Sydney 1874




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games    Class 
Crane, William    2240 (73) 16 / 22 
Smith, Robert    2172 (74) 15.5 / 20 
Fisher, Charles    2174 (73) 13.5 / 20 
Brown, Vincent    1870 (83) 10 / 15 
William Ridley, jun.    1930 (77) 14.5 / 21 
Sheehy, P.    1809 (89) 5.5 / 14 
Slade, John    1898 (78) 12 / 19 
Wallach, Henry    1941 (88) 5.5 / 10 
Hall, Melmouth    1607 (98) 3.5 / 13 
Melhado, D.    1609 (91) 1 / 11 
MacDonnell, S.    1853 (84) 12.5 / 18 
McClelland, J.    1753 (91) 8 / 15 
Russell, George    1804 (75) 7 / 20 
Spencer, Walter    1750 (84) 11 / 21 
Abbey, W.    1391 (111) 3 / 13 
Biggs, J. (1)    1459 (100) 4.5 / 14 
Parton, J.    1528 (95) 6 / 15 
Robey, C.    0 / 12 
Gibbes, Frederick    1912 (98) 0.5 /
Forster, A.S.    1714 (97) 4.5 / 11 
Biggs, W. (1)    0 /
 
  Odds for class difference of 1: pawn and move
  Odds for class difference of 2: pawn and two moves
  Odds for class difference of 3: a knight
  Odds for class difference of 4: a rook
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Crane, William    2240 (73) 2 /
Smith, Robert    2172 (74) 0 /
 
William Ridley, jun.    1930 (77) 1 /
MacDonnell, S.    1853 (84) 1 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Sydney Club Handicap
Place: Sydney
Start date: 10 Mar. 1874
End date: Aug. 1874
 
Notes:
Contemporary newspaper reports allow almost a complete reconstruction of the crosstable, but not quite complete. Official scores differ from those here because draws were not counted in the official scores but are counted here for rating, and because some unplayed games at the end of the tournament were forfeited, and those are not counted here. Also, there is some uncertainty about a few of the games. Most of the game results were reported week by week, but a few seem to have been omitted. Total scores to date given along the way do not always correspond exactly to the totals calculated from individually reported games, and sometimes the scores lists given are internally inconsistent also (total of wins not equal total of losses). The most accurate set of final scores for the top scorers seems to be that given in the 8 Aug. 1874 Australian Town and Country Journal (p.225). From this list, we can identify the number of games for each of these players that were not reported individually and we can guess at the opponents among those remaining for that player. Six players were disqualified at the end for not having played enough games. These were C. Robey, F.J. Gibbes, W. Biggs, A.S. Forster, as well as W. Wilson and W. Newcombe, for whom no games are recoreded at all, and so these last two are not included in the player list here. The opponents of the undocumented games by top scorers were less likely to be among these disqualified players, which leaves only a few options in each case. The game results I have guessed at here to make up correct totals are: Fisher-Abbey 1-0, Brown-MacDonnell 1-0, Ridley-Robey 1-0, Slade-Brown 1-0, Spencer-Melhado 1-0. These may not be correct, but any errors should not alter ratings by much. There were other missing games by players not among the top scorers, but these may well have been just unplayed, and are left out here.
 
References
Periodicals
   [ATCJ], vol. 9, no. 217, 28 Feb. 1874, page 345
   [ATCJ], vol. 9, no. 219, 14 Mar. 1874, page 425
   [ATCJ], vol. 9, no. 220, 21 Mar. 1874, page 465
   [ATCJ], vol. 9, no. 221, 28 Mar. 1874, page 505
   [ATCJ], vol. 9, no. 222, 4 Apr. 1874, page 545
   [ATCJ], vol. 9, no. 223, 11 Apr. 1874, page 588
   [ATCJ], vol. 9, no. 224, 18 Apr. 1874, page 625
   [ATCJ], vol. 9, no. 225, 25 Apr. 1874, page 665
   [ATCJ], vol. 9, no. 226, 2 May 1874, page 705
   [ATCJ], vol. 9, no. 227, 9 May 1874, page 745
   [ATCJ], vol. 9, no. 228, 16 May 1874, page 785
   [ATCJ], vol. 9, no. 229, 23 May 1874, page 825
   [ATCJ], vol. 9, no. 232, 13 June 1874, page 945
   [ATCJ], vol. 9, no. 233, 20 June 1874, page 984
   [ATCJ], vol. 9, no. 234, 27 June 1874, page 1025
   [ATCJ], vol. 10, no. 235, 4 July 1874, page 25
   [ATCJ], vol. 10, no. 236, 11 July 1874, page 65
   [ATCJ], vol. 10, no. 237, 18 July 1874, page 105
   [ATCJ], vol. 10, no. 238, 25 July 1874, page 145
   [ATCJ], vol. 10, no. 239, 1 Aug. 1874, page 184
   [ATCJ], vol. 10, no. 240, 8 Aug. 1874, page 225
   [ATCJ], vol. 10, no. 243, 29 Aug. 1874, page 345
   [ATCJ], vol. 10, no. 245, 19 Sep. 1874, page 465
   [SMH], vol. 69, no. 11173, 10 Mar. 1874, page 5
   [SMNA], vol. 17, no. 715, 14 Mar. 1874, page 352
   [SMNA], vol. 17, no. 716, 21 Mar. 1874, page 373
   [SMNA], vol. 17, no. 717, 28 Mar. 1874, page 416
   [SMNA], vol. 17, no. 719, 11 Apr. 1874, page 479
   [SMNA], vol. 17, no. 720, 18 Apr. 1874, page 498
   [SMNA], vol. 17, no. 723, 9 May 1874, page 602
   [SMNA], vol. 17, no. 724, 16 May 1874, page 630
   [SMNA], vol. 17, no. 725, 23 May 1874, page 662
   [SMNA], vol. 17, no. 729, 20 June 1874, page 790
   [SMNA], vol. 17, no. 730, 27 June 1874, page 822
   [SMNA], vol. 18, no. 732, 11 July 1874, page 45
   [SMNA], vol. 18, no. 738, 22 Aug. 1874, page 237
   [WP], vol. 7, no. 6, 1 Oct. 1874, page 106

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