Melbourne 1930 (3)




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Crowl, Frank    2168 (62) 1 /
McIntosh, L.    1860 (73) 0 /
 
Stanes, Eric    1943 (63) 1 /
Eddy, J.W.M.    1929 (70) 0 /
 
Crowl, Frank    2168 (62) 1 /
Stanes, Eric    1943 (63) 0 /
 
Eddy, J.W.M.    1929 (70) 1 /
McIntosh, L.    1860 (73) 0 /
 
Coultas, Walter    1901 (60) 1 /
Cowen, E.M.    1798 (145) 0 /
 
Crowl, Frank    2168 (62) 1 /
Coultas, Walter    1901 (60) 0 /
 
Cowen, E.M.    1798 (145) 1 /
Stanes, Eric    1943 (63) 0 /
 
Crowl, Frank    2168 (62) 1 /
Cowen, E.M.    1798 (145) 0 /
 
Eddy, J.W.M.    1929 (70) 1 /
Coultas, Walter    1901 (60) 0 /
 
Crowl, Frank    2168 (62) 2.5 /
Eddy, J.W.M.    1929 (70) 0.5 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Melbourne Club Championship
Place: Melbourne
Start date: Oct. 1930
End date: Nov. 1930
 
Notes:
Di Felice has the results slightly garbled. This was intended as a knock-out format where a player was eliminated after 2 losses. There is no mention in the contemporary newspaper reports of Cowen and Coultas playing in the first round, so I don't record any. They played each other in the second round, which suggests that they might have drawn in the first round and replayed each other in the second, but that is only speculation as no such result is mentioned. It would be odd if they were both essentially given a bye in the first round, though. After 2 rounds, McIntosh was eliminated, so there were only 5 players for round 3, and Eddy seems to have got the bye. Stanes was eliminated after the 3rd round. Cowen and Coultas were eliminated after the 4th round, and the reports (The Age, 4 Nov. 1930, p.2; The Weekly Times, 8 Nov. 1930, p.67) suggested that Eddy could not afford to lose a single game in the final, since he already had a loss, while Cowen had had no losses yet. But then in the 10 Nov. 1930 issue of the Age (p.4), it says that Crowl and Eddy would play a match in the final, with the first to win two games to be declared champion (despite the fact that Eddy had lost one game previously). The final match was won by Crowl, Eddy sustaining two more defeats.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1921-1930, page 278
Periodicals
   [Age], no. 23566, 20 Oct. 1930, page 6
   [Age], no. 23572, 27 Oct. 1930, page 5
   [Age], no. 23579, 4 Nov. 1930, page 2
   [Age], no. 23584, 10 Nov. 1930, page 4
   [Age], no. 23595, 22 Nov. 1930, page 18
   [MeWT], no. 3290, 18 Oct. 1930, page 67
   [MeWT], no. 3293, 8 Nov. 1930, page 67

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