Melbourne 1929 (1)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games    Class 
Crowl, Frank    2190 (62) 4 /
Stewart, P.N.    1980 (115) 4 /
Gundersen, Gunnar    2115 (56) 3 /
Keage, A.B.    1675 (133) 2 /
Alston, C.    1581 (80) 1 /
Hayes, G.A.    1541 (145) 1 /
 
  Odds for class difference of 1: pawn and move
  Odds for class difference of 2: pawn and two moves
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Crowl, Frank    2190 (62) 2 /
Stewart, P.N.    1980 (115) 0 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 9th Goldsmith Cup Handicap Tournament - Final
Place: Melbourne
Start date: Feb. 1929
End date: Mar. 1929
 
Notes:
Di Felice does not give the handicaps or classes of players. The reports in the Age and the Argus give the classes of each player, but don't specify the handicaps precisely. There were two preliminary sections of 11 players each, the top 3 of each section playing in the final, reported here. Originally there were 5 classes of players with odds ranging from Pawn and Move to Rook and Move. One might guess that the handicaps for class differences of two and three were Pawn and Two Moves and a Knight, respectively. In any case, only players of the top 3 classes qualified for the final, so I am guessing that the handicap for a class difference of one was Pawn and Move, and for a class difference of two was Pawn and Two Moves. The latter in particular, might possibly be wrong (perhaps it went directly to Knight, then Rook, then Rook and Move), but this seems most likely.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1921-1930, page 245
Periodicals
   [Age], no. 22965, 13 Nov. 1928, page 7
   [Age], no. 23036, 5 Feb. 1929, page 13
   [Age], no. 23041, 11 Feb. 1929, page 7
   [Age], no. 23065, 11 Mar. 1929, page 12
   [Argus], no. 25670, 19 Nov. 1928, page 10
   [Argus], no. 25741, 11 Feb. 1929, page 14
   [Argus], no. 25777, 25 Mar. 1929, page 12

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