Redcar 1866 (2)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Drew, Francis    2324 (106) 10 / 10 
Hamel, Sigismund    2134 (85) 8 / 11 
Kidson, Henry    2082 (92) 8 / 11 
Robertson, Hercules    1934 (126) 7 / 11 
Semple, Thomas    1804 (102) 7 / 11 
Grimshaw, Walter    2059 (78) 6 / 11 
 
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Drew, Francis    2324 (106) 0.5 /
Grimshaw, Walter    2059 (78) 0.5 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: North Yorkshire and Durham Chess Association - 2nd Class Tournament
Place: Redcar
Start date: 6 Aug. 1866
End date: 11 Aug. 1866
 
Notes:
A 12-player single-round all-play-all tournament. The reports in the Illustrated London News, the Chess World, and the Chess Player's Magazine say that Drew did not lose a game, that Hamel and Kidson were next with 8/11 and then Benholme and Semple, who scored 7 each. No mention is made of draws. The Chess World (Sep. 1866, vol.2, p.195) has 'Temple' instead of 'Semple'. The other 7 players were W. Beckett, Dr. J.H. Bennett, W. Grimshaw, W. Park, J.W. Morley, G.F. Bodington and T. Fieldsend. Their scores are not reported, but Sean Marsh quotes the South Durham Herald to say that Grimshaw scored officially +6-2, which put him in 6th place. He also quotes another newspaper, saying that Dr. Bennett had to withdraw, so some of his games may have been defaulted. Marsh also claims that Drew won 10 games and lost none, so perhaps a default win over Bennett was not counted. Also, it appears that draws did not count as the South Durham Herald says that Grimshaw had a draw with Drew. I will assume that Drew beat Bennett by default and will not count this game, but take the other totals out of 11 as given, as I am not sure who won from Bennett by default and who did not. I also add in the draw between Grimshaw and Drew, but as a match, just because it is hard for my software to include just total scores out of varying numbers of games without a crosstable. Steve Mann gives the same information on results, and gives dates 6-11 Aug. 1866.
 
References
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