Redcar 1866 (1)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
de Vere, Cecil    2618 (44) 6 /
Thorold, Edmund    2400 (52) 5 /
Wisker, John    2465 (64) 5 /
Owen, John    2422 (51) 5 /
Wilson, William J.    2338 (82) 3 /
Wayte, William    2319 (61) 2 /
Salter, David    2156 (71) 2 /
Skipworth, Arthur    2222 (55) 0 /
 
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: North Yorkshire and Durham Chess Association - 1st Class Tournament
Place: Redcar
Start date: 6 Aug. 1866
End date: 11 Aug. 1866
 
Notes:
An 8-player single-round all-play-all tournament. The reports in the Illustrated London News and the Chess Player's Magazine do not give explicit scores but say that de Vere lost only one game, and that Owen, Wisker and Thorold lost only 2 and therefore tied. No mention is made of draws. Sean Marsh gives the crosstable as reconstructed by Ken Whyld, with some speculation about who beat who among Wilson, Wayte and Salter, but with verified total scores. However, Skipworth apparently dropped out at some point, so some of his games were defaulted, but there seems to be no indication which. The tournament lasted about a week. Steve Mann gives the same crosstable, with the same individual game results unclear. Mann also gives the dates as 6-11 Aug. 1866.
 
References
Books
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 143
Periodicals
   [CPM], vol. 2, Jan. 1866, page 25
   [CPM], vol. 2, May 1866, page 154
   [CPM], vol. 2, Sep. 1866, page 280
   [CW], vol. 2, May 1866, page 89
   [CW], vol. 2, June 1866, page 122
   [CW], vol. 2, Sep. 1866, page 195
   [Era], vol. 28, 26 Aug. 1866, page 6
   [ILN], vol. 48, 12 May 1866, page 475
   [ILN], vol. 49, 18 Aug. 1866, page 171
   [ILN], vol. 49, 25 Aug. 1866, page 195
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1866: NYDCA, 2nd Redcar Meeting]
   Marsh, Sean.  [The Sean Marsh Chess Column: Column 20, Feb. 2003]

Tournament information updated: 5 Jan. 2017