Sydney 1870




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games    Class 
Ryan, Thomas    2060 (93) 10 / 12 
Lea, Thomas    1960 (108) 9 / 12 
Smith, Robert    2089 (88) 9 / 12 
Pendrill, John    2089 (96) 9 / 12 
Buckland, James    8 / 12 
Kirchner, E.    2 / 12 
 
  Odds for class difference of 1: pawn and move
  Odds for class difference of 2: two moves
  Odds for class difference of 3: exchange and move
  Odds for class difference of 4: pawn and two moves
  Odds for class difference of 5: a knight
  Odds for class difference of 6: a knight
  Odds for class difference of 7: a rook
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Smith, Robert    2089 (88) 0 /
Lea, Thomas    1960 (108) 1 /
  Smith, Robert gave odds of exchange and move
 
Pendrill, John    2089 (96) 0 /
Lea, Thomas    1960 (108) 1 /
  Pendrill, John gave odds of exchange and move
 
Smith, Robert    2089 (88) 1 /
Pendrill, John    2089 (96) 0 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Darlinghurst Club Handicap
Place: Sydney
Start date: 21 Apr. 1870
End date: Sep. 1870
 
Notes:
Only partial results available. This was originally a 14-player all-play-all, but final scores were out of 12 so I guess that one player dropped out, probably T. Haden, who had a score of 0/1 as of the 23 Jul. 1870 report in the Sydney Mail. I give only the scores of the 6 players for whom I know their final scores out of 12. Lea, Smith and Pendrill played off for second prize. The odds were unusual, in that first class players did not give the same odds as others, based on the number of classes lower their opponent was. There were 5 classes and from classes 2 to 5, the odds were 2 moves for 1 class difference, Pawn and 2 moves for 2 classes difference, and Knight for 3 classes difference. First class, however, gave odds of Pawn and move to second class, exchange and move (i.e., giving a rook for a knight and the move) to third class, Knight to fourth class and Rook to fifth class. In order to track this properly in my software, I have to call the five classes 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8 (instead of 1 to 5).
 
References
Periodicals
   [SyM], 9 Apr. 1870
   [SyM], 14 May 1870
   [SyM], 4 June 1870
   [SyM], 18 June 1870
   [SyM], 25 June 1870
   [SyM], 2 July 1870
   [SyM], 9 July 1870
   [SyM], 16 July 1870
   [SyM], 23 July 1870
   [SyM], 30 July 1870
   [SyM], 6 Aug. 1870
   [SyM], 13 Aug. 1870
   [SyM], 20 Aug. 1870
   [SyM], 27 Aug. 1870
   [SyM], 3 Sep. 1870
   [SyM], 10 Sep. 1870
   [SyM], 17 Sep. 1870
   [SyM], 24 Sep. 1870
   [SyM], 15 Oct. 1870
   [SyM], 22 Oct. 1870

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