San Francisco 1858 (1)




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Jones, Edward    2074 (133) 3 /
Justh, E.    1897 (148) 1 /
 
Franklin, Selim    2114 (114) 3 /
Sutro, Charles    1754 (157) 0 /
 
Shaw, John    2097 (121) 3 /
Kalkman, Philip    0 /
 
Roberts, Daniel    2056 (114) 3 /
Schleiden, Wilhelm    1834 (142) 1 /
 
Franklin, Selim    2114 (114) 4.5 /
Roberts, Daniel    2056 (114) 3.5 /
 
Jones, Edward    2074 (133) 3 /
Shaw, John    2097 (121) 2 /
 
Franklin, Selim    2114 (114) 1 /
Jones, Edward    2074 (133) 0 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: California Chess Congress - First Class
Place: San Francisco
Start date: 23 Mar. 1858
End date: 1 May 1858
 
Notes:
Partial results available. The first class section was an 8-player knockout on the same format as the 1st American Chess Congress at New York, 1857. The first and second round results are known. The Franklin-Jones score from the final is not known, though we know Franklin won, so I record it conservatively as a 1-0 result here. The Era of 27 June 1858 (p.5) gives the start date of the Congress as 22 Mar. 1858, with play starting on the 23rd, as does Hilbert's article on California Chess. The New York Clipper of 3 Apr. 1858 quotes a letter from D.S. Roberts saying the tournament was to start on the 20th, but the Daily Alta California of 23 Mar. 1858 describes the opening of the previous day (22 Mar.) in which the pairings were made for the first round, play commencing on the 23rd.
 
References
Books
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 324
Periodicals
   [CMNY], vol. 2, June 1858, page 186
   [CMNY], vol. 2, July 1858, page 220
   [DAC], vol. 10, 23 Mar. 1858, page 2
   [DAC], vol. 10, 3 Apr. 1858, page 2
   [DAC], vol. 10, 10 Apr. 1858, page 2
   [DAC], vol. 10, 2 May 1858, page 2
   [Era], vol. 20, 30 May 1858, page 5
   [Era], vol. 20, 20 June 1858, page 13
   [Era], vol. 20, 27 June 1858, page 5
   [Era], vol. 20, 1 Aug. 1858, page 5
   [FLIN], 8 May 1858
   [FLIN], 29 May 1858
   [FLIN], 10 July 1858
   [NYC], 3 Apr. 1858
   [NYC], 5 June 1858
Web
   Hilbert, John S.  [California Chess 1858 - 1859]
   Spinrad, Jeremy.  [Alta California list]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Tournament information updated: 23 Aug. 2019