Bristol 1873 (1)

Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Prosser, E. (1)    1886 (140) 1 /
Mosely, Louis    2098 (68) 0 /
  Mosely, Louis gave odds of pawn and move

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Bristol and Clifton Club Handicap - Play-off
Place: Bristol
Start date: 1873
End date: Mar. 1873
This was a play-off for second prize. The Chess Player's Chronicle gives all the scores (numbers of games won and lost), by each player and odds classes of each player (The Westminster Papers of 1 Apr. 1873, p.189, gives results for the top 7 players). However, most of the players did not complete a full set of games. There were 18 players and Prosser's score is listed as +28-13 (before the play-off), which is 41 games. Even a double-round all-play-all would only mean 34 games for each player, so it is not clear how many games were to be played between each pair of players. All other players played fewer games, Badcocke, jr., played only 9, and others played varying amounts between. I am guessing that the odds classes followed the typical pattern of Pawn and Move, Pawn and Two Moves, Knight and Rook for class differences of 1, 2, 3 and 4, respectively.
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 8, Apr. 1873, page 251

Tournament page created: 25 Jun. 2019