1871, page 12
   [MeL], vol. 19, no. 801, 6 May 1871, page 5
   [MeL], vol. 19, no. 802, 13 May 1871, page 5
   [MeL], vol. 19, no. 803, 20 May 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 19, no. 804, 27 May 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 19, no. 805, 3 June 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 19, no. 806, 10 June 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 19, no. 807, 17 June 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 19, no. 808, 24 June 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 19, no. 809, 1 July 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 19, no. 810, 8 July 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 19, no. 811, 15 July 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 19, no. 812, 22 July 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 26, no. 813, 29 July 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 26, no. 814, 5 Aug. 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 26, no. 815, 12 Aug. 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 26, no. 816, 19 Aug. 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 26, no. 817, 26 Aug. 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 26, no. 818, 2 Sep. 1871, page 5
   [MeL], vol. 26, no. 819, 9 Sep. 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 26, no. 820, 16 Sep. 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 26, no. 821, 23 Sep. 1871, page 6
   [MeL], vol. 26, no. 822, 30 Sep. 1871, page 6
   [WP], vol. 4, no. 4, 1 Aug. 1871, page 61
   [WP], vol. 4, no. 9, 1 Jan. 1872, page 151

Tournament information updated: 30 Sept. 2018